installation, video art

Steffen Kasperavicius

Germany 1979

Installation, Sculpture, Conceptual Art, Video Art, Sound Art

Steffen Kasperavicius
Steffen Kasperavicius
January 25, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Steffen Kasperavicius is a German visual artist born in 1979 in Sigmaringen. Working with sculpture, installation, sound, video and found objects, Kasperavicius moves fluidly between mediums, creating alter-egos and entering creative partnerships as outlets for his prolific practice.

He is educated webdesigner and studied media arts at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design from 2004 to 2009, where he graduated with a theme about experimental generation of disappointment in art context at the class of Prof. Ute Hörner.

Since 2009 he founded the curation project Arsène Fever Gallery and graphic studio VVIRE, he initiated and cooperates in several conceptual artist groups like ETAW (Exit Through A Wormhole) and Die Müden Drei and creates works under a pseudonymous name Achim Horn, which go different and experimental ways, contrary to his own oevre.

In several thematical areas, Steffen Kasperavicius constructs relationships between irritation and disappointment, between the familiar and the unknown, between fiction and reality. Familiar icons, equipment and structures are manually or digitally manipulated and reinterpreted theoretically, committed to a context shift. The works, which result by concentrated and longterm organised collections of ideas or archives, are confronting the audience with sculpture and video, installative interventions or with the archive itself. Unrealisability and failure are equally focussed in his work and synonymiously treated like realised concepts. Consequently, he opens a constant discourse to which every artwork is subjugated, to question about solutions of technique, execution and rhythm as well as thematical content like absence, time manipulation, art-historic links, space/architecture and (anti)interaction.

Contrary, Steffen Kasperavicius established a completely opposite view to his „own“ work by creating an alter ego named Achim Horn. Horn’s works are full of infantile energy, pop and commerce, while he pointedly caricatures, translates and ironises current social circumstances by transforming processes in model-like situations, in pictorial or sculptural states. This symbiosis of artist and his “evil twin” enhances the effect of both attitudes greatly by getting insight into a multi-layered reflection of the artist. At the same time, the anonymity of the pseudonym opens up an experimental field of artistic approaches and unconventional ideas.

His conceptual cooperation ETAW with Jorge Lopes, a Portuguese painter, examines the character and worth of expelled and unfunctional materials. The resulting sculptural objects are thereby moved into an art context which thematizes this socio-critical aspect by transformation and dissolution and shows an artistic attitude which distrusts the permanence and static. The focus lies on a close but temporary collaboration of exchange, discussion and composition to combine both talents.

Since 2010 Kasperavicius and his alter ego are presented by Galerie Thomas Cramer, Berlin.

He lives and works in Berlin.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Bye, Bye, BayreuthAusstellungshalle Neues Rathaus, Bayreuthgroup
2013Unaussprechliche NamenAtelier Donaustr. 83, Berlingroup
2013Ultraraum, lecture Impulstage of Campus Atelier 13, Universität Regensburggroup
2013Pixel Pops 2013, videofestivalThe Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LAgroup
2013MovedLage West, Berlingroup
2013Anonyme ZeichnerDelikatessenhaus e.V., Leipziggroup
2013Anonyme ZeichnerGalerie Nord, Berlingroup
2012nervus rerum.Galerie Thomas Crämer, Berlingroup
2012Transition SpaceGalerie Thomas Crämer, Berlinsolo
2012My Name is Stephanstattberlin, Berlingroup
2012VertigoGalerie Thomas Crämer c/o DPL, Helmond (NL)solo
2012LUXUS LOFTRe:Rotterdam, Boompjes, Rotterdam (NL)group
2011Dinner For None, screeningZ-Bar, Berlingroup
2011MINIWORKS 2Schillerpalais, Berlingroup
2011A Prospective Get-TogetherKuiperdomingos Projects, Berlingroup
2011C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr, art fairZollverein Essengroup
2011ProspektiveGalerie Thomas Craemer, Berlingroup
2011Lauching Party, screeningArtConnect Berlingroup
2011Art Amsterdam, art fair RAI, Amsterdam (NL)group
2011Die Athleten der AusstellungDieSchöneStadt, Hallegroup
2011Luxus LoftAtelierhaus Friedenstr. 16, Berlingroup
2011ДИАlog yourself, screeningKirow Culture Palace, Murmansk (RU)solo
2011Immer ich, screening Z-Bar, Berlinsolo
2010ThresholdGalerie Thomas Craemer, Berlingroup
2010The ThrowingSchillerpalais, Berlinsolo
2010art fair C.A.R.Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zollverein Essengroup
2010Dirty Dozen – Artists working with Alter EgosGrimmuseum Berlingroup
2010Con-SequenceArsène Fever Gallery, Berlingroup
2010ShiShiGalerie Thomas Craemer @ Fincan, Berlingroup
2010Tease Art Fair #4Kölngroup
2010Magmart, screeninginternational videoart festival, PAN Neapelgroup
2010All Art Now – 2nd International Video Art Festival 2010Damaskusgroup
2010EQUINOX IIGrimmuseum, Berlingroup
2010EQUINOX IGrimmuseum, Berlingroup
2009Kunstpreis der Stiftung der Saalesparkasse HalleKunstforum Hallegroup
2010REMIX 4Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlingroup
2010Directors Lounge, screening Meinblau e.V. Pfefferberg, Berlingroup
2010opp_effect // side_effectAllArtNowGallery, Damascus, Syriengroup
2010#6 sculptureKantine, Berlingroup
2010Video Art 2, TV screeningALEX Offener Kanal Berlinsolo
2009Video Art, TV screeningALEX Offener Kanal Berlinsolo
2009Anonyme Zeichner N°10Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlingroup
2009#5 copyKantine, Berlingroup
2009KunstnachtenCoaching Culture Gallery, Berlingroup
2009KLLRArsène Fever Gallery, Berlingroup
2009Yes, It Fits AFTHOTwt... Galery, Berlinsolo
2009Kunstpreis 2009 Stiftung der Saalesparkasse Halle, grantHallesolo
2009Diplome der KunstHochschule für Kunst und Design Hallesolo
2009Experimente zur EnttäuschungHallesolo
2009Cube Consideredmonkey town, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2009Zu Verschenkenkunstraum t27, Berlinsolo
2009Es wunderte sie an der Ecke so grauSchillerpalais, Berlingroup
2008MASTMP 5 1/2, Berlinsolo
2008Amazing But TruePitsch Motion Design Contestgrant
2008Artige PaarbildungNochBesserLeben, Leipziggroup
2007ZwischenstoppCaleidospheres, Jenagroup
2007100 Jahre VolksparkVolkspark, Hallegroup
2006schwarzmalen - 3 AnimationenInvalid-Gallery, Berlinsolo
2006PolyrealismusMoritz-Götze-Raum, Hallegroup
2005Greater Chateau 5000Hallegroup
2003ZeichnungenDesert Pinguin, Kulmbachsolo
2002JugendkunstbiennaleBayerisch-Sächsischen Städtenetzes, Bayreuthgroup