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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, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin

Education

1991

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

1992

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

1992/96

    Assistant set designer and set designer of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

1997/2001

    Lighting designer, Licht Kunst Licht (chancellery, government buildings)

Solo-Exhibitions

2018

    • Commedia della Luce, Gallery SER, Centre of Contemporary Art, CCA Andratx Mallorca, Spain

 

    • Border Matters, Kunsthalle 1, Centre of Contemporary Art, CCA Andratx Mallorca, Spain

 

    Schaufensterausstellung at Bikini Berlin, The Twist 01, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2017/18

    Disassembly, BOX Freiraum, Berlin, Germany

2018

    Commedia della Luce, Exhibition room IrminRodenstockBeck, Munich, Germany

2015

    11m2, Art and Project Space, Berlin, Germany

2014

    Gallery Teapot, Cologne, Germany

2013

    Soloprojekt VOLTA NY, New York, USA

2012

    • 3 Kontrapunkte für 20 Ringe, Kunsthaus Grosse Bleichen, Hamburg Art Week, Hamburg, Germany

 

    Freiheit!, Christuskirche, Cologne, Germany

2011

    • MAX, Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany

 

    6 Kontrapunkte für 22 Ringe, Gallery Teapot, Cologne, Germany

2009

    • My rising spectrum, Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany

 

    Exhibition room “Wallrafplatz 1”, Düsseldorf Cologne Open Galleries, Germany

2008

    Synthetic Landscapes, Gallery Teapot, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions
2018

    All of this and nothing, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017

    • La Biennale di Venezia, Group Exhibition “Body and Soul”, Palazzo Pisani, Venice, Italy

 

    • Lichtkunst aus der Sammlung Robert Simon, Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle, Germany

 

    Szenenwechsel, Schilder Consulting Kunstberatung Pop Up Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

2016

    • L ́oiseau présente…Kaleidoskop, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

 

    • Der Flug der Königinnen. Women at work, ROMPONE Kunstsalon, Cologne, Germany

 

    • The Difference between Sunrise and Sunset, Castle Tüssling, Germany

 

    • Unpainted LAB 3.0., Kesselhalle Munich, curated by Nate Hitchcock, Germany

 

    deLight, Gallery FeldbuschWiesner, Berlin, Germany

2015/16

    GERMAN COOL, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2014

    Scheinwerfer, Lichtkunst in Deutschland im 21. Jahrhundert, Museum of Art, Celle, Germany

2013

    • Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie artOnInstanbul, MAX5, Istanbul, Turkey

 

    • Spectrum, the power of colours, Anacapri, Italy

 

    • TINA B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, GASK gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

    • Rosebud, curated by Jutta Ritterskamp, Christuskirche Cologne, Germany

 

    Shine A Light, Exhibition room Manske, Berlin, Germany

2010

    Lichtparcours Braunschweig 2010, Braunschweig, Germany
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