Beatrice Ellen Stammer
lives and works as a free-lance curator, painter and writer in Berlin and near Nice.
grew up with two siblings in the Bruno Taut designed settlement Onkel Toms Hütte, Berlin-Zehlendorf. A-Levels at Arndt-Gymnasium Dahlem in Berlin.
1972 - 1977 Studies in Erziehungswissenschaften (Educational studies) in Berlin and Publizistik (Journalism) in Paris-Vincennes, 2. Staatsexamen at the Pädagogische Hochschule Berlin. Scientific essay: Zu den Zielsetzungen der politischen Bildung in den Westzonen und den Anfängen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Eine Untersuchung über den Einfluß der Re-education-Politik.
until 1980 school teacher
in subjects Art and French at a comprehensive school in Berlin
1979 - 1993 curator at Neuen Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin. Realisation of numerous exhibitions with catalogues for 'Realismusstudio' and the committee for travelling exhibitions and free projects.
1983 - 1993 scientific assistant at Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin (until its closure), realisation of numerous exhibitions and catalogues, often with Gabriele Horn.
1994 - 1997 establishes horn+stammer art management for the integration of art and culture in the public realm in Berlin, especially close to the new Friedrichstrasse and Checkpoint Charlie. Offices were on Zimmerstrasse .
1998 - 2000 artistic advisor for the cultural programme of the Internationalen Frauenuniversität 'ifu' (International University for Women) as 'world wide project' of the EXPO 2000 in Hannover with eight large scale events, virtual exhibition: threads of the woven maze (Pat Binder), exhibition: world wide female sampling – an intercultural collection of objects (Ursula Cyriax) from 115 countries and CD-Rom.
Since 2000 increased curatorial work on exhibitions by internationally successful (but largely ignored in Berlin) female artists, whilst concurrently focussing on intercultural dialogue and gender critical re-positioning of recent art history from the 1960s and 70s.
2003 Beginning of a collaboration with painter Harald Gnade for the development of an individual artistic language in painting, since 2009 with own studio.
2007 establishes cross links e.V. an independent society as platform for projects and the realisation of events, in particular with emphasis on feminist and gender critical art production.
2007 - 2014 long-term collaboration with Bettina Knaup on the international performance art project re.act.feminism #1 and #2.