Residency Unlimited


2019 | NYC | Artist

Zita Schüpferling

There are visitors among the visitors who have the task to flirt with you 2017
Artist Name: Zita Schüpferling
Residency Dates: February - June
Born: 1982
Hometown: Nuremberg, Germany
Lives & Works: Munich, Germany

Education: She studied visual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Magdalena Jetelová, Olaf Nicolai und Gregor Schneider and at the École supérieure d’art & de design Marseille-Méditerranée, France. In 2017 she received her diploma in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. She also has a diploma in communications design (2009).

Bio / Statement:

Zita Schüpferling creates site-responsive subtle performances and interventions in space and place. She has a passion for form and material, yet the main focus of her practice is the audience encountered space.

Currently she is interested in creating and interfering atmospheres. In recent performances, group exhibitions function as a stage for her work to take place. In an ongoing project she hires actresses and actors who are asked to be present at exhibition openings, as visitors among the visitors, distributing positive climate on the attendees with minimal gestures.

Selected projects and group exhibitions include: JahresgabenKunstverein München, Munich (2017); Debütantenausstellung 2017 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich (2017); Eine Verschwendung, Jahresausstellung AdBK München, Munich (2016); Beobachter, Hotel Prinzregent, Munich (2016); Im Haus gerannt, Jahresausstellung AdBK München, Munich (2015), In Räumen sein, Jahresausstellung AdBK München, Munich (2014); Passage de Lorette, art in public space, Marseille (2013); Puderzucker, Jahresausstellung AdBK München, Munich (2012); Mountain School. What Mountains Teach Us. Olaf Nicolai and Students of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Hayward Gallery, London (2011); Jetklasse Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia (2011); Projekt Schleißheimerstraße 232, art in public space, Munich (2011); ausrichtung, Catholic Academy, Munich (2011); Jetklasse Seoul, Space Hamilton, Seoul, Korea (2011); Kunstmeile Mainburg 2010, art in public space, Mainburg (2010); No Name, Untitled 2010, Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2010).

Grants and prizes include: Project Scholarship Steiner-Stiftung (2018), USA-Scholarship by the State of Bavaria (2018), DAAD-Scholarship NYC (2018), Scholarship for Visual Art by the City of Munich (2017), Working Scholarship Stiftung Kunstfonds (2017), studio promotion by the government of Bavaria (2017 / 2018), catalogue grant LfA Förderbank Bayern (2017), Debutant Sponsorship of the Bavarian Ministry of Research, Science and Art (2017), Scholarship Jubiläums-Stipendien-Stiftung zur Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München (2014).

Support: Zita Schüpferling's residency is made possible with support from DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.