Geister (Ghosts), 2009 Black and white fibre-based Lambda print 30 x 40 cm Edition of 50 + 10 AP, signed and numbered
Working in film, painting, drawing, installation and performance von Brandenburg often draws on her training in theatre design in order to create staged scenarios within which various narratives are played out. Ulla von Brandenburg’s photographic limited edition print for Chisenhale Gallery depicts a group of people, each covered with a sheet, imitating ghosts, quizzically grouped in a woodland setting. The print makes use of imagery common to von Brandenburg’s practice, which incorporates references to histories of the occult, magic, early psychoanalysis and modernist theatre.
Ulla von Brandenburg was born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include: Secession (2013), Kunsthaus Hamburg (2013); Mirror Song, Pilar Corrias, London (2012); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2011); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); Stedilijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008); Kunstverein, Düsseldorf (2007); Art:Concept, Paris (2007); Produzentengalerie Hamburg (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); and Kunsthalle Zürich (2006). Recent group exhibitions include: Film as Sculpture, WIELS, Brussels (2013); 1966-79, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne (2013); Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant, Toronto (2012); Intense Proximite, Palais de Tokyo (2012); Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, CAPC Bordeaux (2011); Un Espressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2011); Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2011); TABLEAUX Principe d’Incertitude, Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble (2011);Yokohama Triennale (2008); Biennale Jerusalem 2008; Performa 07, Performa, New York (2007); The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London (2007), and Against Time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2007).
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