Members S–Z




INA SANGENSTEDT, ARTIST

 

A central theme in Ina Sangenstedt's work is the common denominator between different kinds of creatures which are extremely similar on the one hand, but at the same time strongly differ from each other. She is interested in the animal, particularly with regard to its potential as symbol of society and culture. Animals play an important part in a variety of contexts to which the artist refers and whose language of form she quotes. By doing so, she creates cult objects which proclaim the exhibition space as a secular space of cult, in which people strive to find their faith as well as satisfy their yearning.

 

inasangenstedt.de

 

Credits: Tisch (Tier) / Table (animal), 2008 // Prinzip / Principle, 2012 (Photo: Gerald Imhof) // The Lamia, 2014



TINA SAUERLAENDER, INDEPENDENT CURATOR, WRITER AND SPEAKER

 

Curator Tina Sauerlaender focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society as well as on virtual reality in visual arts. She is Artistic Director of the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin. With her independent exhibition platform peer to space she has been curating and organizing international group shows since 2010. She is Co-Founder of Radiance VR, an international online platform and research database for virtual reality experiences in visual arts. She is a PhD Candidate at The University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. Her research topic is artistic self-representation in digital art. She is the founder of the SALOON.

 

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Credits: Portrait: J. Pegman, 2020 // Exhibition views: The Unframed World, HeK Basel, 2017, Photo ©  Franz Wamhof / Speculative Cultures, Parsons/The New School, New York, 2019, Photo ©  Marc Tatti / PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés, DAM Gallery, Berlin, 2015, Photo © Marcus Schneider / Entering Space, m3 Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2013, Photo © Alena Kühn 



FIENE SCHARP,  ARTIST

 

Fiene Scharp  studied Fine Arts at UdK Berlin with Gregor Schneider and participated in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries in Europe, North America and Southwest Asia. She has received several awards and scholarships. Her works are represented in public collections such as Staatliche Museen zu Berlin or Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Patterns and serial structures are basic elements of her work, which merges them into a fine gridwork of lines. The manual process leads to a minimal unevenness of otherwise strict patterns and grids. Against this background, for example, delicately rastered paper cut drawings hanging freely in the room show their ambivalence between graphic and sculpture.

 

fienescharp.de

 

Credits: Portrait © James Robinson //  Images of artworks: Untitled, 2015, detail, papercut / Facade II, 2016, papercut between glass plates // Untitled, 2016, Detail, graphite on metal /  all: Courtesy the artist and 401contemporary /  Photos: setform



JULIA SCHILLER, CURATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR

 

Julia Schiller works as Art Director and Creative Director for global brands & smaller clients, preferably in the cultural sector. As Art Director she was part of team who created the website of Work.Life – Panasonic LUMIX Award 2010 and won the Red Dot Award in the category communication design. In 2010 she co-founded Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}, an international online magazine for contemporary photography. In March, 2015, she launched PiB | Photography in Berlin – a platform for fine art photography, dedicated to presenting highlights from Berlin's versatile photography scene.

 

julia-schiller.com 

photography-in.berlin 

actualcolorsmayvary.com

 

Credits: Portrait by Oliver Schneider // PiB | Photography in Berlin © Julia Schiller // Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV} © Julia Schiller // untitled, 2012 (detail), from the series “Almost There.” © Julia Schiller

 



KATHARINA SCHILLING, CURATORIAL ASSISTANT AND OFFICE MANAGER

AT HAUS AM LÜTZOWPLATZ

 

Katharina Schilling studied art history and linguistics at RWTH Aachen and FU Berlin. She worked for Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Akademie der Künste, Goldmann PR and DNA Gallery in Berlin. Since 2003 she is the curatorial assistant and office manager at Haus am Lützowplatz, Fördererkreis Kulturzentrum Berlin e.V. (HaL). Curated exhibitions (selection): Jim Avignon, me and the establishment (2011, HaL - Große Galerie + Studiogalerie), Herakut, Jukebox kontrovers (2012, Große Galerie), Ekaterina Burlyga / Felix Kiessling, ALLE GEGEN ALLE (2014, Lady Fitness, Berlin). 

 

hal-berlin.de

 

Credits: portrait by Sebastian Bolesch // exhibition view: Jim Avignon, photo: Uli Klose // exhibition view: Herakut, photo: Jirka Jansch



PEGGY SCHOENEGGE, PROJECT MANAGER & KURATOR

 

Peggy Schoenegge is a project manager & curator for peer to space. Additionally she assists janinebeangallery with projects and co-curated the gallery’s show URBANFUSE (2013). She completed her bachelor degree in art and image history in addition to social science at HU Berlin. Her bachelor thesis is about Valie Export’s performance Kausalgie and the staging self. Now she is working on her master degree in art history at TU Berlin. She focuses on art from the 1950s onwards, in particular performance and new media art in the context of gender.

 

peertospace.eu

 



ANN SCHOMBURG, ARTIST

 

Ann Schomburg (*1984) lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. Schomburg is focused on playing giving structures in her own sense to blur the lines between life and art. Her latest project The Idling Mobile is a hybrid object: a sculpture which transforms into an artist in residency program, inviting artists into exhibitions, and residencies she was invited to as part of the artwork.

annschomburg.info

 

Credits: portait by Benjamin Brix // The Idling Mobile, 2015 Ann Schomburg // 12 Lovers, Photo/Sound Installation, 2012 Kati Liebert // Sculpturemachine, 2014 Kati Liebert

 



THERESA SCHUBERT, ARTIST AND CURATOR

 

Theresa Schubert is an artist and curator and has a Ph.D. in Media Arts from the Bauhaus University Weimar. A key element in her artistic practice is the experiment, whereas she exceeds traditional boundaries of the visual arts by including new technologies and life sciences. Organic materials and living organisms become part of the artworks and collaborators in the work process. This manifests in various media, from video, photography and performance to algorithmic installations as well as drawings. Her work has been exhibited internationally, ia. Ars Electronica Linz, ArtLaboratory Berlin, KW-Kunstwerke Berlin, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Istanbul Biennial, European Media Art Festival, Museum Villa Roth. 

 

www.theresaschubert.com

 

Credits: Theresa Schubert, still from the video "Chroma+Phy", Photo: Kristefan Minski // The Forestal Psyche, exhibition view, FineArt Print and sculpture in collaboration with Attilio Tono, 2017 // Growing Geometries, living installation and video, 2016 // Somniferous / Observatory no.7, LightJet Print,  90x65cm, 2012



DAGMAR SCHÜRRER, ARTIST

 

Dagmar Schürrer is an artist working with the moving image. She assembles found footage, digitally generated objects and animations, text, drawing and sound to form intricate video montages, evocative ofpainting, collage or poetry. Her videos reflect on the surface of digital imagery and their patterns and repetitions, on late capitalist paranoia and projected utopian futures and our relationship to technological development within the digital and the analog.

 

www.dagmarschuerrer.com

 

Credits: Artist Portrait: Xiaofu Wang // Ideal Deficiency, 2016, Videostill // Hard Wet Soft, 2018, Videostill // On Longing, 2018, Exhibition view Centrum Berlin, Photo: Ute Klein



MADELEINE SCHWINGE, ARTIST, CURATOR AND CONSULTANT

 

Madeleine Schwinge is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on IDENTITY and TRANSFORMATION. She studied art history (FU Berlin) and curation (UdK Berlin) and was tutored by distinguished artists. Her work has been published in exhibition and science contexts and was nominated for The Social Art Award in 2019. It merges painting, collage, print, object, installation and texts with lecture performances to a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. Born out of her passion for human evolution and the changing world she founded the re:future Lab with the ambition to explore how art can catalyse a mindset revolution and help make the world a better place.

 

madeleineschwinge.de

re-f-lab.com

 

Credits: Portrait by Olivia Haudry // Images of artworks: End of the night (The Psychedelic Chicks), detail, 2019 / Prepare the ark (The Psychedelic Chicks), detail, 2019 / Logo re:future Lab / all: courtesy the artist



LISA SEEBACH, ARTIST

 

Lisa Seebach is an artist mainly working with installations, sculptures and drawings. Her sculptures are appearing like enlarged scenographic drawings transcribed in space by blurring the boundaries of the mental and physical, the material and immaterial space in order to create psychological spaces, bodily experiences of thoughts. The use of handmade glazed ceramics and steel typifies her work. She received various scholarships / grants e.g. New York Stipend (Niedersächsisches Ministerium und Sparkassenstiftung), Stiftung Kunstfonds, Friedrich Vondemberge Stipendium (Stadt Köln).The artist is represented by Turn Gallery (N.Y) and Meliksetian / Briggs (L.A.). Seebach´s work is exhibited internationally.

 

www.lisaseebach.com

 

Credits: Parallel Shifts And Aquarium Views, 2017, photo: Jenny Gorman // Soft Architecture, 2018, Installation View, Meliksetian, Briggs Gallery, L.A., photo: Michael Underwood // And It Was All A Dream, 2018, photo: Achim Kukulies// When The Stage Turns Dark Tomorrow, 2018 photo: Achim Kukulies 



TANJA SELZER, ARTIST

 

Tanja Selzer transfers media images as well as her own photos and film stills onto the plain of painting. The original context of the images remains hidden, thus opening up an ambiguous field of associations. The real world appears transformed into an often merely fragmentary space. The scenes lure us into an indistinct world outside known society, whose inhabitants apparently prefer to remain among themselves; other scenes reveal fateful moments that defy conscious control and concrete classification.

 

www.tanjaselzer.de

 

Credits: Portrait © Beate Nelken // Studioansicht, photo: Tanja Selzer // Black Jump, 2016 // Perchte, 2016



KEREN SHALEV, ARTIST

 

Keren Shalev is an artist working mainly in the fields of drawing, sculpture, and installation. In her works, she explores structures that evoke mental images through their physical qualities.

Keren has obtained in 2009 her B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of Haifa (IL), in 2010 completed a Teaching Diploma in the Kibbutzim College of Education (IL), and in 2014 she studied Museumskunde (DE) in the HTW Berlin.

Keren Shalev ́s works have been exhibited among other places in the Jewish Museum Berlin, a permanent sculpture at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin; Schlosspark Stammheim Köln, Radial System V; Berlin, Starke Stiftung, Berlin; Tête, Berlin; Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin; Helmut, Leipzig, and Kreuzberg Pavillon.

 

www.shalevkeren.com

 

Credits:  Portrait photo is by Anna Motzel. All other photos are by the artist.



TRACEY SNELLING, ARTIST

 

Tracey Snelling’s work derives from voyeurism, geographical location, and sociology. Through the use of sculpture, video, performance and installation, Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience. She has exhibited in numerous institutions, including the Palazzo Reale, Milan; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany. In 2015, Snelling received the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. She was awarded a fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan in 2017. Snelling has permanent commissions at the Historisches Museum Frankfurt and Facebook in California. She was a 2017/2018 residency artist at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Her work was shown in the Arsenale at the 2019 Venice Biennale, sponsored by Swatch, and was included in the 2019 Havana Biennale.

 

traceysnelling.com

 

Credits: Portrait, Sookoon Ang // Shanghai/Chongqing Hot Pot/Mixtape, 2019, installation / Sozialbau Admiralstrasse, 2020, sculpture, photograph / Clusterfuck 9, 2019, installation with performance, David Pace 



VANESSA SOULI, ARTIST MANAGER, CONSULTANT, WRITER AND CURATOR

 

Vanessa Souli is a free curator, writer and arts consultant in Berlin. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and an MA in Arts Management (Specialisation: Curating) from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Since 2017, she has curated numerous shows in the Netherlands, Berlin, Leipzig and Potsdam and has been invited to present various exhibitions, host artist talks and moderate panel discussions. Her curatorial specialisation is the relation between text and image, and more broadly literature and visual art. She is currently working part-time in Museum Barberini and writes for the international art magazine 'Art Dependence' based in Belgium. 

 

www.vanessa-souli.com



JONNY STAR, ARTIST AND CURATOR

 

Artist and curator Jonny Star lives and works in Berlin and New York. Star’s work blends a variety of materials and media such as bronze, photography, fabrics, and elements of installation art. Her ensembles explore biographical experiences, sexuality, gender roles, and identity and how it is perceived by society. Her work is shown internationally since 1996. The art project SUPERUSCHI is Star’s current platform for her curatorial activities.

 

www.jonny-star.com

 

Credits: portrait by Stefan Draschan, 2015 // Plonk, 1999 // Toy Girls 3, 2014, photo: Jens Bösenberg 

 



CHARLIE STEIN, ARTIST

 

In her work Charlie Stein deals with dominant cultural aesthetics questioning existing modes of perception within the context of a highly digitized, visually overstimulated world. Her material is gathered through extensive research and translated into drawings, installations, sculptures, paintings and text. Her focus lies on social structures, digital media and contemporary forms of communication. Stein studied sociology and fine art in Munich and Stuttgart and holds a postgraduate degree in fine arts as Meisterschüler of Christian Jankowski. From 2015 - 2018 Stein lived and worked in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Manifesta11, Signs and Symbols in New York, the Songjiang Art Museum in Shanghai and the 2017 edition of the Istanbul Biennial. 

 

Charliestein.com

 

Credits: Artist Portrait, Photo: Duncan Smith // Exhibition Views, Study for a Museum Display, 2017, Villa Merkel // Amerika, 2018, Oberwelt // Portrait if a Future Self (Mirror Face), Oil on Canvas, 2019 // All images by the artist unless otherwise noted



FRANZISKA STORCH, ART HISTORIAN 

 

Franziska Storch studied history of art, mathematics, didactics, psychology and philosophy in Oldenburg. Currently she is doing her PhD in art history at the Humboldt University zu Berlin, adviced by Prof. Dr. Michael Diers. The topic of her doctoral thesis is “Greyzones. Perspectives on a non-colour at Richard Artschwagers Oeuvre”. Parallel she works together with a private collector from Berlin. She is also part of the studio of the Berlin based artist Christian Jankowski.



URSULA STRÖBELE, POST-DOC RESEARCH ASSISTANT, AUTHOR, AND CURATOR

 

Ursula Ströbele is a post-doc research assistant at the Institute of Aesthetics at the UdK, Berlin, author and curator. For her doctorate at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, she explored the sculptural reception pieces of the Royal Academy in Paris (1700–1730), published in 2012. Further publications include Mise-en-scène and Narration. An Investigation into Anish Kapoor (2013) and 24h. Skulptur. Notes on Time Sculptures (2015). Ströbele’s current research focuses on the diversification of the definition of sculpture to include time-based, immaterial, performative phenomena. She runs the DFG-funded academic network Theory of Sculpture

 

www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/ursula-stroebele-1/

www.theoriederskulptur.de

 

Credits: portrait by Liane Haug 



ANNIKA VON TAUBE, EDITORIAL STRATEGIST, PUBLICIST AND ART HISTORIAN

 

Annika von Taube is an editorial strategist with a focus on digital media, a publicist and art historian. She was managing editor of community at ZEIT Online and prior to that, chief editor of independent art and fashion magazine sleek. She is the co-founder (together with Juliet Kothe) of Oughtred + Leibniz, a platform exploring different formats for the presentation and mediation of art, and publishes an art blog, BLITZKUNST.

 

www.blitzkunst.com

 

Credit: Portrait © Maxime Ballesteros



LISA TIEMANN, ARTIST

 

Lisa Tiemann is a Berlin-based artist working with sculpture and photography. By an uncompromising confrontation with the gravity and balance of selected materials, she is seeking a new and unusual language of forms while integrating factors of humour and accident. Tiemann’s experimental works upset and challenge the perception and presumptions of her audience.

 

www.lisatiemann.de

 

Credits: installation view: fiebach, minninger, 2015 // detail, notiz schwarz / note black, 2014 // Notiz gelb / Note yellow, 2015 



ANNA TSIANOU, VISUAL ARTIST

 

Artifacts and actions and reasoning associated with them, are the main subject of my work. By Modifying, rearranging or duplicating objects, images or symbols I create and shape cryptic vocabularies of symbols or carriers of encoded Information. The Artifacts so created are fictitious, their forms are only apparently carrying codes. The apparent evidence of information they carry is thereby questioned. Their perception and interpretation by the on viewer is crystallized and made tangible. 

 

www.annatsianou.com

 

Credits: the objective reality V, 2016 // untitled (detail), 2014 // untitled (twenty-one), series null, 2013



SYLVIA DOMINIQUE VOLZ, ART ADVISOR AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 

BMW ART GUIDE BY INDEPENDENT COLLECTORS

 

www.independent-collectors.com

 

Credits: Foto © Anastasia Muna 



ANEMONE VOSTELL, CULTURAL MANAGER

 

Anemone Vostell studied journalism and Slavic studies at the Free University of Berlin. During her studies, she specialized in the areas of media theory and cultural management. She has been active in the international art market for over 20 years. As a gallery partner, freelance curator and cultural manager, she has realized numerous exhibition projects in Germany and abroad. From 2004 to 2018 she headed the business of the Berlin Galleries Association. Following the trend of broader democratization of the art market, in January 2020 she founded berlin art management (bam!)- Art Projects & Advisory.

 

anemone-vostell.com

 

Credits: Portrait. Photo: S. Strippgen / Catalog Slg Allianz Forum. Layout: F. Young / Art From Berlin NYC, 2016, Photo: N. Bergschwinger / Catalog Post-Everything, 2019, Photo: Veronika Dräxler



 JULIA LIA WALTER, ARTIST

 

Julia Lia Walter's works are composed out of painting and video projections. Videos are projected onto paintings in such a way that it is barely visible where the painting ends and the video starts. The artist dissolves the boundaries of the media by creating connections through colours and forms. The cinematic sequences can be read as a commentary to the painting. All videos are screened in a loop, thus inviting the beholder to dwell in the endless presence of the video-projection-paintings. 

 

www.julialiawalter.com

 

Credits: s41, 2015 // handling the circumstances, 2015 // make it better make it worse, 2015 



KATHARINA WENDLER, CURATOR AND WRITER

 

Katharina Wendler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Sciences, Arts Management and Psychology from Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, and a Master of Arts in Art History from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Assistantships include Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin, Konrad Fischer Galerie Berlin, i8 Gallery Reykjavik, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Tampa, Florida. From 2013-2017 she was Director of the exhibition space SAFN Berlin, 2016-2018 Head of Studio for Karin Sander. She currently works as Artistic Associate at the Faculty of Arts and Crafts at Bauhaus-University Weimar, as well as a freelance curator and writer. In early 2018 she initiated the dialog-based exhibition series __in conversation with__.__

 

www.katharinawendler.com, www.in-conversation-with.com

 

Credits: Curated exhibitions at Safn Berlin: Notions of Time – Hreinn Fridfinnsson & Roman Signer, 2015 // Magma Works – Ragna Robertsdottir & Lawrence Weiner, 2014 // Cause and Consequence - Kristjan Gudmundsson & Donald Judd, 2014/2015// Invisible Lines – Alan Johnston & Stanley Brouwn, 2015/2016



ANNA-LENA WERNER, ART HISTORIAN AND CURATOR

 

Anna-Lena Werner is a PhD candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, researching the subject of trauma as an aesthetic strategy. Having studied art history, theatre studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and art theory (Chelsea College of Art and Design, London), she curated exhibitions in project spaces such as Savvy Contemporary, DZIALDOV and Archiv Massiv, and publishes in magazines such as Performance Research, Stedelijk Studies, Monopol Magazine, Schirn Magazine and kopenhagen.dk. Engaging in digital research and curatorial practices, she founded and runs the online magazine artfridge.de and was research associate for Black Mountain Research, a collaborative research project between Freie Universität Berlin and Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin.

 

www.annalenawerner.de



INES WITTNEBEN, GALLERY DIRECTOR AND PROJECT MANAGER

 

Ines Wittneben studied History of Art and Classical Archaeology. Since 2012, she works at Jarmuschek+Partner. As the gallery director, she is responsible for i.a. artist support, exhibitions, fair presentations and communication. For the Positions Berlin Art Fair, she particularly takes care of special projects, cooperations and PR. Above that, she helps organising charity art auctions.

 

www.jarmuschek.de

www.positions.berlin

 

Credits: Sabine Banovic, Treibsand, Jarmuschek+Partner, 2013 // Carina Linge, Theatrum Mundi, Jarmuschek+Partner, 2014 // Positions Berlin Art Fair 2015, photo: Edgard Berendsen



KONSTANZE WOLTER, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER e.artis GmbH

 

www.e-artis.de

www.e-artis-contemporary.de



LAURA HELENA WURTH, PRESS OFFICER

 

Laura Helena Wurth is the press officer of Urbane Kunste Ruhr, with Britta Peters being the artistic director. After studying Arts & Culture at Maastricht University she did her Master at Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin in Religion & Culture. At the same time she was the studio manager of Christian Jankowski. She completed her Master with a dissertation about contemporary art presented in the sacred space. Afterwards she worked for the artist Constant Dullaart, the communication agency Bureau N as well as press of icer of the 10th Berlin Biennale.

 

 



ANNE ZDUNEK, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF

KUNSTUNDHELDEN - AGENTUR FÜR NEUE KUNSTKONZEPTE

 

The art historian Anne Zdunek is founder and owner of kunstundhelden — Agency for new art concepts. kunstundhelden provides services in the fields of Public Relations, Art Management and Art Consulting to artists, curators, galleries, businesses and art collectors. Additionally, kunstundhelden regularly exhibits artworks of artists from its own portfolio. These artists work with diverse mediums, such as painting, photography and video work.

 

www.kunstundhelden.de

 



MICHAELA ZIMMER, ARTIST

 

Traces of the performative appear almost palpable in both Michaela Zimmer’s constructed and densely textured canvases, as well as in their plain primed equivalents. The conceptual nature of her abstract paintings is evident in her sculptural use of PE film. Enhancing a remarkable oscillation of spatial awareness it points to a key issue in her work by exploring the different possibilities of the spatial conditions we move in and the images we create of these.

 

www.michaela-zimmer.de

 



DARJA ZUB, PROJECT MANAGER ART AND FILM, WRITER

 

Darja is a curator, filmmaker, writer and consultant. She holds a M.A. in art history and psychology. She has been working with galleries and art institutions such as peer to space, Gallery DAM and Artconnect Berlin, Bernhard Knaus Gallery as well as the SCHIRN Kunsthalle and SCHIRN MAG. Currently, Darja contributes her expertise to ARTPRESS - Ute Weingarten. Darja continues to work closely with the artists Bianca Kennedy, Giacomo Santiago Rogado, and Adam Baer. Her academic interest lies in social-political identity and stigma in contemporary art and film. 

 

Credits: Installation view: We´re are all in this together, solo show of Bianca Kennedy, Alte Münze, Berlin, Mai/May 2018.





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