BIOGRAPHY

 

born in Opplen / PL, lives and work in Berlin, DE

 

EDUCATION

 

2006 -2007 Universtity HafenCity, visual communication by Prof. Armin Sandig (Director Akademie der Künste Hamburg), DE

2005 – 2006 Accademia di belle arti di Venezia /Art and Restauration / Milan, IT

2004 – 2005 NABA & Accademia di belle Arti Brera / Illustration and Design / Milan, IT

2007 -2010 PhD thesis, University of Dresden / Law / Institute for Copyright & Corporate Law, DE

2005 – 2007 University Hamburg /Law / Master of Law /Graduation: Magister Juris / supported by Max Plank Institute / Hamburg, DE

2000 – 2004 University Frankfurt a.M /Law, DE

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Isabella Sedeka is a Berlin based artist who studied in Milan, Venice, Hamburg and Berlin. On her canvases she allows up to 25 wafer-thin layers of oxidizing metals and acrylic to react with each other indefinitely. This enables the viewer to perceive the same picture differently depending on the angle of view and the incidence of light.

With every color and oxidized layering, Sedeka creates disturbing partial spheres, which in the course of her working process becomes a harmonious whole in the involuntary play of light. The technically or chemically induced irritation is accepted on the one hand as a conscious loss of control, but then deliberately integrated into the overall work along the process of targeted further processing.

In the colored areas, depths open up, fog begins to wane and fleeing gestures break through the edges of the canvas. The gaze through the countless layers of paint gropes and dives for hold. But even here, depths and notions of space open up, challenging intuition between sheer vastness and atmospheric vibrations: Galaxies, underwater world or microcosm? Weightlessness, melancholy or leisure? Or everything at the same time? The imagination breaks through the surface and infinite possibilities open up.

Like worn divas, Sedeka’s works seduce us and keep us at a distance at the same time, dancing between poetry and prose, glamour and trash, dirt and beauty.

 

Public Collections

2019 Käsbach Collection / Bergisch-Gladbach, DE

2016 Monastery Museum Malchow, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, DE

2016 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO

2020

"infinite spaces", Gallery Sarasin / supported by Gallery Graf & Schelble / 23th Jan - 7th March / Basel, CH

2019

>> light up>>, Kunstgussmuseum Lauchhammer, DE

2018

"c.Oxidation" / Lakeside Gallery /Zug - Unterägeri, CH

"TIME TO SHINE" / Studio 358 / Berlin, DE

2017

"Gold & Pink" / Gallery Kunstkomplex / Wuppertal, DE

2016 

„Light and Time“ / Monastery Museum Malchow /Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, DE

2014

„Le corridor bleu“, Town Hall Weissensee /Berlin, DE

2013  

"Viel Glück zum Nichtgeburtstag" /Scholarship / Gallery Schwartzsche Villa / Berlin,  DE

 

GROUP

2020

PPOSITIONS Art Fair / XPINKY BERLIN / 10 - 13 Sep / Berlin, DE

Life, art, pandemic and proximity / group exhibition / curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu & Joanna Warsza / Berlin, DE

Volta, NYC, X-Pinky, Metropolitan West, 4-8 March, New York, USA

 

2019

"the others" art fair / x-pinky LAB / Turin, IT

Kunst Zürich 19 / X-Pinky LAB / Zürich, CH

Volta Art Fair / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / Basel, CH

" irritation" / Gallery K 49 / group exhibition / Cologne, DE

SCOPE Art Fair New York / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) /New York, USA

 

2018

"Wald & Wiesen" / X-Pinky LAB / group exhibition /Berlin, DE

"großArtig" /Kunsthalle Ludwig / art Projects Heidelberg & Gallery Lachemann Art / Frankfurt a.M. / DE

CI CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / Istanbul, TR

"show & order" / Studio 358 / Kühlhaus / Berlin, DE

SCOPE Art Fair Basel / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / Basel, CH

SCOPE Art Fair New York / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / New York, USA

 

2017

SCOPE Art Fair Miami / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / Miami, USA

C.A.R. Art Fair Essen / Gallery Kunstkomplex & Gallery Wilmsen / Essen, DE

Artmuc Art Fair / X-Pinky LAB / Munich, DE

Charity Exhibition and Auction for Sotheby’s, Vienna, AT

"Abstrakte Normenkontrolle"  / X-Pinky LAB / Art Week Berlin, DE

"First Look" / Gallery Bardohl & Scheel, Berlin, DE

Art Pampelonne / Gallery Kunstkomplex / St. Tropez, FR

SCOPE Art Fair Basel / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / Basel, CH

Artmuc Art Fair / Gallery Wilmsen / Munich, DE

"Cosmic Laughter" / Kosmetiksalon Babette, curated by Claudio Wiechert, Berlin, DE

"Causality Dilemma" / X-Pinky LAB with Studio 358 / Berlin, DE

SCOPE Art Fair / X-Pinky LAB (Solo) / New York, USA

"Remember X" / with Brigitte Kratochwill, Salzburg, AT

 

2016 

Scope Art Fair Miami / Fresh Eggs Gallery /Florida, USA

"Lichtblicke" / art projects Heidelberg / Frankfurt a.M., DE

SCOPE Art Fair / WBB Gallery (Solo) / Basel, CH

Blooom Art.Fair / Fresh Eggs Gallery / Cologne, DE

Fresh Eggs Gallery Pops up!, Auguststrasse 82, Berlin, DE

"SECRET CODES – UNDER COVER", Berlin Open Studio (BOS), Berlin, DE

Art Festival JP-DE, Tokyo, JP

 

2015  

Gallery Gerichtsgalerie, Tiergarten, Berlin, DE

"Ornaments and Abstracts" / Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Vienna, AT

We Art Berlin Gallery, Pop Up Show, Gallery Blond & Blond Contemporary, Berlin, DE

Art Festival JP–DE, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, DE

Stroke Art Fair, (Solo), Munich, DE

Art Fair Leipzig, DE

 

2013   

Sonntagssalon Gallery / Valentinskamp / Hamburg, DE

"Requiem" / Japanese Embassy / Berlin, Germany

„Kauf mich“,group exhibition /  Gallery Schwartzsche Villa / Berlin, DRE

"Requiem" / Japanese If-Gallery, Berlin, DE