In the framework of the studio programme, four studio grants are given to outstanding applicants in the areas of art, architecture and theory. Recipients are granted individual work spaces on the third floor of Künstlerhaus. They also have complimentary access to the various workshops. A membership at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart will be obligatory.

The fellows are determined annually by a jury of Künstlerhaus board members based upon submitted applications. The studio grant begins March 1 each year.

 

Current fellows

  • Lowland Kollektiv

    LOWLAND stands for an imaginary space of free thought, of a fantastic sphere, of desire and controversy. The art magazine includes a collective of writers and artists from various disciplines and combines diverse artistic positions.

    The collective was founded by Anne Pflug, Christiana Teufel, and Damaris Wurster.

    Anne Pflug (1989) works in the fields of performance, video, and music to explore the creation of bodies and realities. She is part of several music projects, including Perigon und Foam. She studied at Merz Akademie Stuttgart with Quigley, Muhle, Ott and Dreyer, receiving her Master of Arts’ degree in 2015. Currently, she is taking the Master’s programme “time-based media” with Michaela Melián at HFBK Hamburg.

    Christiana Teufel (1985) studied new media art at HfG Karlsruhe, specialising in artistic photography with Elger Esser and continued her studies at Merz Akademie Stuttgart. She earned her Master’s degree from Merz Akademie with David Quigley and Michael Dreyer. In her artistic explorations, she uses methods of archiving, of montage and abstraction as well as poetry to investigate cultural techniques such as collective memory.

    Damaris Wurster (1984) graduated from Merz Akademie in 2013, receiving a bachelor’s degree in the field of film and video. Since then she has been continuing her studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart with Christian Jankowski, Mike Bouchet and since 2015 with Mariella Mosler. In her work, Damaris Wurster deals with the abstraction of photography, while assigning an important role to the supporting material.

  • Anna Romanenko & Björn Kühn

    Anna Romanenko (born in Moscow in 1983) initially studied theatre directing at the Theaterakademie Hamburg followed by architecture, New Media and Sculpting at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. She “designs objects with operative capacities as well as processes, which occur by means of objects.” Together with Björn Kühn she co-founded the performance collective Punch and Jude and the Verlag für Handbücher. Björn Kühn (born in 1987) studied Fine Arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart as well as at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to diverse exhibition, performance and lecture activities and well as the collaborations with Anna Romanenko mentioned above, Kühn also co-founded the magazine Copter. In their artistic practice, Romanenko and Kühn deal with “inventing new mechanisms between humans, objects and their surroundings, describing them and designing tools for those mechanisms.”

  • Staub

    Abel Auer, Dorota Jurczak and Max Rieger are Staub. They describe themselves as an organisation that currently finds itself in the formation process, a collective, and group of musicians and visual artists. Abel Auer, born in 1974, founded the artist group “Akademie Isotrop” in Hamburg in the 90s. Since then he has been living and working as an artist in Hamburg and Brussels. The work of artist Dorota Jurczak, born in Warsaw in 1978, has been shown in various exhibitions throughout recent years, including group shows at Tate Modern and Berlin Biennale. Max Rieger, born 1992, gained popularity as lead singer and guitarist of the Stuttgart band “Die Nerven” which had a break through in the Punk/Indie/Noise music scene with their second album Fun that Spiegel described as “one of the best and most important German albums of the decade.” Moreover, he is working on a solo project and is a founding member of the music collective “Kollektiv für Ohrenbetäubung.” After 20 years, Abel Auer has returned to Stuttgart to give a new impetus to the citiy’s starving underground art and music scene, together with his allies Dorota Jurczak and Max Rieger.

  • Maximilan Bauer

    Born in Heilbronn, Maximilian Bauer studied musicology in Tübingen, before studying fine art in Berlin in the classes of Hanns Schimansky and Katharina Grosse. His work has been exhibited within Germany and the US. Bauer has worked as a tutor in the sculpture department at Syracuse University, New York and curated the exhibition Things I have learned in my life for the Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin in 2014. His artistic practice involves different media such as drawing, installation and performance. He investigates the dimensions of scale and different qualities of the ‘concrete,’ experiments with physical states of paint and the categories of colour. At Künstlerhaus, he aims to connect with fellow artists and visitors.

  • Sören Hiob

    Sören Hiob studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart with Christian Jankowski and Mike Bouchet. He works across boundaries in several fields of contemporary artistic production: from painting, sculpting and installation to his main focus on performance and video. As far as content is concerned, he increasingly tries to develop perspectives that are independent and institutionally unaffiliated. With his works Hiob has been part of numerous group exhibitions – at several places in Stuttgart, of course, but also across Europe in Wrocław, Warsaw, Vaduz, London, Edinburgh, Basel, or Rome.

  • Minyoung Paik (Residency)

    South Korean artist Minyoung Paik, born in 1983, studied textile design at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, graduating in 2008. Subsequently, she studied sculpting at the State Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Magdalena Jetelová. In 2015 she became Meisterschülerin with Gregor Schneider and gained a diploma, for which she was awarded the DAAD prize. The artist has lived and worked in Munich since 2008. Her installations, objects and photographs are concerned with the cultural and political structures in her home country and the mechanisms of contemporary art.

Former fellows

  • 2016
    • Maximilian Bauer
    • Sören Hiob
    • Min-Seob Ji
    • Anna Romanenko & Björn Kühn
    • Gruppe Staub
    • Ahram Kwon (Residency)
  • 2015
    • Nana Hülsewig & Fender Schrade
    • Min-Seob Ji
    • Studio Soleils
    • Maximilian Bauer
    • Gruppe Staub
    • Grażyna Roguski (Residency)
  • 2014
    • Juliane Otterbach
    • Nana Hülsewig & Fender Schrade
    • Min-Seob Ji
    • Studio Soleils
    • Demian Bern
    • Humberto Duque (Residency)
  • 2013
    • Juliane Otterbach
    • Demian Bern
    • Nana Hülsewig
    • Manuel Krumrain
  • 2012
    • Matthias Megyeri
    • Florian Klette
    • Melanie Mohren & Bernhard Herbordt
    • Juliane Otterbach
  • 2011
    • Bernhard Kahrmann
    • Karima Klasen
    • Matthias Megyeri
    • Eva Schmeckenbecher
    • JAK (Jangyoung Jung, Andreas Geisselhardt & Kestutis Svirnelis)
  • 2010
    • Bernhard Kahrmann
    • Sebastian Klemm
    • Matthias Megyeri
    • JAK (Jangyoung Jung, Andreas Geisselhardt & Kestutis Svirnelis)
  • 2009
    • Fergus Feehily
    • Bernhard Kahrmann
    • Sebastian Klemm
    • JAK (Jangyoung Jung, Andreas Geisselhardt & Kestutis Svirnelis)
  • 2008
    • Yildiz Aslandogan & Lukas Hofer
    • Fergus Feehily
    • Benjamin Fischer & Monika Schlachter
  • 2007
    • Eva Paulitsch & Uta Weyrich
    • Laurenz Theinert, Wolf Helzle & Matthias Siegert
    • Yildiz Aslandogan & Lukas Hofer
    • Mareike Hofmann & Jan Löchte
    • Fergus Feehily
  • 2006
    • Ronald Kolb & Volker Schartner
    • Laurenz Theinert, Wolf Helzle & Matthias Siegert
    • Mirja Wellmann
    • Ilka Götz
  • 2005
    • Julia Wenz & Katrin Kinsler
    • Ronald Kolb & Volker Schartner
    • Mirja Wellmann
    • Michael Dreyer
  • 2004
    • Julia Wenz & Katrin Kinsler
    • Rock und Bluse
    • Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Köperl
    • Ashok Kapur
  • 2003
    • Wendelien van Oldenborgh
    • Astrid S. Klein
    • Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Köperl
    • Ashok Kapur
  • 2002
    • Monika Nuber
    • Alexander Frangenheim
    • Ilka Götz
  • 2000
    • Ute Zeller
    • Christine Embert
    • Julia Lenzmann
    • Stef Stagel
    • Ralph Künzler
  • 1999
    • Petra Mihm
    • Hannes Trüjen & Kathrin Wörwag
    • Charlotte Wilde & Michael Vogel
    • Johannes Kiefer & Sintgund Seif
    • Stefanie Bollinger & Kim Zieschang