Kerstin Baudis was born in East Berlin in 1956. After completing evening studies at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin, from 1980 to 1985 she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. She is involved in artistic projects such as the communication space Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice (Poland) and the art project Zementwerk Rüdersdorf in Brandenburg. Baudis lives and works near Berlin.