Kiluanji Kia Henda
Kiluanji Kia Henda employs a surprising sense of humour in his work, which often hones in on themes of identity, politics, and perceptions of postcolonialism and modernism in Africa. Practicing in the fields of photography, video, and performance, Henda has tied his multidisciplinary approach to a sharp sense of criticality. A profound springboard into this realm comes from growing up in a household of photography enthusiasts. Furthermore, his conceptual edge has been sharpened by immersing himself in music, avantgarde theatre, and collaborating with a collective of emerging artists in Luanda’s art scene.
Kiluanji Kia Henda (born 1979, Luanda, Angola) is a self-taught Luanda-based artist, working with photography, video and performance. He has had exhibitions at institutions including Tate Liverpool, 2017; SCAD Museum, Savannah, 2016; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 2016; National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2015; Tamayo Museum, Mexico, 2012; and Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012. He participated in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York; Dakar Biennale, 2014; Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2007; Venice Biennale, 2007, and the Luanda Triennale, 2007. He is winner of 2017 Frieze Artist Award and the 2012 National Prize of Art and Culture, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Luanda, Angola.
Christian Falsnaes creates immersive situations, in which film works, paintings, exhibition spaces and performances are interwoven. He targets the problematics of learned social structures and power dynamics in society. Exhibition visitors become part of Falsnaes’s works as he explores notions of ritual and group mentality, including himself and the role of the artist. He investigates what happens when people – especially those accustomed to the rituals and dynamics of highly codified social fields such as the art world – are directed to give up control.
Christian Falsnaes (born 1980, Copenhagen) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is currently based in Berlin. His works have recently been shown at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; the private collection of Juan & Patricia Vergez, Buenos Aires; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; and Manifesta 11, Zurich. In 2015, he was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie award in Berlin.falsnaes.com
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Denmark
Lisa Seebach’s space-consuming course of sculptural formations is reminiscent of a deserted playground at night. Like delicate drawings on a piece of paper, constructions of steel stand shakily in the exhibition space. They evoke notions of processes frozen in time, absurd training tools, or a conglomeration of homemade machines from an unknown industry. Seebach’s sculptures made of bent steel and ceramic volumes appear like highly enlarged drawings transcribed in space. The works’ underlying freehand drawings emerge on site from memory, or are based on research as extracted from observations, abstract circumstances, and individual emotions and thoughts. They refer to architectonic elements, forms and structures that are isolated, modified, and newly combined.
Lisa Seebach (born 1981, Cologne, Germany) studied at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2016, she received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Prize of Cologne, the Gustav Weidanz Award in Halle and the artist’s prize of Brandenburg. Her work was show in recent group exhibitions at artothek, Cologne, 2016; Kunstverein Hannover, 2015; Villa Arson, Nice, 2015; Idling Gallery, Berlin 2014; and Biennale Mulhouse, 2012.