Sandra Vater

Gotha, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.


Since her studies at the University of Erfurt, Ms. Vater is particularly interested in the relationship between art and sacrality. This theme has shaped her artistic development from the very beginning. In her artworks she strives to decelerate the view of contemporary art. This project is supported by – contrary to the modern tendency to demystify art – returning the secret to the work. This goal is achieved by combining conceptual art with classical sculpture. Conceptual thinking is combined with traditional working methods such as sculptural, plastic and impression techniques.

For example, in her series of plaster sculptures “Organic Pattern”, Ms. Vater manages to concentrate the theme on layering and growth. Using an experimental impression technique, she produces individual, independent layers. These wafer-thin layers can only be achieved with plaster. In the production process, the artist advances the possibilities of the material. In this field of tension in the work, the viewer is invited to linger.

The formal language of her previous works is reflected in the interaction of organic and abstract forms. Hard materials meet soft structures. Similar to the baroque figure, her work tends towards expansive volumes with elaborate details. This also affects her graphic work.





  • Education 
  • 2008 Bachelor of Arts, Universität Erfurt, Kunst Hst., Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft Nst. - Erfurt
  • 2019 Meisterschüler, Universität der Künste (UdK) Berlin, Bildende Kunst - Berlin
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018 - Setakso, Raum Vollreinigung - Berlin
  • 2016 - 7+1 Dornröschen erwacht, Bremer Landesvertetung - Berlin
  • 2016 - 1 x 1 Kunst im Quadrat, Galerie 92 - Berlin
  • 2016 - Schwingungen, Galerie Bernau - Bernau
  • 2013 - Kunst ist Kapital, Westpol A.I.R. Space - Leipzig
  • 2013 - Arkanum XX, Westol A.I.R. Space - Leipzig
  • 2013 - Hit and Run, Kulturforum Am Altenkamp - Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock
  • 2012 - Resümee des LEGO Workshops – Vol. 2, Preview Berlin - Berlin
  • 2012 - Kaltschale, Westpol A.I.R. Space - Leipzig
  • 2011- ac/bc, Galerie Marzia Frozen - Berlin
  • 2009 - Kunst+, Kulturhof zum Güldenen Krönbacken - Erfurt
  • 2005 - Museum im Koffer: Weimar – Klassik – Bauhaus, Goethe National Museum Weimar - Weimar
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2017 - Organic Pattern, Galerie Karin Wimmer - München
  • Other
  • 2014 - Bildhauerpreis der Ursula-Hanke-Förster-Stiftung
  • 2019 - Anerkennungspreis für Bildhauerei der Helmut-Thoma-Stiftung 

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