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Heike-Karin Föll

Artist in residence, Stockholm, September 1 – October 16, 2023

Heike-Karin Föll is a visual artist based in Berlin. Her works focus on the materiality and mechanism of drawing, painting, and writing. Her recent works are dealing with the long history of concern within the field of painting, regarding its flatness. As she sets the modernist debate aside, she considers whether painting might glean something from the internal system of those flat surfaces we interact with daily – the screen. Electronic interfaces produce images from data, which we identify as patterns and mechanically operable signs as meaning.

Photo: Heike-Karin Föll

Heike-Karin Föll

At IASPIS she will dedicate her work to a series of extra-small flat pictures, and continue her research by asking what a painting could learn about itself – its flatness, its materiality, but also its weighty legacy and enduring attempt to say something “new” by masquerading as a kind of data processing.

Heike-Karin Föll has her graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, and from UdK, Berlin. Since 2019, she also works as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She has also contributed to several catalogues with texts on Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Michel Majerus, and others. Her articles have been published in journals such as Texte zur Kunst, Mousse, and Artforum. Her work has been shown at several places, including: KunstWerke, Berlin (2019); Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2018); Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2016); Mumok, Vienna (2016); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2014); National Museum, Tbilisi (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel (solo exhibition 2012); Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2011); Documenta X, Kassel (1997). She is represented by WeizzFalk, Zürich and Basel; CH and by Campoli Presti, Paris.