Lisa Stertz Portrait

born 1984 in Cottbus/Germany
lives and works in Berlin since 2006

 

Education

2016
M.F.A. in Fine Arts Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
2015
M.A. (with distinction) in European Media Studies, University of Potsdam
2011-2013
research student at the interdisciplinary PhD program Visibility and Visualisation,
funded by the German Research Council, University of Potsdam
2009
B.A. (excellent) in European Media Studies, University of Potsdam

 

Solo-Performances (selection)

Occupied Reading | »OPEN STUDIO«, GlogauAIR, Berlin 2019

PSYCH*O*POMP | Tamago, Berlin and lîtost gallery, Prague 2018
Holt It | »Was ist ICH?«, European Month of Photography, aff gallery, Berlin 2018

flutun|d|fall | »Die Nächsten 100 Jahre«, tête gallery, Berlin 2017
O u r w O r l D | »The Book Of Blood«, Performance Space, Folkestone 2017
Ohne Titel, ohne Worte | »Fall Apart«, Polyphony, Berlin 2017
|— axes [access] of home —| | »3AM Filaments and Voids«, Am Flutgraben, Berlin 2017
OPEN LOSS | HH Art Spaces, Arpora, Goa 2017

TO | »LUCID SLEEP«, Serendipity Arts Festival Goa, Adil Shah Palace, Panjim 2016
Subject To Life | »WHICH Phoenix? >< — In/habit roving art series«, Trumbullplex, Detroit 2016
Subject To Change | (M.F.A.), »IMPACT Performance Festival«, SAIC, Chicago, 2016

LOVE. | performance series and solo-exhibition (M.A.), SomoS Art House, Berlin 2015
Mode d'Emploi | »Embodied Resilience« (PENINSULA LAND), Italian Embassy, Berlin 2015

SUR VIVANT | »Gape 3«, Plateau Gallery/Greenhouse, Berlin 2014
LEFT OUT | »GDR Imports«, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago 2014

SLOW PIECES | performance series, Grüntaler9, Berlin 2011

 

Performances in collaboration (selection)

MOLT | with Federica Dauri and Hermes Pittakos, »Hacking the Computable — on aesthetic critique of digital rationality« (German Society for Aesthetics), HDMK Stuttgart 2020

OPEN DIALOGUE | with FrogMoose, Maadi, Cairo 2019

Pilze und Fische | with Yuko Kaseki, DOCK11, Berlin 2018

MOLT | with Federica Dauri and Hermes Pittakos, »Buffer Fringe Festival«, Nicosia 2017
Wir täuschen alle Unsterblichkeit vor | with Annika Haas, ZHdK, Zürich 2017
E-rase M E-go | with Morvarid K, Yuko Kaseki, and Sajan Mani, DOCK11, Berlin 2017
Odessa | with Burning Orchid, Links Hall, Chicago 2017

#0 B /J 3 K ‡ S 2 ( h Δ /\/ 6 e #1 | with Hanna Brock, Amelia de Rudder, Olive Stefanski, and Peyton Stewart, No Nation — Art Gallery and Tangenital Unspace Lab, Chicago 2016

Becoming An Image | with Manual Vason, »Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival«, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago 2014

response:resonance | with Annika Haas, Grüntaler9, Berlin 2013

Katz&Stertz: AUF MEIN SHEITEL | with Elana Katz, C.I.A.T., Berlin 2012

AGON: Memory Combat | with Dieter Mersch, Wittgenstein House, Vienna 2011
Heimat | with Maud le Monnier, »LOCALIZE — das Heimatfestival«, Potsdam 2009-2011

ZUSTÄNDE | with Michaela Stolte (B.A.), »LOCALIZE — das Heimatfestival«, Potsdam 2008

 

Performing for (selection)

Hands | by Coco Katsura in the frame of »Exhausting The Body«, Griessmühle, Berlin 2019

The Listeners | by Ernesto Pujol, Town Hall (Peace Room), Osnabrück 2018

FESTUNG/EUROPA | by Moritz Majce and Sandra Man, Sophiensäle, Berlin 2015

Justified Beliefs | by Christian Falsnaes, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2014

Kiss The Moment | digital video by Theo Eshetu, Berlin 2012

Within the interim (a while withal) | by Moritz Majce, Hebbel-am-Ufer, Berlin 2010

Yes or No — Monologue for the European Constitution | by Filip Berte, »Kunstenfestivaldesarts«, Brussels 2009

 

Production (selection)

The Sound They Make When No One Listens | dance performance by Thiago Granato, Berlin 2020 (in progress)

Adieu Les Demoiselles | digital video by Theo Eshetu, Berlin 2018

SHOOT JEEZ MY GOSH | butoh dance by Yuko Kaseki, DOCK11, Berlin 2015

The Poetics of Trespassing | performance by Keijaun Thomas, »SPILL Festival of Performance«, Ipswich 2014

Inside Out | durational performance by Nikhil Chopra, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano 2012

 

Residencies

Rumah Tangga, Jakarta, Java/Indonesia 2020
LIFEPATCH, Yogyakarta, Java/Indonesia 2020
6 8 2 1, Cairo/Egypt 2019
MATERIC: Space/Object/Body, Barcelona 2018
Studio Ellen Luise Weise, Berlin 2018
Performance Space, Folkestone 2017
HH Art Spaces, Arpora, Goa 2016/17
Trumbullplex, Detroit 2016
Rosekill, Hudson Valley 2016
Grüntaler9, Berlin 2011

 

Publications

Stertz, Lisa: LOVE. — eine Projektarbeit zur Feststellung, dass Liebe nicht erklärt, sondern nur erfahren werden kann.
Akademikerverlag, Saarbrücken 2016

Sternagel/Mersch/Stertz: Kraft der Alterität — Ethische und aisthetische Formen des Performativen,
transcript Metabasis, Bielefeld 2015

As editor:
Mersch/Mayer: Jahrbuch Medienphilosophie Bd.5,
De Gruyter, Berlin 2019

Mayer, Michael: Melancholie und Medium. Das schwache Subjekt, die Toten und die ununterbrochene Trauerarbeit,
Passagen Verlag, Wien 2019

 

Grants

2015/16
2nd Yr International Graduate Student Scholarship | SAIC, Chicago
Carol Becker Dean's Merit Scholarship | SAIC, Chicago
2013-2016
New Artist Society Scholarship | SAIC, Chicago
2013/14
Fulbright Stipend | Fulbright Commission, Berlin

 

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