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 workspaces on the third floor of the 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.

Studio grant information 2017

Current fellows

  • Min-Seob Ji

    Installations made of found objects, video works, sculptures and performances: Min-Seob Ji uses many different media. The divergence of his home country South Korea and the various countries where he has lived, like Germany and Japan, are the point of departure for his thinking. Min-Seob Ji takes up everyday situations and presents them in critical, but also humorous light.

    Min-Seob Ji has a very delicate and sensitive eye for moments that seem banal. He engages with situations that seem to disappear in everyday life, but which he, as a traveller between cultures, notices. Translated into installations with everyday objects, they become spatial experiences.

    The ambivalence of this moment is the result of an initial absence and the subsequent rapprochement. When memory encounters the present, and one state changes into another, a process starts. It is a process between two moments. Min-Seob Ji moves this course of events into the center of his thinking. The process of cognition and insight becomes a part of his engagement. Both identity and questions of its perception are illuminated: how far can perception be controlled by external influences? And how far is the internal state of the person perceiving things actually decisive?  Maria Tanbourgi

  • 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 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 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.

  • Ahram Kwon (Residency)

    Ahram Kwon studied Fine Art-Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London for M.F.A. after graduation from the college of art and design at Konkuk University. She investigates and experiments her interest on the concept and system of thinking that are infused within the fundamental elements of civilization, such as language, time and matter. With this interest based on her own experience around world her work is represented across video, sound and installation. Including her selection《National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Residency Goyang 2015 》 in Korea, her work has been shown in several countries, UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, and Poland. Her video works are now part of the 《Arko Art Center Archive》 and 《Seoul Museum of Art》collection. http://ahramkwon.com

Former fellows

  • 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 Feehly
    • 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 Teinert, Wolf Helzle & Matthias Siegert,
    • Yildiz Aslandogan & Lukas Hofer
    • Mareike Hofmann & Jan Löchte
    • Fergus Feehily
  • 2006
    • Ronald Kolb & Volker Schartner
    • Laurenz Teinert, 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