Stef Morgner is an independent media designer, curator, photographer and visual artist in Berlin. He specializes in print design, mainly for editorial and exhibition content, and often works with magazines, museums, galleries, curators and artists in the space where design, installation, photography and visual art meet. Much of his work documents the intersections of gender and identity, like his solo exhibition to be desaturated is to be sedated in 2014.
Stef’s professional background is an apprenticeship in media design – digital and print media – in 2004, and he received a university degree in print and media technology engineering at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, 2010.
In 2012, Stef started the bar CLUB with friends in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin. He designed the branding of the iconic CLUB logo and organized exhibitions and events with international artists at the CLUB for four years. Most notably was the group exhibition queer women* photographing queer women* in 2013.
Amongst other projects in 2016 – Stef worked at the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and at the art film project PROTOTYPES by Doireann O’Malley, funded by the Stiftung Kunstfonds Förderung. He showed his art work at the group exhibition millionaires can be trans* // you are so brave* at Schwules Museum* in Berlin – and created the visual design for the show. Stef also attended the group show Berliner Zimmer I curated by David Pollmann.
Starting in fall 2016 he worked with Archimedes Exhibitions in Berlin until summer 2017 on the graphic design and graphic production for the new permanent collection at the Museum for Communication in Frankfurt am Main, a new science center Città della Scienza in Naples, Italy, the conference and exhibition Self-determined and confident in the digital world initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for Café Moskau in Berlin and Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn.
Currently Stef is freelancing for the publishing house Gestalten in Berlin and supporting them with the creation of books about architecture, visual culture, design, fashion, escapism, travel, and contemporary art.