July 2 – August 30, 2018
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, and this milestone led to the painful certainty that nothing is as stable as it appears. Dealing with instability and absence is at the center of Keitz’s practice, which utilizes sculpture, object-making, and drawing.
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 have shown widely, including at Transmediale Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film and Vasarely Foundation Aix en Provence.
Keitz studied design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam, and film and art at the Film University Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2009. 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.
Keitz received a travel grant for her residency at 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.