Stefanie Knobel (1983) is an artist and choreographer working between performance, writing and installation.

Her recent performances and installations are internationally presented at 24/7 - Friday Milk (RU), FRAC Lorraine Metz (FR), 6. International Moscow Biennale for Young Arts (RU), Aargauer Kunsthaus (CH) Künstlerhaus Bremen (DE), Helmhaus Zurich (CH), Britto Arts Trust (BGD) etc. 

Knobels work mostly bases on bodily and linguistic practices, that alongside geopolitical dynamics, scrutinize means of production, performativity and the public sphere. Her choreographic approach is dedicated to realize life and non-life situated in the different stories beyond capitalism. This embodies a material formalism like her performative breathing practice and her precise gestural layouts. Her body of work materializes zones of conflicts as possibilities of the hitherto unthinkable and is propelled by a critical re-metaphorization of "human" processes such as technology, labor and pharmaceutics.



(deutsch)

Stefanie Knobel (1983) ist Künstlerin und Choreografin und arbeitet zwischen Performance, Sprache und Installation.

Ihre jüngsten Arbeiten werden international gezeigt, so bei 24/7 - Friday Milk (RU), FRAC Lorraine Metz (FR), 6. International Moscow Biennale for Young Arts (RU), Aargauer Kunsthaus (CH) Künstlerhaus Bremen (DE), Helmhaus Zurich (CH), Britto Arts Trust (BGD) etc.

Ihre Arbeiten basieren meist auf körperlichen und linguistischen Praktiken, die entlang von geopolitischen Dynamiken, Mittel von Produktion, Performativität und Öffentlichkeit untersuchen. Ihre choreographische Herangehensweise engagiert in die Realisierung von Leben und Nicht-Leben, das sich in den verschiedenartigen Geschichten jenseits des Kapitalismus situiert. Dies verkörpert ein materieller Formalismus wie ihre performative Atempraxis und ihr präzises gestisches Layout. Angetrieben von einer kritischen Re-Metamophorisierung "menschlicher" Prozesse wie Technologie, Arbeit und Pharmazie, materialisieren ihre Arbeiten Konfliktzonen als Möglichkeiten des hitherto Undenkbaren.


stefanie.knobel@gmail.com

 


exhibitions 

2019

Raumstation, Zurich

2018

Auswahl 18, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland


my grammar and (y)ours?, curated by Miwa Negoro, On Curating Project Space, Zurich, Switzerland

6.Moscow International Biennale for Young Art/The School of the End of Time, Moscow, Russia

Vous me rappelez quelqu'un/You Remind Me of Someone, curated by Fanny Gonella, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France

24/7 Secret Labaratory curated by Maria Sarycheva, Murmansk, Russia

Head over Heels by space space gallery (Ella Krivanek) Zurich, Switzerland


2017

Wie Werden Wir Uns Wiedererkennen, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany

Eine Ausstellung für Dich/An Exhibition for You, curated by Daniel Morgenthaler, Museum Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland 


2016

a heavy, heavy duty, Les Complices*, Zurich, Switzerland



Performance & Choreography

2019

A manifestation for the quasi-public, Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH

A manifestation for the quasi-public, 1Shantiroad, Bangalore, IN

2018

A manifestation for the quasi-public, On Curating Project Space, Zurich

A manifestation for the quasi-public, Living Room of Pro Helvetia at Art Basel 

A manifestation for the quasi-public, 6.Moscow International Biennale for Young Art/The School of the End of time, Moscow

There will be life again, Space Space Gallery - On Curating Project Space, Zurich


2017

Oh my silly, silly, silly, mind! - hereish&nowish, Helmhaus Zurich

Contact Improvisation for Penelope, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich

What’s cooking? A re-arrangement/Eine Um-ordnung, Haus zur Glocke, Steckborn


2016

TEXTILE-DISCO (a heavy, heavy duty), Les Complices*, Zurich

TEXTILE-WALK (a heavy, heavy, duty)

undo privilege (residency), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich 

Du, ich und du, a ritual of collaboration or a collaboration of rituals, Kolkata & Zurich

Nestlé Products, Chander Haat, Kolkata, India

Nestlé Products (response performance), Corner College, Zurich


2015

PRIVILEGE, Der Längste Tag/The Longest Day, Zurich 

track to matter to noise, Shedhalle, Zurich

la molecule enters into the screen, Tanzhaus Zürich, Zurich

2010-14

flatland, far festival des arts vivants, Nyon CH

flatland, workspace Brussels, BE

skein, Corner College, Zurich, CH

process/out of joint, Kunstraum Aarau, Aarau, CH

Your Dance with My Book, Niemandslandfestival, Baden, CH

New Methods of Romantic Ballet, rough cut festival, Frankurt am Main, DE 

Naturfilm, Festival Junger Talente, Von Bernus Park, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Mit Präsident Schreber Denken, Probebühne, ITW, Giessen, DE

Die virtuosen Symptome der Fallvermeidung, ITW, Giessen, DE

 

Teaching

2019

Lecturer (10%), BA Art&Media  Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

2014-19 

Teaching Assistant (50%), BA Art&Media  Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

2014

Research follow (25%), Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (IPF), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

2013

Research follow (50%), Master Theater (ZHdK)


Selected educational Projects

2019

Choreographing Invisible Communities, ZHdK

2018

Weaving Bodies - A Breathing Technology Fiction, School of the End of Time, 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2016/17

Perform Interdependency – particapatory and collaborative strategies in the arts, collaboration project of Athens School of Fine Arts, Kunsthochschule Kassel and ZHdk  in context of documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel) 

UEQUIVOCAL, Assemblies Act: Of Social Urgency and Imagination, Athens Biennale, Athens

Leftover Choreography 1-3, workhop & seminary, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Lectures

2014-19

Choreographing polymorphic potentialities, On Curating Space, Zurich

International afternoon – whose learning? ZHdK, Zurich

Choroegraphy of Resistance, Station 21, Zurich

Skein. Ein verknäueltes Gespräch über das Fleisch der Kulturpolitik, Unabhängigkeit und Wissen in Kristallen, Corner College, Zurich

To make the failure whole, ArteZ, Arnheim

 

awards & residencies

work grant Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, 2017

work grant Stadt Zürich Kultur 2015

Residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Aargauer Kuratorium, 2019

Studio residency in Bangladesh and India, Pro Helvetia, 2019 

Primeur - Erstpublikation des Aargauer Kuratoriums, 2018

several projects grants


education

2012

Master of Arts in Applied Theatre Studies, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany

2008

Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies and German Language Studies, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Etudes en Danse, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France