Stefanie Trojan began her career as a figurative sculptor
and soon turned to performance to inhabit and embody the sculptural
space. Trojan feels that by using her person as her material
she can elicit a different response from the audience than
she could by constructing sculpture in traditional material.
By employing her own body as a living sculpture she attempts
to free its natural qualities of motion and appearance as
well. Trojan's work navigates the overlapping zone of the
personal and public, as theater and "real" life.
By interrogating social habits she inserts herself as art
into non-art contexts, and documents the performance as well
as the public reaction. Trojan's performances transfer or
pass the action onto the viewer or audience, and attempts
to engage or energize an open-ended exchange between performer
She has contributed to, and participated in, group and solo
shows in Munich, Mexico City, Venice and New York City. She
recently was awarded a DAAD grant for travel and research
The work will be a series of solo performances. Some of them
will be entirely new, as responses to and created for public
or semi-public situation-specific locations. The other sequence
will be reprises of previous recent performances done in Europe
or Asia, with the distinct intent of registering possible
differences of cultural reception.