bits of land and sea

Chili Seitz - bits of land and sea - two exhibitions and one cycle

The exhibition bits of land and sea splits in two parts and talks about the cycle of water and us in between these oceanic eddies. Opening Sunday 7 July at 2pm at SÍM Gallery, Hafnarstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík. Collateral event wind and weather, three flags are raised in front of Gerðarsafn Art Museum, Hamraborg 4, 200 Kópavogur.

The opening starts at 2 pm at SÍM Gallery with a performative water ceremony which is underlined by a composition by the artist Katrin Hahner. At 5 pm the opening will continue in front of Gerðarsafn Art Museum with the raising of three flags.

The exhibition will be on view until 21 July 2024.

Opening hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
wind and weather flags in front of Gerðarsafn Museum open all day round

Insta me, Baby

On April 7th 2024, collector Ingrid Roosen-Trinks opened her latest exhibition INSTA ME, BABY! In addition to other works of mine, I showed a bodysculpture performance with my students from Sønderborg Kunstskolen as part of the exhibition opening. Chili and the moving sculptures. The exhibition can be seen until May 5th with registration at


Travelling groupexhibition. First stop prospekt space Copenhagen, second stop Augustiana Museum, Augustenburg.
Participating Artists:
Carsten Rabe (fra Hamborg)
Chili Seitz (fra Kiel)
Claus Carstensen (opr. fra Sønderborg)
Emma Otten (fra Sønderborg)
Jana Kessler (opr. fra Flensborg)
Karin Lind (opr. fra Als)
Mads Cornelius (opr. fra Flensborg)
Merlin-Jon Bresinski (opr. fra Flensborg)
Meret Krasa (opr. fra Sild)
Mogens Ulderup (opr. fra Aabenraa)
Oskar Schroeder (fra Flensborg)
Stine Marie Jacobsen (opr. fra Sønderborg)

Kurator Janosh Heydorn (opr. fra Flensborg)

entwerfen im Museumsberg Flensburg

I am pleased that my work "entwerfen", which is in the collection of the Musemsberg Flensburg, can be seen there in the current exhibition "SCHWARZmalen - WEISSmachen".

From October 8th, 2023 - April 7th, 2024

about my work

Auszug aus der Rede von Dr. Peter Kruska, 06.08.2023
„… Chili Seitz bewegt sich in den unterschiedlichsten Feldern der Kunst. Es gibt eher konzeptuelle Arbeiten, dann auch wieder solche, in denen der skulpturale Aspekt im Vordergrund steht. Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und Kunst am Bau kommt genauso vor, wie eher klassisch anmutende Arbeiten für den musealen Ausstellungskontext konzipiert. Will man einen roten Faden in dieser Vielfalt finden, so sind die verbindenden Grundstrukturen ihrer Arbeiten
das Forschen
die Spurensuche und
das Archivieren.
Meistens verfolgt sie eine nahezu wissenschaftlich genaue Herangehensweise, in der sie Phänomene des urbanen und natürlichen Umfeldes genau beobachtet, analysiert und durch die künstlerische Umformulierung in den Blick der Betrachter*innen bringt. …“

immersing to the baltic sea, 2023
30 x 20 cm

solo exhibition intertidal ecographies

**Opening: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 3 p.m.

The artistic work process as an "ecographic" search for traces in the space of the tides.

The exhibition is open from July 9th to August 6th, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.

Supporting program
between hope and horizons

Ronja Donath
Hope Spot Ocean
Sunday, July 23, 2023, 5 p.m.
In this solo play, the actress from Kiel dives under the surface of the Baltic Sea.

Michael Gülzow
Jokes on Art
Sunday, July 30, 2023, 5 p.m.
“How many performance artists does it take to change a lightbulb? I have no idea, I left after 20 minutes.”

Artist Talk
Sunday, August 6, 2023, 5 p.m.
with Dr. Peter Kruska, Director of the Kiel City Gallery

upcoming solo exhibition in July 2023

I am happy to anounce my next soloexhibition in july 2023. I am invited to show my work of the new works series intertidal ecografy in the wonderful rooms of the Hans-Kock-Stiftung, Schilksee, Kiel.

SÍM Residency Iceland 2023

I am very happy that my application for an artist in residenc in Iceland in summer 2023 was approved and that I can start this journey!


Finally the work is done. We had the concept for this beautiful place in the old botanical garden in Kiel in the drawer for over two years. We have finally received funding and are very happy about the implementation!

100 Meter HICKELN

We have invented a new Olympic discipline! (-: Don't you think so? But that's how it is!

An artistic intervention as part of the celebrations for "50 years of the Olympic Games" in Kiel. As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Center in Kiel Schilksee, we developed an initially temporary intervention. In the immediate vicinity of the sports facility, we brought a 100 meter long hopping game to the highly frequented footpath of a promenade.


surroundings 2022

Ink and water on paper.
During my residency in Norway 2022 @kunstplass I developed a new series that works in a very minimalistic way with landscape drawings. Just using the rocks of the little beach in Båtstø

Now a triptych is shown at the Drostei Museum in Pinneberg, Germany

Hier & Hier – Die Künstler*innen aus fünf Jahren PAVillon-STIPendium stellen aus in der Drostei, Museum Pinneberg.
Vom 10.07. - 21.08.2022

Opening 10.07.2022

lys fra norge

Photography, Mai 2022
During my residency in Norway I developed a new series of photographs. By reducing to the incoming light, bridging the distance through the powerful zoom, I try to capture the lights of the Norwegian spring.


1-3, series,
acrylic on paper
framed 30 x 40 cm

exhibited at
Systemem und Freiheit, Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel
04.- 24. April 2022


wind und wetter, 2021

First day with some sun after a long time… my work is still up at the end of the bay of kiel and I took a visit…


MIX ||| - Revise!
Eröffnung 18. Feb. 2022 um 18:00 Uhr!

Anders Petersen, Kiel Chairman of BBK Schleswig-Hosltein
Heike Stockhaus, Hamburg Curator Ernst Barlach Society

"The decision to face life as an artist is one of the bravest I know. There are no secure prospects of income and no recognition , just this inner conviction 'I have to do this.' Our society benefits from exactly this decision, but without recognizing and rewarding artistic activity as socially relevant. ..." Heike Stockhaus, Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft Hamburg


fishing, 2022

I love these days when sea and sky blur in the fog...


In der Installation STILL_es_LEBEN_2020 wird auf mehreren Ebenen das Jahr 2020 mit den damit verbundenen Pandemiebedingten Einschränkung des Alltags reflektiert.
Di.- Fr. 14 - 17 Uhr / Sa. + So. 11 - 17 Uhr
pop-up-pavillon, Alter Markt, Kiel


This and two other works can still be purchased until December 4th, 2021 under the following link: Of course you can you are also welcome to contact me directly.


Within the scope of the series Experimenter | The BBK will be showing this and other work in Kiel and Sonderborg / Kolding from September 13th, 2021.


The shortest scholarship in the world: 24 hours.
After my stay, the works that were created there or later in the studio, will be shown in and around the pavillon of the Kulturwerk Pinneberg on July 31st and August 1st, 2021.


The Syltedition is coming soon! Two flags are already waving on Sylt. One in front of the Sylt Museum in Keitun and one in Wennigstedt in front of the Denghoog, Stonegrave. The flags of the edition will soon be available for purchase in the Syltmuseum Keitum! If you are interested, please send a message to:


The SJÜÜN project, a free app, a tour with 11 stations on the island of Sylt and an exhibition in the Sylt Museum Keitum, now ends in this form. It covered a project period from 2017-2020. BUT - there will be a revised version! Funding is approved! SJÜÜN 2.0 is now to be reduced to 4 locations and thereby condensed. The new app will also play with augmented reality ... more soon! (-:

FLAIR_flying air // wind und wetter

This is a photo montage only. A teaser for my new project on the promenade in Kiel. More soon ... (-;

gleichstellung // equality

A copy of this work can now be borrowed from the Bilderei in Kiel. Thats a kind of a library for pictures ans paintigs. Thanks to the purchase of the Stadgalerie

the officially opening of the sculpture picture.This

  1. September 2020

come along!

Gråsten Landbrusskole, near Sønderborg


at home (during this pandemic summer 2020) I whish you all the best! Stay healthy!

new work > picture.This

it is still in progress, more soon (-;

new contract

comissioned work by the sønderborg komune.

work with students

this art in public project is one of the results of my workshops with students

pepermint and sage

new work with my studio 'büro für nichtlineares denken' // studio for non-linear thinking (-;

Invitation Kunstraum B

Art meets text meets art [2]
We cordially invite you and your friends to the premiere ...
on Wed, 29th August 2018 - 7 pm
30.08. – 26.09.2018

The dialogue piece "On the Future of Two Murderers" by Kerstin Daiber, dramaturge at the Theater Kiel and the actors Marius Borghoff, Jasper Diedrichsen and Claudia Friebel, ensemble members of the Schauspielhaus, is inspired by William Shakespeare's "Richard III" and a continuation of two secondary characters of the tragedy. The scenic design is staged in an installation by the artists Chili Seitz and Ute Diez, which will be shown during the opening hours.
In addition to the premiere, there will be another performance on Musum night on 31.08.2018 at 23 o'clock

Invitation Museum Night 2018

To be seen at the 31th of August as part of the Museum Night 2018 in the exhibition space of the Muthesius Art Academy. Legienstraße 25, 24103 Kiel from 07:00 to 12:00 pm.

Invitation Sjüün

Opening of the artwork SJÜÜN on Sylt on the 08th of september 2017 at 15:00 clock in the Sylter Heimatmuseum, Keitum. A work in public space, as well as in the Sylter Heimatmuseum. It is accessible free of charge at the eleven locations on the island all year round. The opening hours of the local museum are daily from 10:00 to 17:00, Sat and Sun from 11:00 to 17:00.

Invitation Westwerk

'Response' at the westwerk, Admiralitätstr. 74, 20459 Hamburg
Opening on Friday, 15 July 2016 at 6 pm

Exhibition: 16 to 30 July 2016 Tue.-Fri. 15-19 clock, Sat / Sun 12-16 clock

FUN fact

FUN fact > I found in the world_wide_web ... My sculpture was marked as a PokemonGo_Stop.