Steffen Zillig
1981 Mannheim
lives in Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main

Steffen Zillig is a German artist based in Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main.
His works collage videos, photographs, and drawings from widely different sources
in often complex political visual narratives—“social streaming” was the label Frieze
coined for his practice. A founding member of the artist collective Galerie BRD,
he has exhibited, written, and published on the artist’s role in contemporary society.

Since 2014, Zillig has been co-publisher of Edition Uhlenhorst, a German book series on
art and politics. He writes for newspapers and magazines including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Texte zur Kunst and Kultur & Gespenster. Death of an Art Critic/Tod einer Kritikerin by Annika Bender (his former joint pseudonym with Dominic Osterried) has been published by Sternberg Press in September 2017. In August Zillig started the project Eurogruppe and published its first magazine issue under the title Intercity.

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
Pessimismus organisieren, Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, DE, 2017
Geordneter Rückzug, Conradi, Hamburg, DE, 2017
Orderly Retreat, Conradi, Brussels, BE, 2017
No more business as usual (with Johannes Bendzulla), Ve.sch, Vienna, AT, 2014
Was bisher geschah ..., Conradi, Hamburg, DE, 2013
Pessimismus organisieren, Benzulli, Düsseldorf, DE, 2012
Trauernde Frauen, Galerie Am Dobben, Bremen, DE, 2011
Beauty is not a crime (with Burk Koller), Galerie Genscher, Hamburg, DE, 2010
Bildbehauptung (with Dominic Osterried), Büro Heinrich Klotz, Karlsruhe, DE, 2009

Group Exhibitions (selected)
Der Mensch in der Revolte, Neues Museum Nürnberg, DE, 2018
Yesterday Paradise, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, DE, 2014
Es beginnt vor der Tür, Exhibition by Galerie BRD, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, DE, 2014
Kreativität abrüsten, Galerie BRD, Hamburg, DE, 2013
Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH, 2013
Statusangst, HFBK Hamburg, DE, 2012
Das gute Alte & die Fotografie, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, DE, 2012
Maschine-Raum-Festival for digital culture, Vejle, DK, 2012
Arbeiterfotografie, Galerie Flut, Bremen, DE, 2011
Past pro toto, HFBK Hamburg, DE, 2010
Hamburger Hefte, Kunsthochschule Kassel, DE, 2010
Wallungen, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, DE, 2010
Why Love Matters As Art As Never Before, HGB Leipzig, DE, 2009


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