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Interdisciplinary art website:
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After detaching from the theatre and acting practice she was committed to throughout her childhood, Stephanie Ballantine studied Politics and Philosophy and University of Sheffield, UK. Upon finishing the degree she began and completed a foundation degree in Photography at Leeds College of Art and Design.  She developed as an artist during this time as a way to express creatively; to construct visual forms that depict lines of academic thinking.

Since her move to Berlin, Germany in 2010 she has explored various exposing collaborations with performance artists, queer communities and activist groups as well as attending acting and movement training programmes. She has configured an amalgamation of these influences over these last 10 years leading to a practice of photography, performance, installation, video and text.

She has worked as an organiser and curator at FK-Galerie and FK-Kollektiv, Berlin for the past four years.

Her fields of interest include:  Commoditised sexuality, bio politics, political control,’The Gaze', ‘The Big Other’ and its entanglements...  She uses expressions of hybridity, ‘anti-curation’, collaboration, queerness, intersectionality.





Curation, solo / group exhibitions,

FK-Galerie, Berlin, DE,  Fifty Dots Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Eigenart-Lab Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE, Æther gallery, Sofia, BG, ul.Ivan gallery, Sofia, BG, Leipzig film festival, GAGENkino, Leipzig, DE Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, CH, Space Gallery, San Juan, PR, NGBK, Berlin, DE, ZKU, Berlin, DE, Impressions gallery, Bradford DE, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool UK, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds UK

Publications / books and zines:

Poland, photography series, zine  FK- Press, Berlin, DE, Russia, photography series, zine  FK- Press, Berlin, DE, The Hysterical Oracle, To be Released, The Blind Curator Catalogue, FK-Press, Berlin, DE

Press including:

KALTBLUT Magazine, Der Tag Spiegal,'...Ment' publication, Wire magazine, Chrom-Art.org, Squirt magazine, Hysteria Magazine, Crush Fiction, Wicked Hag Press.