Who is Studio Winter?

Studio Winter is a female artist collective founded in 2021. Maria Juli, Mariella Kerscher and Shaya Navid develop current socially critical and feminist positions.

Maria Juli (*1986) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Munich. She studied architecture and media art in Weimar and Helsinki. Her works deal with human vulnerability, as well as the field of tension between the individual and the community.

Mariella Kerscher (*1991) is a visual artist living and working in Munich. In her work she explores natural transience and life cycles. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and received a working scholarship from the city of Augsburg in 2020. In 2021, she participated in the online residency of the Belgrade Art Studio.

Shaya Navid (*1984) is a freelance artist with her own studio in Munich. She studied art education at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Her focus is on abstract painting and performance art.


Studio Winter exhibition "Waiting Room" in Munich - Kunstlabor2

Waiting room - What are we waiting for? What happens while we are waiting? What do we feel while we are waiting? What changes while we are waiting? What memories remain after waiting?

The waiting room is a place of transit. Here we are in a state of maximum passivity, which at the same time leads to a large presence of variable emotional states. The room is usually overloaded with objects and details that invite occupation and are supposed to radiate sober friendliness. Many of these typical design elements of the waiting room are very familiar to us and firmly anchored in our collective memory.

In this detailed spatial sculpture of a waiting room, a reflection on the individual and collective experience of waiting and the dynamics and potentials inherent in it is to emerge. The focus can be on physical and emotional, but also social and political aspects.

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