Steffi Klenz is a German artist based inLondonbest known for her large-scale photographic work of unusual urban spaces. She completed her MA in photography at the Royal College of Art in 2005.
Klenz’s work has been included in various group- and solo exhibitions nationally as well as internationally such as the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Museum Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Museum Künstlerkolonie in Darmstadt, Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea and the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston.
Her work has been reviewed in various magazines and newspapers including Art Review, The Architectural Review, The Times, The Independent, Camera Austria and Portfolio. Her work has been published and discussed in various books such as Chris Townsends’s New Art from London by Thames & Hudson in 2006, Judith Rugg’s Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture by Intellect in 2012 and will be examined in Imogen Racz’s book Art and Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday to be published by I.B.Tauris in autumn 2013.
Klenz was invited to curate the group-exhibition ‘Skinned City’ at the Yinka Shonibare Space in London in 2010 and has recently curated the international group-exhibition ‘Convulsive Walls’ at the gallery Departure Lounge in Luton in 2013 which included the works of Gregor Schneider, Anna Barriball and Lindsay Seers to name a few. Klenz published her monograph Polo bound for Passaic in conjunction with the New Art Gallery Walsall, Street Level Photoworks Glasgow and the Goethe Institute Glasgow in 2009. She has been the recipient of the Renaissance Art Prize in 2010, the Voigtlaender New Talent Photography Award in 2008 and the National Grid Transco Award for Fine Art in 2005. She is Reader at the Department of Photography at the University of the Creative Arts inRochester,Kent.