Stefan Schwabe
Visual Artist

Stefan Schwabe grew up in Schmalkalden/ Germany. After graduating from high school and the following periods of civil service and internships he enrolled at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle/ Germany in 2004. He followed classes in Multimedia and Product Design. From 2007 to 2008 he was exchage student at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art/ France, in the classes Hypermedia and Mecatronics. Back in Germany he was working as intern and freelancer for Art+Com in 2009. In 2010 he graduated at Burg Giebichenstein with "TROBLION - künstlich beseelt". Placed between art and design Stefan Schwabe is working on interaction-concepts and kinetic sculptures. He exhibited "Episureo" at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2008, "Cut and Paste" at the Uncharted exhibition in Istanbul in 2009 and "Troblion" at the Kernel Festival in Desion/ Italy in 2011. Stefan Schwabe has recently completed the MA course of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.

http://www.stschwabe.com

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Vita
2004–2010 - Studies at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle, Germany
2007–2008 - Exchange student at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art, France
2008–2009 - Four months internship at Art+Com AG, Berlin
2009–2010 - Freelancer for Art+Com AG, Berlin
2010 - Graduation at Burg Giebichenstein (Dipl. Des.), University of Art and Design Halle
2010–2012 - Studies at the Royal College of Art (RCA) London, Design Interactions
2012 - Graduation at the RCA, Design Interactions (MA)
2012 - One-month Residency at the Siena Art Institute, Italy
2011 - 2012Burg Giebichenstein Graduate Scholarship, Graduiertenförderung Sachsen-Anhalt
2013 - Artist Scholarship, Kulturstiftung Thüringen
2010 - Working as independent designer
2012 - Teaching position at UdK Berlin, Künstlerische Werkstattleitung Mechatronik
Exhibitions
2007 - "Impasse" installation at the Design Preis Halle
2008 - "Episureo" installation at the Stadtbad, Halle (Saale)
2008 - "Episureo" installation at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
2008 - "Cut and paste" at the Cité des Sciences, Grand Palais, Paris
2009 - "Cut and paste" at the "Uncharted" exhibition, Santralistanbul, Istanbul
2009 - "Do we have to stay out?" at DMY Youngsters 2009, Berlin
2010 - "Troblion" graduation show, Volkspark Turnhalle, Halle (Saale)
2010 - "Cut and paste" at the Node10 - Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt
2011 - "Troblion" published in the Neural magazine, Issue 38
2011 - "Vestalia" at the Design Interactions WIP Show, RCA, London
2011 - "Troblion" at the Kernel Festival, Desio, Italy
2011 - "Cut and paste" as tempory installation at the Schauspiel Frankfurt
2011 - "Troblion" at the Celeste Prize Finalists Exhibition, New York
2012 - "Everyday Paper, Paper Everyday" at the Design Interactions WIP Show, London
2012 - "Living Artefacts" at the Inspiring Matter Exhibition, London
2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" at the Show RCA, London
2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" at BIO 23 Biennial of Design, Ljubljana
2012 - "Living Artefacts" at "Material Matters", Droog Lab, DDW, Eindhoven
2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" at "Graduiert ≈ Präsentiert", Halle (Saale)
2013 - "Biocar covers" at "United Micro Kingdoms", Dunne & Raby, Design Museum London
2013 - "Xylinum Cones" at "Grow Your Own...", Science Gallery, Dublin
2014 - "Xylinum Cones/ Programming" at "Progress!/ Revive!", Heimtextil Trends 2014/15, Frankfurt
2014 - "Xylinum Cones/ Programming" at "Hit the future – design beyond the borders", Munich
2014 - "Xylinum Cones/ Programming" at "Synthetic Aesthetics", V&A Friday Late, London
2015 - "State of Matter" at designtransfer: Transmediale Vorspiel 2015, Berlin
Publications
2010 - "Troblion" at Creative Applications Network
2011 - "Troblion" published at Neural magazine, Issue 38
2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" at Dezeen, Movie: tour of Design Interactions at Show RCA 2012 with Tony Dunne
2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" at Creative Applications Network
2012 - "Vestalia" at Creative Applications Network
2012 - "Living Artefacts" in "Design relations", Catalogue of BIO 23 Biennial of Design, Ljubljana, The Museum of Architecture and Design,
2012 2012 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" published in the annual book "BURG 2012" of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
2013 - "The Kernels of Chimaera" featured in "Material Futures" a Publication of the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC), compiled and edited in collaboration with FranklinTill
2013 - "Xylinum Cones" at Frameweb
2014 - "Xylinum Cones" published at Frame magazine, Issue 96
2014 - "Xylinum Cones" published at Experimenta magazine, Issue 66

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Sart life

  • Promo Siena Art Institute

  • Student Experiences - Fall 2015 (Michalis Fountedakis, Themis Istatiadis)

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

  • Brandeis in Siena