Tierney Gardarin is pleased to announce that Janaina Tschäpe will join the gallery's roster of international artists. This addition exemplifies the new curatorial direction of the gallery under the partnership of Cristin Tierney and Denis Gardarin.
Tschäpe's first solo exhibition at the gallery is scheduled for October 31, 2013.
Janaina Tschäpe seeks to give form to the trance of art making, portraying not a dream world, but the sensation of being in one. Known for working in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, and video installation, Tschäpe explores themes of the body, landscape, sex, death, rebirth, and transformation. Tschäpe's work, with its fluid sensibility, depicts compounding landscapes amongst embryonic forms, ambiguous characters, and exotic botanical life.
"Having had the pleasure of working with Janaina in the past, I know that our collaboration will be an important step toward developing our curatorial program," said Denis Gardarin. "Her exhibition will make for a very strong fall season."
Tschäpe's show in October will be the fourth exhibition under the partnership between Tierney and Gardarin, which was announced earlier in May 2013.
Tschäpe was born in 1973 in Munich, Germany and was raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hochschule für Bildende Kuenste, Hamburg and her Master in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Tschäpe's work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world with recent projects including: Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Contemporary Art Museum of Sorocaba, Sorocaba; University of São Paulo, São Paulo; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Tramway Contemporary Arts Centre, Glasgow; Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo; Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin; LiShui Museum of Photography, China; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Fabrica ASA, San Jose State University, California; Center of Visual Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa; MOCA Taipei, Taiwan; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; and the Museo d'arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome; among others.