Folke Köbberling (*1969) and Martin Kaltwasser (*1965) live and work in Los Angeles and Berlin.
Folke Köbberling studied Fine Arts at Kunsthochschule Kassel/Germany and at the EmilyCarr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and received her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel/Germany.
Martin Kaltwasser studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany before he studied at the Technical University Berlin, where he made his Diploma in Architecture. Both are currently guest scholars at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in the Fine Art Graduate Program.
They gave lectures and workshops at the Metropolitan University in London, University of Arts Berlin, (Architecture and Industrial Design Program), the University of Kassel (Fine Arts Program), ETH Zürich, Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), University of Innsbruck (Urban Studies Program).
They have exhibited extensively in Germany and internationally and were most recently included in the 2009 Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo and Marta Museum, Herford (Germany). Recent solo exhibitions include Power Plant Marfa/US (2010), Galerie Anselm Dreher Berlin (2009), Ujadowski Castle CSW Warsaw/PL (2009), Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof Stuttgart (2009), Artforum Berlin (2007), Lothringer 13/Laden Munich (2008), Simultanhalle Cologne (2008), Shedhalle Zurich (2007).
In 2009 Köbberling/Kaltwasser were artist in residence of CSW in Warsaw/PL , Villa Serpentara/IT and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa/US.
Recent awards include a fellowship for a one year residence in Los Angeles from the Senate of Berlin/Culture affairs and a grant from Kunstfonds Bonn to publish their new book 'Hold it!'. Their next exhibitions/projects will be in spring at the maison Folie de Wazemmes in Lille /France, in Gdansk/Poland and in London/England (in public space), as well in the Bergamont Station in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, where they transform a car into bicycles with the students of the Art Center College of Design and in Vancouver in a postolympic project in summer 2010.