Kiersz was born (*1990) and raised in Hamburg. 
Her work characterises the interest in ethnological and sociological research that affects her conceptual work and aesthetics. The transformation of her research is visible and touchable in unique textile designs. She mainly focuses on weaving and sustainable thinking.  

She offers customised work, assistance and consulting for textile solutions either in aesthetics or technical solutions in woven fabrics.
Beside Kiersz has also experience in teaching and coaching.



2014 - 2017 MA design, HAW Hamburg
2010 - 2014 BA textile design, HAW Hamburg
2009 - 2010  art history & indology, University of Hamburg

awards, nominations, grants & other special events

2019 artist in residence Refugium, Trafaria, Portugal

2019 artist in residence Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

2018 nominee German Design Award - Newcomer 2019

2018 artist in residence Prisão Paraíso , Trafaria, Portugal
2018/19 grant Unseren Künsten, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, Hamburg
2018 winner ‘Ausgezeichnet’ 
2017 nominee,  Justus Brinckmann Förderpreis 2017
2016 expedition, IKAT/eCut , Thailand  
2015 winner, Bavarian State Award for Young Designers 2014


Gabriele Leuter _ costume design assistance in weaving for: TXTORRENT, Kostümfundus Babelsberg

Svenja Keune _ technical and conceptual support for the PhD project “Textile Farming
Aiko Tezuka _ project management and technical consulting for REWOVEN (Abu Dhabi ver. 2018) Studio HildmannWilke in cooperation with Karoline Butzert _ commission work for BalanDeli, Munich  

selected exhibitions

2019 _ Neue Einheit, Hamburger Architektur Sommer 2019, Raum LinksRechts, Hamburg
2019 _ alles andere als rosa, Hallo:Festspiele, Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg
2019 _ TALENTE 2019, internationale Handwerskmesse 2019, Munich

2017 _ Messe Kunst und Handwerk, Justus Brinckmann Förderpreis 2017,
            Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
2017 _ alles andere als rosa, Xpon-art gallery, Hamburg

2015 _ ETC. PP, Fernando de Brito & Nicole Kiersz,
            less political-coffee cotton causes, Hamburg

2015 _ Bavarian State award for Young Designers 2014,  BMW Museum,
            Munich & Coburger designtage, Coburg