Judith Stenneken is a German artist working in photography, video and installation. She is
based in New York City and Berlin.
Stenneken holds a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of
Visual Arts New York (2013). She since had solo exhibitions with Galerie f5.6 in Munich
(2016) and Benhadj & Djilali Galerie in Berlin (2017). Flowers Gallery NY showed her most
recent video work ‘Staircase’ as part of the exhibition ‘yes no maybe’ (2018).
Stenneken has produced two self-published photo books: LAST CALL (2010) - a project
documenting the slow closure of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport - and ILLUMINATE
NATURALLY IN DARKNESS (2017) - a poetic dive into a state of transition. Her most recent body of work, a mountain is only a slow wave, will be released in early 2020.
“ (…) all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” Henry Miller
Everything is ongoing and never finished. Transition is a permanent condition. There is no
beginning, middle and end. There is no sunset, nor is there a sunrise – instead we are the
ones in motion.
In my work I use moving and still images of the journey and the voyager. I explore
‘transitory spaces’ like hotel rooms and airports as metaphors to describe transitions as
the sole constant in life and in-betweenness as the state of being. The concepts of
departure and arrival dissolve as the traveler keeps moving - a gravity to constant change.
The voyager's home becomes the hotel room and the airplane. Spaces to pause but never