March – August 2020
Photographically, but also cinematographically and cross-media, Eva Bertram asks questions about seemingly familiar facts. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the underlying everyday in its processual constitution in the public and private spheres has been the main theme of her artistic exploration. For her, photography is the most suitable medium to refine her pictorial strategy of small shifts in the ordinary in such a concrete and at the same time ambiguous way, in order to adequately counter the inadequacies of existence and the melancholia that goes with it.
Eva Bertram, born 1964, lives and works in Berlin. She gratuated with honours at the Folkwang University of Fine Arts in Essen under Jürgen Klauke, specialized in artistic photography and film/video. She has received numerous grants and her work can be found in public and private collections as well as in artist books, such as „VOR DER TÜR/NON-LOCAL, 2003 published by Schaden, or “2 One Child“, 2010, published by Hatje Cantz. Since 2005 Eva Bertram is also working as lecturer for photography – a.o. Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, UdK Berlin.
September 2019 – February 2020
In his works, Roman Schramm combines photography, sculpture, and 3D-renderings to form visual spaces that not only emphasize the elements presented and direct attention to detail, structure, and form, but also explore the dynamism of staging and perception. The images are developed through a process of observations and are expressed in different installations where the spatial attribute of images is pronounced. In 2010, he founded the artist magazine SKULPI. SKULPI is a platform where dialogues with artists, musicians and writers are created and made visible in an experimental form.
ROMAN SCHRAMM [b. 1979 Germany] graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Exhibitions include: ‘Lilia & Tulipan’ Kusthalle Lingen, Germany (2018); Kunsthaus Jesteburg (solo, 2016); Barlach Halle K, Hamburg (solo, 2016); Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (2016); ‘Never Leave Me’ On Stellar Rays, New York (2016), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); and; ‘The Human Apparatus’ Klemms, Berlin (2015).
March – August 2019
Sven Johne (born 1976, Bergen auf Rügen, GDR), studied German Literature, Journalism and Onomastics at the University of Leipzig from 1996 to 1998, and later Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, under Prof. Timm Rautert. In his works—ranging from extensive photography-and-text series over videos to travel journals—Johne consistently links textual and pictorial sources. The artist’s oeuvre is complemented by monographs and artist books, among others the latest publication ’47 Faults Between Calais and Idomeni’, 2018, published by the Hans und Charlotte Krull Stiftung, Berlin.
Johne’s work has recently been shown at Camera Austria in Graz, AU; Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, LVA; the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg; at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; mumok, Vienna, AT (2017); Hiroshima MoCA Hiroshima, JP; Pinakothek der Moderne, München; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Johne’s works are part of international collections such as the Bundeskunstsammlung, the Museum Folkwang Essen, Centre Pompidou, and the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
September 2018 – February 2019
Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli
After graduating in 2011 from the art academies in Berlin Birgit Auf der Lauer and Caspar Pauli continued to work together as a duo, also collaborating with colleagues on various projects. Their immediate and culturally diverse neighbourhood of Neukölln in Berlin moves them and propels their work – sometimes towards research trips to other cities or countries, sometimes just a few steps down neighbouring pavements. After lengthy conversations with people, colleagues or their families about their history, beliefs, belongings, nations and identities, personal landmarks and upheavals, after roaming around and searching for a form of narrative, Birgit and Caspar create works ranging between installation, performance, text and video.