Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2022 – 2023

Apr, May, Mar

Antje Majewski | Visual Artist

Antje Majewski | Image: VG Bild/Jens Ziehe
Antje Majewski | Image: VG Bild/Jens Ziehe

Antje Majewski’s (b. 1968, Marl, DE) practice comprises paintings, video works, texts and performances that deploy an approach based on anthropological and philosophical questions. Her most recent works are centered around questioning objects, territories and plants, and focus on research surrounding alternate systems of knowledge, storytelling and the potential of transformative processes with a particular interest in cultural and geobotanical migration. An integral part of Majewski’s process is her recurring collaboration with other artists, ecological groups and urbanism-focused collectives. 

Works by Antje Majewski have been shown in a number of international exhibitions including those at Kunsthaus Graz (2019), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2018); CCA Tel Aviv (2016); Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2016); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2015); Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2014); Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin (2013); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (2013); Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg (2013); Villa Romana, Florenz (2012); Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main (2012); Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2011) and Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2008).

Antje Majewski studied art history, history and philosophy in Cologne, Berlin and Florence, and has been a professor of painting at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel since 2011. She lives and works in Berlin and Himmelpfort (DE).

Selected publications: How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, lions and bulls, edited by Ina Dinter and Antje Majewski, Nationalgalerie / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Dortmund: Kettler, 2018); Apple. An Introduction (Over and over and once again), edited by Aleksandra Jach, Antje Majewski, Amy Patton, Joanna Sokolowska and Susanne Titz, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, 2016); Antje Majewski: Der Meteorit (Heidelberg: Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2014); The World of Gimel: How to Make Objects Talk, edited by Adam Budak and Peter Pakesch, Kunsthaus Graz (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2011); Antje Majewski: My Very Gestures, edited by Hemma Schmutz and Caroline Schneider, Salzburger Kunstverein (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008).