Pia Kintrup, a German artist (b.1988), graduated from Folkwang University of Arts in Germany with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, specifically in photography. She then went to study M.A. Photography studies and practice in the same university in 2017, graduating with a Master of Arts. She has been awarded the 2019 13th International Arte Laguna Prize, winner of special prize, “Photolux Festival” in Venice, Italy, and the 2019 Excellence Award, International Artist Award at Art Next Expo in Hong Kong. She has held countless exhibitions around Europe, and also a few in Asia, Canada, and the USA.

Pia Kintrup’s research investigates new media and materials, ranging from photography to sculpture. Transformational processes, value, emptiness and abundance, and photographic steps of transition are essential for her artwork.

Solo Exhibitions


  • Fragility Unveiled, Arte Borgo Gallery, One Room Solo Exhibition, Palazzo Pisani Revedin (Venezia, Italy)


  • Different Perspectives, Solo Exhibition, Arte Borgo Gallery, RAW Rome Art Week 2022 (Rome, Italy)
  • Colours of Emptiness, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Ricarda Fox (Mülheim, Germany)


  • Wir sind hier, Art Off Hamburg, xpon-art Gallery, "HONG KONG" Installation (Hamburg / Germany)

Group Exhibitions


  • ARTe Stuttgart 2023, Art Fair, Landesmesse Stuttgart, Galerie Ricarda Fox (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • ARTEXPO NEW YORK, Art Fair, Pier 36 NYC, Artifact Gallery NYC (New York City, USA)
  • Art Madrid, Art Fair, Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles, Uxval Gochez Gallery (Madrid, Spain)


  • KUNST Zürich 2022, 27th Int. Contemp. Art Fair, Galerie Ricarda Fox, Zurich-Oerlikon (Zürich, Switzerland)
  • The Human Touch, B2 Gallery Naeil (Seoul, South Korea)
  • FOCUS BOOM Art Fair Paris 2022, Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France)
  • Continuity: Modern and Contemporary Masters, Artifact Gallery, (New York City, USA)
  • Discovery Art Fair, X-POST, Galerie Ricarda Fox (Cologne, Germany)
  • Woman ́s Essence Award 2022, Gallery 24b (Paris, France)
  • Multitude, Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Arte Borgo Gallery (Milano, Italy)
  • Art Capital, Le Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Open Art Code, Studio Abba Firenze (Paris, France)


  • 13th Biennale di Firenze, Fortezza Da Basso (Florence, Italy)
  • Tokyo International Art Fair 2021, Belle Salle Roppongi (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Ars Gratia Artis, Virtual Artists, Virtual Art Gallery (UK)
  • Premio Combat Prize 2021, Finalists Exhibition, Finalist in the Photography Section, Granai Di Villa Mimbelli (Livorno, Italy)
  • ART MATTERS, Artifact Gallery (New York City, USA)
  • Finding Water, Van Der Plas Gallery (New York City, USA)
  • Dialogo tra le Antitesi, Arte Borgo Gallery, Museo Crocetti (Roma, Italy)
  • Central Station Exhibition Hong Kong, Contemporary Art Station (Hong Kong)
  • Ultra Local, Van Der Plas Gallery (New York City, USA)
  • FLUXUS NOW, Oratorio della Passione, Basilica Sant' Ambrogio, Jelmoni Studio Gallery (Milano, Italy)
  • VR Fair Brooklyn Edition, The Other Art Fair (New York City, USA)
  • A Visual Culture, Van Der Plas Gallery (New York City, USA)


  • DER GREIF, Guest Room, curated by Marie Gomis-Trezise(online)
  • Premio Combat Prize 2020, Finalists Exhibition, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori (Livorno, Italy)
  • You want the truth?, noaddress Gallery, Reggio (Emilia, Italy)
  • Woman ́s Essence Award 2020, Musa International Art Space, Palazzo Velli (Rome, Italy)
  • New Horizons, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine (online)
  • Sprung 4, screening, Ideal Glass Studios, Arthouse Nyc (New York City, USA)
  • Sprung 4, digital outdoor group show, Big Screen Plaza, Arthouse Nyc (New York City, USA)
  • the color of the sky, noaddress Gallery (online)
  • Scandagli, Castel Nuovo, Nartworks a.p.s. (Napoli, Italy)


  • MONDI, NEW WORLDS, Photolux Festival 2019 (Lucca, Italy)
  • Shibuya Station Exhibition, Contemporary Art Station (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Art Next Expo 2019 (Hong Kong)
  • Mindfulness, Hoxton 253 (London, UK)
  • Prosforá, SIILK Gallery (Athens, Greece)
  • Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery (London, UK)
  • FUTURA, Arte Aurora Galería (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Breeze, Gallery 104 (New York City, USA)
  • Stranger than Fiction, Millepiani (Rome, Italy)
  • Llum BCN: Rising Seas, Manifest Destiny Art (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
  • Metamorphosis Art Festival (Barcelona, Spain)


  • NOism but light, KUNST-Werk Arnsberg (Arnsberg, Germany)
  • The Narrative Panorama, Rosso Cinabro Gallery (Rome, Italy)
  • The Masks We Wear, Manifest Destiny Art (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Artrooms Fair Seoul 2018, The Riviera Hotel Cheongdam (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Resonanzbereiche, Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)
  • time is..., Biennale Austria, Il Salone dell ́Arte (Trieste, Italy)
  • ABSENCE, WAVE Collective, off-space (London, UK)


  • FINALE graduate, Sanaa Building, Folkwang University of Arts (Essen, Germany)
  • transit, reinraum e.v. Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany)


  • au contraire, Internationale Photoszene Köln (Cologne, Germany)
  • MASTERS Photography Studies and Practice, Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)


  • Das Bild als Gegenüber, OFF//FOTO 2015, C-Hub (Mannheim, Germany)
  • C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr, Galerie Ricarda Fox (Essen, Germany)
  • dis order, Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)


  • Kunstsommer 2012 - FINALE, Kunstverein Oberhausen (Oberhausen, Germany)
  • Kein Wort zu viel, photography class of Prof. Christopher Muller, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen (Ettlingen, Germany)



  • Stipendium des Ministeriums für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein - Westfalen, Winner of Excellence Scholarship (Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Woman ́s Essence Award 2022, Winner of the Woman Art Award 2022, Galerie 24b (Paris, France)


  • Premio Combat Prize 2021, Finalist in the Photography Section (Livorno, Italy)
  • Finalist in the Professional Art Section, LICC, London International Creative Competition (London, UK)


  • Winner of "Artist of the Future Award", Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
  • Premio Combat Prize 2020, Finalist in the Photography Section (Livorno, Italy)
  • Woman ́s Essence Award 2020, Winner of the Woman Art Award 2020, Musa International Art Space (Rome, Italy)


  • Art Next Expo 2019, winner of Excellence Award, Art Next Expo / Hong Kong
  • ARTBEST ARTIST, winner of Special Award, ARTBEST (London, UK)
  • 13th International Arte Laguna Prize, winner of special prize Photolux Festival (Venice, Italy)
  • Marianne-Ingenwerth Foundation, winner of excellence scholarship (Essen, Germany)