Born in Berlin, Germany in 1985, lives and works in Berlin. He studied Theatre at the Konservatorium in Vienna and worked as an actor and set designer. In 2013 he began his studies at the UDK and graduated in 2018 as a Meisterschüler in the class of Manfred Pernice.
Schönfelder utilizes print, video and 3D printed sculptures to create a narrative. Absurd 3D printed characters appear to engage in various activities in front of a printed backdrop. Schönfelder provides the viewer with hints of a plot without fully explaining what is going on. He explores the antics of mischievous millworkers or creates a speculative sci-fi realm in which androids and cowboys alike roam.
Wieland Schönfelder opened [ERP Projekt] with his solo exhibition ‘The Invisibility Of The Machine’ in April, 2019. Other solo projects include ‘The Accomplices’ (2019) at Berlin Weekly and ‘They are Waiting for the Crystal to Glow Again’ (2018) at A Certain Lack of Coherence, PT
He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, most notably ‘Halfway House’ (2019) at Exile in Vienna and ‘Rbma’ (2018) in Funkhaus curated by Johann König.