In the framework of the studio programme, seven 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 7 studio residencies for a period of 12 months, starting 1st of March every year. 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 October 31th, 2020 (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 2020 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 themselvesAn introdution to all workshops is liable for costs.
The residency has to be in Stuttgart within the year.

 

Current fellows

  • Alba Frenzel

    Alba Frenzel (born 1984) has lived in Leipzig since studying at the Academy of Fine Arts. During her studies she focused on photography in the context of contemporary art. In summer 2017, after her degree, her work Fotopapier, Licht, Ei (Photo Paper, Light, Egg), was exhibited alongside other prizewinners as part of the photography competition gute aussichtenjunge deutsche fotografie at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. The pictures we real l created in darkroom solely by means of the interaction between photographic paper and light. She used hens eggs in various physical states to create her images, which resulted indifferent shapes of varying intensity. In 2019 she began a residency at the Künstlerhaus Salzwedel.
    In her photographic work Aus erdgeschichtlicher Sicht (From a Geological Perspective), she photographed ice cream counters in ice cream parlors. Due to the angle and coloration of the shot, they took on the appearance of natural rock, lavaor mud formations.
    Her current work explores the creation of a living arthrough the lens of the Leberwurstbaum.

     

    Foto: Alba Frenzel, aus erdgeschichtlicher sicht, Foto: Alba Frenzel

  • Amiko Li

    Amiko Li (born 1993) is a visual artist who works in the fields of photography, textand video. His works investigate the paradox of intimacy and distance. Through strategies of reenactment, exchangeand mistranslation, his works explore an aleatory approach to nuances in the cultural and social systemas well as the ethics of language and representation. He is currently working on a text-based project that drawfrom sources such as acupuncture, palmistry, the induction of psychogenic diseases, tetrachromacyin birds, evolution, value systems, and bodily autonomy.

    Foto: Amiko Li, Untitled (Butterfly in the Lab), Foto: Amiko Li

  • Lennart Cleemann

    Lennart Cleemann (born 1990) studied architecture at the University of Hanover, the Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark), and the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, graduating with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Before coming to the art academy in Stuttgart, he completed an internship at Buchner Bründler Architects in Basel (Switzerland). This period shaped his way of thinking and his approach to work with regard to what he refers to as “poetic pragmatism.”
    In his work, he mainly focuses on themes of loneliness and togetherness, as well as sexual desire and consumption. One of the aims of his work is also the liberation from perceived helplessness in the face of firmly entrenched social and conceptual structures. He applied to the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart with the desire to use the studio provided as a test space for installations—a kind of dystopian bedroom. This idea originates primarily from his interpretation of the bed as a place of retreat and lethargy, but also intimacy and joy.
    Through these Betonbetten (Concrete Beds) he explores the emotional and relational connections that hold his attention in everyday life. The test space can also be viewed as a kind of construction site in a state of constant change. Death and life both find their raison d’être here.

    Foto: Lennart Cleemann, Bumpy Grumpy, Foto: Lennart Cleemann

  • Stadtlücken

    Stadtlücken e.V.  is a group of designers from various disciplines who seek to make us more aware of public space and the urban experience and to encourage a digital-analogue network for the collaborative development of a livable city. A livable city offers non-commercial public spaces in which different people can meet and help to shape urban structures. The urban space that is to be shaped here is not only to be understood in terms of urban planning; it encompasses legal and knowledge spaces, as well as buildings and infrastructure, which must be accessible to all.
    Regular discussion events such as Einmal im Monat—Wem gehört die Stadt? (Once a month—To whom does the city belong?) promote interaction and offer initiatives and interested citizens the opportunity to network further. Together they discuss urban issues such as “What is participation?”, “Where do homeless people actually live?”, or “How does cooperation work?”. Through this network, the right to the city in Stuttgart is assessed, put to the test, developed further, and implemented as a basic principle.

    Stadtlücken is also working on the development of a cooperative urban space at Österreichischer Platz and on a concept for an interface between politics, administration, and citizens in the form of the Office for Public Space, which will open at the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof in summer 2020.

    Foto: Stadtlücken, Visualisierung Österreichischer Platz, Courtesy Stadtlücken

  • Ülkü Süngün

    Ülkü Süngün studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts. Using various media such as photography, installation, sculpture, and lecture performances, she critically examines migration and identity (politics) and memory in her work, and also carries out artistic research with her process-oriented and collaborative approach. As a lecturer at the Merz Akademie and the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, she also explores questions of emancipation in her teaching.
    Her project Institut für Künstlerische Migrationsforschung (IKMF; Institute for Artistic Migration Research) is currently being realized at the Künstlerhaus. Founded in 2017, her association enables her to make her previous artistic and sociocritical practice structurally visible and also to use spaces nomadically. As part of this project, the event series ACTIVIST ACADEMY. VISUAL STRATEGIES I was held at the Künstlerhaus in the spring of 2019, along with with several open workshops. She also had a residency with IKMF at zeitraumexit in Mannheim in 2019: GEMEINGUT JUNGBUSCH. She investigated the functions of migration and cultural institutions in the context of gentrificationin the Jungbusch neighborhood. The short film series KANAKINO with Belit Sag and Cana Bilir-Meier was the main element of this residency.

    Foto: Ülkü Süngün, zeitraumexit, Foto: Ülkü Süngün

  • Jasmin Schädler

    Jasmin Schädler is a director and visual artist. After her bachelor’s degree in physics and cultural studies, she studied theatre direction under Christof Nel at the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg and completed a master’s degree in art practice at the Dutch Art Institute. Her artistic focus lies in the dissection of contexts and etymologies; technology and perception are currently her central concerns. Her work on the interaction between humans and algorithms is a longer-term artistic research project. She recently gave a lecture performance on this topic at Silent Green (Berlin) in May 2019.
    For the festival Die irritierte Stadt (The Confused City) in 2020, she is currently creating a work with Bongile Gorata Lecoge-Zulu that deals with the performative diversity of the perception of urban space. As part of the collective die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen (www.apocalyptic.danceshe develops performances in close cooperation with Theater Rampe and also as part of Freischwimmen, a platform for young talent.

    Foto: Jasmin Schädler, Banana Island, Foto: Julia Schäfer

  • Marlon Lanziner and Valentino Biagio

    As the artist group MAVA, Marlon Lanziner and Valentino Biagio have been working on the sculptural elaboration of environmental phenomenasince 2014. In their project the rain brings the color, they demonstrate how copper’s weathering processes create streaks of color on a white marble staircase as it reacts with rainwater and how this transforms the staircase’s appearance.
    Marlon Lanziner (born 1989) and Valentino Biagio (born 1988) studied fine arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart from 2010 to 2018. In 2019 Marlon Lanziner designed the first edition of miniature Vadonna sculptures with Eva-Marie Holzner. The unique, individually colored bronze sculptures refer on the one hand to the classic representation of the Virgin Mary as the Madonna, and on the other to the female sex.The sculptures unite both of these aspects.

Former fellows

  • 2019
    • LOWLAND
    • anorak
    • Ülkü Süngün
    • Marlon Lanziner & Valentino Biagio (MAVA)
    • Stadtlücken
    • Jasmin Schädler
    • Mahsa Saloor (Residency Juni bis August 2019)
    • Sophie Innmann (Residency März bis Mai 2019)
  • 2018
    • Sören Hiob
    • LOWLAND
    • Anna Romanenko & Björn Kühn
    • anorak
    • Katharina Jabs
    • Ülkü Süngün
    • Ulrike Buck (Residency, September 2018 bis Februar 2019)
    • Marie Raffn (Residency, Januar bis April 2018)
  • 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