My work focuses mainly on sculpture as well as conceptual photography. Since 2016 I have introduced different mediums such as casting, mould making, woodwork and ceramics into my practice.
Key themes I am investigating are: firstly questioning the hierarchy of objects within the artistic process in an age of mass production and copies. Secondly, ideas surrounding exhausting form and space through mutation, repetition and variation and lastly the relationship between the objects on display, the viewer and the space.
Coming from a photographic background the parallels between the value of the photographic negative and the mould in sculpture became apparent. Usually, objects of the process such as moulds, jigs, and tools are seen as unappreciated by-products and discarded from the viewer, whereas in my installations, I elevate them by presenting them as objects of their own right.
The use of mechanical reproduction processes raises questions about the value of a reproducible work of art and Walter Benjamin's idea of the aura of the original versus the copy. I am interested in how the process of standardisation has brought the object world to our doorstep and changed the spaces we inhabit.
Through the use of different techniques, I constantly flip, copy, turn, repeat, and mutate objects. This enables me to push form into abstraction giving rise to something new and unknown. I understand my work as a form of language, constantly translating from one stage to another. Languages are in a permanent state of flow and change, similar to the mutations I create.
An important component of my practice is how the work sits within the space and how the space activates the work. Through presence and absence, the viewer is invited to mentally playing and actively deciphering the language of the process by combining the different interconnected elements. When setting up my work I construct a narrative within the space, thinking of the viewer as a performer following a choreography.
Within my installations, there is a combination of provisionality and precision. Some pieces seem to be resting, waiting to be performed, whilst others are in exhibition mode. I am looking at blurring the boundaries between exhibition space and studio space whereas my sculptures connect the dots between the two. It is a way of stimulating our perception of the world around us and making visible what is unseen.
CV & Education
My work focuses mainly on conceptual photography as well as sculpture. Since 2016 I have introduced different mediums such as casting, mould making, woodwork and ceramics into my practice. I am concerned with subjects surrounding urban sociology showing the structures, processes, phenomenon, and problems that are part of urban life and human interactions with a special interest in shared memory and social and cultural aspects of life.
I classify objects into groups in order to appreciate their characteristics and reflect upon their narratives. Therefore repetition and the interconnections between object and subject play an important role in my practice. My work is characterized by an objective and conceptual line following clear structures.
2018 (Upcoming) Melange de Fruits, Primary Studios, UK
2018 (Upcoming) Re-Imagine the City, Artcore Gallery, UK
2018 Aftermath, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery, UK
2018 Open Borders, Orgelfabrik, Curated by Lisa Bergmann, GER
2017 FETTEJahre, Villa Claudia, AUT
2017 Contemporary Art Ruhr - Art Fair, Zeche Zollverein, GER
2017 GrenzWERTig, Galerie Art dOsera, CH
2017 Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, UK
2017 Screening, Voies Off Festival, Arles, FR
2017 Event1, Primary Studios, UK
2016 Chatarra, 10 years of Bilbao - Bregenz Artist Exchange, Bildraum, AT
2016 Nottingham, Castle Open, Castle Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2016 Boarded-up Houses, City Projections curators: Nina Keel, Anna Vetsch, CH
2016 Urban Gardening Patchwork, Fenster 61, Berlin, GER
2016 Malaga - paracosmic houses, Our Cities Surrounded, Online
2015 Heimspiel, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein , FL
2015 Bilbao Arte Artists, Bilbao Arte Center for Contemporary Art, ES
2015 Felix Schöller Award, Cultural Historic Museum Osnabrück, GER
2015Creadores, La Térmica Malaga, Curated by Diego Santos, ES
2015 Dornbirn Houses, Copenhagen Photofestival, DK
2015 Heimat X, Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden, GER
2015 Malaga Crea, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, ES
2015 Kleisterweiber, Berin, GER
2015 Barrio Irala, Achtmalneu, Villa Claudia, AUT
2014 An ocean of possibilities, Twentsewelle Museum, NED
2014 Open Doors, BilbaoArte Center for Contemporary Art, ES
2014 An ocean of possibilities, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, SGP
2014 An ocean of possibilities, Fries Museum, NED
2014 Querschnitt, Stadtmuseum Dornbirn group exhibition, AUT
2014 Kontakt, Arena Glashaus, Berlin , GER
2014 Patchwork project "Urban Gardening" 4 seasons
2013 Galerie Exp12, Berlin Fotografen, GER
2012 Portrait series about gentrification in Neukölln, Berlin, GER
2012 Le temps qui passe – memories of a life
2012 Dornbirn Houses
2011 Sentinel Project
2017 Lens Culture Exposure Awards
2016 International Photography Awards | 3. place - Architecture
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards, 2. place, Architecture
2015 Felix Schöller Awards, Finalist | Architecture, GER
2015 Malaga Crea, Special Mention, ES
2014 International Photography Awards | 2. place - Architecture
2014 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention
2013 International Photography Awards | 2. place - Architecture
2013 International Photography Awards | 3. Platz - Architecture
Bilbao Arte Foundation, ES
Malaga City Heritage Museum, ES
City Museum of Dornbirn, AT
2018 Re-Imagine the City, Artcore Residency, UK
2017 Finalist, The Annex Collection Acquisition Award, UK
2017 ExperiMentor Program 'Orbit', New Art Exchange, UK
2016 Scholarship Nottingham Trent University, MFA, UK
2016 Project Funding, Austrian Arts Council, AUT
2015 Artist Residency, Bilbao Arte Center for Contemporary Art, ES
2015 Artist Residency, La Térmica, Malaga, ES
2014 Artist Residency exchange, Bilbao Arte Center for Contemporary Art, ES
2012 Project funding, Dornbirn, AUT
2015 Wiesbadener Fototage, DE
2015 Copenhagen Photofestival, DK
2014 Noorderlicht Photofestival, NED
2014 Singapore International Photography Festival, SGP
2018 Open Borders Catalog, DE
2018 Goethe Institut Feature - 'Boarded-up Houses', DE
2017 DOMUS Magazine Article "Boarded-up Houses"
2017 Photonews Portfolio Feature "Chatarra"
2017 Garten + Landschaft Magazin
2017 Lens Culture Magazine Feature - 'Boarded-up Houses'
2017 Catalog Bilbao - Bregenz - Artist Exchange
2017 Il Post Newspaper Feature Article - 'Malaga - Paracosmic Houses', IT
2016 Goethe Institut Feature - 'Malaga - Paracosmic Houses', DE
2016 Lens Culture Jurors Pick Feature - 'Malaga - Paracosmic Houses'
2016 International Photography Awards Book, USA
2015 Artist Feature Mole Empire Art Magazine
2015 Catalog Bilbao Arte, ES
2014 GEO-Magazin "KOSMOS", DE
2014 International Photography Awards Book, USA
2014 Catalog Noorderlicht Festival, NED
2014 Artist Feature Insiderei Magazine, AUT
2014 Kunst Magazine "Kunst Vorarlberg", AUT
2014 PHOTONEWS Magazine, Portfolio, DE
2014 Catalog Bilbao Arte, ES
2014 Zitty Magazine Berlin, DE
2013 International Photography Awards Book, USA
2013 Online Magazin Neuköllner, DE
2013 Berlin Fotografen, DE
2013 Finding Berlin Magazin, DE