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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


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


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           


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


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

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