Stefanie Rau is a graphic designer with a text-based artistic practice ● She studied Visual Communication (BA) at the Berlin University of the Arts and Critical Studies (MA) at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam ● Together with Marius Förster and Robert Preusse she founded operative.space, a design studio focused on conceptual design projects, working with and for clients within the cultural field ● Her texts have been presented/performed at exhibitions/events/conferences in Amsterdam, London, Athens, Stuttgart, Riga, and Berlin ● She is part of the artistic teaching staff at the Weißensee Art Academy Berlin.






RECENT ACTIVITIES



“Durch Räume über Gestaltung und mit Gestaltung über Räume nachdenken” (Lecture + Discussion)
October 5, 2019
[as part of the HURRA HURRA Festival – International Festival of Design Education for the 21st Century]
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale, DE.

“Participation Procedures” (Workshop w/ Robert Preusse)
February 16, 2019
[as part of the project ZK/U Fact-finding committee #2]
ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, DE.


2018

“Words for a losing tongue” (Reading)
November 7, 2018
[as part of an exhibition by the Critical Zones Study Group]
University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, DE.

“Being an art worker on the cargo ship—it makes me weak” (Reading)
August 18, 2018
Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, DE.
[as part of the book launch of the publication Extra-Curricular,
edited by Jacob Lindgren, published by Onomatopee, 2018.]

“Cartographic Narratives” (Lecture together w/ Robert Preusse)
July 5, 2018
medialounge um 6
ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE.

“Tropes of a Palm” (Reading)
June 30, 2018
as part of the London Conference in Critical Thought
Westminster University, London, U.K.

“On Hands in Gloves” (Reading)
May 24, 2018
LOW TEXT #3 / After the eclipse
Flutgraben 3, Berlin, DE.

“Feeding Back (Or: And Still We Keep Holding On To Our Spoons)” (Screening)
April 18 & 20, 2018
Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival 2018, Athens, GR.

“In A Nutshell” (Performative reading and installation)
April 14, 2018
as part of the exhibition As I Intensify I Become More Singular
Sub Rosa Space, Athens, GR.

“Tropes of a Palm” (Screen-based Reading)
April 7, 2018
Ex_Changing Perceptions – Art for Change, hosted by the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
University of the Arts, Berlin, DE.

“On Hands In Gloves” (Lecture)
March 9, 2018
Apparition – The (im)materiality of modern surface
Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K.


2017

“Feeding Back (Or: And Still We Keep Holding On To Our Spoons)”
(Lecture Performance)
October 22, 2017
Virtualities & Realities Conference,
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, LV.

“Material Utopias” (Lecture Performance)
as part of the book launch of The Sandberg Series
September 29, 2017
Stedelijk Book Club: Press! Print! Publish!
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL.

“Tropes of a Palm” (Screen-based Reading)
September 6, 2017
as part of the exhibition Präsenz, Kritik, Utopie
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE.

“Tropes of a Palm” (Screen-based Reading)
& “Winds & Wheels” (Reading)
June 16/17, 2017
as part of the Critical Studies End Of Year Programme
Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam, NL.

“Tropes Of A Palm”
May 20, 2017
Botanical Garden VU, Amsterdam, NL.

“On Hands in Gloves”
as part of the book launch of Surface Level Expressions
May 5, 2017
San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL.

“A Device With Defects”
(w/ live transcription by Lucie Berjoan)
April 21, 2017
as part of YOUR WORDS IN MY MOUTH | MY VOICE ON YOUR TONGUE, conceived by Ghislaine Leung
Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, DE.

“Gathering Thoughts Like People” (Lecture Performance)
April 14, 2017
as part of One Publishes to Find Comrades
fanfare, Amsterdam, NL.


2016

“Feeding Back (or: And Still We Keep Holding On To Our Spoons)” (Lecture Performance)
September 29, 2016
as part of the exhibition SEEN BY #6: On Off Shore,
Museum for Photography, Berlin, DE.

“Feeding Back (or: And Still We Keep Holding On To Our Spoons)” (Lecture Performance)
June 18, 2016
Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam, NL.

“Θα θέλαμε να πάμε στην παραλία” (Reading)
April 22, 2016
3 137, Athen, GR.

“Being an art worker on the cargo-ship — it makes me weak” (Reading)
February 5, 2016
as part of the Open Day, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.


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