Katrin Heichel scrutinizes specific topics over a long period of time, in series of works of different scales. Currently, her work addresses construction sites and how they represent human labor. Tools, temporary signs, traces of work, abandoned spaces or unidentified leftovers give evidence of the presence of people. These sites are contemporary portraits of plans and condemnations, calculated and mysterious at the same time.
Katrin Heichel studied painting at the Akademy of Visuel Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Her work has recently been presented in group exhibitions at Black Door, Istanbul, Turkey; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Xawery Dunikowski Museum at Krolikarnia-Palais, National Museum Warschau, Warsow, Poland; Museum Franz Gertsch,Burgdorf, Switzerland and Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria. Solo exhibitions include Gallery b2, Leipzig; Gallery Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen and BAU a collaboration between Laden Fuer Nichts, Leipzig and Schau-Fenster, Berlin. Heichel’s work belongs to the following collections: Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Swizterland; Graphic Collection of the Museum der Bildenden Kuenste, Leipzig; Arario Collection, South Korea and Olbricht Collection, Germany.
Residents from Germany
Jeremy Shaw’s artistic practice incorporates photo, video, sound, and various studio-based mediums in a quasi-documentary style while discussing altered states. By reinterpreting the conventional aspects of minimalism, documentary, pop and psychedelic art within a conceptual framework, his interest lies in creating work that establishes a dialogue within and around cultural and scientific practices that aspire to, or attempt to map transcendental experience.
Jeremy Shaw is Vancouver-born, Berlin-based artist. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include: Storming Heaven (From Home), Everest, Zurich, Switzerland; Single-Channel Higher States, Samsa, Berlin; and Solo Presentation – Jeremy Shaw, Fotofestival 4, Mannheim. Upcoming group exhibitions include: The 2011 Montreal Biennale, Montreal, Quebec;Leistungsschau, Berlin, Germany; and The New Psychedelic, MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Shaw is also known as the electronic music artist Circlesqure and has recorded numerous albums and EPs for the now-defunct Output Recordings and Berlin’s !K7 Records.
Residents from Canada
Atsushi Kaga’s work depicts a fictionalized world inhabited by a cast of invented characters. Through his alternative reality, Kaga explores personal and cultural identity, as well as complex social issues we face in daily life. He plays with the tension between integrity and corruptibility, nature and nurture, innocence and experience, and freedom and constriction. Kaga lives and work in Dublin and graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2005. Kaga is represented by Mother’s Tankstation.