Untitled (Sidewinder) - Limited Edition of 5 Photograph by Stefanie Schneider

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Art Description

Photography: Polaroid, Color, C-type, Photo, Analog on Other.

Untitled (Sidewinder) 58x56 cm, 2005, Edition 2/5, analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, based on a Polaroid photograph, Artist Inventory 3025.02, Signature label and Certificate, not mounted

Stefanie Schneider's scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters.

Schneider works with the chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph's commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dream scapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider's images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made - their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider's images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.

Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Foto -Triennale Esslingen.

“It was Stefanie Schneider, who inspired me to start the company THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT after seeing her work, which seems to achieve the possible from the impossible, creating the finest of art out of the most basic of mediums and materials. Indeed, after that one day, I was so impressed with her photography that I realized Polaroid film could not be allowed to disappear. Being at the precise moment in time where the world was about to lose Polaroid, I seized the moment and have put all my efforts and passion into saving Polaroid film. For that, I thank Stefanie Schneider almost exclusively, who played a bigger role than anyone in saving this American symbol of photography.” –Florian Kaps, March 8th 2010 (“Doc” Dr. Florian Kaps, founder of “The Impossible Project”)


Exhibitions Selected (selected)

2018
Participation Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, USA (G) March
Available to All, Rough Play Projects - Site Specific, Joshou Tree, USA (G) curated by Deborah Martin with Adam Berg, Doron Gazit, Kellan Barnebey, Chris Sanchez, Aili Schmelzt

2017
BLICKFELD Analoge Fotografie, Kommunale Galerie Steglitz-Zehlendorf (G) (catalog), (upcoming)

Rosegallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica (G)
Magie des Moments, Kunstverein Bad Homburg Artlantis, Bad Homburg (G)

2016

Instantdreams, Instantdreams Gallery, Berlin 

(S)

2015

Desert Voices, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G) with Pamela Littky
The Ballery in Heat, The Ballery, Berlin (G)

Blue Nudes, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G) 



2014


Summer Show, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (G)
6 Finalists, Saatchi Gallery London (G)

Instantdreams, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (S)
Grand Opening, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles (G) with Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alison Bignon, Sophie Dickens, Victor Gingembre and others


2013

Heather's Dream, Short, nominated for the German Short Film Award 2013 (Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis)
Images
For Images (Artists fir Tichy), GASK - Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region,  Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, (G) with Richard Prince, Nan Golding, Shirana Shahbazi, Sophie Calle, Martin Kippenberger, Arnulf Rainer, Thomas Ruff, Katharina Grosse, Jonathan Meese & others (catalog)

The Girl behind the White Picket Fence, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (S)

Heather's Dream, Short, German Competition Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Multimedia Presentation with Artist Stefanie Schneider, Palms Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, (G) with Ansel Adams, Bruce Charlesworth, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Charles and Ray Eames, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Oppenheim, Andy Warhol and others, (catalog)

Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection: Kunsthalle Erfurt (Spring), Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt/Main, (G) with Helen Levitt, Pieter Hugo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pietro Donzelli, and others (catalog) 

2012

Stranger Than Paradise, Christian Hohmenn Fine Art, Palms Desert, (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, (S)
Bienale Art Auction 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, (G), with Ai Weiwei, John Baldessari, Christo, Ed Ruscha, Christopher Russell, and others.
MUSES, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (G) with Kourtney Roy and Eric Weeks
Polaroid (IM)POSSIBLE - THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf (G), (catalog)
Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, (G), (catalog)
Studio Scholorship, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, May 2012
Selling Sex, ShowStudio Gallery, London (G) with Cortney Andrews, Una Burke, Liz Cohen, Inge Jacobsen
Stranger Than Paradise, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (S)



2011

Kunst zu verlosen !  // Art to raffle off !, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, (G) with Monica Bonvicini, Tim Eitel, Olafur Eliasson, Pipilotti Rist, Katharina Sieverding, and others
Hitchhiker, Festival Saint Germain des Près, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France (S) 

New Works by Rollo Artists, ROLLO Contemporary, London, GB (G) 

Stefanie Schneider, Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA (S)

Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie, DZ Bank Collection, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, (G) with Helen Levitt, Pieter Hugo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pietro Donzelli, and others (catalog)  

Mirrror of broken Dreams, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany, (S) 

California Dreaming, ROLLO Contemporary, London, GB (S) 

Stefanie Schneider, Catherine et André Galerie Hug, Paris, France (S) 

Polaroid (IM)POSSIBLE - THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, Westlicht - Schauplatz für Fotografie, (G), (catalog)

Summershow, Scott White Contemporary, San Diego, (G)



2010

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich (S) 

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris (S) 

Kunstmesse Zurich, Solo Show Stefanie Schneider with Gallery Walter Keller 

Instant Dreams, Frank Picture Gallery, Santa Monica (S) 

Women Only, Show Off, Paris with Galerie Hug, Paris, France (S*)
L'Ouverture Collectif, Galerie Hug, Paris, France (G)  

Instant Dreams, 30 Works, Cologne, Germany, (S)  

Mapping Worlds: Welten verstehen – Aufbruch in die Gegenwart, 8. Internationale Foto -Triennale Esslingen 2010, Germany, curated by Andreas Baur (G) (catalog) 



2009

29 Palms, CA, Galerie Koestlin, Artbar 71, Berlin, Germany 

Till Death Do Us Part, Filmpremiere, Babylon, Berlin 
Landscapes and Icons, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris, France (S) 

True Lies, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany (G), curated by Uwe Schramm
29 Palms, CA, Moravian Gallery, (Museum of Applied Arts), Brno, 
Czech Republic (S)

2008

Sidewinder / 29 Palms, CA, c.art-Galerie, Dornbirn, Austria (S)  
Love, Städt. Galerie im Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo, Italy (G) (catalog)

29 Palms, CA, Int. Filmfestival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sidewinder, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany (S) 

Les Rencontres d'Arles - Photo Festival South of France, curated by Christian Lacroix (G), nominated for the Discovery Award

Sidewinder, Städtische Galerie am Mozartplatz, Salzburg, Austria (S)  
“For love is as strong as death” Poster and Image materials for the Salzburger Festspiele

29 Palms, CA, Galerie Spesshardt-Klein, Berlin (S)  



2007  

29 Palms, CA, Polanoid, Vienna, Austria (S) (catalog) 

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Thierry Librati, Paris, France (S)

Wastelands, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany (S)  

Breaking The Waves, Arthaus, Los Angeles, USA, (G), curated by Tim Wride (LACMA)

Infinite Polar Bear Party, Galerie Amber Abbas former kunstbuero, 
Vienna, Austria, curated by Julie Ryan (G) 
Sidewinder, Scalo Guye, Los Angeles

2006
Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Passau, Germany (G) (catalog)
Stay, nd-projects, Zurich, Switzerland (S)  

Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, curated by Adi Hösle and Roman Buxbaum, The East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice, Czech Republic (G) 

Sidewinder, Artwalk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, curated 
by Frans Oomen (G)  

Out of the Camera: Analoge Fotografie im digitalen Zeitalter, curated by Lars Mextorf, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (G), (catalog)  

Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists, curated by Adi Hösle and Roman Buxbaum, Moravská Galerie (Haus Der Kunst), Brno, Czech Republic,Salon Lessing, Zürich, Switzerland, (G) (catalog) 

Stefanie Schneider, c.art-Galerie, Bregenz, Austria (S) 

Stranger Than Paradise, Galerie Drees, Hannover, Germany (S) (catalog)  

Wastelands, Städtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg, Germany (S) 

Wastelands, Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany (S) (catalog)  

Land in Translation, Riverside Museum, Riverside,CA, USA (G)



2005       

Zaunwelten, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany (G)         

Stefanie Schneider, nd-projects, Zurich, Switzerland (S)

Last Picture Show, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany (S)  

Stefanie Schneider, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, USA (S) 
29 Palms, CA., Schloß Ritzebüttel, Cuxhaven, Germany (S)        

Polaroid als Geste, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, 
Germany (G) (catalog) 

A Warlike People: Victims or Perpetrators? curated by Lara Taubman, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA (G) 


2004      

Stefanie Schneider, Colectivo Fotográfico UFCA, Algecira, Spain (S)  

29 Palms, CA.  Brotfabrik, Berlin, curated by Andrea Domesle, Wien (S)

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (S)  

Suburbia, Galerie KuttnerSiebert, Berlin, Germany (S)  

American Dreams, Gallery Zelda Cheatle, London, England (S)  

Endstation Sehnsucht, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt, Germany (S)

OilFields, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA, USA (S) 

DreamGirl, Marvelli  Gallery, NY, USA (S) 

Armory Show NY with Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, LA, USA (G) 

29 Palms, CA, Galerie Kaempf, Basel, Switzerland (S) (catalog)  

Stefanie Schneider - L'usine Galerie, Brussels (S)

2003        

Paris Photo with TZR Galerie für Bildende Künste, Bochum, Germany (S)

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (G)  

First Glance, Galerie kuttnersiebert, Berlin, Germany (G)  
California Dreaming, TZR Galerie, Bochum, Germany (S)

Armory Show NY with LA Projects, Los Angeles, USA (G)

YOU - Galerie Fiebach and Minninger, Cologne (G)



2002        

1 Site 2 Places II, KUNST+PROJEKTE Sindelfingen e.V., Germany (G) 

Realities and Histoires d´amour, Kunstverein Ulm, Germany (G) with Gabriele Basch, Tracey Moffatt, Mathilde ter Heijne 

Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Zink, München (S)  

Projekte mit Fotografie - Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin (G)



2001       

Night On Earth, Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Münster,
Germany curated by Ralf Christofori, (catalog) (G) 

LISTE 01, Basel, Switzerland, with Susanne Vielmetter, LA Projects (G)

Rough Cuts, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Los Angeles (S)     

Entweder? Oder!, Kunstallianz, Treptowers, Berlin, Germany, (catalog) (G)         

Loosely Landscapes, Cerro College, Ridgcrest, CA, USA (G)

2000
Stefanie Schneider, Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin, Germany (S)
Instant Dreams, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, LA, USA (S)
Insight from Outside USA, TZR Galerie, Bochum, Germany (G)
Neue Fotografie, Galerie Schedler, Zürich, Switzerland (S)

1999
Film und Fotografie im Dialog-Sehnsucht und Utopie, Nassauischer Kunstverein; Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, (G) (catalog) >>
Gasoline, Galerie Michael Zink, Regensburg, Germany (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Galerie Michael Zink, Regensburg, Germany (S)
Jetzt in Berlin, Büro für Photographie, Stilwerke Berlin, Germany (G)

1998
California Blue Screen, Büro für Photographie, Stuttgart, Germany (S)
Stefanie Schneider, Deutsches Generalkonsulat, Los Angeles, curated by Susanne Vielmetter, USA (S)
Californian Consolidation, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany (S)
Still / Moving Laurie Frank Gallery, Los Angeles (G)

BOOK PUBLICATIONS
29 PALMS, CA, Pocket Polaroid Series #004, published by 
SCHWARZERFREITAG, Berlin  
WASTELANDS published by edition braus, Wachter Verlag, Heidelberg 
STRANGER THAN PARADISE published by hatje cantz Verlag  

29 PALMS, CA published by Galerie Kaempf, Basel  >>
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Dreyfuss, Basel, Switzerland        

Schmidt Bank, Regensburg, Germany      

Holtzbrinck Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
Sammlung Sander, Berlin, Germany

ARTISTS for TICHY  - TICHY for ARTISTS, TICHY 
Ocean Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany  

Impossible Collection, Vienna, Austria

Collection Luc LaRochelle, Montreal, Canada

Kunstsammlung, Kanton Zug, Switzerland
 
FILMS


2013 
THE GIRL BEHIND THE WHITE FENCE (60min) - Director / Artist  - starring Heather Megan Christie, Udo Kier, Steve Marshall, Kyle Larson, Jeff Leaf, Camille Waldorf, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg

2012  
HEATHER'S DREAM (15min.) - Director / Artist - starring - Heather
Megan Christie, Udo Kier, Camille Waldorf, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg, competition Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013, nominated for the German Short Film Award


2007 - 2014  
29 PALMS, CA - Director / Artist - in collaboration with Radha Mitchell, Udo Kier, Robert Mack, JD Rudometkin, Marc Forster, Reneé Chabria,  Nadia Conners, Daisy McCrackin, Austen Tate, Camille Waldorf, Scott Z Burns, Sophie Huber


2009  
TILL DEATH DO US PART - Director / Artist - starring Daisy McCrackin, Austen Tate, produced by MICA Film, co-produced by ARTE, supported by Medienboard Brandenburg   



2005 
SIDEWINDER - Director / Artist  / Camera / Editing - starring JD Rudometkin, Stefanie Schneider, music by JD Rudometkin  

2005  RENéE'S DREAM - Director / Artist  / Camera / Editing - starring René Chabria, Scott Springer, Derrik First, music by Coco Rosie 



2005  
STAY - Senior Visual Artist. Directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) starring  Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts (photo-graphs used for memory sequences, credits, etc, and all art by Naomi Watts and Ryan Gossling provided by Stefanie Schneider) 



2000 
VOID - Assistant to Director, Still Photographer, Editor, Associate Producer. Feature film directed and written by Dominique A. Faix (Supported by Filmstiftung NRW)


1996  
THE TIMETRAVELER - Editor. Documentary by Dominique A. Faix (45min., 16mm, color) for the NDR, WDR, SFB TV Networks Supported by the Filmboard of the State of Hessen, Germany, nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award 1996, nominated for German Cinematographer Award in the Category Editing 1996, German Cinematographer Award 1996 


1996  
THE MACHINE - Assistant to Director, Still Photographer, Editor Sci-fi Short (15 min., 16mm, color) directed by Dominique A. Faix, produced with the financial support by the German Ministry of the Interior


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Untitled (Sidewinder) - Limited Edition of 5

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