Selected Works


Established in 2010 by Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers

SOLO Exhibitions

KAYA: Under_Ursus, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
NAK Jahresgabe 2020: Kaya, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

Kerstin Brätsch_Ruine / KAYA_Kovo, curated by Francesco Stocchi, Fondazione MEMMO, Rome

KAMP KAYA invites Friends to Bregenz, curated by Eva Birkenstock, KUB
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

N.O.Madski presents Klub KAYA, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
(Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), curated by N.O.Madski, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
KAMP KAYA invites friends to Bregenz, curated by Eva Birkenstock, KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
KAYA paramount, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers,) invited by Freedman Fitzpatrick, incl. Daniel Chew as Burmamyanmar, Paramount Ranch, L.A., USA

KAYA IV, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), incl. Daniel Chew as Burmamynmar, Green Gallery Milwaukee, USA

KAYA III, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), incl. performance by Daniel Chew as Burmamyanmar, 47Canal, NYC, USA

KAYA II, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Various Small Fires, L.A., USA

KAYA, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), 179 Canal, NYC, USA


Group Exhibitions

Villa Romana: Fellows 2019/2020/2021, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Bijoux, Fitzpatrick Gallery, 3e, Paris
The Eyes Have It, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York
Emotionarama, Peer, London
The Greek Gift, DESTE Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
All I Think About Is You, Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Tiergarten, Tiergarten, Berlin

Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, New York (21st Street), New York
The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree ,Camden Arts Centre, London

Jahresgaben 2019/2020, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Paul Gondry & KAYA: Various Others, MX Gallery, Munich
Various Others: Hosting MX Gallery, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
40,000, A Museum of Curiosity, curated by Brigitte Franzen, Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019, Fellbach, Germany
Villa Romana Fellows 2019, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Lemurenheim, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
KAYA_The Store presents CFGNY,  curated by Gesine Borchert, Capri, Düsseldorf, Germany
Friends and Family, curated by Nele Heinevetter, Tropez im Sommerbad Humboldthain, Berlin
Aktive Asche, curated by Nadia Pilchowski, Bärenzwinger Berlin

Whitney Biennial 2017 curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks, New York City, USA
KAYA. MADREscenza – Seasonal School, Fondazione Donnaregina per le Arti Contemporanee / Madre – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli. KAYA NAPOLI, workshop as KAYA
WILD WEST, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA
The Leftovers, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
Cul-De-Sac, curated by Franklin Melendez, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
Kerstin Brätsch. Innovation curated by Patrizia Dander, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany

I Pledge Allegiance curated by KM Temporaer, On Stellar Rays, New York, USA
Blackmail, Svetlana Gallery, New York, USA
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Mumok, Vienna, Austria
KAYA: I Pledge Allegiance, On Stellar Rays, New York, USA

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers),
curated by Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit, Manuela Ammer, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Germany
Jahresgaben, NAK Aachen, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Germany
Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), curated by Robin Peckham, MWoods Museum Bejing, China
KAYA Window (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Art in General window, New York, USA
Sweating as distribution, Treize Paris, curated by Camilla Wills
Yes we` re open, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Gió Marconi, Milano, Italy

KAYA Aquitaine
, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Monnaie de Paris / Frac Aquitaine, France
One step ahead of moving backwards, as KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers) with N.O.Madski, curated by KM Temporaer, Berlin, Germany
Hypothesis for an exhibition, curated by Begum Yasar, Dominique Levy Gallery, New York, USA
Come to my Castle, Old Room, New York, USA

KAYA II II III Nomad  in Speculations on anonymous materials, curated by Sunsanne Pfeffer,
Fridericianum Kassel, Germany

KAYA, (Kerstin Brätsch / Debo Eilers), Performance at PS1 Moma, New York, USA



Franklin Melendez, KAYA, KALEIDOSCOPE, Fall/Winter, 2017/18
Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, NYC
Weronika Trojanska, 2017 Whitney Biennial, Metropolis M, April 2017
Raul de Nieves, New York - The 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum, Through June 11th, 2017, Art Observed, March 2017
Philip Greenberg, Why the Whitney’s Humanist, Pro-Diversity Biennial Is a Revelation, The New York Times, 03/17/2017
Fan Zhong, Whitney Biennial 2017: How the Museum’s Riskiest, Most Political Survey in Decades Came Together, W Magazine, March 2017
Siddhartha Mitter, The Bold Groups Tying Art History to Political History at the Whitney Biennial, Village Voice, March, 2017
Howard Halle, Review: 2017 Whitney Biennial, Time Out New York, March 2017
Andrew Russeth, The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is a Moving, Forward-Looking Tour de Force – a Triumph, ARTnews, March 2017
Benjamin Sutton, An Omnivorous Tour of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Hyperallergic, March 2017

KAYA edited by Eva Birkenstock, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2016
“Full of Peril and Weirdness”: Painting as a Universalism, M Woods
Terry R. Myers, Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2016
Boško Blagojević, Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers, Art in America, January 2016

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age edited by Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit, Manuela Ammer, Prestel, 2015
Martin Herbert, Mint Condition, frieze d/e, November 2015
Quirin Brunnmeier, S is for Submission, gallerytalk.net, November 2015
I Am Real, But…,Vienna Galleries, October 2015
Maxwell Williams, Hippie Vibes Reign at Paramount Ranch, LA’s Newest Fair, artnet news, February 2015
Kevin McGarry, In Los Angeles, a Crop of Art Fairs to Suit All Tastes, NY Times Magazine, January 2015

Hypothesis for an exhibition, edited by Begum Yasar, Dominique Levy, exhibition catalogue
Speculations on anonymous materials, edited by Susanne Pfeffer, Fridericianum, Kassel
Kat Murrell, Mystery, Muse, and Money, Dial Urban Milwaukee, May 23
Kerstin Stakemeier, Prosthetic Productions. The Art of Digital Bodies, Texte Zur Kunst, March issue 2014

Is that art? Bogspot, Anonyme Materialien in Kassel, zerodeux 02, speculations on anonymous materials, Dec 2013
Zack Etheart, KAYAIII, Luck and Bodybags at 47 Canal, Interview Magazine, July issue 2013
Alice Gregory, Margarets Lee one woman show, NY Times Magazine, Aug 2013
Robin Peckham, Maturity and social media: a report from the margins, Turn on Art, Nov 2013

Andrea Hilgenstock, Das Bild performt sich selbst, Tip Berlin
Carol Che, 25 alternative LA art spaces to check out now, LA weekly, May 2012
Carol Che, Best new Performance art space, LA weekly, Oct 2012
Carol Che, Debo Eilers, Kerstin Brätsch in LA, Another righteous transfer, March 2012

Critics Picks, Debo Eilers / Kerstin Brätsch: Best in Mixed Media, Time Out NYC, Jan 2010


Foundation for the arts emergency Grant 2010


Benefits / Donation
KAYA fundraised for non profit 179 canal, NYC in 2010
KAYA fundraised for Innercityarts, Los Angeles in 2012
KAYA fundraised for Kaya's College Fund in 2013