Joscha Steffens
* 1981

The main concern of Joscha‘s work is an ongoing research on war and aesthetically staged violence within international gaming communities. His works consist of photographic series, video loops and installations deploying the documentary approach of his practice.

Joscha Steffens graduated from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and completed the Postgraduate Programme of Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. 2016/17 he was taking part in the Artist in Residence programme of Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten and continued his research as fellow of the research group 2020 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies.

Exhibitions (S, G), Awards (A), Residencies (R), Grants (GR), Artist Talks (T)

Kunsthalle Erfurt, Wüstenrot DF12, Erfurt (G,T)
Nexus Valley, Online Game Release, (S)
Prospects & Concepts, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam (G)
Primary Sources in Artistic Practice, NIAS Conference, Amsterdam (T)

Videogames and Religion: Apocalypse and Utopia –
Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM), Bedford, UK (T)
Folkwang Museum, Wüstenrot DF12, Essen (G)
PORT25, Heinrich Vetter Preis, Mannheim (A, S)
Photomuseum Braunschweig, Wüstenrot DF12, Braunschweig (G)
NIAS/KNAW, Amsterdam (R, T)
De Pont Museum, Pictures from another Wall, Tilburg (G)
Haus am Kleistpark, Wüstenrot DF12, Berlin (G, T)

Young Talent, Mondriaan Foundation (GR)
Digital Culture, Stimulerings Foundation (GR)

1st Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand (G,T)
Dommering Foundation (GR)
Huis Marseille, Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam (S)
Ung5, K ln (S)
Act for Democracy! – The European International, Amsterdam (G, T)
Humans, European Central Bank, Frankfurt a.M. (G)
Goethe Institut, Amsterdam (S, T)
Plattform 18, Fotomuseum Winterthur (T)

Wüstenrot Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreis (A)
RijksOpen, Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (G, R)
B3 Biennial for the moving Image, Frankfurt a.M. (G, T)
In Fiction with Friction, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf (G)
U/Art, HSG, Sankt Gallen (G)

RijksOpen, Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Großer Kunstpreis, Freundeskreis der KHM, Cologne, Germany
Chip vs. Chemie, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Unseen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Immer & Ewig, Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig, Germany
bangaloREsidency, Goethe Institut, Bangalore, India

Teen Spirit Island, Studio B, KHM Graduation, Cologne, Germany
Macht und Gewalt, NAK, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Are U Serious, Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany2014
Quinta Feira do Livro, Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
Spuren der Macht, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Ghost / Warrior, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

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