Katrin Hanusch is living and working in London, UK.

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Introduction to my practice

I am a German artist based in South East London. I graduated from the RCA in 2014. My broad practice includes sculptures, installations, drawings and prints. I am driven by a genuine curiosity in the human condition that is similarly unpredictable and complex as process-orientated methods: I experiment with materials and processes, half-knowing, half-feeling my way forward.

THE MAGIC / THE RETURN are my most recent light installations and I am really excited about them. After a few months of working entirely independently, I realize how much I have achieved. The work progressed from a small outdoor installation in Spain in February to a multi-part installation in Manchester in June. I modified hundreds of laptop screens, planned, built and installed the entire work.
The Artist Development Programme at SPACE/London encouraged me to see the work’s potential to attract a bigger audience. The modularity of the work makes it adaptable to most environments — each installation is site-specifically developed and has the potential to expand to vast sizes.

MONOLITH is my newest sculpture made from relief tiles. I developed the design pattern during a working visit to Morocco, inspired by London’s Underground system, that I simplified and reassembled in a new, playful way. Back in my London studio I translated the design within a process of mould making and casting, and I achieved these lovely textured tiles. More recently I cast selected tiles in iron to moving on to materials that withstand and respond to (outdoor) environmental influences. The sensuous and visual ambiguity of their appearance asks for a closer look at the combination of material and design under changing light situations.


Education
2012 – 2014 MA Sculpture (distinction) Royal College of Art, London, UK
2002 – 2008 MFA Graphic and Printmaking University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany
2001 – 2002 Graphic Design, University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany
1999 – 2001 Graphic Design, College of Higher Eduction Wiesbaden, Germany

Awards · Scholarships · Residencies (selection)
2018 Artist Development · SPACE · London, UK
2018 Pangaea Artists’ Residency · PSC · Castellón Province, Spain (PARC)
2016 Stephenie Bergman Residency · Stephenie Bergman Studio · Taroudant, Morocco
2016 Chelsea Foundry Fellowship at Chelsea College of Arts in London, UK
2016 Grant The Eaton Fund, Fleet, UK
2016 Zarakes Residency · Zarakes · Evia, GRC
2016 Micro Residency · Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop · Edinburgh, UK
2015 Emerging Artist of the AiR program · Scottish Sculpture Workshop · Lumsden, UK
2015 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award shortlisted, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK
2014 studioRCA Award , London, UK
2014 David Troostwyk / Matt´s Gallery shortlisted for the Studio Award, UK
2014 Red Mansion Foundation shortlisted for the Residency in Bejing, CN
2013 Eric and Jean Cass Scholarship
2012 Dresden International Summer Academy of Fine Arts scholarship · Dresden International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, D
2004 Wilhelm and Lotte Neufeld scholarship Wilhelm and Lotte Neufeld Stiftung Offenbach am Main, D

Solo / Two Person (selection)
2017 Gravity's Rainbow · solo show at Coleman Project Space · London, UK
2016 Time is up · Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop · Edinburgh, UK
2014 oversea · BALTIC 39 · Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2010 360° · Galerie Hartwich at PREVIEW Berlin · PREVIEW · Berlin, D · (C)
2008 Don´t leave the victims hungry · dieschönestadt · Halle, D
2007 Perform like a professional · Kunstverein Bayreuth · Bayreuth, D
2005 isolated man · Goethe Institut Hanoi · Hanoi, VIE

Group (selection)
2018 BLANK LIONS · Bankley Gallery · Manchester, UK
2018 Say No More · Curated by Charlie Godet Thomas · isthisit? · London, UK
2017 #33 Annual Open Exhibition · CGP · London, UK
2017 Members' Show 2017 selected by Andy Holden · Outpost · Norwich, UK
2017 Iron · New Mexico Highlands University · Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
2016 Looking at people, looking at art · Division of Labour · London, UK
2016 something about breaking limbs off statues with Uta Koslik and Conor Baird · Generator Projects · Dundee, UK
2016 DUPLICIT · Snehta Residency in collaboration with Zarakes Residency · Athens, GRC
2016 Salonathon – Members’ Show 2016 · Embassy Gallery · Edinburgh, UK
2015 And the soft ground of the forest is also a constellation · Lychee One· London, UK · Part of Art Licks Weekend 2015
2015 Café Amatorska · Amatorska· London, UK · Part of Art Licks Weekend 2015
2015 PROTECHT · The Cass Bank Gallery, Whitechapel · London, UK
2014 Beside · FIVE YEARS · London, UK
2014 Arrogant Object · Art Licks Weekend 2014 at Amatorska · London, UK
2014 studioRCA Award · Richard Roger's Riverlight Development · London, UK
2014 MA Show RCA 2014 Royal College of Art, Battersea · London, UK
2014 Tender Buttons Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore · London, UK
2014 We Laughed, We Cried Amatorska · London, UK
2013 WIP Show Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore · London, UK
2012 Betriebsausflug Leipzig — Hamburg Galerie Genscher · Hamburg, D
2012 The Spring Exhibition 2012 Charlottenborg · Kopenhagen, DK
2011 Vice City dieschönestadt · Halle, D
2010 Enlightment · Galerie dieschönestadt at PREVIEW Berlin · PREVIEW · Berlin, D · (C)
2010 OSTRALE · OSTRALE · Dresden, D
2010 1901 · dieschönestadt · Halle, D
2009 nichts außer zeichnungen vol. III · rondeel artspace · Maastricht, NL
2009 Touristen · Galerie Hartwich · Sellin, D
2009 So nah wie nie zuvor · Kunstverein Rügen · Putbus, D
2009 Gedanken zur Revolution Part03 · COVER IT! · Leipzig, D
2008 Bande 2 · dieschönestadt · Halle, D
2008 Brut · artist collective dieschönestadt · dieschönestadt · Halle, D

Teaching & Talks
02/2018 Visiting artist at Carmarthen School of Art · Carmarthen, UK
09/2016 In Conversation at Generator Projects · Dundee, UK
04-12/2016 Foundry Fellow at Chelsea College of Art · London, UK
03/2016 Foundry Technician at Chelsea College of Art · London, UK
02/2016 Artist Talk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop · Edinburgh, UK
10/2014-07/15 Foundry Technician of the Royal College of Art · London, UK
2013 Drawing workshop, talk and tutorials for Mixed Media Fine Art BA, University of Westminster · London, UK
2009-2014 PUBLIC ART WORKER, project-based art mediation in urban space · Leipzig, Halle and Dresden, D

Other
2017 Solo-bike tour from London to Lake Balaton, Hungary
2008 – 2014 co-founder of the artist collective and the art space dieschönestadt in Halle, D
2004 – 2005 6 month working stay in Hanoi, VIE

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