"The way of creating meaning through narration, interpretation and through taking control over a narrative interests me. Looking into archeology and anthropology as well as contemporary sociological phenomenons and psychology often becomes a crucial part of creating my art works and imbedding them into a meaningful context.
So often the societal as well as individually biographical tendency of positioning, of rooting oneself in a story which one tells oneself is, what directly translates into my artworks.
The notion of the broader societal level being reﬂected is found as a starting point in Hindsighting. The series of sculptures are replicas of historical/archeological objects and take inspiration from the contexts of museum shops, souvenirs, and storytelling in historical retrospect through the objects that have survived through time. The loss of the multi dimensional view (here also achieved quite ﬁguratively in the two plates that are put together), e.g. through the transformation into souvenirs or through the process of forgetting plays just as much a role as the changing view of the historical, caused by current social values.
On the other hand, the individual level of such processes is, what formed the beginning of the series Intricate outlines. It consists of agate beads. Agate is a stone that is said to have healing and strengthening abilities. Here in this eternal self-circumnavigation, it is a work that deals with the question of sense-making. The way in which spiritual concepts are often able to do just that: to create meaning, to give support and in turn to create the desire for a sense of place and security in a situation of feared emptiness. It is a work that also deals with positioning, with the objects that we charge with meaning and with the diversity of individual realities that arise from this while all within the context of continuity and a society in change.
Eventually, what these two sculptural series convey is the continued relation of the individual to its surrounding society, the need for the feeling of self-efﬁcacy and control, and the transitioning of the societal into the intimate and vice versa." Maximilian Schröder
Maximlian Schröder (*1994, DE)
2021: Graduation from the Berlin University of the Arts - Appointment as Meisterschüler of Prof. Ina Weber
2020 – 2021: studies of fine arts at the Berlin University Of The Arts, Germany September 2017 – January 2018: internship with Simon Starling in Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 – 2020: studies of fine arts / sculpture at the Weißensee Academy Of Art Berlin (Prof. Albrecht Schäfer, Prof. Else Gabriel and Prof. Hannes Brunner), Germany
Grants: Artists Inside Fellowship, 2022 Scholarship for Visual Art by Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur, 2022Selected Group-Exhibitions: March 2023: ‘Superior Comfort‘, Classik Hotel, Room 101, Berlin February–March 2023: ‘Only a Part, not the Whole‘, Lage Egal, Berlin December 2022: ‘2do: Fest, memories in a room‘, tête, Berlin September 2022: ‘Group Show‘ Artists Inside, C&A Neukölln, Berlin
July 2022: ‘Angels on Horseback‘, Lobe Block, Berlin
July 2022: ‘Strange Homes‘, Spoiler Aktionsraum, Berlin
June 2022: ‘How to begin‘, 101 Project Space, Berlin
February – March 2022: ‘Der Stand der Dinge‘, Kunstverein Ebersberg, Ebersberg
October 2021: ‘Degree Show / Rundgang‘, Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin
September 2021: ‘Academy Positions‘, Flughafen Tempelhof/Positions Art Fair, Berlin
September 2021: ‘Shame‘, feldfünf/Kunstverein Artburst e.V., Berlin
June 2021: ‘Das Meeting hat noch nicht begonnen‘, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin
May – July 2021: ‘Nothing ever happened (yet) - Seen By #15‘, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin
July 2020: ‘In Limbo‘, Apartment Project, Berlin May 2020: ‘Postcards from Home‘, online group exhibition, Salon Akademii Gallery, Warsaw January 2020: ‘U55‘, Hauptbahnhof, Berlin December 2019: ‘Alles muss raus‘, Das Gift, Berlin August / September / October 2019: ‘The Walls We Built‘, Kampala, Hildesheim, Berlin
August 2019: ‘Beyond 1910‘, Rocca Malatestiana, Fano, Italy August 2019: ‘Kunst für Humanismus‘, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden May 2019: ‘Art Zagreb‘, Tesla Museum, Zagreb, Croatia January 2019: ‘Wechselraum‘, Meinblau, Berlin January 2019: ‘Glatt‘, West Germany, Berlin December 2018 – January 2019: ‘Counting Sleep‘, Zönotéka, Berlin June 2017: ‘Synesthaesia‘, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin April 2017: ‘Edge.Piraeus‘, Kastela Art Center, Piraeus, Greece July 2016/17/18/19: annual exhibition weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Selected Solo-Exhibitions: March 2021: ‘Window Project‘, solo exhibition, Prenzlauer Studio/Kunst-Kollektiv, BerlinJuly 2020: ‘Group Show: Not Cancelled‘, group exhibition, Weserhalle, Berlin
young berlin artists | young berlin salon
June 27th - September 2nd 2023
What does the future hold for us? Group exhibition of a Berlin scholarship program with a wide variety of contemporary themes and media varieties.