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 ambiance for loosely woven storylines and a cast of phantasmic characters.

Schneider works with the 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, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Bombay Beach Biennale.



29 Palms, CA on Polaroid, 29 Palms General Store (S) 02/24 - 05/25
Every Ruin is a Promise, DaP - the art gallery of the State University of Londrina, Brazil (G)02/13 - 04/20 >>


20 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Vielmetter Los Angeles, USA (G) with Edgar Arceneaux, Math Bass, Whitney Bedford, Andrea Bowers, Sarah Cain, Patty Chang, and others. 07/18 - 08/29 >>
Juno Awards Nomination for Album Artwork of the Year for Bloddcrush/Bloodmyth – Ensign Broderick Six Shooter*Universal >>

Participation Konstanzer, "Heather's Dream", Konstanz >>
Moving/Image - an Exploration of Film and Photography curated by ELLEN M. HARRINGTON, DZ Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany (G) with John Baldessari, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Hockney, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Terrence Malick, Tracey Moffatt, Julian Rosefeldt, Stefanie Schneider, Cindy Sherman. June 6 - Dec 10 >>
Instant Dreams Polaroid Group show as a special invitation by Saatchi's The Other Art Fair curated by Stefanie Schneider (G) 03/29-31
Instantdreams, Lumas NY (S) coinciding with the US film release of Instant Dreams, Q&A, 04/16
Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, USA (G), Co-founded & curating the Bombay Beach Biennale Polaroid Museum with Tao Ruspoli. March 22-24 >> 

Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica Airport (G) curated by Yossi Govrin Dec 15-31 >>
Saatchi's The Other Art Fair, LA, Barker Hangar (S) Oct 25-28 >>
Participation Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, USA (G)
Stefanie Schneider curates at the BBB
Institute of Particle Physics, Metaphysics & International Relations - Participating artists Carmen de Vos, Sven van Driessche, Julia Beyer, Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde >>
Available to All, Rough Play Projects - Site Specific, Joshua Tree, USA (G) curated by Deborah Martin with Adam Berg, Doron Gazit, Kellan Barnebey, Chris Sanchez, Aili Schmelzt >>

Blickfeld - analoge Fotografie, Kommunale Galerie Berlin-Zehlendorf (G) 5/10-12/31/2017
Rosegallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica (G) (6/17 - 8/19/2017)
Magie des Moments, Kunstverein Bad Homburg Artlantis, Bad Homburg (G) >>

Instantdreams, Instantdreams Gallery, Berlin >>
Oculus Clamantis in Deserto: Splendor and Disaster in the California Outback, Palms Springs Artfair's Special Exhibition curated by Peter Frank (G) with Doron Gazit, David Green, Mark Indig, Deborah Martin, Osceola Refetoff, Stefanie Schneider


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


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,, Bregenz, Austria (S) 


Heather's Dream, Short, nominated for the German Short Film Award 2013 (Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis)
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)
Heather's Dream, Impakt Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands  >>
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)  >>

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 >>
Stranger Than Paradise, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palms Desert, (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, (S)
Biennale 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 >>
Polaroid (IM)POSSIBLE - THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf (G), (catalog)  >>
Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, (G), (catalog)  >>
Studio Scholorship, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, May 
Selling Sex, ShowStudio Gallery, London (G) with Cortney Andrews, Una Burke, Liz Cohen, Inge Jacobsen, and others  >>
Stranger Than Paradise, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (S) >>

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)
Mirror 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, Wien (G), (catalog) >> >>
Polaroids, 30 Works, Cologne, Germany, (S) >>
Summer show, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (G)
Stefanie Schneider, Jessica Backhaus, Jonas Unger curated by Deborah Brosotto, Cuxhaven, Germany, (G) >>
"Renée's Dream", Photo Filmfeest Dresden (G), (catalog) >>

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich (S)
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) with Shirana Shahbazi, Roselyne Titaud, Olaf Unverzart, Lidwien van de Ven, Stephen Wilks (catalog) >>
Auftakt 10, Galerie Supper, Karlsruhe, Germany (G) 

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) >>

Einblicke, Galerie Supper, Karlsruhe, Germany (G) >>
Sidewinder / 29 Palms, CA,, 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

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)
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany (G) (catalog) Dec 2 - Feb 25 2007 with Peter Beard, Anna & Bernhard Blume, Polly Borland, BazonBuetti, Rabea Eipperle, Eva & Adele, Fischli/Weiss, Gunther Forg, Katharina Grosse, Georg Herold, Jonathan Meese, Klaus Mettig, Ernesto Neto, Walter Niedermayr, Arno Nollen, Michael Nyman 

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 Roman Buxbaum, Moravská Galerie (Haus Der Kunst), Brno, Czech Republic, Salon Lessing, Zürich, Switzerland, (G) (catalog) >>
Stefanie Schneider,, 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)

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) 

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)

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)

1 Site 2 Places II, KUNST+PROJEKTE Sindelfingen e.V., Germany (G), >> catalog (2018) >>
Berlin WallPaintings. Art Frankfurt curated by Prüss & Ochs Gallery (Berlin), Frankfurt, Germany (G) >>
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)

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) 

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) 

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)

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)



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



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

Impossible Collection, Vienna, Austria
Collection Luc LaRochelle, Montreal, Canada
Kunstsammlung, Kanton Zug, Switzerland
Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection, USA
Bombay Beach Biennale, USA
Brooklyn Museum, USA



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  >> 

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, 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  >>    

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 / IMMACUATE SPRINGS - Assistant to Director, Still Photographer, Editor, Associate Producer. Feature film directed and written by Dominique A. Faix (Supported by Filmstiftung NRW) 

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




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Stefanie Schneider leaves Lum