Coming Up:

“Being an art worker on the cargo ship—it makes me weak” (Reading)
August 18th, 2018
Hopscotsch Reading Room, Berlin

as part of the book launch of the publication Extra-Curricular,
edited by Jacob Lindgren, published by Onomatopee, 2018.

Recent Activities:

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

“Tropes of a Palm” (Reading)
June 30th, 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 + April 20, 2018
Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival 2018, Athens, GR.

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

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

“Feeding Back (Or: And Still We Keep Holding On To Our Spoons)”
(Lecture Performance)
October 22, 2017
Virtualities & Realities,
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” (Lecture Performance)
September 6, 2017
as part of Präsenz, Kritik, Utopie
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE.

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

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

Surface Level Expressions, edited by Lucie Berjoan, Rosie Haward, Asja Novak, Stefanie Rau and Aidan Wall;
designed by Callum Copley and François Girard‑Meunier.
Booklaunch with readings: May 5, 2017
San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL.

“A Device With Defects”
(w/ live transcription by Lucie Berjoan)
April 21, 2017
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.

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


2015—2017 MA, Critical Studies Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.
2011—2014 BA, Visual Communication, Berlin University of the Arts, DE.

Since 2013 I have been involved in self-organized educational platform Parallel School. I have co-organised a workshop at UdK Berlin (w/ Stephanie Brenner, Robert Haselbacher & Robert Preusse) and as part of the International Graphic Design Biennal in Brno, CZ together w/ Robert Haselbacher, Robert Preusse & Till Wittwer. A collaboratively written “Letter to the Academy” has been published in Taking a Line for a Walk. Assignments in Design Education by Spector Books 2016 and was presented during a workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in 2015.

From 2014 to 2015 I worked as a teaching assistant for Professor Siegfried Zielinski in the Media Theory Department of the Institute for Time-based Media at UdK Berlin and was involved in the organisation and design of the project “Atlas of MediaThinking and MediaActing in Berlin”, which has been presented at transmediale festival 2016 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin.

While studying at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam I have managed the student-led project and exhibition space Rietveld Pavilion together with Marie Larsen from 2016 to 2017 to facilitate extracurricular activities. At the same time I co-initiated the reading group Uh Uh Uh Umm together with Ioanna Gerakidi and Rosie Haward. In 2017, I co-moderated discussion groups as part of the Studium Generale Programme at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

Since 2018, I am a participant of the Critical Zones Study Group, a project conducted by Bruno Latour at ZKM Center for Art and Media and University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe.

Stefanie Rau, Alt-Moabit 45, 10555 Berlin.

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