Verena Schmidt

*1981 in Wiesbaden Germany
Since 2014 Freelance Artist and lecturer
2014 Guest Lecturer at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences
2014 Master Student of Pia Fries at the University of the Arts Berlin
2008-2013 “Fine Art” at the University of the Arts Berlin (Absolvent)
2011 Emily Carr University in Vancouver (Canada)
2005 Studies at the University of Damascus (Syria)
2003-2008 “Protestant Theology and non-Christian Religions” at the Free University of Berlin (BA)
2003 Baccalaureate at the Kurt-Schwitters-Oberschule in Berlin
Prizes and Grants
2014 Master Student Prize of the President of the UdK, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (Grant)
2013 Prize of the Ursula Hanke Förster Foundation (Grant)
2012 Prize of the Helmut Thoma Foundation (Grant)
2011 Promos/DAAD, project-grant, in Larvik, Norway (Grant)
Symposia and Residencies
2015 a room that... six month Artist in Residency Program at the Spinnerei in Leipzig (Exhibition)
2015 Three month Artist in Residency Program in Daegu, Southkorea (Solo show)
2014 Dummies, symposium and exhibition, in Modena, Italy (Group show)
2012 Sculpture Symposium, Motzen, Germany
2010 Stone Sculptor Symposium, LegA´mi, un segno nel parco III edizione 2010, Tivoli, Italy (Group show)
Selected Exhibitions
2016 Apartment Group Show, Apartment_Neunzehn, Karlsruhe (group show)
2016 Klick, Mindscape Universe Embassy Berlin, Berlin (collaboration with Esther Sibiude)
2016 Schwingungen, Galerie Bernau, Bernau bei Berlin (award winner show)
2016 Warum wir in den Himmel schauen, westwerk, Leipzig (group show)
2016 Apartment Neunzehn, Apartment Neunzehn, Karlsruhe (solo show)
2016 Pulse, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin (group show)
2016 a room that...what?, Winterrundgang of the Spinnerei in Leipzig (group show)
2015 Brummagem Farm, Space Gachang, Daegu (South Korea) (solo show)
2014 Berlin Masters, Arndt Contemorary, Berlin (group show)
2014 Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten, Selection Exhibition, UDK-Berlin (group show)
2014 Meisterschüler Exhibition, UdK-Berlin (installtation)
2013 Arresto Momentum, Rundgang, UdK-Berlin (installation)
2013 Absolventen Exhibition, UdK-Berlin (group show)
2012 To prune the foundlings, in Stenninge, Sweden (collaboration with Anna-Karin Johansson)
2011 German-Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Galerie DEN in Berlin and B- Gallery in Tokyo, Japan (group show)
2011 Endlich mal was Schönes, Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof, Berlin (group show)