Kika Francisca Jonsson was born in Berkeley, California in 1979. Raised in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, San Mateo (California), and Farmington (New Mexico), she currently lives and works in Berlin. Her artwork considers the interpretation and analysis of landscape: as a theory, as an art historical term, and as a vehicle for discourse between the metaphorical and the concrete.


2019 – 2020 Raumstrategien MA Program, Kunsthochschule Weissensee, withdrawn after 2 semesters

2007 Multiple Subject K-5 Teaching Credential, BCLAD emphasis, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 

2004  Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Highest Distinction, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

2001  Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California


2022 Trace Path: Part II, Seestrasse 49 Open Studio, Berlin, Germany

2020-2021 Parental leave extended due to COVID 19 pandemic

2020  politik. poetik. des raumes: Raumstrategien Masters Students, February 6-7 n.b.k., Berlin, Germany

2019 Trace Path, solo exhibition at periscope project space, Salzburg, Austria

2018  zuzüglich, Gallery of the Kurt-Schumacher-Haus, Berlin, Germany

2017  Aukcja! Sztuka dia Puszczy (Auction for the Forest), Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznán, Poland

2017  Refractions, KN: Space für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin, Germany

2017  Ágúst Residency, Borgarfjörður, Iceland

2016  The Making of the Unrealised, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

2016  Know the Ways: Project Space Festival, KN: Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

2016  KunstBoulevard, Boulevard, Berlin, Germany

2015  State of Matter, povvera, Berlin, Germany

2012  Winter Open Studio, laden atelier, Berlin, Germany

2006  Momentum, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA

2006  6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA

2005  Peeing in the Sandbox, mixed USE gallery, San Francisco, USA

2004  Artist-in-Residence, Medalta Society Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, Canada


2022  Recipient of Neustart Kultur grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2022 Member, berlin berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin

2018 Recipient of a subsidized studio space, Kulturwerk des bbk, geförderte Atelierprogramm

2016-2020  Member, Frauenmuseum Berlin e. V.

2016-2017  Assistant Director and Member, KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext

2016  KunstBoulevard: Exhibition Catalog

2013  The Swimmer, published in The Santa Clara Review, Spring 2013

2006  Member, Independent School of Art with Jon Rubin, San Francisco


2022 Teacher, Hand-building Ceramics, Ceramic Kingdom, Berlin, Germany

2019 Artist Talk: periscope project space, Salzburg, Austria 

2017 Panel with Elizabeth Mcternan, KN, Berlin, Germany 

2014  On Art and Art-Making: Lecture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA

2012-2014 Bilingual Teacher, Berlin Bilingual School, Berlin, Germany

2010-2012 Teacher, Berlin Brandenburg International School, Berlin, Germany 

2007-2010 Bilingual Teacher, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, USA