about

Stefanie Gerstmayr finished her MFA in Fine Art in 2018 at Goldsmiths University London. Stefanie's work has been included in group exhibitions at Galerie der Künstler in Munich, Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn as well as APT Gallery in London. Recently she was awarded with the US travelling scholarship by the state of Bavaria.

Her practice explores philosophical, scientific or political contexts. Recurring themes are questions revolving around the perception of reality, human animality and the representation of the body. Whether drawing, object, animation or video installation, the selection of the medium is based on inner necessity of the work. Her artworks contain clues refering to diverse areas of research, their meaning can be gradually deciphered over time. Simultaneously there is always access on an intuitive, sensual level. Gerstmayr has an interest in organic, elusive forms which interrupt everyday reality. They are often amorphous structures whose location or origin cannot be traced back, they seem either foreign and alien-like, or could come from inside the body. Despite their strangeness these objects often create a connection with the viewer on a somatic level, such as empathy or fascination.


BIOGRAPHY

  • 2022/08 Visiting artist at Mothership, New York City, USA
  • 2016-2018 MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London (graduated with distinction)
  • 2008-2015 Studies of photography at Academy of Fine Arts Munich (diploma as master student)

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 "Chronos und Kairos", Reillplast, Munich (with Rolf-Maria Krückels)

GROUP SHOWS AND PROJECTS (SELECTION)

  • 2022 "feat.", Edicola 51, Turin
  • 2022 "Artist Salon", Mothership, NYC
  • 2022 "Konglomerate und andere Disaster", KVD gallery, Dachau
  • 2022 "INTER_NARRATIVE SCAPES", Online Project
  • 2021 "Atelier 19", Platform, Munich
  • 2020 "SAFE PLAY (This new distance)", Platform, Munich
  • 2019 "Komplizen", Platform, Munich
  • 2018 "syntax error", Lewisham Arthouse, London (co-curator & artist)
  • 2018 "Phantom Limb", Corsica Studios, London
  • 2018 "Degree Show", Goldsmiths University of London, London
  • 2018 "Beyond the Standard Model", Almanac, London
  • 2018 "Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 37", Galerie der Künstler, Munich
  • 2017 "9 Ways To Tell Yourself Everything Will Be Fine", APT Gallery, London
  • 2017 "Tacker", Galerie der Künstler, Munich
  • 2017 "NoFuture", Out of the Brew, London
  • 2016 "Tacker", Galerie der Künstler, Munich
  • 2015 "Diploma Exhibition", Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
  • 2013 "Atlas 2013", Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
  • 2012 "Eye Eye", Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich
  • 2011 "7 Stars for Bad Reichenhall", urban area of Bad Reichenhall

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • 2022 US scholarship, the State of Bavaria
  • 2021 Project grant "Junge Kunst und junge Wege", the State of Bavaria
  • 2020 Studio grant programm, the municipality of Munich
  • 2016 Project grant, Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Foundation
  • 2011 Fanny-Carlita Foundation