Ristow's work encompasses a huge range of artistic expression: drawing, printmaking, painting, installation, multimedia, sculpture, performance, street art, cultural education, museology and artistic research. In all of these different techniques, her international experience and profound knowledge of cultural history find vivid new contextualisation. Ristow is always working on long term serials like the "The Adonit Deposit", "Lonesome Heroes", "Cinacitta" and "Viral Outbreak" -  often inspired by cinema or digital media. Susanne Ristow was born in Lübeck, Germany in 1971.


entitled as "Meisterschüler" by her artistic Professor Jannis Kounellis (M. A.)

Studying Arts, Art History and Philosophy at the Düsseldorf Art Academy

Studying in Madrid, Spain

Studying Arts, Art History and Sociology at HBK Braunschweig

Solo Exhibitions

Viral Love XC.Hua Gallery, Berlin,Germany
Vorsicht, ansteckend! Experimente mit Bildern Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Irre  (with Martin Bochynek) Naples|Urban Intervention,Italy
Pure Content. Performance Lecture Forum Kunst MKP, Düsseldorf, Germany

Infectious Basterds Kunsthallen Rottstrasse, Bochum, Germany
Cinacittà Provincial Museum Salerno, Salerno Italy
Der Kabuki Transfer Matthias Küper Galleries, Stuttgart, Germany

Cinacittà Presentation Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

Bridal Expo Matthias Küper Galleries, Beijing, China
Cinacittà Street Art, Naples, Italy
Viral Attac Kostja Treplev Theatre, Naples, Italy

Cinacittà Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany

Eckige Eier (with Agela Fette) Acker_99, Düsseldorf, Germany
Frau R. packt endlich aus Museum Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany
Das Adonis Depot OneNightStand at Neuss Harbour, Düsseldorf, Germany

mammaromamontage Bochynek Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

Siamo tutti in pericolo Il Laboratorio di Nola, Naples, Italy

Einsame Helden Bochynek Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

​Selected Group Exhibitions

Cooperation with Qualleninstitut (Jellyfish Institute) of Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Der Wäschereport, Performance Lecture at NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Another Place/ Another Space/ Together Quadriennale Düsseldorf, Germany 
Writings, Italian Cultural Council Tokyo and Rome, Italy

Cooperation with Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy

CAPRIBATTERIE e.V. (screening) Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Feierabend Bochynek Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

Verantwortlich, die Verantwortlichen Bochynek Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Schöne Aussicht Museum Schloß Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany

​Awards, Grant and Residenciens

since 1997 additional work on cultural education and museology 

1998-1999 scholarship by DAAD in Naples, Italy

(german exchange programme for graduates) 

2000 Aldegrever Association scholarship for printmakers

2001 awarded with Josef und Fassbender-Price for excellent drawing

2002 winning WestHyp Foundation scholarship for printmakers

2006 founding the art association Capribatterie e. V. , art transfer Düsseldorf-Naples

2010 grant from Staatskanzlei NRW | guest at Fondazione Morra Naples

2011 cooperation on cultural education and communication with the National Museum of China and Goethe Institute Beijing, China | cooperating on museology with Goethe Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2012 cooperating with Confucius Institute, Düsseldorf

2013 lectures on art education and museology in South America 

(Columbia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina)

2014 starting PHD in cultural studies and media sciences at 

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2015 stage at Fondazione Morra in Naples

2016 PHD scholarship of Andrea von Braun Foundation

2017 working on museology for Gerda-Henkel Foundation in Yazd, Iran