Pilote C/o SEZ Berlin | »pilote:pilote«

Group Exhibition


Betty Böhm, Selket Chlupka, Cécile Dupaquier, Kathrin Ganser, Theresa Schubert, Sarah Straßmann, Attilio Tono, Valentina Torrado, Daniela Zeilinger

Opening: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 18-22h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: October 21 – 23, 2016
Curated by Monique Wysterski
Opening hours: 15-20h
Admission free


About pilote, the exhibition and the artists

pilote:pilote is pilote’s first pop-up exhibition and its introduction into the Berlin art scene.
Pilote was established as an online producers gallery in the summer of 2016. The gallery represents 9 artists of international origin curated by Berlin based art historian Monique Wysterski. Pilote will now be presenting pop-up exhibitions on a regular basis. These will temporarily occupy different spaces, as they have no explicit gallery location. Pilote presents contemporary art of all media, specifically conceptual art and interdisciplinary works. They explore and develop new trends of artistic aesthetics and ways of exhibiting the works.

With pilote:pilote 80 works will occupy a 1.000 m² space, located in a building complex of the SEZ (a former recreational center in the GDR) in Berlin-Friedrichshain reviving it as an art space. The works shown depict a unique and impressive diversity of contemporary art forms, some of which include Fine Art Photography, Post Media Art, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Film and Video installation.

At first glance, the strong appearing heterogenity of the shown positions opens not only interesting discourses about the arts, but also finds its harmony within the exhibition’s interpretational concept. The media spectrum of the art works shown and the artist’s incongruent approaches of contents visualize the current occupation with the contexts about reality and truth, nature and science. They display latest perceptions and tendencies within contemporary art and let the audience feel them.

With Sarah Straßmann (*1980), Kathrin Ganser (*1977), Valentina Torrado (*1981) and Theresa Schubert (*1980) pilote introduces four graduates with PhD or Phd candidacy from the renowned Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany.
Sarah Strassmann and Kathrin Ganser connect a strong interest in architectural spaces and surfaces through the medium of frontal photography to emphasize their characteristics. With their unique image and media aesthetic both, analyze different locations and objects by referring to the accuracy of documentary photography. As every other artist in pilote they work serially.
That noticeable conceptual approach is also clearly visible in the work of Theresa Schubert, but in an otherwise indentified way. Based on biological experiments the post-media artist explores the coincidences and the unpredictability of nature since 2011. The results and new developed concepts found in these processes are presented in her artistic practice, which combines audiovisual and hybrid media to conceptual and immersive installations or work on paper. She researches in the intersection of art and science.
Valentina Torrado’s art is an “extension of her body“. The Uruguay native lives and works in Germany since 1998. She never lost her love for her home country and especially the ocean. Ever since and displays her close relation to her origin. The artist’s confrontation with the element water as compensation for the absent ocean is omnipresent in Torrados major work. Her large-scale mostly monochrome or neon shade paintings or drawings demonstrate her desire in an impressive manner.

Cécile Dupaquier (*1970) and Attiilo Tono (*1976) present their artistic approaches through drawings and mainly sculptures. The French and Italian artist both developed specific techniques for her preferred materials to visualize artistic essences. Cécile Dupaquier transforms usual materials from DIY stores like for example kappa-board and pursues the principle of the fold by cutting, folding and bending. The straight objects seem to reach a condition of physicality and end up as concrete installations of Minimal Art. Dupaquier’s artistic practice is located between architecture and sculpture but indicates her considerable affinity and passion for painting.
The latest works of visual artist Attilio Tono focus on traditional sculpture material like marble and plaster. Referring to the oblivious connection between object and surface he uses the natural characteristics of nature’s raw materials. In his installations, the artist brings them to a symbiosis with another product of nature: red wine. An ongoing visual transformation is a distinctive mark in Tono’s work. He also plays between the medium of drawing and sculpture, trying to find a balance, a limit, even a fusion of both.

Daniela Zeilinger (*1976) brings photography and painting in a complex and multimedia dialogue. Located in the artistic field of new media she constructs settings for her photographs by referring to abstract art, especially abstract painting. Zeilinger’s complex work processes include multiple techniques and media, such as analogue large-format camera, watercolor painting, collage and cut out. It is through the large-scale prints sensual effects that they assume an important role in her main work.

Selket Chlupka (*1981) and Betty Böhm (*1979) graduated at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany.
In her installation, combining video and objects, Betty Böhm processes her fascination for spaces with a particular history. The human being between the poles of territorial characteristics and effects that ordinary and artistically situations may cause on a psychological aspect is the recurring topic in Böhm’s mostly autobiographical works. She searches for and creates distinctive settings through her multidisciplinary practice of video, installation, performance, and photography. She provides the spectator with space for his own perception and imagination.
Selket Chlupka is a young artist who works mostly site-specific. Through collage, photography and large site-specific installations she displays subconscious mindsets and dreams, which are often deeply rooted in the artist’s involvement with her own self. The inclusion of Chlupka’s personal awareness of her direct environment and within her artistic work is consequently transformed into the process. It helps the artist to reach the sophisticated self-established goal to create visual realities.

Artist biographies

Betty Böhm (*1979 in Reutlingen, Germany) graduated 2008 at Academy for Fine Arts Stuttgart, Germany after she studied at San Francisco State University, USA in 2006/07. Her work was shown in numerous solo and group exhibition in Germany and abroad, for exapmle at The Bizarre Bushwick, New York City, USA and at Espace Commine, Paris, France in 2016. Many renowned collections in Germany inculded the work of the artist, for eaxmple the Collection Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Collection Deutsche Bank and the Collection Bundesumweltministerium. She lives and works in Berlin.

Selket Chlupka (*1981 in Germersheim, Germany) studied Fine Arts at State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany and completed a Master degree at the University of the Arts London, UK in 2010. She exhibited her work in variuos solo and group shows in Germany, France an the United Kingdom, for example at DMNDKT, Berlin, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, The Bunker at the Print House, London, United Kingdom and at La Galerie, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. Chlupka lives and works in Berlin.

Cécile Dupaquier (*1970 in Givors, France) studied at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, France. By now she mainly has shown her work in exhibitions in France and Germany, but also abraod at Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Nisshin, Japan in 2011. Some of her works are part of private Collections in Belgium and the USA as well as of Espace Arts Plastiques Vénissieux, France. Her sculptures and drawings has been exhibited in Germany and France as well as in Japan in 2011 for example. Dupaquier lives and works in Berlin.

Kathrin Ganser (*1977 in Marktoberdorf, Germany) The artist graduated at University of Art and Design Halle, Burg Giebichenstein and studied at the University of the Arts Berlin. In 2014 she obtained a Ph.D. Fine Arts at the Bauhaus University Weimar with her thesis “Medienraumbild” (media space image). Her works have been shown at various artist run spaces also at Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald, aff Gallery, Kehrer Galerie Berlin, Bauhaus Musterhaus Museum in Weimar, Einstein Forum Potsdam, Suomesta Gallery, Grimmuseum Berlin, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Märkisches Museum Berlin and at KW Institut for Contemporary Art Berlin.

Theresa Schubert (*1980 in Neuburg, Germany) studied at the Bauhaus University Weimar and graduated in the field of Media Art and Design in 2006. Since 2016 she is PhD cand. in Fine Art/Media Art at Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany. Her work has been exhibited internationally in nameful venues as Ars Electronica, Linz, Art Laboratory Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Electro Fringe Festival Australia, Istanbul Biennial, European Media Art Festival and KIBLA Maribor. Recently, the journals “Antennae”, “Wired” and “Art in Berlin” have reported on her work. In 2015 she published the book “Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art”.

Sarah Straßmann (*1980 in Bielefeld, Germany) in 2016 she received her PhD in Free Arts at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany. Before she was studying for a Master of Art under Prof. Emanuel Raab and Prof. Dr. Anna Zika and holds a Diploma in photography and media from the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany. Her work has been shown internationally, e.g at the House of Photography – Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, at Art Foyer DZ Bank Art Collection Frankfurt Main, Germany, at the Goethe Institute Washington DC, USA, at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, at the Museum of Applied Art Cologne, Germany and at KW – Institute for contemporary Art Berlin, Germany. With her work “The Void” she has been a winner in the competition “good prospects – Young German Photography 2008/09. Works of the artist are represented in renowned German collections as LWL – Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, Museum of German History Berlin and Deutsche Bank Kunstsammlung Frankfurt/ Main. Sarah Straßmann lives and works in Berlin.

Attilio Tono (1976 in Mariano Comense, Como, Italy) He studied at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Arts, Milan, Italy and received a Diploma in Fine Art, University of Fine Arts and Architecture B. Luini, Cantù, Como, Italy. Tonos work has been internationally exhibited, e.g. in Korea at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon and Workroom Window Gallery in Seoul, in Italy at Museo Tornielli, Ameno, Novara, Spazio 74/a, Milan, at La Triennale, Milan and in Germany, L’Espace de L’Espèce, Berlin and HB55 Kunstfabrik in Berlin as well as in Austria. He lives and works between Milan and Berlin.

Valentina Torrado (*1981 in Montevideo, Uruguay) Studied Communication Sciences at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Uruguay (Focusing on art history, semiotic and audiovisual media design) and since 2010 she holds a PhD of Fine Arts and Design from Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany. She has shown her works in many solo and group shows in Germany, e.g. at Diehl Cube Gallery, Berlin and Potemka Gallery for Contemporary art Leipzig, and at Pablo Atchugarry Foundation for Contemorary Art inManantiales Uruguay. In 2015 she published her book “Die Präsenz des Abjekten in der zeitgenössischen Kunstproduktion”. She lives and works in Berlin.

Daniela Zeilinger (*1976 in Linz, Österreich) After several guest studies in Berlin at Kunsthochschule Weissensee and Inter-University Centre for Dance, Berlin, Germany, she received her Diploma in Fine Art under Martin Guttmann at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria in 2016. Her work has been represented in various group and solo exhibitons in Germany, Slowenia, Czech Republik and Austria. E.g. at Vertikale Galerie, Sammlung Verbund Wien and Galerie Marenzi, Leibnitz in Austria and at Hilbertraum, Berlin as well as at Muzej Premoderno Umetnosti, Litija, Slowenia. The artist lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

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