The Artists & their Works
© Photo: Ina Schoenenburg
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany | 1994 DAAD-Scholarship, Edinburgh, Great Britain | 1995 ERASMUS-Programme, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | 1996 Master and Masterclass of Fine Art in Painting and Graphic Art, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Germany | 2004 Scholarship of Käthe-Dorsch-Stiftung, Berlin | 2006 Scholarship/ Artist in Residence at Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop | 2011Artgrant of jenacon foundation | since 2014 Professor of basic artistic knowledge, Designhochschule Leipzig, Germany. Solo and Group-Exhibitions since 1994 in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Finland, Palestine and Israel. Works in public collections in Germany and Palestine and in private collections in Germany, Israel, Italy, England, Belgium and USA.
© Photo: Saman Mamaxalani
Born in Kurdistan. Lives and works in London. His artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues and often reference the history of his homeland and explore the varying relationships between the subject matter and the environment. He uses a variety of materials and processes: ceramics, printmaking, wallpaper and painting. He has exhibited in several galleries in the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Japan and various Kurdish cities. At 2016 Centre for Kurdish Progress present Art Award to Mariwan Jalal at the Newroz Celebrations the Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards London, UK.
Since 1989 exhibited in more than (130) Exhibition Inside and Outside Kurdistan. UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Japan.
Born Kurdistan, living in London. Studied MA Traditional Arts at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London.
"My works are formed by cultural and political issues. I work with painting, drawing and installation to express my feelings. In spite of the endless crisis and conflict around us, I always look to find the harmony and peace within every object that I come across. My art represents this journey".
Emma Grün (Johanna Emma Dittrich,*1982, Marburg) grew up in Berlin. Her multi-disziplinary work is influenced by the theatrical. Exploring the transformation of an actor into a role play, she is not only drawing harlekins, dancers and mythical creatures (Flügelfüßler), but also playing roles herself in her performances, thus exploring the borders between fragility and strength of body and soul, between inner world and surreal dream. Her sculptures and installations are dealing with the traces left behind by acting, often showing destruction, always wondering about masquerade and the identity behind. In her poetry she is dealing with questions about origin, home and escaping somewhere. Starting as an autodidact with some friends in a run-down temporary project space in Berlin Neukölln, her latest participations were in shows such as „Ngorongoro - Artist Week“ in Berlin, „Arcadia Unbound“ in Funkhaus Berlin and „liaision" at Gallery Franzkowiak; and on Positions Berlin Art Fair 2016.
ANA LESSING MENJIBAR
Ana Lessing Menjibar (Berlin, 1982) is a multi-disciplinary artist and dancer with a German-Spanish background. She graduated in 2008 with honors at the University of Fine Arts Berlin in Visual Communication. Her current work focuses on investigating the relationships that arise between different disciplines and art forms ranging from dance, performance, photography, video and direction. In 2012/13 she was artistic director of an educative art exchange program between Kabul and Berlin. She lives and works in Berlin.
Holger Biermann, born in Bremen, studied at the ICP in New York. Since 2003 he lives and works in Berlin. Various exhibitions - ,among others, at the Museum of the City of NY and at the Haus der Geschichte der BRD, Bonn.
Living and working in Osnabrück, Germany | Date of birth: 1944 | City of birth: Bad Bergzabern (Pfalz), Germany | Grown up in Ludwigshafen, Germany | Work as technical drawer in architecture office 1959 - 1962 | Master in art history, pedagogy and psychology | Diploma: teacher of art history, 1978 | Studies in fine arts, Nürnberg, Germany since 2006 | Leading art therapy courses | Work in own atelier from 2000 until now. | Solo and group expositions in Germany and other countries since 1985 | Works sold in different countries.
Stefan Hoch lives in Berlin and works as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines. He runs Urban Art workshops for children, youngsters and adults at social and institutional arrangements.
The Voice of the Children
During the opening of the event, the works of the artists, lovingly and protectively, provide a framework for the paintings of children from the Arbat refugee camp near Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, whose paintings were created in an art-therapy project.
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