Verena Schöttmer works and lives in Hamburg, Germany. She is focused on installations, paintings and sculpture. In her work she brings together traditional craftsmanship and popular culture, weaving in social codes and quotes. Schöttmer mostly works with fabric: fabric as tissue, as a flexible haptic substance or in a stronger architectural vein, as a tapestry or as a curtain. She was an artist in residency at 18th Street Art Center in 2019.
Schöttmer has been awarded many scholarships and stipends such as Artist in Residence das weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria (2018); Georg Meistermann Scholarship, Germany (2013-2015); Working Grant, Ministry of Culture Hamburg, Germany (2014), Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Germany (2020); and exhibited nationally and internationally in Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam and New York. Schöttmer studied Fine Arts at the HfBK Hamburg, Germany.