Caroline Kryzecki 1979

Lives in Berlin (DE). Works in Berlin (DE).
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Caroline Kryzecki’s tool of choice is the ballpoint pen, which she exclusively uses in the four most commonly available colors: blue, black, red and green. To a certain degree Kryzecki’s drawings, or rather paintings on paper (up to 270 x 190 cm), are remnants of analog writing; calligraphy exercises with a ruler that express both the sensuality of an ornament and the meticulousness of a plan drawing. They illustrate conceptual appropriations and variations of an aesthetical practice that emerged originally from an error in production: the moire effect. This effect might occur when a mechanical production process, such as multiple colored halftone printing, runs imperfectly. Caroline Kryzecki turns a digital malfunction into an analog production method and energizes the surface by layering the two grids in a slightly shifted way – the repetition becomes a law of deviation within an algorithmic system. The idea of phase shifting, as known from Steve Reich’s music, is applied here as a moment of visual irritation. The method of construction, however, is more important than the effect and it is documented by the artist, in particular for the more complex grid structures, through a self-developed system of notation, the so-called codes. Despite their abstract character, these autonomous networks always elicit social, psychological and organic dimensions. Caroline Kryzecki found a medium to translate the concrete-constructive art traditions to the present day.

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Caroline Kryzecki


Caroline Kryzecki 1979 born in Wickede / Ruhr Lives and works in Berlin Education 2009 Masterclass of Robert Lucander and Daniel Richter 2003–2009 Studies of Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Berlin in the classes of Daniel Richter, Anselm Reyle and Robert Lucander 1998–2003 Studies and Degree in Communications Design at the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf Grants & Awards 2019 Residency at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA 2018 Advancement Award Valerie und Prof. Kurt M. Schulz-Schönhausen 2013 Travel Grant – International Cultural Exchange by the Berlin Senate 2012 Istanbul-Stipend for Visiting Artists from Berlin by the Berlin Senate 2009 Scholarship by the Berlin Senate (NaFöG) Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Mozambique 2002 Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Tanzania Solo Exhibitions 2019 Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, with Susan Schwalb, London 2017 Come out (to show them), SEXAUER, Berlin Out of Phase, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles Art Rotterdam 2017, SEXAUER, Berlin 2016 Between the Lines, Bernal Espacio, Madrid The Spacial Aspect, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany KSZ, Lotte Sonnenstein @ Gril und Plantys, curated by Angela Stief, Vienna 2015 RV#01, with Wolfgang Flad, FS.ART, Ravensburg, Germany 2014 Superposition, SEXAUER, Berlin 2013 3-7-9-14-21, St. Christophorus Kirche Neukölln, Berlin ArtInternational, Polistar, Istanbul Süperkonstrükt, Polistar, Istanbul 2012 Gel Gör, 44A Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul 2008 Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser – F.A.G. at Laden Für Nichts, with Fabian Fobbe, Leipzig, Germany Group Exhibitions (selection) 2019 CENTURY. idee bauhaus, dr. julius | ap, Berlin Art Brussels, SEXAUER, Brussels TEFAF, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, Maastricht Art Rotterdam, SEXAUER, Rotterdam all out, Kwadrat, Berlin 2018 Harder Edge (Phase 2), Saatchy Gallery, London One Fine Day, Grisebach, Berlin Painting Still Alive, Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland Harder Edge, h Club, London life of artists in berlin, Una Vetrina, Rome Art Berlin, SEXAUER, Berlin Code Art Fair, SEXAUER, Copenhagen All along the Line! Positions on Contemporary Drawing, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg Demi-gros, Safe Gallery at Les Valseuses, Berlin Works on Paper, Gussglashalle, Berlin BANK, BLANK, Former Berliner Sparkasse Building, Berlin Art Cologne, LRRH, Cologne Sexy and Cool: Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen Drawing Now, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, Paris Art Rotterdam, SEXAUER, Rotterdam Balance: Gravity in Contemporary Art, Bernal Espacio, Madrid 2017 Berlin Now, David Nolan Gallery, New York Vienna Contemporary, SEXAUER, Vienna Estampa Contemporary Art Fair, Bernal Espacio, Madrid The Colour and the Shape, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London DIALOGUES. USA – Berlin, Berlin – USA, Sleek x VDA, Berlin ˈstrʌk.tʃər, TYSON, Cologne Linie – Gitter – Raum, instant edition – Raum für aktuelle Editionen, Vienna Picha/Bilder – Zwischen Nairobi & Berlin, me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kellerloch, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin SMALL – an exploration of miniature, SEXAUER, Berlin 2016 Time After Time, MeetFactory, Prague show 000, instant-edition – Raum für aktuelle Editionen, Vienna My Abstract World, me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht Parallel Vienna 2016, Apartment Draschan & Instant Edition Estampa Contemporary Art Fair, Bernal Espacio, Madrid Black Market. Pleasure Priciple, The Finnish Institute, Berlin Code Art Fair, KANT, Copenhagen Pattern Recognition, KANT, Copenhagen Black Market, Finnish Institute, Berlin Knock Knock, Lovey Town, Madison, Wisconsin, USA In Correspondence with the Drawing, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin The Island Show Summer 2016, KANT, Fanø, Denmark New Adventures in Vexillology, Kunstverein Amrum, Germany Maximum-Likelihood, Glue at Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany Sie müssen keine Meinung haben, seien Sie einfach nur schön!, SchauFenster, Berlin The Island Show Easter 2016, KANT, Fanø, Denmark The Impossibility of Being, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna 2015 Glue, PS, Amsterdam kinesis. Eine Studie zur Bewegung im Bild, Viennafair Sonderschau, Vienna BERLINROMA ROMABERLIN – Reverse Inequality (Part One), Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin 170915, Bar Babette, Berlin Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Arratia Beer, Berlin Saloon, SEXAUER, Berlin Ngorongoro – Artist Weekend, Lehderstraße 34, Berlin AUA, Westwerk, Hamburg Grand Finale, Lady Fitness – contemporary, Berlin Polyvalenz, Glue @ Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2014 About Sculpture #5: The Shape Of Things To Come, Lady Fitness – contemporary, Berlin Je ne sais rien, Torstudio, Berlin Even my mum can make a book #4, Apartment Project, Berlin Dutch Courage, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Neukölln Arcaden, Berlin Hausstellen, Pompéry & Scholl, Berlin Raum für Spekulationen, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin Overbeckstrasse, fiebach, minninger, Cologne 2013 Nordwestkunst 2013 – Die Nominierten, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany Pieces, Kwadrat, Berlin In the Studio – Daily Lazy Projects, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens Ausstellung 8, Berlin Art Junction at GIZ-Haus, Berlin The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter, Berlin 2012 Overlapping Biennial. Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest, Romania Abstrakt nach '89, Büro Adalbert @ Galerie Mahalesi, Gera, Germany 2011 Giftshop, Bar Babette, Berlin Ausstellung 4, Berlin Art Junction at GIZ-Haus, Berlin My Atelier is burning, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin Betwixt, Wendt & Friedmann Galerie, Berlin Kunstaktienausstellung, UferHallen, Berlin Phantome, UferHallen, Berlin February 4th, Forum Factory, Berlin 2010 Error, Autocenter, Berlin On a Boat #1, Historic Harbour, Berlin Ruffled Galaxies, Infernoesque, Berlin Gute Karten, scholars and awardees of the Berlin University of The Arts 2008–2010 Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin S/W, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin Night of the Pawn, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin Wir können auch anders!, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin For Get Me Not, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin 2009 Sneak Preview, bks, Berlin 2008 5. Berliner Kunstsalon, Humboldt Umspannwerk, Berlin Plötzlich, UferHallen, Berlin Unité, Infernoesque, Berlin 2007 Temporary Home - Die bewohnte Installation, Kassel, Germany 2006 Ausser Haus, Berlin Farewell Berlin, Brun, Düsseldorf Bibliography (selection) 2018 KWER – Magazin der Abstraktion / No 4: Was ist Abstraktion für dich?, Ed. Dave Großmann, Hartmut Friedrich, Berlin, 2018, p. 74 LAB. Life of Artists in Berlin. An Art Guide. Ed. Valentina Galossi, Hendrik Bäßler Verlag, Berlin, 2018, pp. 56–59 Sexy & Cool. Minimal goes emotional. Kunsthalle Tübingen. Exh. cat., ed. Nicole Fritz, Kerber Verlag, Berlin, 2018, p. 54–57 2017 Art Daily: Exhibition at David Nolan Gallery focuses on international artists who live and work primarily in Berlin, 20.11.2017 KUNSTFORUM international: Berliner Galerien-Preis, September 2017 Sebastian Thomas: Sexauer Gallery ausgezeichnet. 10.000 Euro Preisgeld und viel Anerkennung für Newcomer-Galerie in Weißensee. VBKI-Spiegel #248, 4. Quartal 2017, p. 30–33 Lena Fließbach: Vom Quereinsteiger zum Gewinner. Die Galerie Sexauer wird für ihr Ausstellungsprojekt „Come out“ mit dem VBKI-Preis für Berliner Galerien ausgezeichnet. Berliner Morgenpost, 09/19/2017, p.17 Caroline Kryzecki – Come out (to show them). Sexauer Gallery. Exh. cat., ed. Jan-Philipp Sexauer, Berlin, 09/2017 Der Tagesspiegel. Mehr Berlin. 22/07/2017, p. 21 DIALOGUES. USA – Berlin, Berlin – USA. Works by ten Contemporary Berlin Artists. Exh. cat., ed. Jeni Fulton & Barbara Jenner, 06/2017, pp. 34–37 Jens Hinrichsen: Die Afrika Initiative One Fine Day. Lasst tausend Farben fließen. In: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 11/03/2017 Irmgard Berner: Ein großer Tag. Ein Projekt für eine guten Zweck: Kunst aus dem größten Slum Afrikas. In: Berliner Zeitung – Kulturkalender, 02/03/2017, p. 1 2016 My Abstract World. me Collectors Room Berlin. Exh. cat., ed. me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht, 09/2016, pp. 3, 24 Exil-Düsseldorfer – Caroline Kryzecki. Interview. In: THE DORF, 19/09/2016 Anna Pataczek: Sessel, Sofa, Stehlampe. Abstrakte Malerei im me Collectors Room. In: Der Tagesspiegel, 13/09/2016 Interview – Caroline Kryzecki. In: Independent Collectors, 14/09/2016 Verena Simon: Polaroids, Kohle und Malerei. In: Berliner Morgenpost, 09/08/2016, pp. 16, 17 2015 Esther Ernst: Wo ich war. My Lonely Days Are Gone /  Part 2. Galerie Arratia Beer, Berlin. In: von hundert 021/100, 11/2015, p. 41 Wolfram Frommlet: In einer Woche ist alles vorbei. In: Schwäbische Zeitung, 16.11.2015, p.19 Sexauer Gallery – Eine für alle, alle für eine: Gruppenausstellung Saloon. In: TAZ. Die Tageszeitung, Berlin, 13./14.05.2015, p. 15 Christiane Meixner: Drawing – Concentrated Energy, BERLIN ART | KUNST, 2015/16 No 1, pp 90–98 Bpigs – Berlin Independents Guide, Cover- and b-side-artist, March–April 2015 Christiane Meixner: Augenrauschen, In: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 14 February 2015 Caroline Kryzecki – Superposition, Sexauer Gallery, exh.-cat., ed. Jan-Philipp Sexauer, Berlin, January 2015 2014 Fridey Mickel: Tina Sauerländer on ... Caroline Kryzecki, In: ExBerliner, Issue 133, December 2014, p. 43 FUKT Magazine for Contemporary Drawing #13, Interview, ed. Björn Hegardt, Berlin, ISBN 978–3–95763–227–2, pp. 88–99 2013 Ausstellung 4 – Berlin Art Junction im GIZ - Haus Berlin, exh. – cat., July 2013, pp. 20–23, 33, 35 Sarah Weckert: Caroline Kryzecki – Im Moment besucht in Istanbul niemand Ausstellungen, Interview, KUNST Magazin online, 21/06/2013 2012 Overlapping Biennial. Biennial of Young Artists, 5th edition, Bucharest 2012, META Publishing House, pp. 90, 91 Caroline Kryzecki – Gel Gör, artist book, Istanbul, June 2012 Beral Madra: Istanbul: Jetzt Abstrakt! In: Caroline Kryzecki – Gel Gör, Istanbul Pascal Richter. Club Tropicana. Fibel für die Ahnungslosen, vol#2, ed. Pascal Richter e.V., Berlin, pp.18-21 Temporary Home. Die bewohnte Installation Kassel. 10/ 08/–08/09/2007, exh.–cat., Berlin, June 2012, pp. 22-27 2011 Ausstellung 4 – Berlin Art Junction im GIZ–Haus Berlin. , exh.–cat., August 2011, pp. 2, 20, 21, 34 Hélène Coineau: Berlin Art Junction. In: Berlin Poche, No. 32, September 2011, Cover, p. 13 2010 Nele Heinevetter: Aufs Boot gekommen. Kunst im Späti International und im historischen Hafen. In: Zeit Online, 19/11/10 Die Welt ist schwarz-weiß, in der Kunst. In: Die Tageszeitung, Berlin, April 10/11 2010 2008 Caroline Kryzecki – Das letzte Wort ist noch nicht gesprochen, artist book, F.A.G. Berlin Collections Griffin Foundation, Vancouver, Canada E.ON Art Collection, Essen Olbricht Collection, Essen/Berlin Fundatión OTR, Madrid Colección Meana Larrucea, Madrid Colección Natalia Yera, Madrid Private Collections in Germany and abroad