November 1 – December 30, 2017
Stephanie Keitz was born in Greifswald, Germany (formerly East Germany), and currently lives and works in Berlin and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Keitz was 12 when the Berlin Wall came down, this ‘earthquake’ on a social and also personal level let the painful certainty emerge early on, that nothing is as stable as it appears and everything can disappear at any time. The dealing with the term of instability and absence is at the center of Stephanie Keitz´s practice, which utilizes sculpture, object and drawing. Keitz received a travel grant for her residency at 18th Street Arts Center from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
She has exhibited her work in Germany and abroad including shows at Gallery Tanja Wagner Berlin, Galerie im Turm Berlin, Villa Schöningen Potsdam, Sala Dalles Bucaresti and Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Berlin. Her films and Videos were shown at Transmediale Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film and Vasarely Foundation Aix en Provence to name a few.
She studied design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam. Then, went to the Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg to study film and art. She received her diploma in 2009 and was selected to study two more years fine art in the class of Prof. Martin Honert at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. She received the Meisterschüler degree in 2011. Keitz also received a scholarship for her study at the Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.