Stefan Schröder

Stefan can be visited sunday april 19th 12:00—18:00
The address to Stefan's studio is Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

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Stefan Schröder is an artist and curator and holds a master in art from Art Academy in Dresden and Breda (The Netherlands). He mainly works with drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and socially engaged- and participatory art. His work is always dialog based and open for participation though sharing of ideas and resources. In the long-term project Common Alphabet, (1991-ongoing) he uses cardboard packaging as stencils for multiple works like drawing, painting, silk screen prints, sculptures and murals. In his photo project Contributor, (2004-ongoing) Schröder investigates his own working practice; through a series of self-portraits shot with an analogue medium-format camera, he discloses his varied and multi-faceted work-life as carpenter, exhibition technician and artist in his atelier. His participatory art practice includes ongoing processes where young people from non-western countries contribute with their ideas and experiences as instigators for new art projects. Schröder is part of the art collective Tenthaus an artist run platform for various activities including exhibitions, education, sharing thoughts and time.

photo, drawing, installation, socially engaged art

Contributor sol le witt at tf dec.2016
Stefan Schröder, Contributor, S.L.W. analog photo, 2016
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P1 - Mobile Studio, participatory project, 2019 (with Tenthaus collective)
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Everyday sculpture, installation, 2017
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Contributor, makt og demokrati, analog c-print, 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions

March 2020 – Kunstbanken Hedmark, group show
May 2020 – Buskerud Art Centre, group show
May 2020 – PARK-LevArt, P1 – Mobilt Atelier, (with Tenthaus collective)
September 2020 – Østfold Art Centre, group show
December – Kvartetten, Halden, with Siri Austeen
Spring 2021 – One Work, The National Museum, (with Tenthaus collective)


1966 born in Dresden, Germany; lives and works in Oslo

1998-2000 College of Fine Arts in Dresden, master degree
1991, 94-95 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Breda, NL, diploma
1987-93 College of Fine Arts in Dresden, diploma
1982-85 Trained in construction, diploma

Solo exhibitions
2018 CLUB SOLO, Breda, A Moment of Trust, (with E. Moi and H. Eriksen)
2018 BOX Gallery, Göteborg (S), Winter Depot, (with E. Moi and H. Eriksen)
2015 Kunstplass Oslo, The Artist is the Creator of Beautiful Things
2015 RAKE, Trondheim, In the picture of Stefan Schröder, curatur V. Haugtrøy
2014 Tenthaus Oslo, (with Ingrid Lønningdal)
2010 Gallery HZDR, Dresden, Glöckner – Schröder, painting
2008 Kurt-Kurt, Project space Berlin, (with Siri Austeen)
2006 Gallery ROM, Oslo Urban Collector, various materials
2006 Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, various materials
2003 Skur 51, Bjørvika Oslo, Das Feld, installation
2001 Gallery KraussErben, Dresden, B=rotA, various materials
1996 Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Das Feld, installation
1988 Gallery Flugzeugwerft Dresden, painting

Group exhibitons
2021 The National Museum, (with Eriksen/Moi), curator R. Godø / G. Haraldset
2019-21 P1-Mobil Studio, Levanger, Trondheim, Tistedal, Oslo
2020 Tuning In, workshop and project, Livingstone, Zambia
2019 Tenthaus, Oslo, Institution As Form, curator Alison Burstein, NYC
2019 Hvitsten Salong, 20 paintings, curator Norum/Ballo
2019 Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, Das Feld, curator Wanda Reichhardt, DD
2019. IKM Museum, Carnival, (with Eriksen/Moi)
2018 Tenthaus, Oslo, Spring Depot, (with Eriksen/Moi)
2017-19 LevArt, PARK, (with Eriksen/Moi)
2017 130. Høstutstilling (with Eriksen/Moi)
2017 Halden kunstforening, Contributor, curator Glenn Marius Skipsted
2016 Städtische Galerie Dachau, Tyskland, curator Dr. Jutta Mannes
2016 Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Common Alphabet, curator S. Altmann
2016 Preus museum, Contributor, curator Hanne H. Johnsen
2016 Tegnebiennale 2016, Skisse for et liv, drawing, curator Elise Storsveen
2016 Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Common Alphabet, curator S. Altmann
2015 Halden Artist Society, Possible Places, curator Trond Arne Vangen
2015 Oktogon Dresden, Abzocken, curator Susanne Greinke
2015 Øvre Fossum Gård, Oslo
2015 Tenthaus, Oslo, Spring Depot, curator Rachel Dagnall
2013 Skulpturbiennale, Vigeland museet, The Archive, installation
2012 Tenthaus, Oslo, Own Words (with Eriksen/Moi)
2012 Kunsthall Oslo, Arbeiterbilder (with Eriksen/Moi)
2012 Project space Carl Berner, various materials
2012 Planka 2, Tromsø
2012 Motorenhalle Dresden, Turm zu Breda, sculpture
2011 X. Biennale, St. Petersburg, Contributor, photography
2011 Lørenskog Art Association, Contributor, photography
2011 Villa Eschebach, Dresden, Contributor, photography
2011 Tenthaus, Oslo, Packed, photography
2011 0047, Space station: Das Feld, photography
2011 NOoSphere, New York, Runestone, modern language type, mural
2010 Sächsischer Kunstfonds, Schaudepot #5, Contributor, photography
2010 Schweigaardsgate 33, Last production, painting
2009 Tempo Skien, Telemark artist center, Folkshytta, various materials
2009 Galleri BOA, Oslo, Contributor, photography
2008 Glommdalsmuseet, Elverum, Folkshytta, various materials
2007 Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Høstutstillingen, She Always Makes Light, mural
2007 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Høstutstillingen, She Always Makes Light, mural
2007 Bärwalder See, Uhyst, Germany, Handlungsspielraum, sculpture
2007 33basement, Oslo, Schattenwand, acryl on canvas and wallpainting
2007 Bärwalder See, Uhyst (D), Handlungsspielraum, sculpture
2006 part, Solia, Nord Østerdal, Folkshytta, sculpture
2004 local connection, KH Bethanien Berlin, Norwegische Guggenheim
2004 februar. 04, Kunsthalle Dresden, Common Alphabet, drawing
2003 Street Level, Switzerland, Simplonpass, Schweigen und Gold, sculpture
2002 The twin peaks project, Eslöv (S), Runway, installation
2002 Art Frankfurt, Gallery Chromosome (D), silk screen print
2002 bauLab. Kunstnernes Hus Oslo (N), Common Alphabet, painting
2001 Wunschdenken, Dresden (D), Wunschlos Glücklich, silk screen/digital print
2001 mine, Folldal (N), Days Under, wall drawing
2001 Gallery Chromosome, Berlin, Rio Classic, painting
2001 Rollon, Signal Gallery Malmö (S), Bestens, multiple
2000 Street Level Bergen (N), Sense-Of-Life, mural
2000 Z2000, Berlin, post-graffiti-mirror-wall, sculpture
2000 Bekendmaking, Turnhout (B) The-Sens-of-Life, installation
1999 Gallery Jansen & Kooy, Twente (NL), Schön, enamel on metal
1998 Street Level Dresden, Lagune, enamel on metal, enamel on metal
1998 Künstliche Beatmung, Dresden (D), Three Installations, enamel on metal
1997 Vitale Module, KV Ludwigshafen/Rh, Kunsthaus Dresden, (D), Sweet Ground
1997 Bautzener Herbstsalon, Sweet Ground, sugar cubes, cacao, plaster, installation

Commissions/ public art
2010-2011 Lista ungdomskole, Norway
2009-2011 Lørenskog Hus, Lørenskog, Norway
2009-2011 The Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
2007 Vålerenga public school, Oslo Norway
2004 Department of Psychology, UIO, Resilience, Though. Oslo, Norway
2003 Museum for Saxon Industry, Chemnitz, Feldgruppe
2001 IFW Dresden, screenprint, Formelwand
2000 IFW Dresden, digital prints and light boxes, Kristallwand
2000 State Ministary Dresden, accustic walls
2000 The Saxon Ambassy, Berlin, weite

Competitions (invited)
2010 State Study Academy, Dresden
2009 Police station, Riesa Poppitz
2008 DINZ, Dresden
2008 HTW Leipzig, bibliotheket
2007 The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Mirrow Twin Towers, Oslo
2007 University of Munich
2003 Akershusstranda, Oslo
1999 Parliament square, Dresden
1998 Ministerial building at Carolaplatz Dresden
1998 German Bundestag, Berlin, Paul-Löbe building
1998 Lecture hall, TU Chemnitz

2018 Norwegian State Working Grant, 2018 – 2022
2015 Norwegian State Working Grant, 2015 – 2017
2014 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2013 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2010-12 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2008 A.C. Houwens Legat
2006-07 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2006 OCA International support, Plagwitzer Sand, GfzK Leipzig
2005 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2005 projektgrant GfzK Leipzig
2004 Grant from the Norwegian Artist Association
2000 Project grant for the Netherlands, Government of Saxon
1996 USA – grant from the Government of Saxon
1994-95 DAAD – grant for the Netherlands