Gabi Schillig explores and shapes performative dialogical spatial structures and spaces of communication. She studied Architecture and completed her postgraduate studies in Conceptual Design at the Städelschule - Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Frankfurt am Main before founding her ‘Studio for Dialogical Spaces’ in Berlin in 2008.
She has exhibited internationally and received several fellowships and prizes, amongst others: Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Van Alen Institute New York, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, KHOJ International Artists’ Association New Delhi, Largo das Artes Rio de Janeiro and Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Nida Art
Colony of Vilnius Academy of the Arts. Most recent projects have been “bodies without organs*” for Liebling Haus Tel Aviv (with Lila Chitayat, 2020-21) or “Accento – The City in the Piano VI” (with dancer and choreographer Yui Kawaguchi and jazz pianist and composer Aki Takase, silent green Berlin, 2022), where she explored the parallels between the structural elements of piano and city through performative architectures and spatial choreographic objects. In autumn 2023 Gabi Schillig will be an artist resident fellow at Saiko Neon in Japan to explore the potentials of “soft matters” and spaces of ephemerality.
From 2012 to 2018 she served as Professor for Spatial Design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf. In April 2018 she was appointed as Professor for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design at the Berlin University of the Arts.