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Stih & Schnock


Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock live and work as artists in Berlin. Prof. Renata Stih teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (art & technology, film & media), Frieder Schnock, a trained art historian (PhD) works also as curator and art consultant. Their art is principally devoted to the ways in which the introduction of new media have brought about new modes of seeing and experiencing one's surroundings and to the possibilities of exerting psychological influence through the intrusion of art into the sphere of everyday life. The work has been shaped by studies about how memory functions in the social sphere and how it is reflected symbolically in the space of the city. Lectures and public discussions are an integral part of their activity as artists.
2005    Artists in residence at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2000    Rockefeller Fellows, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center

Projects in public space (selection):
1993    "Places of Remembrance," memorial in the Bavarian Quarter, Berlin-Schöneberg
1994-95    "Bus Stop," project for a Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
1996-97    "Neues Deutschland Bild," Haus der Geschichte, Bonn/Leipzig
1998    "Invitation," advertising self help groups, Berlin-Alexanderplatz
     "Who needs art, we need potatoes," Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
2003-04    "Signs from Berlin," The Jewish Museum New York
2004    "The Art of Collecting - Flick in Berlin," Billboards-Publication-Panel discussion
2005    "Berlin Messages," Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2006-07    "LIFE~BOAT," Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida