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Verena Schöttmer lives and works in Hamburg, Germany


2012 Graduated in Fine Arts at University of Fine Arts Hamburg

grants / residencies:

2009-2012 grant of Cusanuswerk, Germany
Georg-Meistermann grant, Germany
working grant of Ministry of Culture Hamburg, Germany
Artist in Residence das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
2016 residency / 
grant of Foundation of Culture Sparkasse Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
2018 studio grant of Foundation of Culture Sparkasse Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
2018 Artist in Residence Eastside International,

Los Angeles
2018 Sponsorship of ministry of culture and media of City Hamburg

2019 Artist in Residence Art Center 18th Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

2020 working grant, Foundation Stiftung Kunstfonds Germany

2021 Grant, Competition Perspectives of Culture, Foundation Sparkasse Schleswig-Holstein

2021 Sponsorship of ministry of culture and media of City Hamburg

2022 Dorothea Erxleben Grant, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Ministry of Culture Niedersachsen

2022 Artist in Residence CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2023 Artist in Residence,18th Street Art Center

Santa Monica, L.A, USA

2024 ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius


nominated for:
2016 Kunst am Bau Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Opera of the State) Berlin, Germany
2016 Kunst am Bau Stadthöfe Hamburg, Germany
2016 Church St. Elisabeth Kassel, Germany


selected exhibitions


You too, take care! Gallery Mathias Güntner, Berlin

Alles Still. Gallery Mathias Güntner, Hamburg (solo)


If I was a Yeti I would freeze your heart, Gallery Wassermühle Trittau, Trittau, Germany (solo);

Transformers, Lycra, Hamburg (solo);

The Light burns blue, Gallery Wassermühle Trittau, Germany;

Spagat (with Anna Mieves), Gallery Genscher, Hamburg, Germany;

Friendly Reminder, Art Bar Kippy, Amsterdam;

A5, Anfang Süd bis Ende Mai Art Space, Leipzig,


Winter Show, CCA Andratx, Spain



End of Psüch - ICH, Gallery Melike Bilir, Hamburg;

Glück & Streben, Gallery Wassermühle Trittau;

Schleicher, In the Box Künstlerhaus Sootbörn Hamburg (solo)



Patio, Gomoartspace, Vienna;

A Table Rose Twice, Frise Hamburg;

Shades of Blue, Gallery of Foundation of Culture Sparkasse Stormarn, Trittau;

Quarantine Copy, Kunstverein Miagao, Philippines;

New Viewings online, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin;

Art Basel by Berlin analog, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin


greenscreengreentrees, Art Bar Kippy (Althuis Hofland Fine Arts) Amsterdam, Netherlands;

Waves, with Ting-Jung Chen, Art Center 18th Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles;

÷, Gallery Oel-Früh, Hamburg, Germany (solo)

Crush on You, with Hannah Rath, Golden Pudel Club Hamburg;

instant scale, Gallery of Foundation of Sparkasse Stormarn, Germany



Ghostwritings (Snippet), Il Caminetto, Hamburg, Germany (solo);

Die neue Mona Lisa, Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg, Germany;

Rhythm et les fleurs, in exhibition of André Mulzer, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany;

A Kiss is just a Kiss, with Yala Juchmann, Kunstkreis Meppen, e.V., Germany


Ghostwritings, Gallery Foundation of Sparkasse Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Germany

5, Gallery Bräuning Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany;
Turn a page, sing a line, form a sheet, Griffiths Arts Center, Canton, New York


Europa, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany
Art Walk, Petersburger Salon, Fleetstreet Hamburg, Germany

Trust the Ditch, Hamburger Kunstverein, Germany (solo);
P/ART, art fair, Hamburg, Germany;

Jahresgaben, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany;
Index 15, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany


Blvd., Gallery Bräuning Contemporary


unto void fulfils this place,das weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria


exhibition of candidates of „Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium“ of City Hamburg, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany;

november rain, Böhmen, Berlin, Germany


diploma exhibition Sunset Strip, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany (solo);
Aus Hamburg, Steinsaal, Academy of fine Arts Vienna, Austria;
exhibition of candidates of Georg Meistermann grant, Atelier Frankfurt, Germany;
Central Horizon Ltd., Penny Temporary Arts, Neumünster, Germany;
LAmerika 2, Phoenixhallen, Sammlung Falckenberg; Hamburg-Harburg, Germany


Achtung Bussard, Kunststätte Bossard, Jesteburg, Germany;
Peep Show, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany;
Lothar von Reisig, Kooperative Kunst, Hagen (NRW), Germany;
Stressing spiritual needs even when selling ice-cream, DNA-Gallery, Berlin;
Paco, in exhibition of Sebasian Severin, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany


Mischpoke, Gallery Linda, Hamburg;
Frame, Gallery of Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
Von den Dingen und zurück, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, Austria


Der bohemistische Leichnam, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany;
Krabben im Nebel, Kunstverein Ettlingen, Karlsruhe, Germany;
exhibition of candidates of grant of Cusanuswerk Germany; Morat-Institut for Art and Science, Freiburg, Germany


Mofa, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany





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