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Susanne Rikus

Born 1968 in Hoexter, Germany


1988-1992 studies of architecture, Fachhochschule (FH) Holzminden-Hildesheim, Germany
1992 diploma in architecture (FH)
1997 guest studies nude drawing, architecture, HBK Kassel (University)
1999 guest studies, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
1999-2002 studies in dancing, Ursula Wagner, Hannover
1999-2002 studies of Hawaiian Bodywork, Kauai, Hawaii
2003-2005 studies of geomancy
1998-2010 shamanic work based on the Hawaiian culture and native canadien culture

2007-2016 studies in psychotherapy, hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, Soma

Since 1994 working as a freelance visual artist in painting, photography, writing, singing and dancing

Selective Exhibitions
and working places

From 1992 Susanne Rikus performed and displayed her art at over 120 exhibitions in Germany, Hawaii, Peru and Canada (Vancouver)

1992 first exhibition at Neuhaus im Solling, Germany (about her working project in Venice)
1994 3 months painting tour in Europe
1994 awarded the “Kreis Hoexter culture prize” in Hoexter, Germany
1995 Schloss Corvey, Hoexter
1996 awarded a photo prize in Diepholz, Germany, for competing in an art project on the subject of “Frauen sehen Europa” (“women are looking at Europe”) and represented in the corresponding catalogue
1997 independent Studio „Rainbow–Arche“, Hoexter
1997 represented at PGM Art World with 2 prints titled “Entfaltung” (“development”) and “Reichtum” (“richness”)
1998 studies in drawing and painting, Mexico
1999 paintings of nature and architecture, Amelunxen, Germany
2000 Expo 2000, Hannover, Monastry Project, Calendar of the district of Hoexter
2000 completing various paintings, mottoed “Hawaiian studies”
2002 Moenchemuehle Studio, Hoexter, Germany
2002 presentation of paintings of Hawaii, of drawings, Hula dancing, singing performance following the motto “paradise”
2002 “dialogue of cultures“, Schloss Haemelschenburg, Hameln
2002 New York studies
2002 Lima, Peru, exhibition of paintings of Hoexter at the German embassy
2002 plein air symposium, Tirol, Austria & interview (tv)
2002 Hoexter Town Hall
2003 Aloha Gallery on the isle of Kauai, Hawaii
2004 starting the book project of “Sofia and Orpheus”
2005 Time and Space Gallery, Kauai, Hawaii
2008 Laurus, Graefelfing, district of Munich, “Der Kuss der Muse“ (watercolor paintings 1992-2004, Italy & Provence)
2008 „Sofia and Orpheus“, a novel, first edition
2009 live interview (2 hours) in Jeet-TV
2009 Pasinger Kulturfabrik
2009 Finanzamt München, “Auf der Suche nach dem Paradies”
2010-2014 Embracing Love Gallery, Kauai, Hawaii
2010 Café Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin-Steglitz

2011 "Mercedes meets Susanne Rikus, Mercedes Benz Gallery, Unter den Linden, Berlin

2012 Potsdam TV, documentary about her newest artwork

2012 Transfer Technic & performances in her new studio, Kunsthaus 17, Potsdam Babelsberg, Germany

2013 performance " Transformation-Temple of Sardinia, architecture/installation, dance/vocal(YouTube)

2014 exhibition "Farbwelten-Hawaii & Sardinia, Werkhaus, Heckmann Höfe, Berlin-Mitte

2015 exhibition, Steve Lyons Gallery, Cape Code, USA

2012-2014 Solo exhibitions and Group Exhibition in Potsdam,K17

2014-2016 Art Gallery Susanne Rikus in Heckmann Höfe

2016-2018 exhibitions with performances in her studio and Gallery in Berlin-Steglitz

2018 exhibition & music performance in Prachtwerk, Berlin

2018 new opening in Dec. Art Gallery Susanne Rikus in Heckmann Höfe, Berlin


New studios

München, Pasinger Kouvertfabrik, Pasing, Munich (2006 till 2008)

Graefelfing, district of Munich, Hermann-Hummelstr. 15, 82166 Graefelfing (2008 till 2010)

Berlin Mitte, Gallery Susanne Rikus, Heckmann Höfe, Oranienburgerstr.32(2014 till 2016)

Berlin, Haderslebener Str. 21d, 12163 Berlin (next to the “Botanical Garden”) (since 2007)

Berlin Mitte, Gallery Susanne Rikus, Heckmann Höfe, Oranienburgerstr. 32 (since Dec. 2018)


Susanne Rikus has taught in Germany, France, Italy and USA (Hawaii & Chicago)

1997-1998 guest teacher of color studies at the Fachhochschule Holzminden-Hildesheim, Germany
1997-2000 teacher of watercolor painting at the “Sommer-Akademie” Hoexter
2005 Columbia College, Chicago (“Hawaiian Geomancy and Rituals”)
2006 teacher of photography, Venice, Italy
2006 teacher of painting, Provence, France
2006/2007 founding of “Alohana Institute”
2007/2008 Hawaii, Kauai, workshops about Hawaiian Culture and the architecture of the mind (Huna)
2009 teacher at the “Forum in geomancy about the belief systems of architecture & the architectures of belief systems, Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany
2010 teacher at the Forum in geomancy „Trance and Presence of Mind and Body“, Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany

Performances of dancing and singing

1987 Singing “Benedictus“ (mass of Haydn), Soprano solo, Brakel, Germany
2001 Lecture by Maria Kaluza “Die Wolfsfrau”, accompanied by native songs by Susanne Rikus
2002 Singing of native songs at Hameln radio station
2002 Singing at the exhibition “dialogue of cultures”, Castle Haemelschenburg, Hameln, Germany
2002 Hula dancing and singing (“Paradise”) at “Korbmacher-Museum, Dahlhausen, Beverungen, Germany
2004 Red Canopy, Design and Event
2005 Performance “the awakening of the muse”, Schloss Corvey, art studio (“Kaiser-Wohnung”)
2005 Film portrait by Susanne Rikus of Lydgate Park and the Valley of the Kings, Kauai, Hawaii
2008 Performance about the “phenomenon of the feminine”, Friedensengel, Munich
2008 40 years birthday Performance, 22.06.2008, Gustav-Mahler Platz, Berlin
2008 Singing of "summertime“, Opera “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin, at the Rosenthal Gallery, Cologne
2009 Singing Hawaiian and native songs at the Museum of Anthropology, Munich
2009 Singing performance at “Le café“, Berlin, and at the “Café auf der Gallerie”, Berlin
2010 Performances at her own art studio in Berlin
2010-2014 Performances at her own art studio in Berlin a.Potsdam
2015 -2016 Performances at her own art gallery in Berlin, Heckmann Höfe, Mitte

2018 Singing performance in Prachtwerk, Berlin

The works of Susanne Rikus are owned by private collectors and public institutions such as

Prinz Viktor von Ratibor und Corvey
Freiherr v. Klenke, Schloss Haemelschenburg
Alexander von Köckritz
Kreis Höxter
Kreis Hameln
Dr. Joachim Köhrich 
Eva Gelsdorf and others


Susanne Rikus
Studio Berlin, Haderslebener Str. 21 d, 12163 Berlin (near to the Botanical Garden)
Mobil phone (GSM): 0049-(0)172-1974480


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