Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias, works and lives in Munich, Germany

*born in Chile


2024 Drifting Textures, solo exhibition, Galerie Wolfgang Jahn, Landshut, Germany

2024 Museum für Gestaltung, group exhibition, Zurich, Switzerland

2024 Beyond: Tapestry Expanded, group exhibition, American Tapestry Alliance, Peeler Art Center, Indiana

2024 Instituto Cervantes, solo exhibition, Munich

2024 Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick, solo exhibition, Bern, Switzerland


2023 PERG gallery, solo exhibition, Asperger Str. 12, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2023 Jahresgaben, group exhibition, Kunstverein München, Munich

2023 Debutants Young Talent Award, group exhibition, Galerie der KünstlerInnen, Munich

2023 It´s a material world, group exhibition, Pulpo Gallery & BERGSON, Munich

2023 Hidden FutureBMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Praterinsel, group exhibition, Munich

2023 Let nothing disturb you,Saloon Network München, group exhibition, Schwere Reiter Theater, Munich

2023 WE CAN BE HEROES,Mon Muellerschoen & Galerie Wolfgang Jahn, group exhibition, Munich

2022 ART BASEL MIAMI, Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick New York/Bern, group exhibition, Miami

2022 Jahresgaben, group exhibition, Kunstverein München, Munich

2022 Landscapes and Visions, group exhibition, Torre Civica, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

2022 Hoch-Zeit, group exhibition, curated by Christian Kölbl, Invalidenstraße 145, Berlin

2022 TACKER, group exhibition, Galerie der KünstlerInnen, Munich

2022 Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias/ Silvia Inselvini, group exhibition, Benjamin Eck Gallery, Munich

2022 ALL SENSES ARE LOST, NoDepressionRoom, solo exhibition, Off-Space, Dachauer Str. 157, Munich

2022 1 Kasten, group exhibition, curated by Christian Kölbl, Schönwalder Strasse 44, Berlin

2022 Quieter than silence, private group exhibition, Venetia Initiatives, Greenwich Street, New York

2022 The creative room #2, group exhition, a.topos Venice, Fondamente dei Penini, Venice, Italy

2022 SHARING, group exhibition, Galerie der KünstlerInnen, Munich

2021 Am Ende gewinnt der Troll, group exhibition, Orangerie Englisch Garden, Munich

2021 Chilean Conexión, group exhibition, Monopol Areal Reinickendorf, Berlin

2021 Ambactia Memoria, SOMOS Art house space, group exhibition, Kottbusser Damm, Berlin

2021 Traverse, online group exhibition, AMALGAMA Art. Ltd, Paul Street, London 

2021 International KOGEI Award exhibition, Takaoka Art Museum, group exhibiton, Takaoka, Japan

2021 International KOGEI Award exhibition, group exhibition, Art & Design Museum Toyama, Japan


2022 Debutants Young Talent Award, BBK Munich & Upper Bavaria/ Association of Visual Artists, Munich

2022 Portrait ART incubator Special Award, Portrait Art Venice & a.topos Venice, Italy

2021 Honorable Mention Award, International KOGEI Award, Toyama, Japan


2023 Artist catalogue grant from the Erwin & Gisela Steiner Foundation, Munich

2023 Project grant from the Erwin & Gisela Steiner Foundation, Munich

2023 Artist catalogue grant from the Free State of Bavaria and the LfA Förderbank Bayern, Munich

2023 Studio grant from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art, Munich

2023 espacio 218, one month artist in residency project, Portal Fernandez Concha, Santiago, Chile

2022 Grants for artists by the Free State of Bavaria grant programme "Young Art and New Ways"

2021 Neustartkultur grant from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Germany

2021 The Artist and the others & Platform München, "Build your professional artistic

backbone", summer training for emerging artists, scholarship, Munich

2019 Venetia Initiatives Art Residency in Maremma, Tuscany, Italy 

2018 Natural dyeing Workshop at Studio Shikari, Okazaki, Japan 

2017 Japanese Print Workshop at Studio Futaba in Tokyo, Japan 


2022 Pshemek Kaminskiy, Collaboration for a textile artwork and a dance performance, Berlin

2021 Bavarian State Opera, Jacquardweaves development for the Idomeneo

opera play for Costume Designer Victoria Behr, Munich

2021 Naumburg Kathedral, Jacquard weave development for altar fabrics,

group project with Inka Schottdorf and Margarita Wenzel, Naumburg, Germany

2018 Guest Lecturer on Mapuche Textiles at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne


2020 Philosophy & Italian Studies, LMU University of Munich, Germany

2019 Burg Giebichenstein University for Arts and Design Halle/Saale, Conceptual Textiles, Germany

2017 Burg Giebichenstein University for Arts and Design Halle/Saale, Textile Studies, Germany

2011 German Master School for Fashion in Munich, fashion and communication design 


Bavarian State Opera & Bavarian State Ballett, Munich, Germany

Studio Shikari, atelier for natural dyeing, Okazaki Japan

Tessitura Serrica Taborelli, Silk weaving mill, Como, Italy 

Textiles Museum Haslach, Haslach an der Mühl, Textile center and Museum, Austria 


2023, 5 Standout Shows to See at Small Galleries This December, author Maxwell Rabb

2023 LES NOUVEAUX RICHES, online art magazine, press release on DebütantInnen show, AT

2023 ART IN AMERICA, New talents 2023, May issue, author Emily Mc Dermott, print magazine, US

2022 COSMOPOLITAN, May issue, interview by chief editor Lara Gonschorowski, print magazine, GER

2022 BUNTE, Mon Muellerschoen art column, issues 51, printes magazine, Germany

2022, 10 best booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, author Ayanna Dozier, online magazine

2022 H.O.M.E., artist portraitat, author Gaby Czöppan, printed magazine, Germany

2022 flair. fashion forward, articel, author Gaby Czöppan, printed magazine, Germany

2022 VIVA MONACO magazine, artist portrait at online and print magazine, Germany

2022 The creative room #2 Utopia Dystopia, a.topos exhibition review at, Italy

2022 Am Ende gewinnt der Troll, exhibition catalog, funded by the Akademie Verein (ADBK), Munich

2021 International KOGEI Award exhibition catalog, Toyama, Japan

2020 bluebee magazine, international art magazine, Volume 3, London 

2020 DIÁFANO modern art magazine, 3rd issue, Barcelona 


Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias is a Chilean Munich-based artist who has dedicated herself to textiles. The critical examination of textiles appears in the foreground as the medium of her work and is also a reflection of her cultural roots. In her works, for instance, in HYPERISM (2019), she reanimates the history and culture of her ancestors, the native Mapuche people living in Chile, to show the importance of their culture and their understanding of the Cosmos. Through Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias's engagement with theories of postcolonialism and her bicultural background, she has developed artistic methods to deconstruct colonial structures in textiles. Her works are about taking textiles to their limits as a medium and subject, combining both artisanal and industrial techniques. With her current project Autobahn Evolution – Generation Overload (2022), she interweaves genetic research and computer science into her artistic practice. This undertaking will be represented visually by crossing two textiles and their resulting offspring. With the use of artificial intelligence, the intersection of the two weaved artworks will be mathematically calculated. Through her works, she aims to transform the traditional perception of textiles in western societies and to find a new voice for textiles in the visual arts.


Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias holds a Master of Arts degree in Conceptual Textiles from the Burg Giebichenstein University in Germany. In 2017 and 2018, she travelled to Japan to work with Japanese dyeing masters to learn about traditional and ancient techniques on how to create natural colors with plants. In her Munich studio, she grows her dye plants such as Indigo or Woad and continues to experiment with dyeing methods. Another part of her artistic practice involves her theoretical, structural, and historical engagement with looms. Her approach is characterized by exhausting the algorithms of a loom and by deconstructing normative constructions of fabrics. Not only does she develop Jacquard fabrics with manufacturers in Como/Italy, but also continues to play with new textile techniques such as tufting. Wanting to engage with philosophical theories in her artistic practice, she started studying Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. With her Jacquard work HYPERISM (2019) she received one of four Honorable Mention Awards from the International KOGEI Award Japan 2021. Her work was exhibited internationally at the Arts and Design Museum of Toyama and the Takaoka Arts Museum in Japan, as well as in local shows at the Orangerie at the Englischer Garten in Munich, Chilean Conexíon Festival in Berlin, and soon at the Galerie Wolfgang Jahn in Munich.

Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias in her Munich studio; Photo by Dirk Bader, 2022

Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias in her Munich studio; Photo by Ling Khor, 2023.