Peter Strickmann

I am an artist performing, installing and manipulating sounding activity in public and domestic environments. By making use of simple and sparse means I am generally aiming for a joint sounding- and listening-practice, oscillating between action and perception, focusing on the vibrant „Ding“ and its social, acoustic and theatrical feedback. While collaborating with various improvising musical groups or noise-makers and exhibiting in a variety of contexts I observe the potency of sound/soundmaking and the habits of listening in diverse routine- or extraordinary settings.

I studied Audiovisual Art / Sound Art and Public Art at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken. I am performing solo and as a member of diverse freemusic-, noise- and performance-groups, currently with Narval, Marius Buck/Peter Strickmann, Spemakh and Planet Dance Ensemble. I used to organize events with the Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein and initiated the noisy-free-music concert series at Fasanerie SB. I founded the Schnarcharchiv (snore archive/ audio collection) and since 2021 I am running the miniature netlabel Klappkart.

Labels that published some of my solo-, duo- or group sounds on cassettes and vinyl are: Rayon (UK), meudiademorte (D), Stenze Quo (NL), SPAM (D), Ana Ott (D), econore (D), Dazy&Holy (D).

Places where I exhibited my work include: zeitraumexit Mannheim, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, FFT Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Literaturarchiv Saar-Lor-Lux-Elsass, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Titanik Galleria Turku, Saarländische Galerie Berlin, Prima Kunst Kiel and Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, amomgst many others.

I am living in Berlin.




Studio adress:
Peter Strickmann / Atelierhaus Adlershof
Hans-Schmidt-Str. 4
D-12489 Berlin









*1983 in Würselen (Germany)

since 2005 performing noise with various groups and solo

2004 – 2009 member of artistgroup ZgS, running Kunstraum Mülheim

since 2009 conducting the Schnarcharchiv (Snoringsound Archive)

2010 initiating and running the art- and projectspace besenkammer, Saarbrücken

2010 – 2016 active with Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein e.V.

2010 founding of SSEA Society for a Sonic Enrichment of the Air

since 2012 co-running of ismellpainter

since 2014 performing with Planet Dance Ensemble



2003-04 Studies Philosophy and Social Sciences, University Duisburg-Essen (Ger)

2008-13 Studies Audiovisual Art (Prof. Christina Kubisch), Academy of Fine Arts Saarbrücken (Ger)

2009-13 Studies Public Art (Prof. Georg Winter), Academy of Fine Arts Saarbrücken (Ger)

2014 Meisterschüler with Prof. Christina Kubisch

2014 Artistic Research In Sound with Prof. Andreas Oldörp, HBKsaar


Grants / Residencies

2021 Working grant, Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst, Neustart Kultur

2020 Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur

2019 Residency, Gaststipendium, Künstlerhaus Bremen

2018 Residency, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

2018 Travel grant for Titanik AiR, Goethe Institut Finland

2018 Residency, Titanik AiR sound art, with Evgenija Wassilew, Turku Finland

2017 Project grant for Schnarcharchiv, IKF / ecce, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes NRW

2016 Research grant for pututuuuut Peru, Ruhr Residence GO, Kunst Vereine Ruhr

2016 Residency, Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf

2016 Residency, Braunschweig PROJECTS sound art

2015 Short list, Robert Schuman Preis 2015

2015 Exhibition award, statements, with Susanne Kocks, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

2014/2015 Studio grant, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus

2014 Residency, artmix8 – german-luxembourg artist exchange program

2012 Stipend for Vietnam Fieldtrip, Saarland-Stipendium, StudienStiftung Saar

2007 Award, Förderpreis zum Ruhrpreis für Kunst und Wissenschaft der Stadt Mülheim/Ruhr with Gruppe ZgS/Kunstraum Mülheim



Klappkart (music label / audio publishing)

Spemakh (freemusic group)

Pony und Reter (noise improv duo)

Schnarcharchiv (audio collection)

ismellpainter (publishing house)

être vent (performance project w/ E. Wassilew)

Planet Dance Ensemble (performance group)

Riffels (improv-duo)

Hawlimann & Strickschek (improv / performance duo)

Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein e.V. (art association)

Meudiademorte (music label)

Ana Ott (music label)

Makroscope (venue, museum and more)


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