Rosa Wernecke

portrait von rosa wernecke

Rosa Wernecke born in 1986, lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt. She studied Applied Theater Studies in Gießen and Media Arts in Cologne. She is a co-founder of the feminist performance and media collective Swoosh Lieu and the FLINT* network gefährliche arbeit. As a light and video artist, she works in the field of performance, dance, installation and new music, among others with Simone Dede Ayivi, Katharina Pelosi, Heinrich Horwitz, Sarah Nemtsov, Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova, LukasUnd and FuturIIKonjunktiv.

In 2013, she spent the year as a research assistant with a focus on scenic work and dramaturgy at the Institute for Theater, Film and Media Studies of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, where she supervised the practical study projects. She has taught lighting design and stage machinery at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and Performance Studies in Hamburg and has given workshops at the Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen and the Berlin Theatertreffen der Jugend. From 2015 to 2016 she worked in the technical production and video department of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company (formerly: The Forsythe Company). In 2018 she received the postgraduate scholarship “Artistic Research” of the Hessian Theater Academy. 2018 was spent as artist in residence at the Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute Kyoto in Japan. For 2021/22, she has received a scholarship for the Cultural Academy Tarabya in Istanbul.

Here is Rosa Wernecke’s Vimeo Page.

Scholarships and residencies

  • 2021/22 Kulturakademie Tarabya Istanbul
  • 2021 Home – Frankfurt – Tel Aviv
  • 2018 Villa Kamogawa Kyoto, Goethe Institut
  • 2017 postgraduate scholarship „Artistic Research“ Hessischen Theaterakademie
  • 2014 Fleetstreet Hamburg
  • 2013 Implantieren auf Naxos, Naxoshalle Frankfurt / Halle 2, Frankfurt LAB
  • 2012 Scholarship Marianne Ingenwerth Stiftung

Work History

Concept, Video Design

  • PremièreVideo

A Room of Our OwnSwoosh Lieu

Digital Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main Germany
Still aus dem Film, roter Vorhang mit Spot

Concept, Video, Light

  • Première

Epilog:AbrissAndrej Koroliov, Heinrich Horwitz, Rosa Wernecke

Ballhaus Ost Berlin Germany


with Ensemble LuxNM

Still aus dem Projekt Epilog:Abriss

Video, Light

  • PremièreVideo

EncounterHeinrich Horwitz, Carola Schaal, Rosa Wernecke

Galerie Simone Menne Kiel Germany
Part of:Frequenz Kiel
Ankündigungsbild Encounter

Video Documentation

  • Video

Treffen TotalTreffen Total Team

Hamburg Germany
Still aus der Dokumentation zu Treffen Total 2016
Treffen Total K3 Kampnagel Hamburg 22. April 2016; Raumfotos, Pausenbilder Ort: Raum 1. Stock. © Wolfgang Unger

Video Realisation

  • PremièreVideo

C.O.R.E.Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Bockenheimer Depot Frankfurt am Main Germany
Hellerau Dresden Germany
Szenenbild mit Projektion aus dem Stück C.O.R.E.

Concept, Light, Photography, Hologramme

  • Première

light glimpseRosa Wernecke / Swoosh Lieu

Moltkerei Frankfurt am Main Germany
Fleetstreet Hamburg Germany