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Susanne Rottenbacher

Susanne Rottenbacher studied stage design at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York and holds a Master of Science with a focus on light from Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, London. She has worked as a stage designer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and has been working as an independent artist since 2004.

Efremidis Gallery is showing works from the series Commedia della Luce—abstract theatrical characters from light that visualize the spectrum of characters of the Italian commedia dell’arte of the 16th to 18thcentury.

Susanne Rottenbacher creates a space from light that incorporates the viewer, without imposing an interpretation or participation. The luminous polyphony, whose spectrum oscillates from white to intensively chromatic, results in an infinite combination of perspectives, each glimpse of the work is singular: an image for our contemporary global reality.

Rottenbacher works with plexiglass, LED lights and foil, among other materials, to create abstract pieces that are informed by her interest in classical music and contemporary dance.

Susanne Rottenbacher

Spin!
Ø 250 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print
2017

Susanne Rottenbacher

Spin!
Ø 250 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print
2017

Susanne Rottenbacher

Dottore XL, variation I
175 x 240 x 90 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2017

Susanne Rottenbacher

Disassembly
600 x 1,000 x 1,000 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2017 - 2018

Susanne Rottenbacher

Harlequino, variation III
115 x 105 x 50 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2017

Susanne Rottenbacher

The Twist 02
90 x 100 x 90 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2014

Susanne Rottenbacher

Talk, Talk
130 x 400 x 200 cm
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2014

Susanne Rottenbacher

The Twist
LED, acrylic glass, acrylics/UV-print, foil
2014

Born 1969 in Göttingen, DE
Lives and works in Berlin, DE

 

Education

1992

  • M.Sc. Light/lighting at Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, London, UK

1991

  • B.A. Theatre/set design at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, US

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • Commedia della Luce | Gallery SER, Centre of Contemporary Art, CCA Andratx Mallorca, ES
  • Border Matters | Kunsthalle 1, Centre of Contemporary Art, CCA Andratx Mallorca, ES
  • shop window exhibition at Bikini Berlin, The Twist 01, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, DE

2017

  • Disassembly | BOX Freiraum, Berlin, DE

2018

  • Commedia della Luce | Exhibition room IrminRodenstockBeck, Munich, DE

2015

  • 11m2 | Art and Project Space, Berlin, DE

2014

  • Gallery Teapot, Cologne, DE

2013

  • Soloprojekt VOLTA NY, New York, US

2012

  • 3 Kontrapunkte für 20 Ringe | Kunsthaus Grosse Bleichen, Hamburg Art Week, Hamburg, DE
  • Freiheit! | Christuskirche, Cologne, DE

2011

  • MAX | Max Planck Institut, Berlin, DE
  • 6 Kontrapunkte für 22 Ringe | Gallery Teapot, Cologne, DE

2009

  • My rising spectrum | Max Planck Institut, Berlin, DE
  • Exhibition room “Wallrafplatz 1” | Dusseldorf Cologne Open Galleries, DE

2008

  • Synthetic Landscapes | Gallery Teapot, Cologne, DE

 

Group Exhibitions
2018

  • All of this and nothing | Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE

2017

  • La Biennale di Venezia, Group Exhibition “Body and Soul”, Palazzo Pisani, Venice, IT
  • Lichtkunst aus der Sammlung Robert Simon | Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle, DE
  • Szenenwechsel | Schilder Consulting Kunstberatung Pop Up Galerie, Frankfurt, DE

2016

  • L ́oiseau présente…Kaleidoskop | Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, DE
  • Der Flug der Königinnen, Women at work | ROMPONE Kunstsalon, Cologne, DE
  • The Difference between Sunrise and Sunset | Castle Tüssling, DE
  • Unpainted LAB 3.0. | Kesselhalle Munich, Munich, DE
  • deLight | Gallery FeldbuschWiesner, Berlin, DE

2015

  • GERMAN COOL | Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, AE

2014

  • Scheinwerfer, Lichtkunst in Deutschland im 21. Jahrhundert | Museum of Art, Celle, DE

2013

  • Contemporary Istanbul | Galerie artOnInstanbul, MAX5, Istanbul, TR
  • Spectrum, the power of colours | Anacapri, IT
  • TINA B. | The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, GASK gallery, Prague, CZ
  • Rosebud | Christuskirche Cologne, DE
  • Shine A Light | Exhibition room Manske, Berlin, DE

2010

  • Lichtparcours Braunschweig 2010, Braunschweig, DE

 

Positions of Responsibility

1997–2001

  • Lighting designer | chancellery, government buildings, DE

1992–96

  • Assistant to the stage designer | Deutsche Oper Berlin, DE
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