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1970 born in Gehrden
1992 certified stonemason, Hannover
1994 – 2000 studies at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee
1998 – 1999 studies abroad in Philadelphia, MfA-Program Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA
with Prof. Joel Fisher and Prof. Jody Pinto
2000 Diploma, mentor Yana Milev
2001 Meisterschülerin Prof. Inge Mahn
1986 – 1993 assistant of Hartmut Stielow, Makoto Fujiwara u.a.
2001 assistant of Yana Milev

2002 – 2005 visiting professor, coordinator of Interdisciplinary Study Program of KHB-Weißensee
2002 foundation of damensalon
2006 – 2013 member of project space Stedefreund, Berlin
since 2007 work as preliminary examiner and jury member in juries in art-competitions, Federal Building Department and Cultural Senat of Berlin
since 2015 cooperation with Katharina Lottner, art-competitions (mmtt)

 

Awards and stipends

2018 winning proposal “STEINPLATZ reloaded”, art competition by invitation, with Katharina Lottner (mmtt), Berlin
2017 second place, art-competition Clay-Schule, Berlin with Katharina Lottner (mmtt)
2016 third place, art-competition Nelson Mandela Memorial, Nürnberg, with Katharina Lottner (mmtt)
2015 project-grant of Mart Stam society, Berlin
2013 Künstlergut Prösitz e.V., Saxony, Germany, Residency
2012 second place, art-competition, former church of the Dominicans – new design of windows, Bamberg
2011 awardee of the program “George Sand – Frédéric Chopin”, Stiftung Genshagen
2011 second prize, art-competition, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Building (German Bundestag, Berlin)
2009 Muzychi Expanded History Projekt by Alevtina Kakhidze, Private Residency Program, Ukraine, (Video)
2006 with Veronike Hinsberg, third prize, competition German Embassy, Warsaw
2005 Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, project and travel stipend (Lithuania)
2003 project stipend, Berlin Senate, Berlin
2002/2003 DAAD travel-stipend to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2002 nomination VID-Award, festival for video art, Bern, CH
2002 guest studio Werkraum Warteck, Basel, Switzerland
2001 – 2002 IPA year stipend of Berlin
2000 award Mart-Stam Gesellschaft, Berlin
1999 Vermont Studio Center, Artists-in-Residence-Program, Johnson, VT, USA
1995 – 2001 stipend of ev. Studienwerk Villigst

 

Private Collection

Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir

 

Exhibitions

2018
Berlin 1918/1919, groupshow, Märkisches Museum, Berlin
Ufer Open, groupshow, with Pantea Lachin, Berlin
Liebe Grüße… groupshow, Stallmuseum of Inge Mahn, Groß Fredenwalde
STEINPLATZ reloaded, public temporary installation (catalogue) with Katharina Lottner (mmtt), Berlin
anonymous drawings, groupshow, Galerie im Koerner Park, Berlin
Schnell & Schmutzig,groupshow, Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin
100, groupshow Axel Obiger, Berlin

2017
Competition Results Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation, Berlin

2016
Exhibition Redesigning the town entrances, city hall, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
FERN WEH * HEIM WEH, by Anke Becker, tête

2015
Vorwärts nach weit, site-specific installation with Kati Gausmann and Alexandra Schumacher, Kubus gallery, Hanover (single show, catalogue)

2014
Zusammen: Alexander Klenz und Freunde, Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin
Exhibition of residents of Künstlergut Prösitz 2013, Jadgschloss Wermsdorf
20 years Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

2013
Sezzession, curated by Anne Naundorf, Berlin Art Week, SEZ-Berlin
Double Bind / Podwójne wiązanie, curated by Barbara Piwowarska, Galeria Studio, Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland (single show, catalogue)
Cumuli – On collecting things, Camelot and L40 – Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., Berlin (catalogue)

2012
Ex Girlfriends in the Age of Drones, curated by Linda Green / Una Tittel, with Christine Cheung, Petra Cortright, Rachel de Joode, Veronica Manchego, gallery space at Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin (catalogue)
Space Release #2: Spatial Shift, with Kerstin Gottschalk, Antonia Nordmann, Marcel Prüfert, Katja Pudor, Stedefreund Berlin

2011
Faster and Slower Lines – from the collection Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, curated by Birta Guðjónsdóttir,Hafnarhús, Reykjavik Art Museum, Island
Space Release #1: 12 Titles, with Astrid Busch, Nicole Degenhardt, Kerstin Gottschalk, Marlena Kudlicka, Rebecca Michaelis, Marcel Prüfert, Katja Pudor, Julia Staszak, Stedefreund, Berlin
Preview 2011, Stedefreund, Berlin
Die Linie überschreiten. A drawing exhibition, curated by Florian Müller-Klug, Westwendischen Kunstverein, KUNSTkammer
Art and Architecture – Three Competitions, art-space of the German Bundestag at Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders House
Lage 3:20, #4 – Das Kuriositätenkabinett, curated by Jofroi Amaral and Pierre Granoux, LAGE 3:20, Berlin
Die Linie überschreiten. Eine Zeichnungsausstellung,
curated by Florian Müller-Klug, Schau Fenster. Schauraum für Kunst, Berlinbased around Babusch, curated by Barbara Scheuermann, babusch, Berlin
Seeing is remembering, Stefka Ammon, AK Dolven (NO), Emanuel Geisser (CH), curated by Anne Fäser, Stedefreund, Berlin
Uferhallen Art shares, Uferhallen, Berlin
Was ist Verrat?, (What is treason?), thealit, Bremen

2010
anonymous drawings archive, Uferhallen, Berlin
was neues für’s Wohnzimmer, benefit-auction for art-project tor111, Galerie Nord-Kunstverein, Berlin
Mareschstrasse 15 Studios, groupshow with Cyril Aboucaya, Julie Chovin, Michael Eric Dietrich, Kenichiro Egam, Kasia Fudakowski, Kuo-Wei Lin, Arnika Müll, Julia Prezewowsky, Islamiya Scarr
Schnell & Schmutzig, Markthalle IX, Eisenbahnstrasse 42, Berlin-Kreuzberg, with Robert Ziegler My_WTC
2nd UM-Festival, plein air, Uckermark, Brandenburg
DMY – International Design Festival, Berlin,
contribution for Le Van Bo’s HartzIV Möbel, model Jasny
Sight Relations, with Veronike Hinsberg, Juliane Laitzsch, Stedefreund, Berlin

2009
Anonymous Drawings N°10, Kunstamt Kreuzberg at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Attention, Erlkönig, Gebäude, gestempelt, Identität, Konstrukt, Layering, Travestie, Unterbild, Utopie, Wand, Weltordnung, Freunde aktueller Kunst e.V., Zwickau
Club 89, Marks Blond, Bern, Switzerland
The world within, curated by Elena Veljanovska, Museum of the city of Skopje, Mazedonia
Gaze, installation by Stefka Ammon and Astrid Busch, Stedefreund, Preview Berlin
The World Within, group show Berlin – Skopje, curated by Elena Veljanovska, Stedefreund
Out of Wedding, Uferhallen, Berlin
Anonymous Drawings / archive selection 2009, fruehsorge/ contemporary drawing, Berlin
Mahn oh Mahn, Emerson Gallery, Berlin

2008
Wharf Road Project, The Wenlock Building, London
Stedefreund auf der Preview Berlin 2008
UM08, 1. festival for art.literature.music, fergitz, Uckermark
MINI MINUTES, Festival of small films, Münster
Schöner Wohnen am Kollwitzplatz, group show, curated by Julia Staszak, Husemannstr., Berlin
ICON, with Sonja Draub, Susanne Huth, Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, Stedefreund
Stedefreund at Art Athina, Art Fair Athen, Berlin now – then we take Berlin, curated by Sarah Belden
Manual CC – Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, uqbar, Berlin

2007
Stedefreund at Berliner Kunstsalon IV
poliflur 0101 by A. Westermann and L. Drunkemühle, Berlin-Lichtenberg
Ten years and a day after the day when Di died, outdoor installation Stedefreund
Kunst am Bau – Deutsche Botschaften in Warschau und Mexiko-Stadt, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin
Raum für Kunst, installation contribution for Julia Staszak, Galerie Christa Burger, Munich
Wo man hinsieht, Stefka Ammon, Sandra Zuanovic, Esther Dischereit, Stedefreund
WildWest, with Ethan Jackson, Björn Hegardt and Gudrun Rauwolf, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) Saarbrücken, Mia-Münster-Haus, St. Wendel
Alles Gute, liebe Kunst, group show, Stedefreund

2006
Anonymous Drawings I and II, blütenweiß
Stedefreund at Berliner Kunstsalon III

2005
EDITION 01#, projektraum neuenhausen, Berlin
Vorfreude, installation contribution for Katja Pudor, Galerie Weißer Elefant, Berlin
Avanti Melancholia, installation contribution for Katharina Karrenberg, Museum for Modern Art, Tallinn, Estonia
Electric Ladyland, Umformwerk, Berlin
überdreht – Spin Doctoring, Politik, Medien, thealit, Bremen

2004
Neue Kunst in alten Gärten, Park Gut Lenthe, Hannover
deconstruct me – I am an artist, Symposion, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
WildWest, magnifico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
6 x 1 = 5 x 6, project space of Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
WildWest, Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

2003
Me, Window on Broad, Rosenwald-Wolff Gallery,
University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
WildWest, Basekamp, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Exposure in Switzerland, Rencontres International Paris-Berlin, Paris, France
WildWest, augenblick-raum für gegenwartskunst, Berlin

2002
I wish I was … I am …, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Schweiz [single show]
Prime Time 2, FRAC Alsace, Selestat, France
Best of V.I.D. 2001/2002, 2002, Festival for video art, V.I.D. Bern, CH
Letztes Jahr, Monbijou, Berlin

2001
The real virtuality, Staatsbank, Berlin
Reich & Berühmt, in cooperation with Podewil, Staatsbank, Berlin
Mart-Stam awardee show, Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann, Berlin
Künstlerbilder, Galerie Helga Broll visiting Galerie Mesaoo Wrede, Hamburg

2000
3. International Student Triennale, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Hauptsache, man ist gesund und glücklich, performance with Franziska Wüsten, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

1999
sticker shock, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Philadelphia, USA
Videonight, MadeaStudio, Kitakyushu, Japan

1997
Kunstverein Frankfurt/Oder, with Dorothea Neitzert
transfer, S-Bahnhof Jannowitzbrücke

1995
Galerieprojekt Artus, Hamburg

 

Lectures / Teaching

2016 Was ist Kunst?, film-screening and discussion, film by Christine Umpfenbach and Antje Wenningmann, 1995, in the context of the research project KHB in the 90s
2011 The Oriental World in our Living Rooms – familiar Strangness, panel talk with Prof. Dr. Andrea Polaschegg, Humboldt University, Stedefreund, Berlin
2010 Project-week Witch-Prosecution, Dominikanerkloster Prenzlau, lecture series about historical events and context (1500 -1750), concept and organisation by Stefka Ammon,
a cooperation with Dominikanerkloster Prenzlau, the city of Prenzlau, kindly supported by KVHS-Uckermark, Program
2009 Beyond memorial-culture – political dimensions of art in public space, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Berlin, Workshop Memorial-Competition, invited by Dr. Sabine Sanio
2007 No Manifesto!, Workshop for Student Art Days, Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania
2006 Am I here?, Workshop, Summer University of Hans Böckler-Stiftung Harnack Haus, Berlin
The Moose on the Ice, Art Tape Center, Halifax, Canada
German video – five positions&, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada
2005 capturing the truth, Humboldt University, Berlin
StadtRaumKontrollVerlust – Aneignung Interaktion, Symposion KHB-Weissensee, coordinated with Dr. Sabine Sanio and Jürgen Neugebauer
2004 Works and report from Berlin, Texas Tech University of Lubbock, USA, German Department, invited by Dr. Meredith McClain Why I love Winnetou, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, Native American Department, invited by John David Gates
2001 I wish I was…, KHB-Weißensee, invited by Yâna Milev
2000 frontflipping, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, CH, invited by Franziska Wüsten

 

Catalogues /Publications

2015 Powidoki, Posłowia (Afterimages, Afterwords), publication by Agnieszka Zawadowska, Warsaw, Poland, with texts on The moose on the ice
2013 Stefka Ammon / Podwójne wiązanie, published by Galeria Studio, Studio Teatr and Barbara Piwowarska
Residenzprogramm George Sand – Frédéric Chopin 2011, published by Stiftung Genshagen, 2013
2012 What is treason?, catalogue for the research project, exhibition and symposion, published by Claudia Reiche and Andrea Sick, german and english, 2012, ISBN 978-3-930924-16-5
HartzIV Moebel.com — Build more, buy less! published by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, german and english, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-775-3395-3
Ex Girlfriends in the Age of Drones, brochure for the exhibition, published by Linda Green and Una Tittel
2010 Mahn oh Mahn, published by Emerson Gallery, Berlin and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, catalogue of four parts exhibition series for Prof. Inge Mahn at Emerson Gallery, 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-026860-1
Kunst und Technik in medialen Räumen, (art and technology in media spaces), published by Sabine Sanio for Hans Böckler Foundation, with contributions by S. Ammon, A. Arteaga, S. Baghdassarians, B. Baltschuhn, M. Bruhn, T. Dreher, K. Filip, F. Kittler, V. Kuni, N. A. Nitschke, P. Purg, M. Rumori, S. Sanio, M. Schwierin, D. Teige, Pfau-Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2010, ISBN 978-3-89727-424-2
2009 The World Within, exhibition catalogue for group show at City-Museum of Skopje, Macedonia and Stedefreund, Berlin, publ. by Elena Veljanovska
2008 Oriental Black, folder for show Icon, publ. by Stedefreund Berlin
Kunst am Bau — Projekte des Bundes 2000 – 2006, publication, publ. by Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung
2007 sprachgebunden, 3/2007 Sonderausgabe, über/setzen · Lyrik · Prosa · Essay · Bild, essay by Daniela Dröscher: Schiller lacht – oder vom Wunsch Indianer zu werden
2006 I like America – Fiktionen des Wilden Westens, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, essay by K.M. Kreis
StadtRaumKontrollVerlust – AneignungInteraktion, publisher: KHB-Weißensee, Stefka Ammon, Dr. Sabine Sanio, Jürgen Neugebauer, publication documenting symposium of Interdisciplinary Study Program of Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, 9. und 10. Juli 2005. With contributions by: Marius Babias, Jakob S. Boeskov, Natalie Jeremijenko, Friedrich von Borries, Elisabeth Blum, Holger Kube Ventura, Ligna, Tanja Ostojic
2005 überdreht: Spin-Doctoring, Politik, Medien, thealit, Bremen;
Weißensee #6 – Identitäten, published by KHB
Electric Ladyland, published by the show’s artists
2004 Wild West, Landmark Art Galleries, Texas Technical University, Lubbock, Texas, with texts by Joe Arredondo, Dr. Meredith McClain, Richard Torchia
Neue Kunst in alten Gärten, Verein Neue Kunst in alten Gärten; Lenthe, Hannover, Ttext by Michael Schwar;
Selbst ist die Kunst, Kunstvermittlung in eigener Regie – Kaskadenkondensator Basel seit 1994, with contributions by Pascal Grau, Katrin Grögel, Hans Christian Dany, u.a
2001 Sub-Versions, Mart-Stam Preisträger 2000 catalogue, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, text by Yana Milev
2000 3rd Student Trienale Marmara University, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
1999 sticker shock Institute of Contemporary Arts, Philadelphia, text by Alex Baker [ICA, Phila.]
1997 transfer Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, text by Heinz Havemeister

 

PRESS:

Süddeutsche Zeitung “Grossformat”, 09/09/2017, Andrian Kreye
tok.fm,“Traktowali mnie, jak bachora, którego trzeba powstrzymać”. Artystka odkrywa nazistowską przeszłość swojej rodziny, 06/2013, Cezary Łasiczka
domusweb.it, Bauhaus e ritorno, 11/2012, Julia von Mende
RBB kulturradio, Residency-Program Georges Sand und Frederic Chopin, 06.11.2011, Michaela Gericke
zdf.kultur, Kopf der Woche, Stefka Ammon portrays Winnetou, Oct 12.2011 / Sept 09.2011, Andreas Lehmann
RBB, Bauer sucht Kultur, Dieter Moor auf den Spuren einer Hexe, 14.9.2011, Tim Evers
Flux FM, Radio Arty (Motor FM), Die Linie überschreiten, August 2011, Yaneq
RBB kulturradio, Interview Stefka Ammon, 13.09.2010, Zeitpunkte, Frank Meier
RBB, zibb, Das letzte Todesopfer der Hexenverfolgung, 09.09.2010, Andrea Schneider
Heimat Kurier Wochenendbeilage, Nordkurier, Denkmal für Dorothee, 16.08.2010, Julia Schäfer
Prenzlauer Zeitung, 13.08.2010, “…dem Opfer die Würde zurückgeben”, Monika Strehlow
Nordkurier, Templiner Zeitung, 22.05.2010, Denkmal für angebliche Hexe geplant, Jochen Lange
Märkische Oder Zeitung, 13./14.02.2010, Teuflische Melancholie, Ulrike Buchmann
tip, Highlights, Sicht Verhältnisse, 02.10, Berlin
zitty, Durchatmen im Rosenduft, 04.06.2008, Matthias von Viereck
Bauwelt, 28-29.07, Betrifft: Ziemniak/Kartoffel, Sebastian Redecke
taz, Berlin, 26.09.2005, Viele Welten an einem Ort
Borkener Zeitung, 13.05.2005, Auf der Suche nach dem Elch auf dem Eis
Weserzeitung, Bremen, 19.03.2005, Freiheit für Winnetou, Bananen für alle, Stephan Cartier
Neue Presse, Hannover, 27.08.2004, Parkbäume singen auf dem Rittergut, Rüdiger Knorr
Pasatiempo, 25.06.2004, Santa Fe, Sprechen Sie Cowboys and Indians?, Robert Nott
alibi, 24.06.2004, Albuquerque, Wild West
Albuquerque Journal, The Sunday Journal, 20.06.2004, Exhibit explores mystique of the West, Leanne Potts
New Mexico Magazine, 05.2004, Wild art show at magnifico, Emily Larocque
Philadelphia Weekly, 26.11.2003, Me – by Stefka Ammon, Liz Spikol
Baslerstab, 10.04.2002, Basel, Garantiert echt falsch, Paola Pitton
Philadelphia City Paper, 14.01.1999, Stick it, Jen Darr
Philadelphia Weekly, 10.02.1999, Sticking Points, Gerard Brown
Berliner Zeitung, 27.10.1997, Vom Wert des Kitsch, Uta Maier
Märkische Oderzeitung, 21.06.1997, Nachwuchs stellt sich vor
Szene Hamburg, 08.1995, Rocker und Bürger, Kai-Uwe Scholz