Kristoffer Stefan

Vienna, Austria

Kristoffer Stefan is sculptor, performing and engineering Artist proceeding from the field of experimental architecture. In his projects he is addressing a strong connection of space, human bodily movements and intrinsic characteristics of kinetic objects. His approach to exploratory practice is based on topological investigations and experiential accumulation of findings from profound haptic engagement with structural dynamics. Ongoing research includes the integration of simulation tools from molecular biology into the field of engineering and the evaluation of long term effects on contingent mechanisms. Studies on conformational dynamics of bending active structures are ongoing since 2012. Since 2013 he is partner of Experimonde, a platform internationally connecting and supporting initiatives in experimental architecture. Since 2014 he has been setting up participative installations, expositions and performances on an international level. In 2016 he graduated from Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Art and Design at P. Michael Schultes and Christine Hohenbüchler. Since 2017 he is a partner of DoTank in Montpellier, France, fostering initiatives regarding the innovative dimension of art processes. Since 2017 he is also a partner of SeeLab in Vienna focusing on Media Art and accompanying transformation of the city development area Aspern Seestadt. In 2017 he founded Evolving Structures e.U., institutionalizing and continuing his work at the nexus of art, research and technology. For 2020 he was granted a six month studio scholarship at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris by the federal province of Carinthia.

Studio Wieden:        Wiedner Gürtel 32/12

1040 Vienna, Austria

+43 650 6789 987

recent Exhibitions

2019        ‘Herz’, Heart of Darkness, Villa Shapira, Vienna, Austria

2019        ‘Wand’, Art-Figura, Schwarzenberg/Erzgebirge, Germany

2019        ‘Peripetie’, Kunst Offen, Below, Germany

2019        ‘Spannungsfelder’, Kunst in der Landschaft, Gut Gasteil, Austria

2019         Sculptural Paintings, solo exhibition,Thaler|Todoroff, Vienna, Austria

2018         'MindHeartFuck', participative installation, Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

2018        'Die Weiße des Wals', Performance, Zak Ray, Vienna, Austria

2018         'Selfie Dreamer', Stage objects & architectural concept, Conny Zenk, Fabrik, Vienna, Austria

& Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

2018        'Trojan Seahorse', Installation & Performance, Playground AV, Vienna, Austria

2017        Solo Exhibition, Die Labile Botschaft, Vienna, Austria

2017        'LiST|FiST', Multimedia Performance, Zak Ray, Fabrik, Vienna, Austria

2017        ‘Arch’, Installation, Innovation By Art Process, DoTank, Montpellier, France

2014        'Immanent Elasticity', Installation, coop. with Soma Architekten, Museum of Applied

Arts Vienna, Austria


2020        Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2019        Kunsthalle Below, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

2018        DoTank, Montpellier, France