current exhibitions and projects
// since December 2020: new works in the gallery KUNST 7, Altendorf, Switzerland //
// until end of September: exhibition at Hotel “Villino”, Lindau //
// wasser – water – agua – paanee – shuǐ // Art is nutrient for change / An interdisciplinary project by KunstKompetenz Petra Kern with the centerpiece event Life = H2O / Hybrid event around the theme of water – live, online and offline for everyone. WHEN: September 17 – October 17, 2021, each Friday to Sunday Where: In Mannheim, room S4, 17, Naumer Architekten BDB.
BETWEEN SPACE AND MATTER
Since 1992, Stefanie Welk has primarily been working with the materials steel and wire, which she transforms into a plastic shape by bending, knotting, and welding. From her causal study of the representation of people, she expanded her work by dealing with the interaction between humans and space. The artistic perspective considers both the social as well as the metaphorical space that is characterised by movement and dynamics as much as it is by force fields and power lines.
In Stefanie Welk’s works, metal is thus also the light and air-permeable medium for spiritual currents from which their characters are imbued and that also radiate due to the powerful design language. Due to their delicate nature, many of the sculptures also appeared as drawings in the space that describe both their own volume as well as the surrounding field connect to it.
Contemporary issues of modern society, such as networking, upheaval, and the urge to always to grow are consistently recognised across the various work groups. Since 2004, Stefanie Welk has been dedicated to the public space, from which numerous large sculptures were created in order to enter into diverse correspondence due to their surface texture and dimensionality with existing lighting conditions, day and night.
MOMENTS OF CHANGE AND MOVEMENT
Stefanie Welk has intensively researched inner processes of change and their expression in moments of movement. This has influenced her artistic language of form: her figures are on the one hand clearly contoured, on the other hand they dissolve into energy fields.
50 SECONDS: THE WORK PROCESS
“Innovation starts as an idea, as a powerful vision. But only through its implementation does it become innovation. They must withstand the reality, materialising in it, and thus ultimately change it. External impulses form into having ideas, and my job as an artist is to bring them to the ground, to realise them. Innovative technologies are also opening ever new possibilities for me.”
“I see people as an open system, which is not clearly delineated from its surroundings, although we initially perceive it differently. The central theme of my artistic work has always been images of people, or the incarnations of humans. In the course of my creations, works have emerged that show how I try to increasingly permeate this theme. Art for me is meditation that also describes a balance between perceiving, receiving, and active forms. It is a state in which I try to pass something through me and to give this something an individual expression that touches, inspires, and fascinates me. New spaces open up in my mind that I pass on through my artistic work.”
|2013||opening of the studio in Mannheim|
|2011||artistic exploration with the principles of permaculture for creating alternative living facilities. Several travels to Greece.|
|2005||“Thought-Order – Thought-Chaos”: Teaching assignment at the Junior-Akademie Adelsheim, Science Academy Baden-Württemberg|
|2002||„Space in the tense athmoshere of architecture, design and art“: Teaching assignment at the Akademie für Gestaltung Rhein-Neckar. During the interdisciplinary workshop with students an experimental installation was created.|
|2001||study of “Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness” at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA|
|1999||work as a freelance artist|
|1992-1999||Study of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg|
|1972||born in Heidelberg|
Scholarships and awards
|2021||Project grant from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg|
|2002||1. prize in the SAP “future competition”, Ernst-Bloch-Zentrum, Ludwigshafen and SAP AG|
|“Paul Harris Fellow”, Rotary Club, San Francisco, USA|
|2001-2002||Rotary scholarship for studies in San Francisco, USA|
|1992||Renate-Maria-Radbruch-prize for visual arts|
|1991||first prize in a competition about Japan of the Baden-Württemberg ministry for culture and sports: educational trip to Japan|
|1989-1990||scholarship of the German Bundestag: 1 year stay in the USA|
|1987||medal for a poster design for the European integration, 34th European Competition|
Exhibitions and projects
|2020||Art Karlsruhe, One Artist Show, presented by gallery owner Petra Kern|
|2019||“Wandering Souls”, with Anne-Christin Roda, Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich|
|“Free Spirit”, floating installation for the iLive Tower, iLive Holding, Aalen|
|Contemporary Basel, presented by gallery owner Petra Kern|
|Art Karlsruhe, presented by gallery owner Petra Kern|
|2018||Wall installation in 25 m length for Nedschroef Holding, Netherlands|
|Participation at the symposium of the “International Forest Art Trail”, Darmstadt|
|“Living between Dimensions”, exhibition with Katharina Lehmann, Galerie Benjamin Eck, Munich|
|Participation in the art festival “Artbreit” in Marktbreit|
|“Between Energy and Matter”, solo exhibition at Kunstverein Kulmbach, Sparkasse|
|2017||“Embrace” outdoor sculpture, artists’ symposium Hemsbach|
|Reinach Gallery Night, Gallery Strittgäßli, Reinach, Switzerland|
|“Art at the Muba”, Birgitta Leupin Gallery|
|Solo exhibition “ZeitMenschRaum” at the KunstFenster of the Kunstverein Ladenburg|
|2016||“Transition_Red”, Outdoor sculpture, Homburg/Saar, private property|
|“wire 2016”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|2015||“Human – Space – Light”. Retrospective solo exhibition, Museums Burg Altena, German Wire Museum, City gallery of Altena, catalogue|
|“On the Web”, exhibition with Margot Witte and Katrin Mosimann, Kunstverein Barsinghausen|
|“Bluevolution”, Outdoor sculpture, Homburt/Saar, private property|
|“Steel Innovation Award 2015”, Award for Innovations in the steel industry, design and realization|
|2014||18th Art Innsbruck, group presentation of Suisse Arte, International Fair for Contemporary Art|
|Group exhibition, Kunstforum Forst|
|“wire 2014”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|solo exhibition at the Dreba AG, Basel/CH, curated by Petra S. Köhler, Gegenwart gallery, Karlsruhe|
|“Equilibrium”, Outdoor sculpture, Chemnitz/G, private property|
|2013||“siebenfach”. Group exhibition, Kunstverein Germersheim.|
|“vis-a-vis”, exhibition with Margot Witte, Paul Feederle GmbH, Karlsruhe|
|“networked”, solo exhibition, gallery 38, Karlsruhe|
|2012||22th Art Fair at the Frauenmuseum, Bonn|
|“Break-through”, edition for the German Society for Material Science, Frankfurt a.M.|
|“Steel Innovation Award 2012”, Award for Innovations in the steel industry, design and realization|
|“wire 2012”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|group exhibition, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Basel/CH|
|“Art Querfeld”, group exhibition, Basel/CH|
|“unfold”, exhibition with Daniela Flörsheim, Gegenwart Gallery, Karlsruhe-Durlach|
|“Sky Dancer“, winner design for the casa altra, art at the building competition, Düsseldorf|
|2010||exhibition with Gerd Marenbach, Manfred-Sauer-Stiftung, Lobbach|
|“Summer-Exhibition”, group exhibition, Kunstförderverein Weinheim|
|2009||“Art in the Box”, exhibition project, Mein Lager 24 GmbH, Mannheim|
|„Geometrie-Stereometrie”, exhibition project, BoConcept, Mannheim|
|„Luftlinien“, solo exhibition, Gegenwart Gallery, Karlsruhe-Durlach|
|solo exhibition, Volksbank Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Schill, Stuttgart|
|“Steel Innovation Award 2009”, Award for Innovations in the steel industry, design and realization|
|„Qua-Draht“, solo exhibition Kunstwerk Gallery, Heimbach|
|2008||“wire 2008”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|exhibition project, central station Karlsruhe|
|symposium of artists, Landesgartenschau, Bad Rappenau|
|exhibition project at the International Horse Race, Baden-Baden, curated by Gegenwart Gallery, Karlsruhe|
|„Visions“, solo exhibition and performance, cultural festival at the Frankfurter Hof, Altstadt Gallery Lehnert|
|2007||solo exhibition, EigenArt Gallery, Karlsruhe|
|exhibition project at the „International Steel Conference“, Hotel Intercontinental, Berlin|
|OW-Art, Trade Fair for Contemporary Art, Buchen|
|solo exhibition, Art at Klinikum Langensteinbach e.V. SRH- Klinikum, Langensteinbach|
|“Focus Art”, exhibition project, Anatomiegarten, Heidelberg|
|2006||„Beziehungsweisen“, group exhibition, Museum Neckargemünd|
|“Steel Innovation Award 2006”, Award for Innovations in the steel industry, design and realization|
|solo exhibition at the Center for Body, Art and Culture, Heidelberg|
|exhibition with Jo Claes and Alexander Stroh, Künstlerhaus Karlsruhe|
|2005||„Energy-Net-Work“, solo exhibition, Altstadt Gallery Lehnert, Mainz|
|solo exhibition, Graf Gallery, Heidelberg|
|“wire & soul“, performance in cooperation with the dancers and choreografs Josef Eder (München) und Christine Lindlbauer (Linz/AT) with wire costumes, Zwinger-Theater, Heidelberg|
|“wire 2004”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|solo exhibition, Art at Klinikum Langensteinbach e.V. SRH- Klinikum, Langensteinbach|
|„Peacing It Together“, project mit German, Jewish and arabic students from Israel, Heidelberg|
|solo exhibition, v. Fircks-Huth Gallery, Fuchstal-Leder|
|2003||solo exhibition, private gallery Dr. Thomas Ehrensperger, Basel/CH|
|solo exhibition, gallery at the Hotel Schwanen, Rapperswil/CH|
|exhibition with Demir Demiroski, Blavius Gallery, Versmold|
|2002||solo exhibition, Wohnraum D4, Baar/CH|
|solo exhibition, Ernst-Bloch-Zentrum, Ludwigshafen|
|“Fall exhibition”, group exhibition, castle Schwetzingen, Art Agency Schröck-Schmidt|
|„Multiple“, group exhibition, Art Box Gallery, Frankfurt/Main|
|2001||group exhibition, Ebert Gallery, San Francisco/USA|
|2000||group exhibition, Top Air Gallery, airport Stuttgart|
|solo exhibition and performance at the Power Station Elsenztal|
|„wire 2000“, contract work at the Wire Trade Show for Lamitref/Lamifil, Düsseldorf|
|“wire 2000”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|1999||solo exhibition, Deutsche Telekom AG, Mannheim|
|“wire 1998”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|group exhibition, Lafayette Gallery, Chicago/USA|
|1997||“Interwire”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Atlanta/USA|
|group exhibition, Rundbau Gallery, Neckarwestheim|
|„Doppel-Ich“, exhibition with Alvaro Garcia Ordonez, Graf Gallery, Heidelberg|
|1996||“wire 1996”, solo exhibition at the International Trade Fair for industrial wire, Düsseldorf|
|“The dream of flying”, exhibition with Alvaro Garcia Ordonez, Graf Gallery, Heidelberg|
|„Minotauros“, group exhibition, Kunstförderverein Weinheim e.V.|
|1995||group exhibition, interactive forum for the arts, Mannheim castle|
|1994||contract work for the Fair Hannover, ABB Isodraht GmbH|
|1993||group exhibition “Wesens Art”, Stadthalle Heidelberg|
|1992||group exhibition, Heidelberg Arts Festival, castle Heidelberg|
|1992||„Jugend gestaltet“, group exhibition, art association, Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim|
Art in public space / Acquisitions
|2020||“Feuerläufer”, wire sculpture for the Beisheim Foundation, Düsseldorf, acquisition|
|2019||“Dream in you”, outdoor sculpture for the city of Weinheim, acquisition|
|2018||“Wasserläufer”, outdoor sculpture for the Luisenpark Mannheim, acquisition|
|2017||“Embrace”, outdoor sculpture for the city of Hemsbach/artist symposium, acquisition|
|2016||“Transformer”, Städtisches Museum Iserlohn, acquisition|
|2015||“Departure“, Museen Märkischer Kreis, acquisition|
|„Transparency“, design, realization and installation of the steel sculpture at the building of COWA GmbH, Gottmadingen|
|2013||„Capricorn“, Design and realization of the sculpture for the Aschera-Park, Schiers/CH, acquisition|
|2012||„Sprinter“, Städtisches Museum Iserlohn, acquisition|
|2011||„Out of Steel“, Design and realization of the sculpture at the outdoor area of AOK-Systems, Bonn, acquisition|
|„Pol-Springer“, sculpture for the entrance area of Bruker Bio-Spin, Ettlingen, acquisition|
|2010||„Time Runner“, sculpture for the 950-year city anniversary of Roth, donated by Leonische Drahtwerke, Weissenburg|
|„Home Run“, design and realization of a wire sculpture for TriStar, USA, acquisition|
|„Cycles of Life“, realized winner-design for the 20-year anniversary of „Der Grüne Punkt“, Duales System Deutschland, acquisition|
|2009||Group of sculptures “Lightdancers” for the Internationale Dental-Schau, Köln. Afterwards, installation at the outdoor area of the company building in Ispringen, acquisition|
|2008||„Room for Reflections“, Design of a room at the Arte Hotel Luise, Berlin|
|„Äolus“, presentation of the sculpture at the Landesgartenschau, Bad Rappenau|
|2007||„Sprinter“, edition of wire sculptures for BW-Bank, Stuttgart, acquisition|
|2006||four sculptures for the SRH-hospitals, presentation at the Hauptstadtkongress, ICC, Berlin, acquisition|
|„Plexter“, stainless steel sculpture for the “Kunstweg” in Abtsteinach, Odenwald, sponsored by Sparkassenstiftung Starkenburg|
|2005||„Free Fall“, wire sculpture for the “Kunstweg”, Tromm, Odenwald, sponsored by Sparkassenstiftung Starkenburg|
|“Space Dance”, wire sculpture for the „Garden of Science“ at the Weizman Institut, Rehovot, Israel, acquisition|
|„Luna_Plexus“, outdoor installation for the „Nacht der Sinne“, Mainz|
|2004||„Walking Upright“, SRH-Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, acquisition|
1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Atelier Stefanie Welk
Telephone: +49 (0) 172 729 48 63
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.
We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.
If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
+49 (0) 172 729 48 63
gem. § 55 II RStV:
Limitation of liability for internal content
The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.
Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.
Limitation of liability for external links
Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.
The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.
A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.
We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.
The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.