Gabi Schillig

Field of Practice:



City, Country:

Coburg, Germany


2005, 2006, 2007


Apr 2007 - Mar 2008

Born 1977 in Coburg.

Gabi Schillig studied architecture at the Fachhochschule Coburg and completed postgraduate studies in conceptual design (class of Professor Ben van Berkel) at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. She worked for several architectural offices, including Harry Seidler & Associates, Sydney/Australia, Architectural Studio Daniel Libeskind, Berlin, and Architekturbüro [lu:p], Coburg.
From 2005 to 2007 she was an artistic–scientific assistant for the architecture class at the Städelschule and worked on her own projects at the atelierfrankfurt. She teaches at the Fachhochschule Nuremberg and Coburg, was a guest critic at the EPFL Lausanne, TU Darmstadt, Academy of Arts Stuttgart, Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, and taught as assistant of Maria Blaisse at the International Summer Academy for Arts in Salzburg. Since October 2007 she has been teaching at the Institute for Transmedial Design (class Design of Space-oriented Systems) at the University of Arts in Berlin.

In 2003, Gabi Schillig authored a theoretical work with Professor Mark Wigley on the theme of »[w]architecture. war technologies, urban warfare and their connection to the digital production of space«. In her conceptual work she is interested in participative strategies of space in the field of architecture and design and their relationship with body, geometry, material and social space. She challenges the role of limits as space articulation by experimental design strategies, and establishes a four-dimensional concept of space.

In 2000 she was a fellow of the Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft in Cologne, and from 2002 to 2004 a fellow of the academic and scientific program of the Bavarian ministry of research, science and art. In 2007, she received the newcomer award of Coburg in the field of arts.

Selected exhibitions:
»The Space of Communication – The Theatre of Immanence«, Portikus Frankfurt am Main (2007); »Choreographed Geometry«, Gostenhofer Ateliertage Nürnberg (2007); Ausstellung Förderpreis der Stadt Coburg, Kunstverein Coburg (2007); »Parcours II«, KG Freiräume Hallein, Österreich (2007); »atT.alterable.tactile.transitions«, atelierfrankfurt Rundgang, Frankfurt am Main (2006), Rundgang Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (2003/2004), Festival junger Talente, Offenbach (2003); »Material Vision«, Frankfurt am Main (2003);

Selected publications:
»form defining strategies – experimental architectural design« (2007, with A. Agkathidis and M. Hudert);
»pre-tectonic constructs« (with Johan Bettum, Städelschule and Krings-Ernst, Galerie Köln, 2006).