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24.09.-10.12.2017
"abgestaubt 4", exhibition of the collection of the stadtgalerie im elbeforum, brunsbüttel
ab november: landesschau 2017, husum
vita
born in kiel

1970 - 1976 studies at hochschule für bildende künste berlin
1977 degree in fine arts

1977 two grants of the centre culturelle, paris
cooperation with hervé fischer in the project "art
sociologique", perpignan

1979 -1985 living in schleswig-holstein, germany

1985-1991 living in milan, italy

since 1991 in kiel, germany

1996 - 2002 and 2011-2014member of the board of the federal organization of visual artist

2002/03 travel grant, studio in williamsburg, nyc

2011 project grant for southkorea and nepal

2012 artist-in-residence in kenya

2016 artist-in-residence in chiang mai, thailand

exhibitions in germany and abroad
exhibitions (selection since 1996)
personal (p)
2017
2017
"abgestaubt 4", exhibition of the art collection of the stadtgalerie im elbeforum, brunsbüttel
november: landesschau, husum
2016
"what is art and do we need it?" nenacontemporary art space, chiang mai, thailand (p)
"u.a.w.g.", exhibition in "big", dortmund
"urban moments", torhaus, elmshorn
2015
"yes, i have an answer" summer exhibition, masnedofort, denmark

"schichten", kulturpark seekamp, kiel schilksee (p)
2014
the german astronaut alexander gerst takes the small sculpture "orbitheart" to the international space station iss. back to earth the object shall promote the work of the stiftung kinderherz.(www.stiftung-kinderherz)

mixed pickles, galerie umtrieb, kiel
"wenn wir könnten, wie wir wollten", 20 jahre kunst im öffentlichen raum. brunswiker pavillon, kiel
"bewegt", 1. exhibition of the art collection of the sparkassenstiftung schleswig-holstein, kiel, (catalogue)
"kieler frieden-peace", flandernbunker, kiel
2013
nominated for vater- art award 2013. exhibition:atelierhaus im anscharpark, kiel
art in schleswig-holstein - the 60. landesschau, castle of gottorf (catalogue)
"weiter", sparkassenstiftung schleswig-holstein(p, catalogue)
2012
galerie nero, wiesbaden
alp galleries, frankfurt, "fortune" (p)
art is.. (yes, i have an answer) lamu museum&world heritage site, lamu, kenia (p)
2011
art is.. (yes, i have an answer) : wongol international residence, south korea (p)
art is : patan museum, kathmandu (p)
2010
57. landesschau schleswig-holstein
stadtgalerie kiel (catalogue)
"open", galerie im courierhaus, neumünster (p)
"turnips and french fries", video installation,flandernbunker, kiel (p)
"out of the stream", kunstraum b, kiel, germany (p)
"more is more", brunswiker pavillon, kiel, germany
2009
komplementär, burgkloster lübeck
kennfaden kunst, 25. jubiläumsaustellung der sparkassenkulturstiftung stormarn,trittau (catalogue)
"the freedom of art is a fundamental right"
group-exhibition in the ministry for finances of schleswig-holstein (catalogue)
"lonely hearts", museum eckernförde (p)
2008
55. landesschau, schlos gottorf, schleswig
"glück", stables of ahrensburg castle, ahrensburg;(p, catalogue))
"nord art 08", büdelsdorf/ rendsburg;
"in erwartung einer antwort", stadtgalerie im elbeforum, brunsbüttel;(p, catalogue))
2007
"classified ads", alp galleries, new york;
"nord art 07", kunst in der carlshütte, büdelsdorf/rendsburg, (katalog);
2006
vossloh information technologies (p)
2005
"art is", vii. international biennale "dialogues", st. petersburg, russia, (catalog)
52. landesschau, burgkloster lübeck (catalog);
"ads", brunswiker pavillon (p);
"malerei"kunstverein lauenburg,ratzeburg (p);
2004
nord art 04, kunst in der carlshütte, büdelsdorf/büdelsdorf/rendsburg;
"art is", berlin, kiel;
51. landesschau, barlachhaus, wedel, (catalog);
hanse-office, bruxelles;
2003
international horticultural exhibition, rostock, germany(catalog);
"classified ads",brunswiker pavillon, kiel;
"nord-kunst", the 20th century in schleswig-holstein, husum ( catalog) ;
sønderjyllands kunstmuseum, tonder (denmark) and burgkloster, lübeck;
"open", kx (kampnagel), hamburg (p);
shanghai spring art salon, shanghai, china, (catalog);
2002
"il doppio dell`ombra. doppelgänger", palazzo barolo, torino, italy, (catalog);
german-russian-house, kaliningrad, russia, (catalog);
"mobile ii", schwerin, germany(catalog);
haizmann museum, niebüll, germany;
williamsburg art and historical center, brooklyn, new york (p);
alp galleries, chelsea, new york;
2001
"forum young art", neumünster, (catalog);
pánstwowa galeria sztuki, zoppot, poland;
48. landesschau, museumsberg flensburg, (catalog);
la via dell´arte, ceriale, italy, (catalog);
2000
kampnagel, hamburg, womens´s museum, bonn and black cloister, freiburg, germany (catalog);
paraxo, viii. biennale d`arte contemporanea, andora, italy(catalog);
nord art, büdelsdorf/rendsburg;
47. landesschau, kunsthalle zu kiel, (catalog);
work commissioned by the cultural programm of the german pavilion, world exhibition expo 2000, hannover, germany, (catalog)
1999
nord-sculpture 2, neumünster, germany, (catalog);
nord art 99, büdelsdorf/rendsburg, germany;
museum of the city of flensburg, germany (p);
1998
"north current", museet varberg; varberg, sweden and watermans art centre, london, great britain, (catalog);
"constructive-concrete", art-forum bonn, germany, (catalog);
1997
european artists symposium, imperia,italy, first prize;
accademia balbo, bordighera, italy;
esa(european space research and technology centre), noordwijk, netherlands (p);
"forbidden cities", group 115, folkwangschule essen;
44. landesschau schleswig-holstein, husum;
1996
kunsthalle barmen, wuppertal;
"eventa iii", uppsala, sweden;
gedok galery, hamburg, (p);
galleria avida dollars, milan, italy;
commissions
2000
work commissioned by the cultural programm of the german pavilion, expo world exhibition, hannover
2003
permanent landscape installation for the international garden exhibition, rostock, germany
2006
stick-installations for two conference-rooms and a corridor, state-house schleswig-holstein


works in public and private collections
"flag of schleswig.holstein" by the federal state parliament, ( see photo above)

governmental representation of schleswig-holstein in berlin

collection of stadtgalerie im elbeforum, brunsbüttel

sparkasse holstein

art collection of the sparkasse endowment in schleswig-holstein

art collection of the state bank schleswig-holstein

the state government of schleswig-holstein, kiel

art collection of the provinzial insurances, kiel

gothaer insurance bank, milano, italy

dekafond bank, frankfurt





grants, awards
1976
centre de coopération culturelle e sociale, paris
1997
1st prize in the 5th european artist symposium, imperia, italy
2002
schleswig-holstein travel grant to new york city
2005
award for "art is" as best work at biennale "dialogue", st. petersburg, russia
2011
project grant of the cultural ministery of schleswig-holstein for the art is..project in nepal and south korea
2013
nomination for vater art award
bibliography
siewert, roswitha: aschefahnen und stabinstallationen, in: roswitha steinkopf: installationen und stabbilder, catalogue of the exhibition dr. bamberger haus, rendsburg 1994
sabine behrens: informationen zu den stabbildern der künstlerin roswitha steinkopf, publication of the museumsberg flensburg, department of medieval art, on occasion of the exhibition 1996
ortrud westheider: käfige, in: pandora, catalogue of the exhibition, k3 auf kampnagel, hamburg 1999
jens rönnau: pandora, in: kunstforum international 151/2000, s. 319
balbis, giannino: alla ricerca del "linguaggio mancante", in: catalogue of the exhibition "paraxo 2000", [andora], 2000
henatsch, martin: greetings in the age of wap, chat rooms and e-mail. the schleswig-holstein installation by roswitha steinkopf at expo 2000, in roswitha steinkopf: greetings, translated by peter bowen, [kiel], edition sommer 2001
sommer, hans-dieter: mitten im leben, multiples, konkrete arbeiten, gremienkonferenz, häuser, babel, be happy, tempora mutantur, struktur, halme, alles ist schön, in: roswitha steinkopf: stäbe, kiel [2001]
caruso, gianni: in ausstellungskatalog "il doppio dell`ombra", palazzo barolo, turin 2002, edition l`uovo di struzzo, torino 2002
thurmann, peter: eine kleine geschichte der installationskunst in schleswig-holstein, in: nord-kunst. schleswig-holstein im 20. jahrhundert, neumünster, wachholtz verlag, 2003, s. 301
haupenthal, uwe: konstruktivisten in schleswig-holstein, in: nord-kunst, schleswig-holstein im 20. jahrhundert, neumünster, wachholtz verlag, 2003, s. 280
rönnau, jens: art is... roswitha steinkopf. ein kunstwerk zur frage nach der kunst, in: kunstforum international 173/2004, s. 316-317
martin henatsch: to suck once on the pap of life, in:catalogue: glück, cultural foundation stormarn of the sparkasse holstein, 2008

hansgeorg hoppe: denied happiness: on the dialectics of desire and fulfillment in the pictures of roswitha steinkopf.
in: catalogue: glück, 2008
further mentioned in
kunstforum international band 147, 1999, s. 377
kunstforum international band 152, 2000, s. 324
kunstforum international band 177, 2005, s. 353
ulrich kuder: roswitha steinkopf lonely hearts, in: sammelblätter zu sonderausstellungen im museum eckernförde on the occasion of the exhibition: lonely hearts, 2009
silke eikermann-moseberg: "art is..", in: catalogue: roswitha steinkopf:art is...published by: stadtgalerie im elbeforum, 2008
translation: astrid staehler

martin henatsch: "art? no answer possible!", in: katalog: roswitha steinkopf:art is...published by stadtgalerie im elbeforum, 2008
Übersetzung:peter bowen
hajo schiff: mauern und fluchten - poetisch.
hajo schiff: collagen und räume - analytisch.
in: katalog: roswitha steinkopf: "weiter." (bilder aus feldbildserien 1996 - 2012). bilder aus feldbildserien 1996 - 2012. aus der serie ars borealis, edition zur zeitgenössischen kunst im norden. publisher: sparkasssenstiftung schleswig-holstein, 2012

jens martin neumann: "les passagers du vent". in: katalog: roswitha steinkopf: "weiter". (bilder aus feldbildserien 1996 - 2012) aus der serie ars borealis, edition zur zeitgenössischen kunst im norden. publisher: sparkasssenstiftung schleswig-holstein, 2012

"yes, i have an answer", photo and text : roswitha steinkopf, preface: prime minister of schleswig-holsteintorsten albig. publisher: representation of the government of schleswig-holstein in berlin, 2016