Beatrice Peter Schuett

*1986 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
1990 emigrated to Berlin, Germany.


Oct 2016 - present: Academy of Fine Arts, Media Art, class expanded cinema, Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer, Leipzig, DE
Nov 2015 - June 2015: guest listener in Hito Steyerl's Media Art class lensbased, University of the Arts, Berlin, DE
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016: Bauhaus-University, Fine Arts, Weimar, DE
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014: Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

Awards, Grants and Residencies:

2018 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship 'Go East'
2017 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, catalogue)
2017 Titanik Gallery, Turku, FI
2016 Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL

Curatorial Projects:

2016 Bone sweet Bone, Spinner und Weber, Berlin, DE
2015 production of group show, Erzgebirgisches LaserAtomKraftwerk mit Pigmentfenster, Spinner und Weber, Berlin, DE
2014 Semantic Shift Parlor, Ori Berlin, DE

Solo events together with Lars Preisser under the name Pimp My Exhibit:

2017 partner of DeLight Art-Festival
2016 event, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL
2016 event, Spinner und Weber, Berlin, DE

Screenings, selection:

2018 Kasseler Dokfest 2018 C.Rockefeller Center for Contemporary Art, Porschismus #12: The Artist is absent. Dresden, DE
2018 PACT Zollverein, Screening & Artist Talks with class of expanded cinema, Essen, DE
2017 Voice Of Doxa, Glogauair/Zona Dynamic/Berlin Art Week, Berlin, DE
2016 Miden Screenings/Kalamata Street Festival, Kalamata, GR
2016 Mux: Asheville Video Art Festival, NC, USA

Group Exhibitions, selection:

2017 Cultural Memory, HGB Gallery, Leipzig, DE
2017 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts), Leipzig, DE
2015 Transit Zwischenstopp, Kiosk.6, Weimar, DE
2014 performance, Rayuela, Salone del Mobile Milano, IT


2018 HGB Studienpreis (Award of the Academy of Fine Arts), Leipzig, DE
2012 cover, interview and portrait for Sergeant Sparrow magazine

Job experience and voluntary work, selection:

2015 - 2016 Haus am Horn, Unesco World Heritage, museum guard and service, Weimar, DE
2012 - 2013 Deutsche Welle TV, production assistant 'Journal', Berlin, DE
2002 - 2003 internship with journalist and author Beate Krol, Berlin, DE
2002 delegate of K.R.AE.T.Z.AE. at Rights conference, Tokyo, JP
2002 internship at youth charity organisation Karuna e.V. , interviews with youth and social workers, documentation, Berlin, DE
2002 editing assistant and performer for TV documentary, 'Tatort Kind: Gewalt die aus der Kaelte kommt' by Bernd Dost (premiere Bayerischer Rundfunk, 30/01/2003), Berlin and Munich, DE
2001 - 2004 participation in youth rights organization KinderRAEchTsZAEnker (K.R.AE.T.Z.AE.), Berlin. Campaign work, lectures and conferences nationally and internationally


'Ultimately, I am interested in how things came to be, how our societies around the world, our customs, our history and the telling of it came into existence. I am also interested in the role that media and history have played in separating and uniting us according to our own world view. Because in our internal, and our collective narration of the world lies the key to how we perceive the world on the one hand, and how we will take action to shape it to our own ideas on the other.

In my usually multi-medial work I often apply the technique of taking the figurative supporting structure from one concept or event in history and applying it to another one from a different field. Technology, cultural anthropology, sociology, music, psychology, education, cinema and architecture are disciplines in which I am looking for structures of which I take bits and scraps to build new narratives, identities and architectures in the broadest sense.

In my thinking I have been influenced early on by philosophers and writers such as Jean Genet, Georges Bataille, Edmund White. Influential filmmakers and theorists include Atom Egoyan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Luis Bunuel, Monika Treut, Alfred Hitchcock, Naomi Kawase and Eric Rohmer.
My favorite architecture theoreticians are Beatriz Colomina and Irene Nierhaus.

I write in German and English, screenplays, critical text, prose, lyrics and poetry.'

Beatrice Peter Schuett, 2018


.website built by Stefan Schramm using stacey
.photo by Lars Preisser, 2018