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Claudia Terstappen

Born in: 1959


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Claudia Terstappen (Arsberg, Germany, 1959) studied German Literature and Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University and Sculpture and Photography at the Art Academy in Duesseldorf, Germany and is now a practicing artist of more than 20 years standing with an impressive string of international exhibitions, awards and publications to her name. She has lived and worked in Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the US. Her artistic work focuses on the interrelationship between religion, superstition and science in relation to place, culture and time.

• 1979-81 Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, German Study of German Literature and Philosophy
• 1980-87 Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Sculpture with Architecture - Qualification: MA
• 1988 Visiting Lecturer at Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Bergische Universität, Germany
• 1988 Moved to London
• 1991-94 Lecturer at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (Mixed Media 1991-92 and Sculpture 1991-94) Lecturer at Winchester School of Art (Fine Art 1993-94). Visiting Lecturer a Goldsmith College, London, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury (1991-93) Chelsea School of Art, London. Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland The Slade School of Fine Art - Summer School (1993-94). Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen, Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Germany Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany. Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany.Lecturer at the Berliner Sommerakademie, Berlin, Germany 1994 Moved to Barcelona 1994.
• 1994-98 Visiting Lecturer at:
The Slade School of Fine Art, London
State University of New York, USA
University of Maryland, USA
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
• 2000-03 Lecturer at Europäische Akademie Trier, Germany
• 1999-00 Visiting Lecturer at:
• The Slade School of Fine Art, London
• Royal College of Art, London
• University, Ruskin School of Art
• 2003 Visiting Lecturer at:
• Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
• Bergische Universität Bonn, Germany
• Charles Darwin University, NT, Austrlia (at 24H Art Gallery)
• 2003 Directora del Máster Europeu de Belles Arts a Barcelona, Southampton University / Winchester
School of Art
• 2003-5 External Examiner at The Slade School of Fine Art (Media Department)
• 2004 Moved to Melbourne
• 2004 - Current Professor of Fine Arts at Monash University Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA),
Melbourne, Australia
• 2010-12 Head of Fine Art, MADA, Monash University
2015/16 Fellowship, Baptist University Hong Kong
since 2016 Adjunct Professor, United International College, Zhuhai/China

2015 Fellowship (5 months), Hong Kong Baptist University
• 2011 Finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
• 2009 Finalist for the Albury Art Prize Finalist for the 36th Alice Prizeinalist fort the Josephine Ulrick& Win Schubert Photography Award
• 2005 Finalist for the BMW Photo-Prize, Louvre, Paris
• 2004 Artist in Residence, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
• 2001 Artist in Residence, Fundación Valparaiso,Valparaiso Spain Grant and Research Leave Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, London
• 1999 Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Award from Kunstfond Bonn, Germany Grant for a project by: Staatskanzelei Düsseldorf, Germany Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
• 1998 Bronze Prize of the Triennale for Sculpture in Osaka, Japan
• 1996 Artist in Residence, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles, France
• 1993 Projektförderung der Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW (support for a project) for Spain in 1994
• 1990 Ida Gerhardi Prize, Germany DAAD Scholarship for Britain (one year, London)
• 1989 Förderpreis des Landschaftsverbandes Westfalen-Lippe, Westfälisches Museumsamt Münster
• 1984 Award for open-air sculpture, Landesgartenschau Hamm, Germany

Works in collections

Museum of Fine Art Houston, Texas USA
Osaka Prefectual Government, Japan
Collection of Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
Museum DKM, Germany
Collection Grothe, Germany
Collection Heiting, Germany
Collection Schneckenburger, Germany
Kunstverein Hasselbach E.V., Germany
Art Bank, Cologne, Germany
Max-Planck-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Fundación Coca Cola, Spain
Colección olorVisual, Spain
Colección Rafael Tous de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
Colección Spectrum Sotos, Spain
Museum La Coruña, Spain
Monash University Library Collection, Melbourne, Australia.

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Claudia Terstappen, Fushimi-inari-taisha III_Japan, Photography

Claudia Terstappen

Fushimi-inari-taisha III_Japan, 2004
31.1 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Claudia Terstappen, Voices_Australia, Photography

Claudia Terstappen

Voices_Australia, 2004
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch


Claudia Terstappen, Sacred Land_USA, Photography

Claudia Terstappen

Sacred Land_USA, 1990
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Claudia Terstappen, Double Rainbow_ Serie Island, Photography

Claudia Terstappen

Double Rainbow_ Serie Island, 2001
31.5 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


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