photo: Simone Karl

Nicole is an artist and textile designer based in Hamburg. Her work is affected by her interest in anthropological, ethnological, sociological, botanical researches and experimental material studies. The main focus is to transform knowledge, emotions and observations in visual and haptic experiences mainly by weaving or any related techniques to textiles. Her work appears from small to big, in cumulations and one of a kinds.

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


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  _research work in Chiang Mai Thailand
           _artist in residence Refugium, Trafaria, Portugal
           _artist in residence Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

2018  _artist in residence Prisão Paraíso, Trafaria, Portugal   
           _German Design Award - Newcomer 2019, nominee      
           _grant Unseren Künsten, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung, Hamburg
           _winner ‘Ausgezeichnet’

2017   _Justus Brinckmann Förderpreis 2017, nominee

2016   _research grant IKAT/eCut, Thailand

2015   _Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesinger 2014, winner

selected exhibitions & events

2020  _RE-MEMEBER, K3 Tanzplan Hamburg, textile design and costume concept

2019   _Soft Design Dialog, guest contribution and lecture, Chiang Mai, Thailand
            _ M19, Villa Metzler, Frankfurt am Main

            _Neue Einheit, Hamburger Architektur Sommer 2019, Raum LinksRechts, Hamburg
            _alles andere als rosa, Hallo:Festspiele, Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg
            _TALENTE 2019, internationale Handwerskmesse 2019, Munich

2017    _Messe Kunst und Handwerk, Justus Brinckmann Förderpreis 2017, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
            _alles andere als rosa, Xpon-art gallery, Hamburg

2015   _ETC. PP, Fernando de Brito & Nicole Kiersz, less political-coffee cotton causes, Hamburg
            _Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesinger 2014, BMW Museum, Munich & Coburger designtage, Coburg