Christina Kubisch belongs to the first generation of sound artists. Trained as a composer, she has artistically developed such techniques as magnetic induction to realize her installations. Since 1986 she has added light as an artistic element to her work with sound. Christina Kubisch's work displays an artistic development which is often described as "synthesis of arts" - the discovery of acoustic space and the dimension of time in the visual arts on one hand, and a redefinition of relationships between material and form in music on the other.
Kubisch has received awards and grants, among others the German Industrial Association award (1988), composition grant of the city of Berlin (2000), Honorary German Sound Art award (2008), Ars Electronica Honorary mention Digital music (2008), Saarländischer Rundfunk Media Art award (2009) and she has been invited for residencies from the Banff Centre for the Arts, (Canada), Djerassi Resident Artist Program (California,USA), IASPIS (Stockholm, Sweden), DIVA, Danish International Visiting Artists program (Copenhagen) and from the art centre Doual'art (Doualla, Cameroun).
Christina Kubisch has presented her work worldwide. Solo exhibitions and performances in galleries and museums in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South America. She has participated in international festivals and exhibitions such as Pro Musica Nova, Bremen (1976 and1980), Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin (1980), Biennale of Venice (1980 and 1982), Gaudeamus Music Festival Holland (1984), documenta 8, Kassel (1987), Ars Electronica, Linz (1987), Biennale of Sydney (1990), Donaueschinger Musiktage,(1993,1997,2011), Prison Sentences, Philadelphia (1995), Sonambiente, Berlin (1996, 2006) festival d’art sonor, Barcelona (1999), Sonic Boom, London (2000), Visual Sound, Pittsburgh (2001), Singuhr-Hörgalerie, Berlin (2002), Activating the Medium, San Franciso (2003), Sounding Spaces, Tokyo (2003), Resonance, ZKM Karlsruhe (2005), Her Noise, London (2005), Stockholm New Music (2006), Mois Multi, Quebec (2008), Tonspur, Vienna (2009). RUHR. 2010, Essen (2010), Salon du SUD, Doualla (2010), Gateways, Tallinn (2011), White Walls have hears, Hong Kong (2012) among many others.
She has lectured and taught in numerous institutions and is Professor for Audiovisual Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany and a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. She lives in Hoppegarten near Berlin.