Kirsten Johannsen lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She studied scenography at the Academy of Fine Art in Stuttgart, visual communication at University of the Arts in Berlin, and she received a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Plymouth, England.
Johannsen‘s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of her objects and installationsare in the art collections of the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Museum Ludwig Köln, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. Johannsen has lectured at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe and at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.