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Heike Weber
updated: 03/08/2012
website: www.heikeweber.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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BODEN LOS
Salonstücke 6
room 104
white out
Ikarus
Ikarus (Detaik)
Utopia
Utopia
orient-drawing
kilim
kilim
flyers
evergreen
multiversum
myc
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, site-specific, abstract, conceptual, figurative, landscape, mapping, optical, meditative
 
 
BODEN LOS by Heike Weber
BODEN LOS
marker on vinyl floor, 600 square metres
2006, Kunsthalle Vienna, AT
Dimensions variable
Salonstücke 6 by Heike Weber
Salonstücke 6
marker on vinyl floor, 65 square metres
1998, Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, GER
Dimensions variable
room 104 by Heike Weber
room 104
Marker on acrylic paint and vinyl floor, videoloop
2000, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Nijmegen, NL
Dimensions variable
white out by Heike Weber
white out
clotes-line on pins, vinyl floor
2000, HEDAH Maastricht, NL
Dimensions variable
Ikarus by Heike Weber
Ikarus
window-color on pins
2003, Kunstmuseum Bonn, GER
680 cm " x  450 cm" 
Ikarus (Detaik) by Heike Weber
Ikarus (Detaik)
window-color on pins
2003, Kunstmuseum Bonn, GER
680 cm" x  450 cm" 
Utopia by Heike Weber
Utopia
permanentmarker on Lacquer and vinyl floor
2009, Kunstraum München, GER
Dimensions variable
Utopia by Heike Weber
Utopia
paintmarker on polystyrol
2007, Museum Bochum, GER
Dimensions variable
orient-drawing by Heike Weber
orient-drawing
acrylic paint on paper
2007
150 cm" x  110 cm" 
kilim by Heike Weber
kilim
silicone
2007, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, TR
Dimensions variable
kilim by Heike Weber
kilim
silicone
2010
680 cm" x  370 cm" 
flyers by Heike Weber
flyers
window-color on pins
2009, Goethe Institut, Toronto, CA
Dimensions variable
evergreen by Heike Weber
evergreen
plastictube on pins
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2010
340 cm" x  760 cm" 
multiversum by Heike Weber
multiversum
carpet cutout
Museum MARTa Herford, 2011
1200 cm" x  1100 cm"  x 1200 cm" 
myc by Heike Weber
myc
acryllic paint on wall
scrub, Gallery Rasche Ripken Berlin, 2011
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
In her work Heike Weber tests drawing processes beyond the usual format, sounding the depths of their dynamic potential in different dimensions and media. She creates installation-interventions in the form of expansive murals and drawings on the floor, as well as interventions that take over spaces and surfaces, using diverse industrial prefabricated materials such as carpet pieces, clothesline, and pieces of mobile, textural silicon. They all have a kind of double reality in common, which is the result of the intense relationship between placement and limitation, or between the specific drawing and the optical illusion. This also makes them physically effective, since her works disturb and alter the usual parameters of spatial perception.

Weber has also employed this expanded principle of three-dimensional drawing in her video works, most of which are loops featuring sequences of everyday observations, whose circular motion seems to obey its own set of non-functional rules. In another sense, this is also true of her figural drawings, whose motifs translate states of floating and weightlessness.

Whether with pencil, thread, scalpel, or camera, whether as an ornamental pattern or as a projected figure: Weber’s works permit viewers to recognize a decided interest in the processes of exploration and transformation in drawing, specifically passing on to them a sense of their own motion and perspective. This creates open areas and situations that subjectively explore (both physically and mentally) the phenomena of time and motion in the construction of space.

Weber’s new works were shown at the first exhibition at the gallery’s new location in Berlin, in May and June 2008. Titled “bungle rug”, the show featured, among other things, a mural and a large work for the floor: an oriental carpet made of white silicon.

Stefan Rasche

Artist Bio / CV

1962 born in Siegen, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1981-86  studies at the FH Aachen (graphic-design), GER
1993 artist in residence, Glasgow School of Art, GB
1994 lectureship in the Departement of Environmenta Art, Glasgow School of Art, GB
1997 scholarship of the Research Institute for Inter-Culture, Seoul, South-Corea
1998 scholarship of the Foundation Kulturfonds Berlin,GER
2001 scholarship of the Kunstfonds Bonn of the Federal Republic, GER
2002 Ringenberg-Scholarship of the state NRW, GER
2003 scholarship of the Art and Culture Foundation NRW, GER
2004 scholarship of the Barkenhoff-Foundation, Worpswede, GER artist in residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, U.S.A.
travel-schoolarship of the Art Foundation NRW, GER
2005 Casa Baldi scholarship of the Federal Republic, Olevano  Romano, IT
2006/07 scholarship of the foundation Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, GER
Transfer scholarschip Türkiye–NRW, NRW           Kultursekretariat, GER
2008 lecture for the academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, GER
winner of the public Art Competition for the entrancehall of the University Hospital of Düsseldorf (realisation autumn/winter 2011)

Soloexhibitions (selction)

2012 MMKK, Museum of Modern Art, Klagenfurt, AT
2011 scrub, Rasche Ripken Berlin, GER 
2009 kilims a la turca, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, GER
Flyers, Goethe Institut Toronto, CAN
Verführung & Ordnung, Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, GER
2008 kilims, Lisi Hämmerle Gallery, Bregenz, AT
bungle rug, Rasche Ripken, Berlin, GER
kilimbim, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, GER
2007 300 years Dorotheum, Vienna (with Erwin Wurm, Peter Kogler and Lynne Cohen), AT
2006 BODEN LOS, hall-installation in the Kunsthalle Vienna, AT
2005 baroccocorock, Martina Detterer Gallery, Frankfurt, GER
2004 barocco, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, GER (C)
2003 drawing today IV, Kunstmuseum Bonn, GER (C)
1998 Drop, Kunstverein Arnsberg, GER
1997/2000/2004 Stefan Rasche Gallery, Münster, GER
1997 windows 1997, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, GER (C)
1996/1999/2003 Otto Schweins Gallery, Cologne, GER
1993 Querweltein, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, GB