Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host Anna Virnich.
Virnich was born in Berlin, Germany, 1984. She is currently working and living in Berlin and will be staying in Studio Azul during October 2019.
Virnich graduated in 2013 from HfBK Braunschweig, Germany and she has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Germany, France, Mexico and Prague. She also had solo exhibitions in Germany, France, Austria and Mexico.
Her works refer to the set of techniques, styles and looks commonly addressed to as “painting”. But instead of applying paint onto the canvas, Virnich sews and stitches together by hand different fabrics like polyester, velvet, cotton, silk, even leather or metal mesh. While some of these fabrics are see-through or semi-transparent and thus offer a barely disguised glimpse of the simple wooden frame constructions behind, others are shimmering or even wrinkly, highlighting the surface. And while fabrics replace “paint” and, at the same time, the “canvas,” seams and stitches function as equivalents of lines and gestures.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
Schering Stiftung, Berlin
Wärme, Arratia Beer, Berlin
Art-O-Rama (with Drei), Marseille, France
Sticky Note, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna
Nervous Moments Membranes, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
Berlinsky Model, Hunt Kastner, Prague
Okey Dokey, Drei, Cologne
La Vie, Mode d'Emploi, Centre d'Art Contemporaine Chanot, Clamart, France
Crooked Bazaar, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
You are what you are, Galleria Mario Ianelli, Rome