born in 1970 in Stuttgart, Germany; settles in Paris at the age of 19; at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle, takes classes in drama and Franco-German studies; works as a language teacher and translator. Moves to Great Britain; studies art in London and Norwich; sets up studio in Paris, continues drawing classes. In the following years, works as a radio producer, a speaker and as an extra in film; teaches German at École du Louvre and Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Signs as the director’s assistent and art director of Joel Cano’s Siete días Siete noches. Receives various grants and travels to work in Cuba, Ireland (Cork, Sculpture Factory, map programme/Pépinières pour jeunes artistes), Austria (Graz, European Forum for Emerging Creation), Germany (Weimar, ACC European Studio Programme), India (New-Delhi/Kolkata, Artists-in-Residence, French Embassy), as well as in New York and Québec, Canada (Centre d'Artistes Vaste-et-Vague, Carleton). Exhibits in solo and group shows in these countries; interventions in public space; fictional and theoretical writing. Lives for a while in Marseille; conceives and realizes the stage design for Résidence Secondaire, by Company Christophe Haleb.
On New Year’s Day 2007, settles in Berlin. First international grantee, in 2012, of the residency programme at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, in A Coruña, Northern Spain. Moves to Leipzig in late 2014. Participates, in 2016, in Textwerkstatt Darmstadt and receives his first grant for literature, the MERCK-Stipendium. Guest auditor at DLL/Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, in 2016/2017.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Burbujas de lo nombrable, Galería 9THE13, A Coruña;
2009 Wedding Cards, Online Residency, Centre for Recent Drawing, London;
Wedding Cards, second home projects, Berlin Wedding
2008 richtfest, Galerie Naumann, Stuttgart
2007 Deutschlandgeschichtenerzähler, Galerie 35, Berlin
2006 footfood - Betrachtungen zur Identität: Männer, Nationen und Fußball, Galerie Naumann, Galerienhaus Stuttgart
2005 Hunting on Foreign Ground, Galerie Romain Rolland/Alliance Française, New-Delhi; Hunting on Foreign Ground, Alliance Française, Chandigarh, Pondicherry; The Same and the Other, Max Mueller Bhavan/ Goethe-Institut, Kolkata
2003 res publica, City Hall, Paris
2002 George in Paradise, Return to Art Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Dublin
1999 Haus Deutschland, Berlin-Rahnsdorf

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2015 excusa argumental, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, A Coruña
2014 Kunstperlen, konnektor, Hannover
2012 Stammbaum, konnektor, Hannover
2011 Wechselstube, Markthalle IX, Berlin, on invitation by Marius Heckmann
2010 Tod, Schillerpalais, Berlin
Mann Hermann!, Spazio Uno/48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
MEET! Kulturetage im Sofaloft, Hannover
Sculpture Key West, Key West, Florida, USA
Interieurs c/o Moabit, Zweigstelle, Berlin
2009 Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
Localize – Heimatfestival, Potsdam
Childhood Stories, White Box e.V., Munich
Pan-Demonium, Art Currents/AC Institute, New York
Art of Emergency
, Artneuland, Berlin
Chimera, Galerie Zak-Branicka, Berlin
2008 Pardah – EnGendered, Lincoln Center, New York;
Gender & Language, Artneuland, Berlin;
Intelligent Design, Galerie Naumann, Stuttgart;
Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
2007 The Monsoon Chapter II, Travancore Palace, New-Delhi
2006 Metrospective: Visual Representations of Metrosexuality, curated by Himanshu Verma, Galerie Romain Rolland/ Alliance Française, New-Delhi;
FLUIDE, public space, city of Thuin (Belgium);
Abseitsfalle, City Hall, Stuttgart
2005 Metrospective: Visual Representations of Metrosexuality, The Fourth Floor/Kitab Mahal, Bombay
2004 herkunft niemandsland, ACC Galerie, Weimar
2002 Echo, Sirius Arts Center, Cobh (Ireland)
1999 The Memory of the Future, Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin

Art Fairs

2008 PULSE, New York, (Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt)
Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris (Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris)
Artchicago, Chicago, (Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt)
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Galerie Naumann, Stuttgart)


2015 Ankommen, in: O Freude. Leipzig im Gedicht, Poesiealbum neu, Lyrikgesellschaft Leipzig
BEGEGNUNGEN – ENCOUNTERS, Hrsg., Katalogessays zur Kunstsammlung Stephan Weitzel, charlotte13, Leipzig
Perlen der Ohnmacht; SXF, in: Queerlyrik, Geest-Verlag
2013 Mutante Berlin,
in: Berlin, photographies de Alex Jordan, textes de Klaus Staeck et Stephan Weitzel, Créaphis éditions, Paris/Grâne
2012 Werkstattgeflüster,
Katalog-Essay Gaby Taplick, Goldrausch Künsterinnenprojekt, Berlin
Haben, in: H comme..., Hannes Steinert, ErosOnyx Éditions, Cassaniouze
2011 One and One makes Three,
on the Berlin works of Félix Fernandez, catalogue essay, MACUF, A Coruña.
Summer issue, July/August:
Art and Autobiography, New York Arts Magazine
2006 Ein goldener Arsch - Des couilles en or, artist's book with an essay in French and German
Éditions Vis-à-Vis, Marseille
2003 Liebe Omi,... Herzlich, (manifesto), Forum for Young Creation, Graz
Open Letter to the Lord Mayor of Weimar, public space, Weimar
res publica, wall journal, part of the exhibition res publica, 9th District City Hall, Paris
2002 EchoEcoEcho, 12 texts and visuals, special supplement, The Evening Echo, Cork
21st /22nd September:
Jubiläumsputz in St. Petersburg, in: Berliner Zeitung
2001 1st/2nd December:
Havanna nach dem Fieber, in: Berliner Zeitung

Stephan Weitzel lives and works in Leipzig.

He is a member of:
Drawing Center, New York
Centre for Recent Drawing, London
VG Bild, Bonn
VG Wort, Munich