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Kenno Apatrida

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Lives in
Berlin, Germany

Works in
Berlin, Germany

Representing galleries

Statement

Kenno Apatrida, originally from South America, has been exiled in Berlin for the past two decades and has been part of the city's radical creative transformation. His works, which go against the tide of aloof post modernity, are phantasmagorical, spiritual and transcendental, humorous and at times painfully genuine.

Apatrida's practice refers to philosophical precursors ranging from shamanistic rituals to the nightmares of William Blake and Henry Füseli, William Burroughs, political junk from the former GDR and Zen Buddhism. Collected from various squats and abandoned flats in Berlin, the "cultural detritus" Apatrida incorporates in his work are re-inscribed and re-positioned, undergoing an alchemical process with the results returned to us as icons of a spirituality specific to our modern age.

EDUCATION

Studies in literature, philosophy and theology at University of Santiago, Chile and University of Habana, Cuba

SELECTED SHOWS

2009
Wilde Gallery, Berlin (one-man-show)

2008
“Highway Child”, Curated by Emilie Trice, Galerie Mittwoch, Berlin
“Subterranean”, Galerie kollektiv-berlin., Berlin

2007
Heimatlose Volkskunst, Torstr. 11, Berlin
Heimatlose Volkskunst, hellrot galerie, Halle

2006
Goff & Rosenthal Gallery, New York, Nada Art fair, Miami
“Immigrant shrine – Day of the dead“, Brunnenstr 6, Berlin

2005
“pa todos tus muertos“ (for your dead),
Brunnenstr 6, Berlin

2000 – 04 Heimatlose Volkskunst, Tacheles, Berlin

1999
petite exposition du fin de siecle rue de la grange aux belles, Belleville Paris
Art populaire apatride, place de stalingrad, Paris

1998
Arte popular apatrida, Barcelona

1993 – 97
Heimatlose Volkskunst, Berlin

SELECTED VIDEO AND PRESS LINKS

"Kenno Apatrida's Exhumation"
by Ana Finel Honigman, ARTslant-Berlin, 12/04/09

"Zivilisationsmüll aus dem Untergrund - Kenno Apatrida"
art - Das Kunstmagazin, 26 / 03 / 2009

"Tatort Kultur - Kenno Apatrida"
Aspekte, 8. April 2009, "Tatort Kultur", ZDF

Dance Macabre Closing
Kenno Apatrida installation at Galerie Kollektiv. Berlin

Kenno Apatria at Urban Affairs exhibition 2008
Galerie Mittwoch, Berlin

Kenno Apatrida in Berlinerkunstkontakter
March, 2009, WILDE Gallery, Berlin

Recent Exhibits

Kenno Apatrida participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2009 INVENTORY # 2
WILDE Gallery
 
Mar, 2009 EXHUMATION
WILDE Gallery
 
Feb, 2009 LYNCHMOB // .HBC Berlin
.HBC
 
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