Achenbach Hagemeier

Ina Gerken

INA GERKEN
*1987, lives and works in Düsseldorf, GER

EDUCATION   

2014-2016 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, GER
Studies of Fine Art in the class of Prof. Katharina Grosse (Meisterschüler)

2007-2013 Kunsthochschule Mainz, GER
Studies of Fine Art in the class of Prof. Winfried Virnich (1st State Examination)

EXHIBITIONS
(S) soloshow, (T) two-person show, (G) groupshow, (C) catalogue

2019
Untitled Art Fair, Makasiini Contemporary, San Francisco, USA (G)
Under Pressure, The Cabin, Los Angeles, USA (S)

Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (G), (C)

2018
NAK Benefiz Auktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, GER (G)
Wilhelm Beermann, Ina Gerken, Jonas Maas, Anna Nero, Ausstellungshalle 1a, RPR Art, Frankfurt, GER (G)
Art Berlin, Achenbach Hagemeier, Berlin, GER (S)
Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, FIN (S)
Blank Spots, Achenbach Hagemeier, Düsseldorf, GER (S)
Bologna Art Fair with Nam Project (Milan), Bologna, IT (T)

2017
Quintessenz, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, GER (G)
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (G)
What do you represent now?, Plan 5, Stockholm (G)
Instant Karma, Achenbach Hagemeier, Düsseldorf, GER (G)
Attitudes in Painting, curated by Steven Cox and Struan Teague, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, GER (G)
Wahnsinn, curated by Kunstgruppe, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, GER (G)
Recent Traces, NAM project, Milan, IT (S) (C)

2016
The Brightness of the Color, NAM project, Milan, IT (G)

2015
VERVE&TRANSITION, Gallery Golestani, Düsseldorf, GER (S)

2014
TAU, KIT Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, GER (G) (C)
daseinsamegeniehatdieschnauzegestrichenvoll, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen, GER (G)
SHOW1, SOGLIA Artspace, Leipzig, GER (G)

2012
Peinture2020Malerei, L.A.C.- Lieu d´Art Contemporain, Sigean, FR (G) (C)
Pfalzpreis für Bildende Kunst, Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, GER (G) (C)
Malerei2020Peinture, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, GER (G) (C)
if not then, Ringstube, Mainz, GER (S)

2011
Ins Blaue- Un voyage sans destination, Centre d´Art Contemporain du
Parc Saint Léger à Pougues-les-Eaux, FR (G)
en haut, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, FR (G)

AWARDS

2017
Silkscreen Grant, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, GER

2016
Project Grant Award, The Fine Art Collective, Frankfurt, GER

"Expressing the inexpressible: the paintings of the young artist Ina Gerken (*1987) oscillate between abstraction and graphic techniques and hence develop a very special, haptic quality. They are process-oriented works that are approached very intuitively and whose outcome is completely open. By accepting chaos and coincidence, the artist creates works that develop a universal language that requires no explanation, specifically as a result of the openness, the layering of paint and forms. The young painter’s new publication shows her poetic pictorial language and surprises again and again as a result of captivating painterly episodes." Kerber Verlag

Authors: Carina Bukuts, Gregor Jansen 
Editors: Ina Gerken in cooperation with The Fine Art Collective and Achenbach Hagemeier
Design: Designstudio Mathilda Mutant (Martina Miocevic)
Publisher: Kerber Verlag

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