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.

 

Studios at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is offering 5 studio residencies for a period of 12 months, starting 1st of March, 2019. Each individual studio is approx. 25 sqm. A large recreation room is accessible for all recipients. Additionally, stipendiaries have free access to all technical facilities of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. The studios are free of rent, but a membership at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart will be necessary.

It is possible to extend the studio grant through applying for another year. This option can be used not more than twice, so a maximum period of three years is possible.

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart was founded in 1978 as an initiative of local artists. Since then it has developed into one of the most distinguished institutions for contemporary art nationally and internationally. In addition to the exhibition program and complementary series of lectures, screenings and discussions, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart hosts production workshops including audio-visual media, various printing techniques, ceramics, and a separate workshop for children.

Künstlerhaus invites applications from the fields of art, architecture, theory and design, that involve ideas and projects to which the specific infrastructure of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart can serve as a helpful context. Applications of groups and single applications are both welcome.

The recipients are requested to give a lecture or presentation on their work in the course of their residency.

Please include with your application the following documents:

  •  CV
  •  documentation of your artistic work, such as portfolio, catalogues (max. 2 books), images etc.
  •  a written description how you want to use your studio at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (max. 2 pages)

Please don’t send your application documents on CD or DVD, but in printed form (except for videos/films). In case of application via email, please send pdf files only.

Please send your application to the following address by September 31, 2018 (postmark deadline):

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Email: info@kuenstlerhaus.de

STUDIO APPLICATION
Reuchlinstr. 4b
70178 Stuttgart

The jury, which consists of members of the artistic board, will meet in November/December and all applicants will be informed about the decisions as soon as possible.

Please note that the studio program does not include accommodation or any kind of financial aid. International applications are welcome provided that applicants see to their accommodation themselves.

Above that, it is possible to apply for an artist-in-residency studio, which is on the same floor an has same conditions. This studio can be used for stays of a period from 3 to 6 months.

Current fellows

  • LOWLAND

    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.”

  • anorak

    anorak is a trio made up of Lukas Ludwig, Johanna Markert, and Florian Model. The collaborative pro-cess lies at the heart of their work, along with the conviction that communal working methods open up possibilities far exceeding those enabled by an individual approach. Anorak’s projects start with an inte-rest in other artistic positions and develop in close collaboration with young local and international artists and cultural producers. In their experiments with formats like exhibitions, dinners, conversati-ons, and film screenings, anorak tries to develop spaces for earnest, reciprocal exchange and dialogue between young artists. Since 2016 the trio has run the non-profit Kunstverein Anorak e.V. Their recent exhibition and event projects include Mixed Feelings (2016), in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Palermo Galerie, as well as In a Room (2017) at Leopoldstr. 2 in Karlsruhe.

    The anorak studio at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is simultaneously a work space, meeting place, and starting point for new projects. Anorak is currently working on a multi-part exhibition and event project titled Gemini, which will open early in the summer of 2018. Gemini will be realized in cooperation with the Akademie Schloss Solitude, among others.

  • Ülkü Süngün

    Ülkü Süngün, born 1970 in Istanbul, lives and works in Stuttgart. Growing up between Turkey and Germany, her first career was as an engineer before she studied art with Werner Pokorny, Udo Koch, and Felix Ensslin. Through various media such as photography, instal-lation, sculpture, and lecture performances, she critically engages with migration and identity (politics) as well as memory. Her collaborative and process-oriented work pursues a form of artistic research. In her work as a teacher at the Merz Akademie and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, she also deals with questions of emancipation. At the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, she will realize her project “Institut für Künstlerische Migrationsforschung” (IKMF). With the organization founded in 2017, she makes her critical artistic and social practice structurally visible and uses spaces nomadically. Süngün will run the studio as an IKMF center for ongoing projects and guests, regularly hosting workshops, lecture performances, and discussions. Through her interdisciplinary cooperations and collaborations, she offers a platform to other artists, activists, scientists, and social workers.

  • 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.

  • Katharina Jabs

    Katharina Jabs, born 1986 in Kazakhstan, is an artist and filmmaker. She studied fine art at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, and new media at the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan on an exchange program.

    From 2016 to 2017, she was the recipient of a state postgraduate scholarship for the artistic-scientific research project Ein Grinsen ohne Katze, which drew on the methods of the Japanese documentary film avant-garde in the sixties as well contemporary film-aesthetic theories on the topic “OFF.” The shooting of her current film, Ein Grinsen ohne Katze – THE VERY TALE, has been funded by the DAAD in Japan.

    In her films, Katharina Jabs works with various states of absence. An essential criterium for her filmic practice is an engagement with the materials of the “OFF” (hors-champ, off-screen space), film’s imagina-ry space that exists/insists beyond the image frame that is staged and conceived through the camera and mise en scène.

    In 2017 her film TERRY JO WANTED received the “Link 2 Future” prize of Zürich’s psychoanalytic society.

Former fellows

  • 2017
    • Maximilian Bauer
    • Sören Hiob
    • LOWLAND
    • Anna Romanenko & Björn Kühn
    • Gruppe Staub
    • Minyoung Paik (Residency, January until April 2017)
    • Guy Königstein (Residency, August until October 2017)
  • 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