This year was a special year. I am very grateful to have received the Scholarship of Visual Art of the City of Munich. Unfortunately I couldn’t be part of the beautiful award ceremony in November, so the wonderful Yvonne Leinfelder created a little documentary about my work (soon to be uploaded here). That’s how in the end I could send some words from Mozambique to Munich! I was more than happy that my mom would receive the prize for me and have a wild night with her girls crew at the new Gasteig HP8 space in Munich! Thanks the the city!
I’m a little excited to be part of this year’s World of Art – Online Auction. My record “Planet Earth Symphony” with an edition of only 5 copies will be auctioned (call number 24). It contains the sound history of our earth compressed into 16 minutes and is a real listening pleasure. I composed it together with the astrophysicist and metal head Dr. Ferdinand Hitzler.
With performative interludes by the Residenztheater actress Pauline Fusban and the director Jakob Roth, the evening is sure to be a great pleasure!
So enthusiastic about the upcoming exhibition “See you, Tomorrow” at A.TOPOS in Venice.
27.09. – 9.10.2021 Opening 27.09.2021, 18-21h
I will open the exhibition with a “Planting Performance” on the 27.09. also watch my video “Sleeping Seeds”
Big thank you to the curatorial team Fernanda Andrade and Lucia Trevisan.
See you, Tomorrow and Camera Oscura.
a.topos Venice, for this third and last encounter of the first edition of the open call THE CREATIVE ROOM, brings together the exhibitions “See you, Tomorrow” and “Camera Oscura”. The artists involved are: Mario Afonso, Nikolaos Akritidis, Elodie Barattucci, Laura Binaghi, Cecilia Brugnoli, Arthur Cadre, Calembour, Savina Capeci, Melanie Cravero, Aurora Destro, Damiano Fasso, Aldana Ferreyra, Francesco Fossati, Alexandra Freye, Sara Fruner, Anne Solange Gaulier, Noel Hensey, Michalina W. Klasik, Alessandro di Leo, Fabrizio Narcisi, Hermano Noronha, Paolo Panzacchi, Samantha Passaniti, Alina Petre, Jake Scharbach, Alessandro Secondin, Mattia Sugamiele, Ana Luiza Torres, Janina Totzauer, Pengpeng Wang, Anne-Lise Weinberger, Beatrice Zagato, Jagoda Zwiernik. See you, tomorrow unfolds a curatorial narrative in which Art is used as an activism tool to address major issues highlighted by the pandemic, such as the environmental crisis, domestic abuse and consumerism. Based on different media, the selected artworks are powerful responses to social, political and economical problems, advocating on the possibility – and urgency – of a better tomorrow, as well as inviting visitors to individually take action in disclosing and preventing the exposed matters. Camera Oscura gathers artists that capture how themselves or others were coping with isolation and restrictions through the lens of a camera. The focus on photography does not imply a flat, monocorde tone though. On the contrary, it is a revealing set of plural approaches, interests, points of views and interpretations. The quick register allowed by the camera is trespassed by multiple subjectivities that overcome any attempt of mimetic gestures and the fallacy of neutrality.
On the occasion of the exhibition DEBUTANT*INNEN 2021, I am delighted to be able to present my first artist’s catalogue “A Speck of Dust – A book about a speck of dust called Earth” with my work from the last five years. I look back sentimentally at how much work, reflection on my own artistic approach and emotion went into this book.
At this point, I would like to thank Rosanna Marie Pondorf in particular for curating the catalogue and for her mental support.
I would like to thank Veronika Christina Dräxler for the stimulating on-point interview, which isn’t afraid of uneasy topics and which you can find in the middle section of the catalogue.
Big thanks to Magdalena Jooss for her brilliant photographic skills.
Thanks to Matthew Bremner for gruelling hours of translation into English with a collapsing laptop.
Thank you Hubert Kretschmer and icon Verlag Munich for your trust.
Thank you Matthieu Chladekfor support and networking.
And last but not least, thank you from the bottom of my heart to the lfa Förderbank, the BBK Munich and Upper Bavaria, the Steiner Foundation and the Munich Department of Culture, all of whom provide constant support and encouragement.
152 pages Colour print in sealed envelope In German and English 250 originals with different coloured seals ISBN 978-3-946803-90-4 QR codes to all video works Munich 2021
With the initiative “DEBUTANTINNEN des BBK München und Oberbayern” (Debutants of the BBK Munich and Upper Bavaria), the Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen München und Oberbayern e. V. (Professional Association of Visual Artists Munich and Upper Bavaria) has been promoting outstandingly talented young artists in Bavaria since 1982. (BBK) has been promoting outstandingly talented young artists in Bavaria since 1982. Every year, the exhibition offers three artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in the GALERIE DER KÜNSTLER*INNEN and thus celebrate their professional debut at a central exhibition venue for contemporary art in Munich.
In addition, the Bavarian State and the LfA Förderbank Bayern support the series of young artists by financing a monograph, which enables the exhibitors to use the printed work as a means of artistic expression in addition to the exhibition format. The monograph offers the artists a platform to present their own artistic practice on a national level. The publication of Hyesun Jung, Sophia Mainka and Janina Totzauer – published by the BBK Munich and Upper Bavaria – will take place during the exhibition opening.
I am incredibly excited to be part of a beautiful film festival in the eternal city of Venice this hot summer. My video “How to Escape” will open this year’s special Cinema Galleggiante in the Giudecca lagoon. Come to Venice, book a boat and enjoy a balmy summer evening with me!
20 August 2021, 6pm Laguna Guidecca
More info and programme with many great artists here: https://www.cinemagalleggiante.it/programma/
Tomorrow, 31st of July 2021, five young media artists show their recent video works at Werkstattkino in Munich. With great satisfaction I see an enormous interest in video art as the screening was booked out in 2 days time.
Filme: BLOODLESS POOL – Anna McCarthy & Paulina Nolte EATING HOOKS – Janina Totzauer WENN DIE GONDELN SCHWARZVICE TRAGEN – VKP, Marc Aurel & Gülbin Ünlü CHINESE WHISPERS – WÖRTHSEE – Simona Andrioletti & Riccardo Rudi THE USE OF OARS IS CALLED ROWING. – Justin Urbach A 2nd screening will take place on 26th and 27th November at Kunstarkaden.
I proud to be a part of this international art project that goes across borders. Starting in Turkey this year, my art work will go on a journey through the Netherlands, Italy and finally reaching Germany in a year time.
I am excited that I will get to know so many new people and places.
Help getting this project together! By reaching 1/3 of the money through crowd funding, we will get an immense financial push from the cultural department of the Netherlands.
Help us start this project. It will be a key player for the upcoming years.