Steffi Klenz

Reader in Photography, UCA Rochester

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

Steffi Klenz completed her MA in photography at the Royal College of Art in 2005. Her work has been included in various group and solo exhibitions, nationally as well as internationally.

Steffi's work has been published and discussed in various books and reviewed in magazines and newspapers. In 2015 she was one of 13 international photographic artists commissioned to participate in the publication “Rights of Passage” for the 56th Venice Biennale.

Further information:
Steffi's website
Polo Bound for Passiac

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Selected as Board Member for Yinka Shonibare's Space from November 2010.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2016 BBC East Tower commissioned by BBC, Stanhope Development and White Noise 
  • 2015 UH Galleries and Hertfordshire Council Funding to produce solo-exhibition 'Plotting Spaces at Museum St.Albans
  • 2014 Arts Council England Funding
  • 2014 SeaCity Museum Commission to produce artwork 'Concert for Maison Seirēn'
  • 2014 UCA Research Fund
  • 2012 UCA Research Fund
  • 2010 Renaissance Art Prize
  • 2010 Glasgow City Council Funding and Scottish Arts Council Funding to produce and stage solo-exhibitions
  • 2009/2010 Pavilion Commission to produce artwork 'A Habitual Thinker' and produce publication
  • 2009 Leeds City Council Funding, Walsall Council Funding and University of Nottingham Funding to produce and stage exhibition
  • 2009 Merck-Prize
  • 2009 Arts Council England Funding
  • 2008 Voigtlaender New Talent Award in Photography
  • 2007 Man Group Photography Prize
  • 2006 Arts Council England Funding to produce and stage solo-exhibition
  • 2005 Hoopers Gallery Award
  • 2005 National Grid Transco Award
  • 2004-2005 DAAD Educational Award in the Fine Art.



Her work has been published and discussed in various books, such as Chris Townsends's "New Art from London" by Thames & Hudson in 2006, Judith Rugg's "Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture" by Intellect in 2012, Robert Shore's "Post-Photography: the Artist with a Camera" by Laurence King Publishing in 2014 and Imogen Racz's book "Art and Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday" published by I.B. Tauris in 2015.

Steffi published her monograph "Polo bound for Passaic" in conjunction with the New Art Gallery Walsall, Street Level Photoworks Glasgow and the Goethe Institute Glasgow in 2009. She recently published the book “He only feels the black and white of it, Berlin Wall, 14-July-1973” by Mörel Publishing in 2016.

Steffi recently was commissioned to produce a video piece for Stanhope Development, White Noise and the BBC.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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