Stefan KrÜskemper







Projects by Stefan Krüskemper operate in public and in public spaces, using artistic resources to tackle issues of personal, societal and context-specific relevance. As a consequence of his way of working, which depends on participation and on collaboration with persons concerned in various ways – experts and interest groups – conventional concepts of artistic authorship and technical competence have undergone a shift of meaning. For the artist in the urban environment, working at the interface between disparate spheres to make community-building experiences achievable, artistic practice today has to focus more on communication and strategy.

Stefan Krüskemper and Jörg Amonat established the Berlin buero für integrative kunst (Office of Integrative Art) in 2000 as a forum for this integrative approach to creating art. Within the framework it provides, artists work on their projects individually and jointly in varying constellations, as the case may be. On the one hand they work on initiatives of their own designed to explore the discursive potential opened up by art, while on the other they deal with enquiries received by the Office or addressed to a specific artist. In terms of format, Stefan Krüskemper’s multimedial projects include situation-based interventions, site-specific installations and concept art.

Since 2005, the artistic processes have been accompanied by commentary and reflection in the publications of the verlag für integrative kunst (Publisher of Integrative Art). Its programme includes books and documentations as well as video and audio productions. A speciality is the highly condensed form known as the text miniature. Krüskemper and Amonat regard publishing activity – broadly speaking, the publication of texts, articles and essays – as an integral part of the role of a creative artist.

In addition to his work as a practising artist, Stefan Krüskemper teaches and gives lectures at universities. His work with students focuses on group discussion as a complement to the conceptual development of individual ideas and initiatives, on mutual sharing of experience in the visualisation and implementation of emerging projects, and on teaching the practical fundamentals of art for public spaces.


Stefan Krüskemper · was born in 1963 in Lüdinghausen (de), currently lives and works in Berlin · Architecture studies at the University in Dortmund, Diploma · Public art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg · Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and guest lecturer at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Alfter/Bonn · Interim Semester, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore · Since 2006 commissioner at the committee for art and public space · Activities in juries · Fields of work: public art, urban space and integrative art strategies

Awards and Grants (selection)
2014 Residency, Bogotá, Columbia, IFA and Goethe Institut
2013 Residency, Bangalore, Indiea, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
2013 Residency, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Goethe Institut and Casa Nexo
2011 Grant from the Karin Abt Straubinger Stiftung, Stuttgart
2010 Competition prize winning, public art competition, »Zürich-Schule«, Berlin
2005 Competition prize winning, invited city art competition, »Aerodynamic Park«, Berlin
2002 Second prize, invited competition »Upgrading of the Aufsessplatz«, Nuremberg
2001 Grant from the Bavarian Government Department of Science and Culture
2001 Competition prize winning »Media Installation«, Lucent Technologies, Nuremberg
1999 Post graduate award, »warenzeichen«, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
1998 Special prize, invited competition »Area of SKW Company «, Trostberg
1998 Student award, »Klassenpreis«, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
1997 Competition prize winning »Media Installation«, Frankenhalle, Nuremberg

Projects and Realization (selection)
2014 »Citizen Art Days«, Project, Cementerio Central, public space, Bogotá (co)
2013 »Citizen Art Days«, Project, Rangoli Metro Art Center, Bangalore (in)
2013 »Citizen Art Days«, Project, Markthalle Neun, publich space, u.a., Berlin
2010 »Kunst bist Du!«, Percent for Art project, Zürich-Schule, Berlin
2007 »The Intricate Journey« artist exchange, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst , Berlin, a.o.
2006 »Air Borne« city art, Aerodynamischer Park, Berlin
2006 »wachsen!« project and installation, Lutherkirche, Wittenberg
2001 »parkTV« public art project, townpark, Dessau, a.o.
2000 »Work about Work « public art project, Nuremberg, a.o.
1999 »church in a businesspark« temporary installation, Nürbanum, Nuremberg
1999 »Morphoskop« project, Künstlerhaus, Dortmund, a.o.
1998 »Media Installation« art and architecture, Frankenhalle, Nuremberg

Groupexhibitions and Performances (selection)
2014 »Campos de Memoria«, Fundación Gilberto A. Avendaño, Bogotá (co)
2014 »(Post-)Konflikt und Begegnung«, Performance, Goethe Institut, Bogotá (co)
2013 »Reverberações«, Performance, Festival für kollaborative Kunst, Sao Paulo (br)
2012 »Liberty needs a new dress«, Performance, Kunstverein Kohlenhof, Nürnberg
2010 »Unbezahlbar«, Galerie Defet, Nuremberg
2010 »Gespräche mit Beuys«, Performance, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin
2010 »Kunst und Gesellschaft«, Performance, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wien (at)
2010 »wg/3zi/k/bar«. Performance, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2008 »Modelle« Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum, Berlin
2007 »El Viaje Intricado« Lugar a Dudas, Cali (co)
2007 »Rubin« Neues Museum, Nürnberg
2004 »Permanent produktiv« Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien (at)
2003 »Streik« (Walkout) Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
2002 »Erst die Arbeit « ACC Galerie, Weimar
2002 »life policies« Galerie zé dos bois, Lisbon (pt)
2001 »Utopic Procedures« Westspace Gallery, Melbourne (au)
2000 » - Netz, Kunst, Werke« Institut of Contemporary Art, Nuremberg
1998 »Morphing Systems« KLINIK, Zurich (ch)

Teaching (selection)
2013 »Interim Semester«, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (in)
2013 »Gesellschaftliche Teilhabe durch Kunst«, lecture, Alanus Hochschule, Alfter/Bonn
2013 »Stadt Raum Gestaltung«, supervision, KHB Weissensee und HU-Berlin
2010 »Gelingen«, lecture, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter/Bonn
2008 »Public-Private« teaching position, Alanus Univ. of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter/Bonn
2008 »Monday Night Lecture« lecture, Bauhaus-University Weimar
2007 »mitArbeit - Lebensrhythmen im Wandel« project workshop, Tanzarchiv e.V., Leipzig
2007 »Künstlerdialoge« lecture, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter/Bonn
2007 »Escuela Comunicación Social« lecture, Universidad de Valle, Cali (co)
2004 »Rückruf« lecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
2004 »Künstlerische Strategien« lecture, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
2000-2007 Teaching position, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg

Exchange (selection)
2014 »Conferencia sobre el proyecto Citizen Art Days«, lecture, Plataforma Bogotá (co)
2013 »Nachhaltige Kunstprojekte im Stadtraum«, lecture, Goethe-Institut, Sao Paulo (br)
2010 »Rückkoppelungen«, Presentation, 6. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
2010 »Kunst und Gesellschaft im öffentlichen Raum«, Lecture, Depot Wien (at)
2009 »The Impact of Cultural and Citizenship Education on Social Cohesion«, NECE, Wilnius (li)
2009 »Politische Aspekte von Kunst im urbanen Raum«, Lecture, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
2007 »artists talk«, Presentation, Galería El Bodegon, Bogotá (co)
2003 »Streik«, Presentation, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
2000 »KunstKontextVermittlung«, Presentation, NGBK, Berlin
2000 »Startup«, Presentation, Büro Orange im Literaturhaus München

Publications (selection)
2013 »Stadt Raum Gestaltung«, ed: Kasztantovicz/Polzin, Berlin
2010 »Kunst bist du!«, verlag für integrative kunst, ed. Stefan Krüskemper, Berlin
2009 »Arbeit und Rhythmus«, Publication, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München
2007 »Rubin - Institut für moderne Kunst«, catalogue, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg
2007 »The Intricate Journey«, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2006 »AIR BORNE«, ed. verlag für integrative kunst, Berlin
2005 »parkTV«, ed. verlag für integrative kunst, Berlin
2002 »op*« ed. Westspace Gallery Melbourne (au) (english)
2002 »Positionen und Tendenzen«, ed. Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg
2001 »log.buch«, ed. Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg
2000 »Morphing«, ed. KLINIK, Zurich (ch)


Collaboration: Jörg Amonat, Erika Arzt, Architekt Ulrich Domnick, Anne Eberle, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Essl, Architekt Martin Gebhardt, Prof. Johannes Peter Hölzinger, Reiner Hofmann, Christina Jacoby, Thorsten Jones, Matthias Klos, Stephan Kurr, Juan Linares, Maria Linares, Christa Lösel, Wolfgang May, Kerstin Polzin, Patricia Pisani, Heidi Sadlowski, Christof Salzmann, Michael Schneider, Anita Stöhr Weber, Johannes Volkmann, Landschaftsarchitekt Jürgen Wollborn, a.o.



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