Stefanie GAUS (Stefanie GAUS & Jana ESKE)

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Stefanie GAUS (Stefanie GAUS & Jana ESKE)


Research Residency Program (2017)

Born in 1976. Lives and works in Berlin. Graduated from Academy of Media Arts, Cologne(KHM,) film and television studies.

Recent major works and festivals:
Nippon-koku Ogata-mura / Japan - Big Lagoon Village
Ogata-mura – A model farming village
Plansequenz für eine Planstadt (together with Diana Artus and Volker Sattel)
   Eisenhüttenstadt-Zwischen Modell und Museum, symposium and exhibition, 2021

Beyond Metabolism (together with Volker Sattel)
   Österbotten/SAFA, Vaasa, Goethe Institut Finland, 2019
   Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, 2015
   North West Film Forum, Seattle, 2015
   64th Berlin International Film Festival, 2014

   53th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2007
   12. Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Genf, 2007
   Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (ngbk,) 2007

Ende eines Elefanten / End of an elephant
   Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI,) 2007
   Visions Du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2006
   Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2006 

ーーーーーーーーーUpdated on 23rd November 2021 

Graduated from Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2006.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- "Beyond Metabolism", premiered at Berlinale Film Festival, Forum Expanded, 2014, followed by variuos festivals (eg. 28. Image Forum Festival Japan, Tokyo 2014, North West Film Forum, Seattle 2016)

- "Laufhaus/Cathouse" (eg. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2007, Biennale de l'image en mouvement, Genf 2007 or sexwork, KUNST, MYTHOS, REALITÄT, NGBK, Berlin, 2006/7 (group))

- "End of an Elephant" (eg. Vision Du Rèel, Nyon, 2006, BAFICI Filmfestival Buenos Aires, 2007)

Other activities are

- Ongoing collaborative work with filmmaker Volker Sattel, latest on editing for "La Cupola", V. Sattel (2016).

- Residency at Villa Kamogawa, Goethe Institut Kyoto, 2013.

- Since 2017 curation of CINEMA + / films and talks presented at Kultruraum Zwingli Kirche, Berlin.

Stefanie Gaus is an artist/filmmaker based in Berlin. Her interest in political and socio-cultural impacts, also seen as matter of representation, and her distinctive view on spacial and architectural dimensions are shown in her recent films, which have been screened at film festivals and exhibitions. She teaches at the University of the Arts, Berlin in the fields of narrative film.

About works / performance


Beyond Metabolism, 2014, ©KatiaFouquet


Beyond Metabolism, 2014, still, ©VolkerSattel


Laufhaus, 2006, ©KatiaFouquet


Laufhaus, 2006, still, ©StefanieGaus


End of an Elefant, 2006, still, ©StefanieGaus


Rossia, ongiong, still, ©StefanieGaus