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Namibian Video Art in Korea

Still image of 'Toxic Water' video artwork by Imke Rust

Still image of ‘Toxic Water’ video artwork by Imke Rust

How awesome is that? My video work has been selected for the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2016 (Video exhibition)!

I am so excited that ‘Toxic Water’ is currently shown in the Republik of Korea till the end of November 2016. If you happen to be around that part of the world, go and have a look!

You can find more information on the webpage of the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2016 .

My apologies for the having been pretty quiet in the past few months and now sending you some updates in a shorter time. I have planned another über-exciting one for Monday, so please bear with me. Things have been hectic and difficult on many fronts, but much has also led up to all the exciting prospects happening in my career at the moment.

I am so grateful for your continued interest and support and did not want you to miss out on this news. 🙂

Geumgang Nature Art Biennale - Invitation

Geumgang Nature Art Biennale – Invitation

Here are some behind-the-scenes images from the making of the video art work. Please click on the images to see a larger version:

Weird Sense of Humor

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook…

… and especially with the inspirational or funny picture-texts that so many people love to share like hot-cake. If they are good, I am equally guilty. Although sometimes they are just getting too much, I usually enjoy the beautifully packaged bite-size pieces of wisdom.

You do not need to read the book, or hear a long story to get the message. And it is usually short and sweet to easily stick in your mind. Makes you smile, makes you nod, share and move on. And the good ones stick in your mind like those neo-coloured post-it notes. I guess the power lies in the combination of image and word, and being short and sweet.

So, that’s a longish intro to letting you know, (drumroll, please 🙂 ) that I have decided to occasionally follow suit by creating my own. Sharing some fun, spiritual, art or other Imke-wisdom…

I know, it is probably not considered to be professional to do such things and even less to publically share them on my artist blog, but – you know what? – I do not really care anymore. I’d rather have fun and be true to my inner soul, than to fit in with social conventions. (I have tried that – it was boring and too often I failed miserably at it…)

Besides finally being able to share bite-sized bits of my mind, I also get to make use of the tons of photographs I take, which too often just end up unseen in some dark corners of dusty folders somewhere in the digital space of my computer.

So here it goes:

I have a weird sense of humor. It keeps my mind wonderfully entertained without you even noticing. (Imke Rust)

I have a weird sense of humor. It keeps my mind wonderfully entertained without you even noticing. (Imke Rust)

Enjoy! And if you enjoy my sense of humour, feel free to like, comment or share this!


A rare chance to view my older works in Windhoek

IRust_UNAM exhibition invite


If you are in Windhoek and would like to see some of my artworks (older ones – but some I am sure you have not seen yet) try to make a turn at the University of Namibia Campus – Visual Arts Department, where a selection is currently on view!

It is not an official exhibition, so there has not been a special opening function etc. but was meant to introduce the UNAM students to my work. Fortunately the exhibition is open during normal university hours for the public, too.

Should you be interested in buying any of the works, please contact me, so that I can give you the prices and details. (Not all works are for sale, but most of them).

I hope you enjoy seeing this exciting mix of my older work!

Venue: UNAM Visual Arts Department
Dates: 3 September to 12 October 2012
Opening Times: 8h30 – 16h30
Monday to Friday

Curled-up Woman

IRust_Curled Up Woman

Curled Up Woman (Ink on paper, A2) (c) Imke Rust





















Today I am sharing a new drawing of mine with you. I am busy with writing of applications and organizing to have an exhibition at the end of the year in Namibia, so I do not have time to write a long blog. Hope you enjoy the picture instead 🙂

I don’t jog…

I dont jog

My Kitchen. Photograph by Jutta Dobler, artwork (Stencil on aluminium) by ImkeRust)

I don’t jog…

Ok, the secret is out. See. Now you know it. And also the reason why…

And if you are curious to get some more visual insights into my artist’s life  read on and make sure you get to see the rest of the photos.

After being presented the “Liebster Blog” award by fellow blogger Jutta Dobler from the amazing “Organized Living Solutions” blog we decided to meet up again for a coffee (and some of the birthday cake my mom baked me. Honestly, she makes the most delicious Quark Stollen – a German Christmas cake – and because I love it so much, she bakes me an extra big one for my birthday every year, too…) Jutta, who is a photographer by profession, brought along her camera and snapped away in and around my house, which is also from where I work, when I am in Windhoek.

Last year I have shared with you an incredible 360degree view of my Berlin Studio, done by Reinhard Schubert of King Panorama, and now you can see some amazing photographs of selected details of my Windhoek studio and home by Jutta Dobler on her blog. You might also just want to browse around the rest of her blog, as it is a beautiful, lighthearted and fun blog, filled with easy DIY creative ideas, delicious recipes and beautiful photographs.

Welcome to my world. Go ahead and take a look. Just click here.


Photograph by Jutta Dobler, artwork 'Feet' (Etching) by Imke Rust