Celeste Burlina (b. 1988, Italy; lives in Berlin) is a Doctor in Engineering. She works as an artist, scenographer and designer. Her spatial designs articulate the relationship between people and infrastructure and focus on the dramaturgy of attention and attending. She developed made-to-measure installations and spatial interventions for Haus der Kunst (Munich), Hamburger Banhof (Berlin), tba21 (Madrid), LAS Art Foundation (Berlin), Sadie Coles Hq (London), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2022),Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2021), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2021), Creamcake’s 3hd Festival, Park Center Treptow, Berlin (2021), and Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen (2020). Previously, Burlina worked for the design and architecture studio sub, with whom she completed projects for exhibitions by Anne Imhof at Tate Modern (London), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris), as well as for Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin) and Balenciaga.

contact: celesteburlina@gmail.com

List of relevant projects:


Commission, Breathwork, CAPC Bordeaux

Scenography and production, THE SOUL STATION, Danielle Breathwite, Halle am Berghain, LAS Art Foundation, Berlin

Architectural design, After Fuge, Pan Daijing, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin

Exhibition design, Search for Life, Stephanie Comilang, Thyssen Museum, Madrid

Exhibition architecture, Mute, Pan Daijing, Haus der Kunst, Munich


NOX, Lawrence Lek, LAS Art Foundation, Berlin

Until Due Time, Everything is Else, Pan Daijing, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

Black Cloud Highway, Lawrence Lek, Sadie Coles HQ, London


Light sculpture, The Bonfire for GRAU, Bergen Assembly, Bergen, curated by Saadane Afif

Commissioned space installation, The Carrier, Celeste Burlina & Sandra Lahire, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, curated by Tom Engels


Commissioned set design, The prayer of the faithful, 3hD Festival, Treptow Park Center, Berlin

Commissioned set design, KW 30 years anniversary, KW Institute of Contemporary Art , Berlin, curated by The Performance Agency

Commissioned stage, The Liminoid, Trust and Confusion, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, curated by Xue Tan and Raimundas Malasaukas

Exhibition Design, Natures Mortes: Carte Blanche, Anne Imhof, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, with Anne Imhof studio and sub


Commissioned scenography , “In the garden of views - a dialogue between body and collection”, Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen, curated by Hanns Lennart Wiesner

Exhibition design, Anne Imhof: Sex, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, with Anne Imhof studio and sub

Afterworld, the age of tomorrow, Balenciaga Fall 21, part of Art Direction research team with sub

Exhibition Design, Advanced Pair Bonding, Danica Barboza, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, project leader with sub


Exhibition Design, Straying from the line, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, project leader with sub

Exhibition Design, Anne Imhof: Sex, Tate Modern, London, with sub


Master Courses in Engineering Acoustics and Innovation Design, Technical University of Denmark - DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015 -2017)

PhD in Aerodynamic of Structures, Technical University of Denmark - DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014 -2018)

International Master in Civil Engineering - structural engineering curricula, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy - Partnership: Columbia University, New York and University of Technology Sydney - UTS, Sydney (2011 - 2014)

Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste (2007 -2011)