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Kenno Apatrida

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Exhumation (installation view), 2009 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Courteys of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Exhumation (installation view), 2009 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Old Collage rearrange in Berlin, 2008 Mixed Media 53 X 53 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Love to get broken and reborn, 2008 Mixed Media 53 X 53 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Call a Cop - Berlin Utopia Proposal, 1995-2008 Mixed Media 330 X 250 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Skull 1, 2009 Painted Papier Mache © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Crying Elk, 2008 Mixed Media 70 X 40 X 14 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Eros and Thanatos, 2008 Mixed Media 229 X 39 X 39 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Von HeuchlerischeR Drogenkultur überforderte Jugend, 2007 Mixed Media 128 X 60 X 52 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Solve et Coagula (installation view), 2008 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Wilde Gallery, Berlin
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Quick Facts
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

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