Lotte Lindner *1971 Bremen / Till Steinbrenner *1967 Hildesheim
Before completing her studies at the Braunschweig University of Art —like Till Steinbrenner—in the master class of Marina Abramović, Lotte Lindner, in the same vein as Nolde almost one hundred years earlier, trained as a wood sculptor at the later Werkkunstschule, which was founded by Heinrich Sauermann and today is known as the Berufsfachschule Holzbildhauerei in Flensburg. Till Steinbrenner additionally studied Metal Design at the Hildesheim / Holzminden / Göttingen University of Applied Sciences and Arts, graduating with a diploma in Design. From 2001 to 2004 he worked as an assistant to Marina Abramović in Amsterdam and New York. Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner have been collaborating artistically since 2002, realizing mostly conceptual site-specific as well as performative works. They have participated in institutional exhibitions in Germany and abroad, including MoMa PS 1 New York, Marta Herford, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Oldenburger Kunstverein, and Tate Modern in London. Their works can be found in the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, the collection of the University of Maine/USA, and in the public space of the city of Hanover, among others. Awards include the Art Prize of the Sparkasse Hannover, the Zeitsicht Art Award Augsburg, and the New York Stipend of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the State of Lower Saxony. In 2022 they received the first prize in the nationwide competition for art in architecture of the city of Langenhagen for the new Langenhagen Grammar School building. From 2012 to 2013 they taught as visiting professors at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
Both are based in Hanover.