Stefanie Schneider lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin

Stefanie Schneider's scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters.

Schneider works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph's commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dreamscapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider's images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made - their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider's images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.

Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Foto -Triennale Esslingen.



Exhibitions

2017
Kyiv Biennial, Kyiv, Ukraine
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Kunstverein Bad Homburg Artlantis, Bad Homburg (G) >>

2016
Instantdreams, Instantdreams Gallery, Berlin >>

2015

Desert Voices, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G) with Pamela Littky
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The Ballery in Heat, The Ballery, Berlin (G)

Blue Nudes, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G)
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2014

Stranger Than Paradise, Lumas Openings, 10 Years Lumas, Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, Brussels, Mannheim, Bielefeld, Dortmund, Hannover
The Conservation Art Auction "Save The Rhino 2014", The Perfect World Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden

Summer Show, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (G) with Kourtney Roy, Acey Harper, Eric Weeks
Motion Photography, 6 Finalists,
Saatchi Gallery London (G)
Instantdreams, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (S)
Grand Opening, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G) with Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alison Bignon, Sophie Dickens, Victor Gingembre and others
Stefanie Schneider and Ana Bathe, Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin
Nude, Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin (G) with Ana Bathe, Will McBride, Uwe Kempen, Sadie Weiss, Anna Zoria, Jessica Holt, and others
Poladarium Calender 2014 receives the Gregor Photo Award, Cover Photo by Stefanie Schneider >>
Stefanie Schneider, c.art-Galerie, Bregenz, Austria (S) 

2013

Heather's Dream, Short, nominated for the German Short Film Award 2013 (Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis)
Images For Images (Artists fir Tichy), GASK - Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region,  Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, (G) with Richard Prince, Nan Golding, Shirana Shahbazi, Sophie Calle, Martin Kippenberger, Arnulf Rainer, Thomas Ruff, Katharina Grosse, Jonathan Meese & others (catalog) >>
The Girl behind the White Picket Fence, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (S)
Heather's Dream, Short, German Competition Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Multimedia Presentation with Artist Stefanie Schneider, Palms Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater
The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, (G) with Ansel Adams, Bruce Charlesworth, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Charles and Ray Eames, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Oppenheim, Andy Warhol and others, (catalog)
Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection:
Kunsthalle Erfurt (Spring), Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt/Main, (G) with Helen Levitt, Pieter Hugo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pietro Donzelli, and others (catalog)  >>

2012
Stranger Than Paradise, Christian Hohmenn Fine Art, Palms Desert, (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, (S)
Bienale Art Auction 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, (G), with Ai Weiwei, John Baldessari, Christo, Ed Ruscha, Christopher Russell, and others.
MUSES, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (G) with Kourtney Roy and Eric Weeks, May 05 - June 16 >>
Polaroid (IM)POSSIBLE - THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf (G), (catalog), May 26 - August 05
Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, (G), (catalog), July 11 - August 26 >>
Studio Scholorship, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, May 2012
Selling Sex, ShowStudio Gallery, London (G) with Cortney Andrews, Una Burke, Liz Cohen, Inge Jacobsen, and others, March 22 - June 01 >>
Stranger Than Paradise, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (S)

2011
Kunst zu verlosen !  // Art to raffle off !, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, (G) with Monica Bonvicini, Tim Eitel, Olafur Eliasson, Pipilotti Rist, Katharina Sieverding, and others
Hitchhiker, Festival Saint Germain des Près, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (S) >>
New Works by Rollo Artists, ROLLO Contemporary, London, GB (G)
Stefanie Schneider, Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA (S),

Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, (G) with Helen Levitt, Pieter Hugo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pietro
Donzelli, and others (catalog)
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Mirrror of broken Dreams, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany, (S) >>
California Dreaming, ROLLO Contemporary, London, GB (S) >>
Stefanie Schneider, Catherine et André Galerie Hug, Paris, France (S) >>
Polaroid (IM)POSSIBLE - THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, Westlicht - Schauplatz für Fotografie, (G), (catalog) >>
Polaroids, 30 Works, Cologne, Germany, (S) >>
Summershow, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (G)
Stefanie Schneider, Jessica Backhaus, Jonas Unger curated by Deborah Brosotto, Cuxhaven, Germany, (G) >>
"Renées Dream", Photo Filmfeest Dresden (G), (catalog)

2010
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich (S)
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Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris (S) 
Kunstmesse Zurich, Solo Show Stefanie Schneider with Gallery Walter Keller  >>
Instant Dreams, Frank Picture Gallery, Santa Monica (S)  >>
Women Only, Show Off, Paris with Galerie Hug, Paris, France (S)  >>
L'Ouverture Collectif, Galerie Hug, Paris, France (G)  >>
Treibsand in der kalifornischen Wüste, Künstleratelier Kaufhaus Klein, Burgau, Germany, curated by Adi Hösle (S)
Instant Dreams, 30 Works, Cologne, Germany, (S)  >>
Mapping Worlds: Welten verstehen – Aufbruch in die Gegenwart, 8. Internationale Foto -Triennale Esslingen 2010, Germany, curated by Andreas Baur (G) (catalog) >>
Auftakt 10, Galerie Supper, Karlsruhe, Germany (G)


2009
29 Palms, CA, Galerie Koestlin, Artbar 71, Berlin, Germany  >>
Till Death Do Us Part, Filmpremiere, Babylon, Berlin >>
Landscapes and Icons, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris, France (S)  >>
True Lies, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany (G), curated by Uwe Schramm  >>
29 Palms, CA, Moravian Gallery, (Museum of Applied Arts), Brno, 
Czech Republic (S)  >>
Arthaus 02, Los Angeles, USA, (G)  >>

2008
Einblicke, Galerie Supper, Karlsruhe, Germany (G)  >>
Sidewinder / 29 Palms, CA, c.art-Galerie, Dornbirn, Austria (S)  >>
Love, Städt. Galerie im Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo, Italy (G) (catalog)
29 Palms, CA, International Filmfestival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands  >>
Sidewinder, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany (S)  >>
Sidewinder, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris, France (S)
Les Rencontres d'Arles - Photo Festival South of France, curated by Christian Lacroix (G), nominated for the Discovery Award  >>
Sidewinder, Städtische Galerie am Mozartplatz, Salzburg, Austria (S)  >>
("Frenzy", Image Presentation Salzburger Festspiele 2008)
29 Palms, CA, Galerie Spesshardt-Klein, Berlin (S)  >> 
>> download 29 Palms, CA show pdf

2007  
29 Palms, CA, Polanoid, Vienna, Austria (S) (catalog)  >>
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris, France (S)
Wastelands, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany (S)  >>
Breaking The Waves, Arthaus, Los Angeles, USA, (G), curated by Tim Wride (LACMA)
Infinite Polar Bear Party, Galerie Amber Abbas former kunstbuero, 
Vienna, Austria, curated by Julie Ryan (G) >>
Sidewinder, Scalo | Guye, Los Angeles, USA (S)  

2006
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Passau, Germany (G) (catalog)  >>
Stay, nd-projects, Zurich, Switzerland (S)  >>
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, curated by Adi Hösle and Roman Buxbaum, The East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice, Czech Republic (G) 
Sidewinder, Artwalk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, curated 
by Frans Oomen (G)  >>
Out of the Camera: Analoge Fotografie im digitalen Zeitalter, curated by Lars Mextorf, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (G), (catalog)  >>
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, curated by Adi Hösle and RomanBuxbaum, Moravská Galerie (Haus Der Kunst), Brno, Czech Republic,Salon Lessing, Zürich, Switzerland, (G) (catalog) 
Stefanie Schneider, c.art-Galerie, Bregenz, Austria (S) 
Stranger Than Paradise, Galerie Drees, Hannover, Germany (S) (catalog)  >>
Wastelands, Städtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg, Germany (S) 
Wastelands, Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany (S) (catalog)  >>
Land in Translation, Riverside Museum, Riverside,CA, USA (G)

2005 
      
Zaunwelten, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany (G)         
Stefanie Schneider, nd-projects, Zurich, Switzerland (S)
Last Picture Show, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany (S)  
Stefanie Schneider, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, USA (S) 
29 Palms, CA., Schloß Ritzebüttel, Cuxhaven, Germany (S)        
Polaroid als Geste, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, 
Germany (G) (catalog)  >>      
A Warlike People: Victims or Perpetrators? curated by Lara Taubman, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA (G) 

2004
      
Stefanie Schneider, Colectivo Fotográfico UFCA, Algecira, Spain (S)  
29 Palms, CA.  Brotfabrik, Berlin, curated by Andrea Domesle, Wien (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (S)  >>
Suburbia, Galerie KuttnerSiebert, Berlin, Germany (S)  >>   
American Dreams, Gallery Zelda Cheatle, London, England (S)  
Schöne Aussichten, Galerie KuttnerSiebert, Berlin, Germany (G)  >>
Endstation Sehnsucht, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt, Germany (S)
OilFields, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA, USA (S) 
DreamGirl, Marvelli  Gallery, NY, USA (S) 
Armory Show NY with Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, LA, USA (G) 
29 Palms, CA, Galerie Kaempf, Basel, Switzerland (S) (catalog)  >> 
Stefanie Schneider - L'usine Galerie, Brussels (S)

2003 
       
Paris Photo with TZR Galerie für Bildende Künste, Bochum, Germany (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (G)  >>
First Glance, Galerie kuttnersiebert, Berlin, Germany (G)  >>
California Dreaming, TZR Galerie, Bochum, Germany (S)
Armory Show NY with LA Projects,  Los Angeles, USA (G)
YOU - Galerie Fiebach & Minninger, Cologne (G)

2002
  
      
1 Site 2 Places II, KUNST+PROJEKTE Sindelfingen e.V.,
Germany (G)
 
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Realities and Histoires d´amour, Kunstverein Ulm, Germany (G) with Gabriele BaschTracey Moffatt, Mathilde ter Heijne  >> 
I love you so much, Winter und Winter, Munich, Germany (S)  (cd)  >>
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Zink, München (S)  >>
Projekte mit Fotografie - Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin (G)

2001       
Night On Earth, Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Münster, Germany curated by Ralf Christofori, (catalog) (G)  >> 
LISTE 01, Basel, Switzerland, with Susanne Vielmetter, LA Projects (G)
Rough Cuts, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Los Angeles (S)  >>       
Entweder? Oder!, Kunstallianz, Treptowers, Berlin, Germany, curated by 
Tobias Kuttner und Mattias Siebert, (catalog) (G)         
Loosely Landscapes, Cerro College, Ridgcrest, CA, USA (G) 

2000  
  
    
Stefanie Schneider, Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin, Germany (S)
Instant Dreams, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, LA, USA (S) 
Insight from Outside USA, TZR Galerie, Bochum, Germany (G)         
Neue Fotografie, Galerie Schedler, Zürich, Switzerland (S) 
 

1999
 
       
Film und Fotografie im Dialog-Sehnsucht und Utopie, Nassauischer Kunstverein; Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, (G) (catalog)  >>   
Gasoline, Galerie Michael Zink, Regensburg, Germany (S) 
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Zink, Regensburg, Germany (S)     
Jetzt in Berlin, Büro für Photographie, Stilwerke Berlin, Germany (G)

1998 
       
California Blue Screen, Büro für Photographie, Stuttgart, Germany (S) 
Stefanie Schneider , Deutsches Generalkonsulat, Los Angeles, curated 
by Susanne Vielmetter, USA (S)     
Californian Consolidation, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany (S)
Still / Moving Laurie Frank Gallery, Los Angeles (G)


BOOK PUBLICATIONS >>

29 PALMS, CA, Pocket Polaroid Series #004, published by 
SCHWARZERFREITAG, Berlin
 
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WASTELANDS published by edition braus, Wachter Verlag, Heidelberg 
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STRANGER THAN PARADISE published by hatje cantz verlag  >>
29 PALMS, CA published by Galerie Kaempf, Basel  >>

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Dreyfuss, Basel, Switzerland        
Schmidt Bank, Regensburg, Germany      
Holtzbrinck Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
Sammlung Sander, Berlin, Germany
ARTISTS for TICHY  - TICHY for ARTISTS, TICHY 
Ocean Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany  

Impossible Collection, Vienna, Austria
Collection Luc LaRochelle, Montreal, Canada
Kunstsammlung, Kanton Zug, Switzerland

 

FILMS

2013 THE GIRL BEHIND THE WHITE FENCE (60min) - Director / Artist  - starring Heather Megan Christie, Udo Kier, Steve Marshall, Kyle Larson, Jeff Leaf, Camille Waldorf, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg  >> 

2012  
HEATHER'S DREAM (15min.) - Director / Artist starring - Heather
Megan Christie, Udo Kier, Camille Waldorf, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg, competition Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013, nominated for the German Short Film Award 2013  >> 


2007 - 2014  
29 PALMS, CA - Director / Artist - in collaboration with Radha Mitchell, Udo Kier, Robert Mack, JD Rudometkin, Marc Forster, Reneé Chabria,  Nadia Conners, Daisy McCrackin, Austen Tate, Camille Waldorf, Scott Z Burns, Sophie Huber  >> 


2009  TILL DEATH DO US PART - Director / Artist starring Daisy McCrackin, Austen Tate, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg  >>   

2005  SIDEWINDERDirector / Artist  / Camera / Editing starring JD Rudometkin, Stefanie Schneider, music by JD Rudometkin  >>

2005  RENéE'S DREAMDirector / Artist  / Camera / Editing starring René Chabria, Scott Springer, Derrik First, music by Coco Rosie  >>

2005  
STAY - Senior Visual Artist. Directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) starring  Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts (photo-graphs used for memory sequences, credits, etc, and all art by Naomi Watts and Ryan Gossling provided by Stefanie Schneider) 

2000 VOID - Assistant to Director, Still Photographer, Editor, Associate Producer. Feature film directed and written by Dominique A. Faix (Supported by Filmstiftung NRW) to view stills and clips  >>  then click Filmproduktion / Immaculate Springs

1996  
THE TIMETRAVELER - Editor. Documentary by Dominique A. Faix (45min., 16mm, color) for the NDR, WDR, SFB TV Networks Supported by the Filmboard of the State of Hessen, Germany, nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award 1996, nominated for German Cinematographer Award in the Category Editing 1996, German Cinematographer Award 1996 >> 

1996  
THE MACHINE - Assistant to Director, Still Photographer, Editor Sci-fi Short (15 min., 16mm, color) directed by Dominique A. Faix, produced with the financial support by the German Ministry of the Interior  >>

 

ARTFAIRS

ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK, ART COLOGNE, ARTFORUM BERLIN, ART CHICAGO, PHOTO LA, ART FAIR COLOGNE, SCOPE LONDON, ART MOSCOW, ARTE FIERA BOLOGNA, ART FRANKFURT, DIVA VIDEO FAIR BARCELONA, VIENNA FAIR, KUNST ZÜRICH, ART BRUSSEL, LISTE BASEL, PARIS PHOTO, ART BASEL MIAMI, ART BASEL, ART PARIS, ART KARLSRUHE, PALMS SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR.


>> download vita pdf

Stefanie Schneider leaves Lum