Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal
Director Gropius Bau
Dr Stephanie Rosenthal, born in 1971 in Munich, began her tenure as the director of Gropius Bau in Berlin in February 2018. She studied art history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and earned her doctorate from the University of Cologne. Since then she has published influential articles and held talks on contemporary art with a focus on performative methods. From 2007 to 2017, she worked as chief curator at the Hayward Gallery, London and curated numerous exhibitions with outstanding international artists, including: Robin Rhode: Who Saw Who (2008), Walking in My Mind (2009), MOVE: Choreographing You (2010), Art of Change: New Directions from China (2012), Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage (2012), Ana Mendieta: Traces (2013), Dayanita Singh: Go away Closer (2013) and MIRRORCITY (2014). In addition, she was responsible for organising and curating the 20th edition of the Sydney Biennale in 2016, bringing together more than 70 international artists, including Lee Bul, Boris Charmatz, Lee Mingwei, Helen Marten, Otobong Nkanga and Johanna Calle under the title The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. Previously, she was a curator at the Haus der Kunst in Munich and organised a number of acclaimed exhibitions, including Stories: Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art (2002), Abigail O’Brien – The Seven Sacraments (2004), Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land Parody Paradise (2005), Black Paintings: Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko (2006), Allan Kaprow. Art as Life (2006), Christoph Schlingensief: 18 Frames per Second (2007) and Luc Tuymans: Retrospective (2008). Stephanie Rosenthal’s exhibitions have been shown in museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the NRW Art Collection, Dusseldorf, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Korea, and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.