Antonia Rodrian looks at objects and events, which occur in her life as a starting point for her work. Her oeuvre explores identity, through an observation of archaeology, language and reactions to social structures and political events. Such events or artefacts are seen as traces of human gestures where the performed actions remain unknown or are yet to be discovered. Rather than directly illustrating these actions, Rodrian uses her interest in formalism and the history of painting to overcome the barriers or expectations imposed by representation.
Works from this artist
Antonia Rodrian was born in Essen, Germany in 1989. She now lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Antonia Rodrian studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class of Andreas Schulze.
Rodrian’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: The Serpent Scenes, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome (2022); Schere, Stein, Papier, Wir, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen (2021); Für die Dauer einer Pause, sonneundsolche, Düsseldorf (2020); Wohnzimmer Happening N. 5, Hotel Ebenbürtig/AG Wahlverwandt, Berlin (2014)
Her work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Waldmeister, Super Super Markt (2022); Open House: Shortlist Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium, Brücke Museum, Berlin (2022); None of these things, GOMO Artspace, Vienna (2021); Wild Blue Yonder, Newchild Gallery, Antwerp (2021); Possibilities on Paper, fiebach,minninger, Cologne (2020); Genius Loci VII, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf (2019); Gruppe Kilo: Flitz, Studio 101, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2018); My Shelf Is Your Shelf, Walther Koenig Books, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2016); Das ist alles deine Schulze, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (2013); Turm 06: „Geranien“, Ludwigturm des lehmbruckmuseums, Duisburg (2012)
Michael Fink, Hannes Heinrich, Talisa Lallai, Oliver Osborne, Antonia Rodrian
Super Super Markt, Online
August 17 – September 14, 2022