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Ulla von Brandenburg

Ulla von Brandenburg

Ulla von Brandenburg

Seven Curtains
Ulla von Brandenburg
2018
Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view: Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
Seven Curtains
Ulla von Brandenburg
2017
Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view: Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
Seven Curtains
Ulla von Brandenburg
2018
Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view: Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
Tamara und Serge
Ulla von Brandenburg
2018
Watercolor on assembled paper Unframed 80 x 80 cm 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in
Mary
Ulla von Brandenburg
2018
Watercolour on gesso 140 x 110 cm 55 1/8 x 43 1/4 in
Nicolas
Ulla von Brandenburg
2018
Watercolour on gesso 140 x 110 cm 55 1/8 x 43 1/4 in
C, Ü, I, T, H, E, A, K, O, G, N, B, D, F, R, M, P, L
Ulla von Brandenburg
2017
Film 16 mm, colour, sound 10 min
Installation view: Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon
Ulla von Brandenburg
2016
Courtesy of the Perez Museum Miami
Installation view: Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon
Ulla von Brandenburg
2016
Courtesy of the Perez Museum Miami
Installation view: Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon
Ulla von Brandenburg
2016
Courtesy of the Perez Museum Miami
It has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, Folds and Rope
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Installation view, Museum Haus Konstruktiv 2016 Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Curtains
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011/2016
Installation view, Museum Haus Konstruktiv 2016 Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Orange trifft Blau [Orange meets blue]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Ribbon 4200 x 8 cm 1653 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
Folds and Dowsers
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Chlorine on cotton canvas, hazelnut branch, string Canvas: 200.5 x 140.5 x 3.8 cm Object: 108.5 x 63 x 77 cm
Folds and Hoops
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Chlorine on cotton canvas, six wooden hoops Canvas: 210.5 x 135.3 x 3.8 cm Object: 91.5 x 111 x 28.1 cm
Folds and Rope
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Chlorine on cotton canvas, rope Canvas: 205 x 100.3 x 3.8 cm Object: 26.8 x 46.9 x 47 cm
Curtain, Blue
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Tinted fabric 15 x 5 m
Mann ohne Kopf (Man without head)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Watercolour on paper 153.5 x 122.5 x 4 cm (framed)
Beuge (Bow)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2015
Watercolour on paper 153.5 x 122.5 x 4 cm (framed)
Kreis / Innen ist nicht Aussen (Circle / Inside is not Outside)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
Patchwork, ties, fabric 250 x 250 cm
Innen ist nicht Aussen
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
Installation view: Innen ist nicht Aussen, Secession, Vienna, 19 September - 10 November 2013 Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
Innen ist nicht Aussen
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
Installation view: Innen ist nicht Aussen, Secession, Vienna, 19 September - 10 November 2013 Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
Die Straße [The Street]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
HD video, B&W, sound 11' 20''
Death of a King
Ulla von Brandenburg
2012
Wood, concrete, painting Dimensions variable Installation view: Death of a King, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 19 April 2012 - 30 September 2013
Death of a King
Ulla von Brandenburg
2012
Wood, concrete, painting Dimensions variable Installation view: Death of a King, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 19 April 2012 - 30 September 2013
Zelt and Shadowplay
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013 and 2012
Cotton, patchwork 10 x 5 x 2,7 m HD video, B&W, sound 7' 00'' Installation view: Kunsthaus Hamburg Photo: Hayo Heye / Kunsthaus Hamburg 2013
Mamuthones/Issohadores
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
16mm film, B&W, sound 2' 57'' Installation view: Das Versteck des W.L., 2010, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 16 May - 23 June 2013
Segel [Sail]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2012
Fabric, rope Fabric: 500 x 1576 cm Rope dimensions variable Installation view: Film as Sculpture, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 7 June - 18 August 2013
Scatola
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
Metal box filled with origami birds 23 x 21.4 x 9.4 cm
7 Ribbons: Blue, Yellow, Pink, Rosa, Green, Lilac, Brown
Ulla von Brandenburg
2014
Coloured ribbons, nails and ink 166 x 77 x 5.5 cm
Rautenkleid [Diamond dress]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
Ink, watercolour on tissue paper, collage on old paper 130 x 191 x 5.3 cm
Mann mit Baer (Man with bear)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2013
Acrylic on paper 210.3 x 160.5 cm
Band blau II (positiv/negativ)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2012
Cutout, ink each 50 x 64 cm
Regal mit Masken (Shelf with Mask)
Ulla von Brandenburg
2012
Cutout, ink 75cm
Theatre
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
Cut out on paper 88 x 105 cm
Forest
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
Cut out on paper 94 x 119 cm
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
Wall painting Installation view: Tableaux, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, 29 May - 4 Septembre 2011
Mamuthones/Issohadores
Ulla von Brandenburg
2011
16mm film, B&W, sound 2' 57''
Kulisy [Stage Set]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2010
7 theatre curtains, wooden beams, ropes Height: 510 cm, width 475 cm, depth 500 cm
Vorhang II [Curtain II]
Ulla von Brandenburg
2008
Paint on cotton 365 x 665 cm Installation view: Name or Number, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris, 19 March - 17 May 2009
Publikum, orange
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
Cut out paper, ink 75 x 176 cm Installation view: Name or Number, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris, 19 March - 17 May 2009
Singspiel
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
16mm Super Film transferred to digital, B&W with audio 14' 45''
The Objects
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
Super 16mm transferred to HD, B&W 14' 55''
Tumbling blocks II
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
Fabric quilt 200 x 150 cm
Lasso
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
Tinted ribbons, found image Ribbon: 1400 x 5 cm, Found Image: 17 x 26
Dieu Existe
Ulla von Brandenburg
2009
Watercolour on paper, chessboard, magazine cutting, cane, ribbon 13 parts, dimensions variable

Ulla von Brandenburg has a richly complex and multifaceted practice that is realised through a combination of black & white film, installation, performance, drawing, and painting. The vocabulary of von Brandenburg’s work comes from a basis of using approaches and methods of the theatre, the stage, and rules of performance to engage with cultural or social issues from different moments in history to explore how stories, rituals, and symbols of the past have constituted our societies.

Permeated by recurring themes and images sourced from literature; expressionist theatre; early cinema, and pre-Freudian psychoanalysis, von Brandenburg’s practice cross-references back and forth between media creating a language that loops back on itself: endlessly repeating and developing. Concerned with ‘the borders of different consciousness: past and present, alive and dead, real and illusionary’, von Brandenburg creates work positioned uncertainly at the point at which reality ends and the illusion of life, emotions and events begins.

Ulla von Brandenburg was born 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Major solo exhibitions of her work include: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami (2016); It has a golden red sun and an elderly green moon, Power Plant, Toronto (2016); It has a golden orange sun and an elderly blue moon, La Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2016); Manchmal Ja, manchmal Nein [Sometimes yes, sometimes no], Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2016); It has a golden sun and an elderly grey moon, ACCA, Melbourne (2016); Yesterday and Today is Tomorrow is also like this, Kasseler Kunsteverein, Kassel (2015); Ulla von Brandenburg: Wagon Wheel, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2015); 24 Filme, Kein Schnitt, MAMCO, Geneva (2014); Inside is not Outside, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (2014); Innen ist nicht Außen, Secession, Vienna (2013); Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2013, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); Das Versteck des W.L., Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg (2013); Neue Alte Welt, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2011); Name or Number, Frac Ile-de- France/Le Plateau, Paris (2009); Ulla von Brandenburg, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009); Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); Passengers 1.68 Ulla von Brandenburg, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008). Significant group exhibitions include: Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Sink Down Mountain, Rise Up Valley, Performa 15, New York (2015); Accrochage 3: Pop & Musique/Son, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); Et bien dansez maintenant !, Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain (2015); After Dark, MAMCO, Geneva (2015); Vidéodanse, Le corps en jeu, Space 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); The Other Side, CAC, Vilnius (2014); Explore, Frac Île-de-France, château de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint- Martin (2014); 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney (2014); The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014); Film as Sculpture, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2013); Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto (2012); Intense Proximite, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2011); Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankurt (2011); Spatial City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2010); Making Worlds, 53rd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008); The World as a Stage, ICA, Boston (2008); Performa 07, the 2nd Visual Art Performance Biennal, New York (2007); The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London (2007).

In 2016 von Brandenburg has been nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp (award presented in October 2016). Previously she has been awarded Finkenwerder Art Prize (2013); shortlisted for Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation’s 2013 Drawing Prize (2013); Kunstpreis der Boettcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen (2007); Cité des Arts, Paris (2007); Arbeitsstipendium Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung (2006); Reisestipendium, Verein für Neue Kunst in Hamburg (2005); Stipendium Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede (2005); Begabtenstipendium der Dietzte-Stiftung (2003).

Ulla von Brandenburg lives and works in Paris.

 

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