Christina Paetsch

Christina Paetsch is primarily concerned with processes of perception in our society in the field of tension between disgust and beauty, nature and artificiality. She works with the principle of collage in the fields of photography, video and installation. Topics such as the appreciation of food in our affluent society, which at the same time represents a constant excessive demand, interest her just as much as the deprivation and loss of livelihoods, the consequences of which we can hardly recognise in their complexity. Reflecting on ways of life in and outside industrial societies and how art can take a stand on individual issues is one of the important themes of her work.

The current work in Schloss Biesdorf deals with imprisonment in fictitious living spaces. An installation of large-format photos such as "Cockatoo in a Cage" and "Stallion Parade" is paired, among other things, with a shower curtain behind which a Gugelhupf is on its last legs.

CHRISTNA PAETSCH was born in Berlin in 1963 and studied fine arts at the UdK from 1985-91 with Horst Hirsig, Kuno Gonschir and Edvins Strautmanis, followed by a master class with Horst Hirsig in 1992. Residencies in Mexico City and Quetzaltenango/Guatemala, Bangkok/Thailand and a studio exchange in Amsterdam followed from 1987-90. Christina Paetsch has received several grants and project funding for the realisation of her works and research. Her works have been awarded prizes and she was nominated for the Gabriele Münter Prize in 2010. Since 2010 she has also been active as a curator - since 1992 as a freelance artist.

Exhibitions of her works have been shown at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Haus am Waldsee, Badischer Kunstverein, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Martin Gropiusbau Berlin, Hygienemuseum Dresden, Kunsthalle Erfurt am Fischmarkt, Haus der Kunst Munich, Galerie im Tempelhofmuseum, Kunsthalle Bremen and numerous galleries.