frauke zabel

Frauke Zabel lives in Munich. She completed her studies with a diploma in Fine Arts and a Master in Art and Mediation – Praktik ästhetischer Theorie at the AdBK Munich. Besides her engagement in various collective contexts, the focus of her work in recent years has been the field of performance art with an emphasis on the object and subject status of the female associated artist and the question of the possibilities of a political subject today. She is interested in the question of the possibilities of political existence today in dealing with historical and resistant movements through the deconstruction of the hegemonic reading of these stories that have become history. During two working stays in Brazil, she began a critical and self-reflective engagement with political theater of the 60s/70s in Brazil and its appropriation and change by European revolutionary import fantasies under the condition of exile. Since 2018 she is a member of the committee Lothringer13_Florida, an art space of the city Munich.


2019/20        Guest lecturer AdbK Nürnberg

2018/19       Teaching assignment TU München – Gender Studies in Architecture

2018            Teaching assignment AdbK Munich – Lehrstuhl für Philosophie | Ästhetische Theorie        

2017 - 2018 M.A. - Kunst und Vermittlung - Praxis ästhetischer Theorie under Maria Muhle and Res Ingold, AdbK Munich

2017            Exchange student at the USP - ECA, São Paulo, Brazil

2011 - 2018 studying Fine Arts at the AdbK Munich under Stephan Huber and Olaf Nicolai (guest student) and many others, Diploma

2013 - 2016 studying art education under Res Ingold at the AdbK Munich

2008 - 2011 studying Fine Arts / Jewellery at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle


fellowships / awards / residencies

2019/20  Stipendium / Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre / AdbK Nürnberg

2019        Kunstraum München, Residency, August 2019

2019        Esponja Residency, Februar 2019, São Paulo

2018/19  DAAD – Postgraduate Fellowship for Brazil

2018       Förderpreis für junge Kunst / Advancement award for young art - Kunstclub13

2018       Debütantenförderung / Debute Grant AdbK Munich

     Debütförderung 2018 / Debute Grant – project funding of the city Munich

2017       three-month Residency at the Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil

      six-month Research Scholarship for São Paulo from the AdbK Munich

      Nomination as “master student” of Prof. Stephan Huber at the AdbK Munich

2016       Graduation Price for outstanding artistic achievement, Foundation Kunstakademie Munich

2015        Leonhard and Ida Wolf-Gedächtnispreis for young artists of the city Munich with the XPatch Collective

      Residency at Flutgraben Berlin with the XPatch Collective (Johanna Klingler, Liane Klingler, Judith Neunhäuserer, Kristina              Schmidt)

2012        Bavarian State Prize 2012, Mention