born 1988 (Germany)            born 1988 (Germany)

Academy of Media Arts Cologne with Prof. Matthias Müller, Prof. Phil Collins,
Prof. Beate Guetschow, Prof. Johannes Wohnseifer and Prof. Sophie Maintigneux.

Diploma with distinction

2016 -2017
Kunstakademie Duesseldorf,  Guest studies, Class Prof. Rita Mc Bride

As a duo Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have made several experimental films on 16-mm film, in which urban and private architecture, hyper-staged environment, and the notion of desire are examined – combining documentary imagery with fiction and found footage.

Their work is shown internationally in exhibitions and film festivals (e.g. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Videonale,International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Anthology Film Archives New York City).

Their films  are distributed by Light Cone Paris and IMAI Düsseldorf.


Grants / Awards


Working Grant USA, Kunststiftung NRW


Preis der Nationalgalerie für Filmkunst, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (Shortlist)

Wim Wenders Stipendium

Förderpreis des Landes NRW für junge Künstlerinnen und Künstler

“Kino der Kunst“ Munich, Project Pitch Award (Shortlist)

Prädikat „Besonders Wertvoll“ for „Ocean Hill Drive“, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden

Prädikat „Besonders Wertvoll“ for „Desert Miracles“, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden



Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis in Gold for „Ocean Hill Drive“

Chargesheimer-Award for Media Arts, City of Cologne

Förderpreis der Freunde der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Oberhausen International Short-Film Festival, Award Winner – NRW-Competition

Instanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival, Award Winner Documentary Competition

Kunststiftung NRW, Projectfunding



Artists in residence, „Light Cone“, Paris (FR)

Masterplan Filmtalent Limburg, Production Grant, Maastricht (NL)

UDK Berlin, hzt – uferstudios, Project-Scholarship



Oberhausen International Short-Film Festival,
Special-Mention Award, NRW-Competition


Selected Exhibitions / Festivals


„Desert Miracles – Films by Gossing Sieckmann,Screening and Artist Talk, Echo Park Film Center Los Angeles,  (USA)

„Dramaturgies du réel“, MuMa Le Havre, Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux (FRA)

„China Light“, M HKA – Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp, (BEL)

„Fade into You“, Virtual Insanity, Kunsthalle Mainz

„The sky is so blue, it’s almost white.“, Solo- Exhibition , Labor Cologne

„Entends-tu ce que je vois?“, Exhibition at Dazibao Montréal curated by France Choinére, (CAN)

„Between Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch – The films by Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann“ – Screening and Artist Talk, Kinothek Asta Nielsen, Frakfurt a.M.

„Das Magisch-Reale in den Werken von Gossing/Sieckmann und Erik Levine“ – Screening and Artist Talk,  , IMAI Duesseldorf

Light Cone Paris – SCRATCH EXPANDED  #  9

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, Exhibition „Förderpreis der Nationalgalerie für junge Filmkunst“

VIDEONALE 16, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Deutscher Wettbewerb

Anthology Film Archives NYC, Aebw Festival, New York (USA)

I saw…nothing‘, Exhibition, Kino der Kunst, Kunstraum München

Indie Lisboa, Festival de Cine Independiente, Lisbon (PT)

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (RUS)

L’alternativa Barcelona, (ESP)

Kunsthaus NRW, Exhibition „reflecting 21“, Aachen – Kornelimünster

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago (USA)

Video-Ex -Experimentalfilm & Video Festival, Zurich (CH)

„reflecting 21“ Mannesmann Tower Exhibition, Duesseldorf

Kasteel Wijlre, Conversations #1,  w/ Esther Jansen, (NL) (SOLO)

L‘Alternativa – Barcelona Independent Film Festival (ESP)

WNDX- Festival for Moving Image, Winnipeg, (CAN)

Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

New Talents“- Biennale, Kunstmuseum Bonn

„This has been going on for years“, artothek Köln, Exhibition, (SOLO)

Formal Subversion, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston (USA)

EXIS – Experimental Film And Video Festival Seoul (KOR)

Curtocircuíto-Festival del Cine, Santiago de Compostela (ESP)

Folkwang Museum,  Video Folkwang, Essen

Antimatter Media Art Festival Victoria, (CAN)

„Capturing Dance“ , Galerie Patrick Ebensberger, Berlin

Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival International

International Short Film Festival Regensburg

Short Waves International Film Festival Póznan (PL)

Dresden International Filmfestival

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow (RUS)


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

WNDX- Festival for Moving Image, Winnipeg, (CAN)

Matinée Allemand, Clermond-Ferrand Short Film Festival (FRA)

Goethe Institut Toulouse, Vidéo Traverse, (FRA)

B3-Biennale, Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main

Art Cologne – „What subject can we sensibly discuss?“, Cologne

DokumentArt – Filmfestival for Documentaries,Neubrandenburg

Art Cologne „Eden was never so close“

Full Saturation“, Kunstpavillon München

San Diego Underground Film Festival, San Diego (USA)

Nice Short Film Festival, Nice (FRA)

Poitiers International Film Festival, Poitiers (FRA)

Portrait of the living sky“, Roxie Theatre,San Francisco (USA)


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Black Box“ Filmmuseum Düsseldorf

Kasseler Dokumentarflm und Videofest

Unlimited Short Film Festival Cologne

Blicke- Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets