Charlie Stein (*1986, Germany) is an artist who deals with the existing diverse perceptions of cultural identities within the context of an assumed global society. Her material is often gathered through the act of conversation or research and is translated into drawings, installations, objects, paintings and text. Digital media, social networks and modern forms of communication are central aspects of her work, which she constantly renegotiates in her practice. She holds a postgraduate degree in Fine Arts from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart where she studied at the classes of Christian Jankowski and Rainer Ganahl , as well as the class of Gerhard Merz in Munich. She was a recipient of a DAAD scholarship in 2010 to reside in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions include Manifesta11, Blackball Projects in New York, the Songjiang Art Museum in Shanghai and the 2017 edition of the Istanbul Biennial. Charlie Stein lives and works in Berlin.  




(S)  Malerei 4.0, Kunstpreis Limburg, Limburg, Germany
Artists & Allies II , Signs & Symbols Gallery, New York, USA
Könnte aber doch, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
En Bloc, Galerie AG, Schwerin, Germany
Malerei 4.0. Kunstpreis Limburg, Limburg, Germany
Your Dreams Are My Reality. Schwedter Strasse, Berlin, Germany
En Bloc. Galerie Nicole Gnesa, Munich, Germany
All Out. Kwadrat Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Schlaglichter zeitgenössischer Kunst. Kunstraum Zumhof, Germany
(S)  Amerika. Oberwelt e.V., Stuttgart, Germany.
Kunstpreis Wesseling. Wesseling, Germany.
Demis-Gros. Les Valseuses [Curated By Peter Ungeheuer], Berlin, Germany
Academiae Youth Art Biennale, Fortezza Franzensfeste, South Tirol, Italy
(S)  Pre-Hell. German Australian Art Foundation. Adelaide, Australia


001530. Kunstverein Schorndorf, Germany
(S)  One Show Closer To The End. Herrenhaus Edenkoben Einzelausstellung, Germany
Querschnitt. BBK Stuttgart, Germany
Grökazs. Die Größten Künstler Aller Zeiten. Villa Merkel. Esslingen, Germany
Helle Kindheit, Dunkle Kindheit. Museum Villa Rot. Rot, Germany
The Perfect Residents (H&M). Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey
The Perfect Residents. (H&M).Sinopale 6, Sinop. Turkey
Kassel, Periptero Kulturkiosk, Documenta14, Kassel

POSTER. Blackball Projects. Williamsburg, NYC, USA
Imaginary Soundcloud. Regierungspräsidium Kassel, Germany
(S)  The Dual Nature of Be, Done and Have. (Soloshow) 155 Rivington, New York City, USA
Mermaids and Unicorns. Curated by Tina Sauerländer. Online Exhibition
Ichduersiees. Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany


Bum. Kunstverein Schorndorf, Germany
Sound and Space. BBK BW, Stuttgart, Germany
Manifestina goes Palermo. Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Cockfight [with Adam Jasper]. Manifesta 11, Cabaret der Künstler, Zunfthaus Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
NICHTS [with Rocko Schamoni]. Manifesta 11, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Death can dance – Nature Morte. Berlin, Germany
Manifestina [initiated by Maurizio Cattelan]. Zurich, Switzerland
Trâme de soi. La rue des Arts – Tulle, France
Car Park. Das Arty / Schaufenster, Berlin, Germany
Public Privacy. Studio 6 [Curated by Alice Pedroletti] Shanghai, China
Belrose Highlights. Sea Foundation of the Arts, Tilburg, Netherlands
Different Ways. Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Call of the Wild. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany


Paradise. ACAF Australia China Art Foundation, Shanghai
Parade. Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Mare Nostrum. Kunstverein Schorndorf, Germany
(S)  Eye To Eye. Solo Show, Salon Neucologne E.V. Berlin, Germany
(S)  Tea At The Carlyle. Pop Up Show, The Carlyle Hotel, New York City, USA
LOVE. Galerie Utopia, Athina Art Fair, Athens, Greece
Artrusk Gallery. Group Show, Geneva, Switzerland


(S)  Talent Borrows Genius Steals. Pop Up Show in 10 Supermarkets, Stuttgart, Germany
CI 90 Minute Shows. [Curated by Marcus Graf] Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey
FILMZ – Festival des deutschen Kinos. Gutenberg Museum Mainz, Germany
Continental Drift. Songjiang Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Clair Obscur Filmfestival. Basel, Switzerland
Urban Shades. Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel
Tansmembran: Social Bodies And Their Framing. Kunstverein Feuerbach, Germany
Call of the Wild. Galleria Fuori Orbita, Locarno, Switzerland
Endlossschleife 2014 / 2041.Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
UCLA: Untitled Art Cafe. UCLA Broad Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA
Just Episoden. Calwer Passage, Stuttgart, Germany


Im Glashaus (Curator). Galerie Jenseits Von Jedem, Stuttgart, Germany
No Place To Hide. Arbeitsamt Stuttgart, Germany


Clair Obscur Filmfestival. Basel, Switzerland


Show Me Yours, I Show You Mine. Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany


(S)  Schlüsselangst. Solo Show, Bund Bildender Künstlerinnen Württemberg E.V.| Stuttgart, Germany
Preis der Klett-Passage. Stuttgart, Germany
Multi Level Analysis. Internationalgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany


Mythos 68. Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Warsaw, Poland



2016 – 2017 Meisterschülerin / Post-graduate studies at the “Weissenhof Programme of Fine Arts” (Mentors: Prof. Christian Jankowski and Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst)

2016 nominated for the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipend

2009-2014 Postgraduate Studies Fine Arts.State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart
Class of Christian Jankowski , Class of Rainer Ganahl

2013 Scholarship of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Shanghai, China

2010 DAAD Scholarship, Beijing, China

2007-2010  Painting / Media Arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Class of Gerhard Merz, Class of Klaus vom Bruch