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Stefan Werwerka was an architect, object artist, designer, painter and graphic artist. Today he is considered one of the most versatile artistic personalities of German post-war modernism.

  • Born: October 27, 1928
  • Died on: September 14, 2013
  • Place of birth: Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: architectural studies at Berlin University of the Arts
  • Teachers: Max Taut, Eduard Ludwig, Georg Leowald
  • Similar artists: Dieter Roth
  • Era: Contemporary art

Wewerka's artistic work encompasses a great diversity of media and forms of expression. His complex and multifaceted oeuvre comments on and reflects the artistic developments of his time in a very idiosyncratic way.  

Stefan Wewerka prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Stefan Wewerka Wolke und Nase price on request Unique print 23.6 x 19.7 in limited edition of 10 yes yes 07.08.2019
Stefan Wewerka Dynamische Stühle 620 Euro Original print 26.4 x 18.4 in limited edition of 40 yes yes 07.08.2019
Stefan Wewerka A-Variations 620 Euro Original print 25 x 19.7 in limited edition of 100 yes yes 07.08.2019



Stefan Josef Oskar Wewerka was born in Magdeburg in 1928 as the son of the sculptor Rudolf Wewerka. He grew up in a traditional family of artists, which can be traced back to several generations. He first devoted himself to studying architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin from 1946 to 1950 and was a student of Eduard Ludwig, Georg Leowald and Max Taut. As early as 1951, the young man was able to realize his first major project: The construction of the Federal Youth Hostel Bonn-Venusberg.

Wewerka lived in Cologne in 1954 and in Berlin from 1963 to 1967. There he worked for about three years in the architectural office of Hans Scharoun. Increasingly, however, his work intensified in the field of free art. From the beginning of the 1960s he realized his first "Zerschneidungen". During this time he traveled through Europe and the USA, where he made new contacts. In addition, he converted everyday objects such as furniture, cutlery or records. In the 1970s he also realized numerous single sheets, etchings or entire portfolio works.

From 1977 to 1993 Stefan Wewerka held a professorship for basic principles in the department of art and design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. During this time his cooperation with TECTA took place. He designed innovative and playful fashion, furniture and chair sculptures for the furniture company. The B1 three-legged chair is considered his best-known work.

Wewerka passed away on September 14, 2013 in Berlin. In the summer of 2014, Forum Gestaltung e.V., the city of Magdeburg and Wewerka's son founded the "Wewerka Archive", which includes the estates of Hans Wewerka, Rudolf Wewerka, Stefan Wewerka and the estate of Philipp Wewerka. 



  • 15.03.2023 – 14.01.2024 On Stage. Kunst als Bühne – MUMOK Wien, Vienna.
  • 17.02.2022 – 09.04.2022 ThisPlay - ARTER Istanbul.
  • 15.06.2021 – 17.10.2021 Herzen-Werkstatt – Staatliches Museum Schwerin.
  • 03.10.2020 - 01.11.2020 Zimmerecken - Villa Flora, Winterthur.
  • 22.02.2020 - 22.03.2020 „…weggenommen, was zu sehen sein soll“ – Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Bodenburg.
  • 08.02.2020 - 06.09.2020 SIGHT SEEING. Die Welt als Attraktion - Kunsthalle Emden.
  • 14.12.2019 - 07.02.2020 DIE FREIHEIT DER DINGE - Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne.
  • 29.03.2019 - 21.09.2019 Stefan Wewerka. Dekonstruktion der Moderne - Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg.
  • 01.12.2017 - 02.04.2018 Artist’s Books. The Collection - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
  • 24.06.2017 - 24.09.2017 Art Into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s - Museum Ludwig Cologne.
  • 16.09.2015 - 15.11.2015 FALLING FICTIONS -me Collectors Room Berlin.
  • 14.06.2014 - 31.08.2014 Kostbarkeiten aus der Sammlung M.J. Wewerka - Museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam.
  • 11.04.2014 – 30.05.2014 Stefan Wewerka - Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne.
  • 01.11.2013 - 07.02.2014 Stefan Wewerka - Schlagartige Veraenderung - Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg.
  • 15.05.2013 - 14.05.2014 Von schiefer Architektur und bewegten Stühlen - Staatliches Museum Schwerin.
  • 20.10.2012 - 17.03.2013 Bilderbedarf - Braucht Gesellschaft Kunst - Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
  • 11.10.2012 - 03.02.2013 Stefan Wewerka. Across the Board - Die Neue Sammlung Munich.
  • 11.10.2012 – 03.02.2013 Querschnitt. Stefan Wewerka - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.



  • Verrückte Welten – Die Karrieren des Stefan Wewerka, Documentation by Lothar Spree, 30min, Germany 1987.



  • Stefan Wewerka - deKONSTRUKTion dER mODERne, exhibition catalog, Norbert Eisold & Norbert Pohlmann (Publ.), Berlin 2019.
  • Stefan Wewerka - Verschiebung der Kathedrale, exhibition catalog, Christian Philipsen (Publ.), Berlin 2017.
  • Stefan Wewerka. schlagartige veraenderung, exhibition catalog, Norbert Eisold & Norbert Pohlmann (Publ.), Magdeburg 2013.
  • Nahaufnahme. Stefan Wewerka,, Wulf Herzogenrath & Alexander Wewerka (Publ.), Berlin 2010.
  • Wewerka - Tradition einer Künstlerfamilie,  exhibition catalog, Alexander & Stefan Wewerka (Publ.), Berlin 2001.
  • Stefan Wewerka: architect, designer, object artist, exhibition catalog, Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt/Main (Publ.), Stuttgart, London 1998.
  • Stefan Wewerka: Skizzen im Zug, exhibition catalog, Kunstakademie Münster (Publ.), Berlin 1993.