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
Working with lens-based media (photography and video) Kanako Sasaki challenges and deconstructs history, time and memory by exploring and infusing her imagination with the stories of individuals. Her inspiration comes from written texts, oral stories and fragmented narratives that create new dimensions of meaning.
Kanako Sasaki (born 1976 in Sendai, Japan) lives and works in Sendai. She earned an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York and also studied at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Recently, she premiered her video workOkinawa Ark in Tokyo for the Shiseido Art Egg Award, which was shown in Miami, Bolivia and Singapore. Sasaki has exhibited her work in Japan, Europe, and the United States at venues including Gallery 10G in New York and Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami, FL.
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Residents from Japan
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.