Rosa Wernecke born in 1986, lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt. She studied Applied Theater Studies in Gießen and Media Arts in Cologne. Her work as a performance and media artist forces the dialogue between the performing and visual arts. A queer-feminist approach to content is intertwined with a strong formal focus on the use of technical means from the fields of stage technology, light and video art, and new digital media. Her work has been shown at Fleetstreet Hamburg, Moltkerei Cologne, Synnika Art Space Frankfurt, bauhaus reuse Berlin, Galerie Simone Menne Kiel, and the Center for the Holographic Arts New York, among others. Her video and light settings were part of scenic arrangements at Radialsystem Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Ruhrtriennale Bochum, among others.
She is co-founder of the feminist performance and media art collective Swoosh Lieu whose performances and installations have been invited to Tanzplattform Deutschland, Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen, Impulse Festival Cologne and Festival Politik im freien Theater, among others. Radio plays have been produced with NDR Kultur and aired at Deutschlandfunk, WDR, BR.
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. In 2021/22, she has received a scholarship for the Cultural Academy Tarabya in Istanbul. 2023 she will be artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts Paris.
She is co-founder of “Gefährliche Arbeit” (www.gefaehrlichearbeit.de) a network of queer-feminist FLINTA theatre workers, who work between art and technology.
Here is Rosa Wernecke’s Vimeo Page.
Scholarships and residencies
- 2023 Artist in residence Cité internationale des arts Paris
- 2022 Global cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin / HoloCenter NYC
- 2021/22 Radio Play Scholarship, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
- 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
Concept, Video Design
A Room of Our OwnSwoosh Lieu
Concept, Video, Light
Epilog:AbrissAndrej Koroliov, Heinrich Horwitz, Rosa Wernecke
with Ensemble LuxNM
EncounterHeinrich Horwitz, Carola Schaal, Rosa Wernecke