Performance Art & Exhibitions


SOLO - PERFORMANCES

2018
fading during OPEN International Performance Art Festival curated by Chen Jin, at Jinxiu Villa, Daxu Town, Guilin CHINA 
open secret during OPEN International Performance Art Festival curated by Chen Jin, at U&M Space Guangzhou CHINA 
daily behavior during MIPAF Macau International Performance Art Festival curated by Ng Fong Chao, Macau CHINA 
atelier:performance #15 - Ilka Theurich during ZINNOBER atelier:bettfedernfabrik, Hannover GERMANY 
COLLATERAL DAMAGE - my new self during PAErsche at AIC ON, Gallery Space - Post Tyler, Cologne GERMANY 
bouncin' around at Atelier Grammophon - Ort für zeitgenössische bildende Kunst & Musik, Hannover GERMANY

2017
in hunger for your warmth during ACTUS V curated by Beatrice Didier, at Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux (MAAC) Brussels BELGIUM
urban blue #2 - self-portrait with a pink dog a 24 hours performance during sharing 576 organized by PAErsche & Janine Koppelmann at Gallery Koppelmann – Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne GERMANY
amplify your thoughts #2 - open eyes 2017 during the exhibition konsens - kein konsens City Gallery KUBUS, Hannover GERMANY
unfolding during EIN STELLUNG AUS organized by Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Braunschweig GERMANY

2016
PUPPA EXTENDED 6 days á 12 hours at Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Montevideo URUGUAY
über der Spur schwimmen 12 hours performance during Kunst im Polizeirevier in Hannover GERMANY

2015
image:archive during Perf15 at Porin lyhytaaltoasema in Pori FINLAND
body:archive during Là-bas→T.E.H.D.A.S. at Studio Là-bas, Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki FINLAND

2014
PUPPA Galeria Lunar, Hannover GERMANY
RAUSCH live drawing as a performative sound installation, atelier:bettfedernfabrik, Hannover GERMANY
Just by simple doing, I got a brother 24h in public spaces, PRIORITY ROUTE - 2nd Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, Nicosia CYPRUS
your body cannot gladden me during Performance Art Festival Excentricités V at ISBA in Besançon FRANCE

2013
HEAL 365 actions (10.03.13–10.03.14) for photo and video camera in Hannover GERMANY

2012
AIR during art-f-air, Hannover GERMANY
Mein Land braucht Künstler during Parallelwelten Afrika Europa, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover GERMANY
auf die andere Seite legen a 10-month phenomenological exercise in Hannover, Bad Pyrmont & Bad Oeynhausen GERMANY

2011
The City of Dream and Future a 3-month performance art research project in Seoul KOREA
no one to guide us during WOMEN CREATE laughing tree lab, Seoul KOREA
fire jump during Genesis II in the city of Takamori JAPAN
black box during LAPSody - the 3rd International Conference & Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies TEAK, Helsinki FINLAND
Kallio my Kallio a 2-month performance art research project in the district of Kallio, Helsinki FINLAND

2010
I can only shape silence if I put my care and concentration into every detail TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
Streck dich himmelwärts zum Boden TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
The mystery of the snowflake is unravelled public square in Kallio, Helsinki FINLAND
Gehst Du dann mit in den See? during 3.Performance Festival Blauverschiebungat the NaTo, Leipzig GERMANY
Zoom, not gloom! TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
Speed Dating-or Différance & Dialogues during Art Tuilage#10 CRANE Château de Chevigny FRANCE
I'm pleased to meet you in the mountain a 2 weeks durational performance series in the city centre of Pori FINLAND
invisible action city centre of Plymouth UNITED KINGDOM

2009
tableaux vivants der Erfahrung Night of Live Art#3, TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
battleground Night of Live Art#2, TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
kiss of life Night of Live Art#1, TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
shinzo no doki MMAC- Performance Festival Sendai JAPAN
the last flight AAC - Performance Festival Aizu-Mishima JAPAN
things can happen AAC- Performance Festival Aizu-Mishima JAPAN
Wenigstens das. Ein Ort. during mind the park at the KUBUS, Hannover GERMANY

2008
silence is sexy during YAMA - 3.Contemporary Art Biennale Fukushima JAPAN
Abtanzball atelier:bettfedernfabrik, Hannover GERMANY
Bewegungsmuster Maschinenhaus Essen GERMANY
Des PersonenzusammensammlersZAUMzeug during 1.Performance Festival Blauverschiebung at the NaTo, Leipzig GERMANY
Die Hintergrundlandschaft vom Kopf II Galerie L'art pour Lahr GERMANY

2007
Wir hatten keine Ahnung, dass eine Frau so gefährlich sein kann Kunsthalle Hannover GERMANY
überrocken, überrollen, überröten Kunsthalle Hannover GERMANY
Was kostet schon eine Zwiebel atelier:bettfedernfabrik, Hannover GERMANY
Too drunk to fuck city of Luzern SWITZERLAND
wantalunga during art of encounter #2 at the Maschpark, Hannover GERMANY
Das Leben ist keine Täuschung, das Leben ist wie eine Täuschung Park der Sinne, Laatzen GERMANY

2006
vooruit LOT-Theater, Braunschweig GERMANY
Die Tasse absetzten und den Blick heben atelier:bettfedernfabrik, Hannover GERMANY
Die Hintergrundlandschaft vom Kopf town gallery Petershagen GERMANY
see me with your ears Kaskadenkondensator, Basel SWITZERLAND
Liebesleid art IG, Hannover GERMANY

2005
in einer Weile... city beach at the Leine, Hannover GERMANY
ehrliche Haut Kurt-Schwitters-Forum, Hannover GERMANY

2004
There is always a return to quiet at the conclusion Kunstverein Hannover GERMANY

2003
1 hour of changing during 1.Internationale Performance Days at the KUBUS, Hannover GERMANY
Annäherung an den malerische Akt Expo Hannover GERMANY
solo.body.sound.performance II Stellwerk - Kulturbahnhof Kassel GERMANY
solo.body.sound.performance during common ground#3, Nds. Landesvertretung, Berlin GERMANY
one to one, always, forever, now art IG, Hannover GERMANY

2002
to be gentle II Kurt Schwitters Forum, Hannover GERMANY

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES

2018
Zellstoffwechsel together with Christiane Oppermann, at Atelier Grammophon - Ort für zeitgenössische bildende Kunst & Musik, Hannover GERMANY
Wombats on the run - Blackjack mit Albrecht Dürer together with ddavid during harvesting mind organized from Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith in Braunschweig GERMANY 

2017
open source performance during ACTUS V, at Square Breughel l'Ancien, Brussels BELGIUM  
Equinox | Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy during boondocks III together with bbeyond and Christiane Oppermann, Küchengarten, Hannover GERMANY
boondocks III three long durational performances together with bbeyond and Christiane Oppermann, Ihme-Zentrum, Hannover GERMANY
open source performance during PAERSCHE LAB17 organized by PAErsche at Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim e.V. in Cologne GERMANY
BEING IN PUBLIC Encounters | Outer Place | Inner Space organized by bbeyond at Custom House Square in Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND
atelier:performance #3 together with Christiane Oppermann at studio.ilka.theurich

2016  
in situ together with Christiane Opperman at the Universidad de la Republica - Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (ENBA), Montevideo URUGUAY
Blind Map together with Christiane Opperman during URBAN TOUCH Kunsthalle Hannover GERMANY
Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox together with Christiane Oppermann during Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox organized by bbeyond Belfast WORLDWIDE 
Aktionslabor // Intervention... together with bbeyond Belfast & PAERsche during explorativ #4 in Mainz, Cochem and Koblenz GERMANY 

2015
Eile, eile und doch verweile... group performance together with PAErsche, City Gallery KUBUS, Hannover GERMANY
atelier:performance #1 performance together with Tim Tiedemann, Hannover GERMANY

2011
imaginary playground #9 group performance during LAPSody - the 3rd International Conference & Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies at TEAK, Helsinki FINLAND
imaginary playground #8 group performance at the National Theatre, Helsinki FINLAND
imaginary playground #7 group performance during LÀ-BAS, Ylioppilasteatteri, Helsinki FINLAND

2010
imaginary playground #5 group performance, MUU Gallery Helsinki FINLAND
imaginary playground #4 group performance, TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
imaginary playground #3 group performance, MUU Gallery Helsinki FINLAND

2009
imaginary playground #2 group performance, Galleria 3H+K Pori FINLAND
Detached Retina X from Yar Habernagel (USA) KIASMA Helsinki FINLAND
imaginary playground #1 group performance with artists from 7 different countries, Todellisuuden Tutkimuskeskus Helsinki FINLAND

2006
my tone, your tone, her tone, his tone concert for 24 Fluxus-silent films with Ben Patterson and Ensemble Stattwerke at the Kino im Sprengel, Hannover GERMANY
Rondo improvisational opera from Michael Heisch with Ensemble Megaphone at the Cumberlandsche Gallerie inside the playhouse Hannover GERMANY

2005
Herbstzeitlose with Ensemble Megaphone at the Forum Landesmuseum Hannover GERMANY
Dummheit ist gefährlich sequences for small ensemble and electronics with Ensemble Megaphone at the district court Hannover GERMANY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
The City of Dream and Future Space MASS Seoul KOREA
Kallio my Kallio TEAK Helsinki FINLAND

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
tiefschlaf curated by M. Brockhaus & A. Steckling, town hall Linden, Hannover GERMANY
konsens - kein konsens City Gallery KUBUS, Hannover GERMANY

2016
Juego de Muñecas at Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Montevideo URUGUAY
URBAN TOUCH Kunsthalle Hannover GERMANY
Kunst im Polizeirevier old police station, Hannover GERMANY

2014
Puppenspiel Galeria Lunar, Hannover GERMANY 

2012
The Times Square Billboard Premier Event New York City USA

2011
Genesis II in the city of Takamori JAPAN

2010
co-operation TEAK Helsinki FINLAND
Art Tuilage#10 CRANE Château de Chevigny FRANCE
Live Art Generator Generator Galleria Pori FINLAND

2009
2009 Woman Power Hanjoen Plaza Gallery Seoul KOREA
Wiedersehn project for the Gartenregion Hannover GERMANY
LaubenParcours project for the Gartenregion Hannover GERMANY

2008
Last Minute Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover GERMANY
YAMA - 3.Contemporary Art Biennale Fukushima JAPAN
schön-schön fair ground & Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover GERMANY
Flurstücke Buchdruckwerkstätten, Hannover GERMANY

2007
Ü-10 Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover GERMANY
Bon Voyage II KUBUS & Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover GERMANY

2006
Bon Voyage I Grandes galeries de l'Aitre Saint-Maclou, Rouen FRANCE
Instrumentarien und Räume – please do not hesitate to ask Kaskadenkondensator, Basel SWITZERLAND

2005
Die Vorletzten Meisterschülerausstellung Foro Artistico Hannover GERMANY
Schwung - Bewegung, Drall, Stoss, Impuls... Ev. Kirchentag, Hannover GERMANY

2004
Plattform #1 Kunstverein Hannover GERMANY

2003
Encyclomania - Curiosities Souvenirs and Loot with Mark Dion, Kunstverein Hannover GERMANY
Club Transmediale 03 Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin GERMANY

2002
TheGermans Hiroshima City University JAPAN

PUBLIC-ART-COLLECTIONS

Korea Electric Power Cooperation conducted by the Korean Government (KEPCO) KOREA
City-Art-Collection from Hannover GERMANY
New Media Collection, Sculpture Museum Glaskasten Marl GERMANY

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

Kivinen, Sari T.M . "The presentation has been Shelved, Archived, Forgotten, Dusted, Found and Renamed!" in "Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts - Volume 17 - Special Issue 3 on Technology and Memory". Routledge: London, 2012 - ISSN: 1352-8165 

Georgiou, Christina. “The Moment of Encounter – A Critical Review of the performance practice of Ilka Theurich” in “Converging Perspectives – Writings on Performance Art”. ed. by Annette Arlander. Theatre Academy: Helsinki, 2011 - ISSN: 1459-7349 & ISBN: 978-952-9765-61-4. 

Voss, Oliver. “ZOOM IN – SOCIAL VIBRATIONS” in “Curiosities, Souvenirs and Loot”. Exhibition catalogue - published by the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Hannover, 2004 

Baalmann, Marije.“Restored to Life (2003) – Ilka Theurich" in "On wave field synthesis and electro-acoustic music, with a particular focus on the reproduction of arbitrarily shaped sound sources" Ph.D.-Thesis - published at the TU: Berlin, 2003 - https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/2180

Baalmann, Marije. “Application of Wave Field Synthesis in electronic music and sound art” online