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Tropical Pattern

An artistic intervention by Veronika Kellndorfer as part of the exhibition "Roberto Burle Marx Brazilian Modernist"

Many of Burle Marx’s designs are akin to abstract art, and resonate with contemporary artworks featured in the exhibition. To illustrate the artistic influence of Burle Marx, his works enter into dialogue with works by international contemporary artists. Among them are Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss and Beatriz Milhazes.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin

Opening: July 6th 2017, 7pm
Exhibition duration: 07.07.2017 - 10.03.2017

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arco lisabon 2017,

Veronika Kellndorfer participates at Christopher Grimes Gallery: 

ARCOlisbon 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Dates and Opening Hours
Opening day: May 17 from 6 p.m.
Opening hours: May 18-21, noon-8pm

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Oslo Atrium

Veronika Kellndorfer, artist talk

"Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Sverre Fehn"


Closing Event, 14. May 2017, 12:00 - 16:00

To mark the last day of the exhibition “Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Sverre Fehn” Jan Maruhn, Markus Richter and artists Veronika Kellndorfer, Michael Wesely and Knut Åsdam discuss the examination of architecture and urban structures in the visual arts.

The exhibition presents Lina Bo Bardi’s glasshouse in São Paulo, Casa de Vidro (1950–52), inside Sverre Fehn’s glass pavilion (1997–2008). It encompasses a dialogue between the architectural idioms of Bo Bardi and Fehn and the visual language of artist Veronika Kellndorfer. The National Museum commissioned the Berlin-based artist to reflect Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro in a new installation created especially for Fehn’s glass pavilion. Kellndorfer employs transformed and rasterized photographs of the building, which are silkscreened onto huge glass sheets, creating a representation of the house that is at once spectral and painterly.

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Arco 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer participates at Christopher Grimes Gallery: 

ARCO 2017, Madrid, Spain

Dates and Opening Hours
From 22 - 26 February 2017
Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26, from noon to 8 pm.

Halls 7 and 9 at Feria de Madrid, Campo de las Naciones

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Casa de Vitro - oslo

Veronika Kellndorfer participates at Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in dialogue with Sverre Fehn


Opening January 26, 5 p.m.,
January 27– May 13, 2017
The National Museum – Architecture, Bankplassen 3, 0151 Oslo, Norway
Exhibition curator: Markus Richter

Lina Bo Bardi’s iconic glass house in São Paulo, Casa de Vidro, is presented inside Sverre Fehn’s glass pavilion. The juxtaposition serves as a starting point for a dialogue between the two architects’ works. The exhibition features new commissioned work by Veronika Kellndorfer, which evokes Bo Bardi’s glass house using artistic means, playing with the reflectivity and transparency of its walls.

January 27, 1–5pm, talks by Zeuler Lima, Veronika Kellndorfer, Per Olaf Fjeld and Markus Richter

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Chicago Expo

Veronika Kellndorfer participates at Christopher Grimes Gallery:
EXPO CHICAGO 2016, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 september 2016 
Chicago | Navy Pier | booth (#518) to view works by

Lucia Koch, Veronika Kellndorfer, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Scott Short
and Gianfranco Foschino

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sesc lina bo bardi

Veronika Kellndorfer
Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi
July 8 - September 2, 2016 
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30

Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Veronika Kellndorfer. 
This body of work stems from her 2015 solo exhibition at the Casa de Vidro in São Paulo, home of celebrated Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. During this time Kellndorfer also engaged with the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and the gardens of Roberto Burle Marx, finding their approach to Brazilian Modernism nascent to a new scope of reference.

For Tropical ModernismLina Bo Bardi, Kellndorfer continues working in the process she developed in the early 1990s of silk-screening photographic images to highly reflective glass panels, fusing image to form. In the main gallery, Kellndorfer will show works pairing details of Bo Bardi’s iconic SESC Pompéia in São Paulo with an individual plant species found in the Royal Botanic Garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Like Bo Bardi, whose architecture explored reciprocity between the human and the built, Kellndorfer examines the dialog between the playfully Brutalist and culturally dynamic SESC Pompéia and the global selection of various plant species flourishing in Brazil. The South gallery will feature works referencing Bo Bardi’s architectural treasure: Tree House (Casa de Vidro), as well as the sculptures Casa de Vidro, Quadrado and Casa de Vidro, Triângulo.

Opening Reception: Friday July 8, 2016, 6-8PM

christoüpher grimes gallery

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a house is a house

Kellndorfer will join Los Angeles architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee for a discussion on their recent publication HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE

July 9th, 2016 from 4-6pm
ARCANA Books: 8675 Washington Blvd. Culver City CA 90232

HOUSE IS A HOUSE.... is the first book to document the approach of Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee. Created in dialogue with a group of international artists and architectural critics, this selection of five residential projects and thematic conversations reflects a decade of Johnston Marklee’s architectural explorations and their position within architectural discourse. With contribution by: Walead Beshty, BLESS, Livia Corona, Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, Sylvia Lavin, Mark Lee, Marianne Mueller, Jack Pierson, Raymund Ryan, Philip Ursprung, Nicolas Valentini, James Welling, and Sarah Whiting

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like a bridge

Veronika Kellndorfer participates at PIER24: Collected

May 2, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Collected—the eighth exhibition at Pier 24 Photography—brings together photographs from the Pilara Foundation and other Bay Area collections. Nine collectors were invited to select works from their holdings that reflect their interests in the medium. The exhibition thus offers a lens on various collecting approaches, with some collectors focusing on the work of particular artists or on specific art historical movements or themes, and others developing their own criteria, whether deliberately or unconsciously. .

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Veronika Kellndorfer participates at Christopher Grimes Gallery:
ARCOlisboa 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May 2016 
Opening day, Wednesday 25 May from 6 p.m.

ARCOlisboa 2016 will be presenting works from the 20th century through the present by artists such as Carlos Bunga, Veronika KellndorferLucia Koch, Joaquin Torres Garcia; Mario Merz; Dan Graham; Robert Barry; Julian Opie; Julião Sarmento; Joana Vasconcelos; Pedro Cabrita Reis; Juan Luis Moraza.

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ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
U-turn Project Room
Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Artists: Carlos Bunga, Lucia Koch, Veronika Kellndorfer

From May 19 to May 22, 2016
Professional visitors: May 18, 2016

arteBA is one of the most important art fairs geared primarily to production from Latin America. A leading cultural event in Buenos Aires, the 2016 fair will take place on the premises of La Rural in the Palermo section of the city between May 19 and 22. This year will mark its 25th edition and almost a hundred galleries from all over the world will show works by their artists. To meet the varying needs of galleries, collectors, museums, and the viewing public, the fair consists of different sections delimited at the fair with specific profiles.

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti is a critic and independent curator. In recent years he was curator of Sean Scully | 1974-2014 (Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015), Grado Zero (CA660, Santiago, Chile, 2015), Go to return - 12th Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2014), and food (Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014), among other exhibitions.

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Mehr als 50 international und national renommierte Künstlerinnen und Künstler sowie aufstrebende Talente haben Werke für die zweite Benefizkunstauktion der Frauenrechtsorganisation gestiftet. Mit dabei Julian Rosefeldt, Nasan Tur, Mathilde her Heijne, Veronika Kellndorfer und Wolfgang Tillmans.
Durch die Auktion führt Katharina Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Senior Director, Leiterin der Sotheby’s Dependance in Hamburg.

Samstag, 16.04.2016, 18:00 Uhr
Benefizkunstauktion von TERRE DES FEMMES zugunsten geflüchteter Mädchen und Frauen

Vorbesichtigung ab 15:00 Uhr
Ort: Auditorium der Berlinischen Galerie, der Eintritt ist frei

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Berlin – L.A. Trilogie III
Marcel Buehler, Hans Diernberger, Veronika Kellndorfer, Anna McCarthy, Hans-Christian Schink und David Zink-Yi

12. März – 16. April 2016
68projects, Fasanenstraße 68, Berlin

Seit  ihrem ersten Aufenthalt in LA 2003, arbeitet Veronika Kellndorfer an einem fotografischen Archiv ikonischer Privatbauten der Moderne. Kellndorfer konzentriert sich auf intime Details und verhandelt dabei unterschiedliche Konzepte von Innen- und Außenraum, von Hülle und Innerem. Als Siebdruck auf Glas gedruckt, evoziert das Trägermaterial einerseits eine Parallele zum konstruktiven Element der Fensterscheibe, andererseits erinnert es an einen Filmstill mit traumhaften Konnotationen.

Artist Talk am 06. April um 18 Uhr
mit Hans Diernberger, Veronika Kellndorfer, Hans Christian Schink moderiert von Julia Rosenbaum

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