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Antje Schiffers, Vechte goods, 2011-2018

Antje Schiffers, »Vechte goods«, 2011 – 2018

antje schiffers

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Born 1967 in Heiligendorf bei Wolfsburg; lives in Berlin.
Studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig and was a master student of Walter Dahn at the Braunschweig University of Art.

A wandering painter, floral illustrator, artist-for-hire – Antje Schiffers betakes in a variety of roles as allotted by her specific tasks and, in turn, makes the everyday reality of life of different social groups to be the topic of her drawings, paintings, videos and texts. Often she organizes her projects on a barter basis, and receives texts, videos or everyday objects in exchange for her own artistic products. »I like being a farmer and I would like to stay one« is Schiffers' latest piece: in exchange for the paintings she paints on behalf of farmers (fig.), the farmers make video films about their daily work. Schiffers' projects are also always a form of sociological field research, and they reflect upon the question of the importance as well as the concepts of art in different cultures.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2009 »I like being a farmer and I would like to stay one«, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
2007 »Großes Bauern Theater« (»The Great Farmers Theatre«), Wiener Secession, Vienna
2007 Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2005 Kunstverein Hannover

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2008 »’I Can't Just Slice Off an Ear Everyday’. Deconstructing the Myth of the Artist«, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2008 »Vertrautes Terrain« (»Familiar Terrain«), ZKM Karlsruhe
2008 »Village People«, Kunstverein Wolfsburg

Awards and Grants (Selection)
2007 Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung's Sprengel Prize for Visual Arts in Lower Saxony
2006 Promotional Award of the State of Lower Saxony
2005 Lower Saxony State Scholarship

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