About

Schneider

My punk-baroque sculptures explore the margins of functionality and aesthetic standards. They reference the richness and overload of sensual, visual and cultural exposure I enjoy as a London based artist.
I use a full palette of ceramic techniques to make these collage-like pieces, emphasizing surface decoration with monoprint-slip-transfers and gold lustre accentuations.
I am interested in the tension between rebellion and tradition. This reflects my artistic roots: having grown up in East Berlin, where daring to cry out for personal expression – and subsequent punishment – shaped my personality and work.

CV

 

1985
Born in East Berlin
moved to West Berlin
1987-93
Studied at Hochschule der Künste Berlin (Berlin Art College), MA ‘Experimental Film’
1992
Winner at Oberhausen Film Festival short film Milking and Hoovering / Melken und Saugen
1994-97
Film and Performance work in Berlin Feature film Out of Order / Störung Ost , 78 mins, for ZDF, Das kleine Fernsehspiel
1998
Moved to London, Reorientation due to starting a family
2000-2006
Studied ceramics at adult education
2007
Set up own ceramics studio

Selected Exhibitions

2004-7
Stark Gallery London and Canterbury
2005
Affordable Art Fair Battersea (Stark Gallery)
2006-16
Dulwich Festival Artist’s Open House
2009
Installation at Le Fresnoy and Hastings/ FISH Gallery / with Andrew Kötting
2015
Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
2016
Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
2017
Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
2019
Skylark Galleries, Oxo Tower, London