Sabina Grzimek was born in Rome in 1942. From 1962 to 1967 she studied graphic art and sculpture at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin. Afterwards she was a masters student of Fritz Cremer. In 1986 she took part in the Venice Biennale. In 1983 she received the Käthe Kollwitz Prize of the Academy of Arts of the GDR, and in 2011 she was awarded the honorary prize of the Brandenburg Art Prize. Grzimek lives and works in Berlin and Erkner (Brandenburg).