Pronouns: s/he

Katrin Hanusch is a multidisciplinary artist based in London, UK.

Past, present and future intermix in Katrin’s sculptures and site-responsive installations, that plunge the viewer into dystopian scenarios filled with sci-fi reliquaries that are strange yet familiar. Her protean work incorporates an unusual range of materials: among them you will find disassembled LED laptop screens and copper pipes, but also organic materials like leather, wood and fire cement, also washed ashore rope, or by-products of metal casting processes such as wax and discarded ceramic shell beside the metal cast itself. Processes are employed in disparate combinations ranging from manually crafted, botched or developed with hi-tech equipment. In connection with material, different frequencies, temporal scales and associations are registered in the works. Everything wants to be considered as sculptural medium, everything wants to be recognised in its potential and cherished in an alchemical transformation that turns material into an actant, proposing new organisms/objects created by our organic/biological/mineral/technical waste.

Her approach is characterised by an examination of the human body that is subject to the cycles of life and death in a similar way as objects become the detritus of capitalism. This context evokes highly topical questions of consumption, waste, sustainability, and our relationship to the environment and one another.




Education


2012 –2014 MA Sculpture Royal College of Art (Distinction), London, UK

2002 – 2008 MFA University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany

2001 – 2002 Graphic Design, University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany




Awards · Scholarships · Residencies


2022 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award shortlisted, Standpoint Gallery · London, UK

2021 Arts Council England, Develop Your Creative Practice · London, UK

2020 Time Space Money · a-n The Artist Information Company · London, UK

2020 Shelagh Cluett Residency at the Alice Boner Institute in Varanasi, IN

2019 Gane Trust grant for Future's Landing at the Art Licks Weekend 2019 in London · Bristol, UK

2019 Arts Council Project Grant, UK

2019 Pangaea Sculptors' Centre's Artist Residency · PARC · Castellón Province, ES

2019 TOMBOLO19 site-responsive residency and exhibition · Lay of the Land · Mizen Peninsula, West Cork, IRE

2018 Mentoring Bursary · a-n The Artist Information Company · London, UK

2018 Artist Development · SPACE · London, UK

2018 Pangaea Sculptors' Centre's Artist Residency PARC · PARC · Castellón Province, ES

2016 Stephenie Bergman Residency · Stephenie Bergman Studio · Taroudant, MA

2016 Chelsea Foundry Fellowship at Chelsea College of Arts in London, UK

2016 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, UK

2012 Dresden International Summer Academy of Fine Arts scholarship · Dresden, D

2004 Wilhelm and Lotte Neufeld scholarship Wilhelm and Lotte Neufeld Stiftung Offenbach am Main, D




Solo / Two Person (selection)


2021 Window Shopping · commissioned public performance for Illusionarium 2021 · Arts Council England · former Debenhams store, Romford/London, UK

2021 After the Curtain · commissioned light installation for Illusionarium 2021 · Havering Changing, Arts Council England · former Debenhams store, Romford/London, UK

2019 Future's Landing · in collaboration with Picnic Gallery Art Licks Weekend 2019 · Peckham, London, UK

2019 The Romance · All About Laptops · 140 Rye Lane, SE14 5RZ Peckham, London, UK

2017 Gravity's Rainbow · 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)


2021 Material Curing · Thames-Side Studio Gallery · London, UK

2021 Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer · Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, UK

2020 Sounding Off 2.0 · VITRINE's 10th Anniversary — online · London, UK

2020 Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer · Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, UK

2020 25 Years · Danielle Arnaud · London, UK

2020 International Artists in Varanasi · Ram Chhatpar Shilp Nyas · Varanasi, IN

2020 More Gravy! · Tintype · London, UK

2019 Pangaea Sculptors' Centre's Artist Residency · PARC · Castellón Province, ES

2019 Slippery Sum · APT Gallery · Deptford, London, UK

2019 Die Zukunft ist das Neue Ding · Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt · Halle/Saale, D

2019 TOMBOLO19, a site-responsive residency & exhibition · Lay of the Land · Mizen Peninsula, West Cork, IRE

2018 A Portable Hole · The Bombfactory · Art Licks Weekend 2018 · London, UK

2018 LCN Showcase · SPACE · London, UK

2018 BLANK LIONS · Bankley Gallery · Manchester, UK

2018 Say No More · Curated by Charlie Godet Thomas · isthisit? · 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 & Conor Baird · Generator Projects · Dundee, UK

2016 DUPLICIT · Snehta Residency in collaboration with Zarakes Residency · Athens, GRC

2015 And the soft ground of the forest is also a constellation · Lychee One · Art Licks Weekend 2015 · London, UK

2015 Café Amatorska · Amatorska · Part of Art Licks Weekend 2015 · 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

2013 WIP Show Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore · London, UK

2012 Betriebsausflug Leipzig — Hamburg Galerie Genscher · Hamburg, D

2012 The Spring Exhibition 2012 Kunsthal Charlottenborg · Kopenhagen, DK

2010 Enlightment · Galerie dieschönestadt at PREVIEW Berlin · PREVIEW · Berlin, D · (C)

2010 OSTRALE ‘10 · 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



Teaching & Talks


03/2022 Talk at the British Art Medal Society, London, UK

12/2021 Visiting Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

12/2021 Visiting Lecturer at the Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK

09/2021 Workshops with Abigail Burt for her project Lost-Wax for Lost-Species in my foundry facility, London, UK

2020-ongoing Associate Lecturer (Sculpture) at Camberwell Foundation Diploma, London, UK

03/2020 Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

02/2020 Talk at the Alice Boner Institute · Varanasi, IN

02/2020 Workshop at Rajghat Besant School, Krishnamurti Foundation · Varanasi, IN

01/2020 Talk at Rajghat Besant School, Krishnamurti Foundation · Varanasi, IN

08/2019 In Conversation — Slippery Sum at APT Gallery · London, UK

03-07/2018 Foundry Manager (cover) at Chelsea College of Art · London, UK

02/2018 Visiting artist at Carmarthen School of Art · Carmarthen, UK

09/2016 In Conversation — something about breaking limbs off statues 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, HU

2008 – 2014 co-founder of the artist collective and the art space dieschönestadt in Halle, D

2004 – 2005 6 months working stay in Hanoi, VIE




Collections


Bundeskunstsammlung, Berlin, D
Private Collections



Interviews, publications & press



Apr 2022    (VIDEO) Studio Visit with Katrin Hanusch by Caustic Coastal, UK


Jul 2020    (VIDEO) Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer Shorts: Katrin Hanusch · Brooke Benington, UK


Oct 2019   (VIDEO) LCN Story: Artist Katrin Hanusch · SPACE · London, UK

Jun 2018    (Article) BLANK LIONS at Bankley Gallery, by James Mathews-Hiskett, UK

Aug 2016    (Article) Looking at People, Looking at Art, Division of Labour · by Tim Dixon in thisistomorrow 

Jul 2015     (VIDEO) BALTIC 39 · Figure Two: Week 5 — Katrin Hanusch · Newcastle, UK

2004    (Exhibition catalogue) KunstAlsLeben — Unser täglich Brot; Halle/Saale, D 





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