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b. 1973, Germany

Janaina Tschäpe Biography

Janaina Tschäpe completed a degree in fine arts in Hamburg and then undertook a residency programme in Salvador, Brazil. She had spent much of her childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She went on to complete a Masters of Fine Arts in New York in 1997, where she continues to be based.

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Over the past 15 years, Tschäpe has exhibited all over the world. Her practice has evolved from working in performance, and the mediums of photography and moving image to creating colour saturated painterly works. It has continued to demonstrate a fascination with the transformative and entropic despite changes in medium and process. This is particularly informed by the lushness and rampant character of nature in a tropical landscape found in northern Brazil. This is often related to mythical or fairytale narratives that have their origins in ancient myths. 



Tschäpe has exhibited at the IMMA, Dublin; the Rubin Museum, New York; the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro and Jeu de Paume, Paris. She is also represented in many important public collections around the world. These include the Centre Pompidou, in Paris; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York, amongst others. In Brazil her work can be seen at the Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Minas Gerais, Brasil. 
 

Janaina Tschäpe Featured Artworks

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Forest Edge by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeForest Edge, 2020Casein and coloured pencil on canvas
293 x 215 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Ocean Mountain by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeOcean Mountain, 2020Casein and coloured pencil on canvas
215 x 292 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Clouds of Morning by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeClouds of Morning, 2019Casein and coloured pencil on canvas
208.3 x 157.5 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Self Portrait II (Bocaina) by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeSelf Portrait II (Bocaina), 2020Watercolour and coloured pencil on paper
76 x 56 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Winter Painting IV by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeWinter Painting IV, 2020Casein and watercolour crayon on canvas
178.4 x 203.5 cm
Sean Kelly Contact Gallery
Farbdämmerung by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeFarbdämmerung, 2019Casein and colour pencil on canvas
243.8 x 196.2 cm
Sean Kelly Contact Gallery
Zauberberg by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeZauberberg, 2019Casein and watercolour pencil on canvas
77 1/2 x 91 3/4 inches
Sean Kelly Contact Gallery
A Day's Color and Other Thoughts III by Janaina Tschäpe contemporary artwork
Janaina TschäpeA Day's Color and Other Thoughts III, 2018Watercolour and watercolour pencil on paper
152.4 x 101.6 cm
Sean Kelly Contact Gallery

Janaina Tschäpe Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Pulse at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janeiro
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7–24 October 2020 Group Exhibition Pulse Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janiero, Rio de JaneiroRio de Janiero
Contemporary art exhibition, Janaina Tschäpe, HumidGray and ShadowLake at Sean Kelly, New York
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26 October–8 December 2018 Janaina Tschäpe HumidGray and ShadowLake Sean Kelly, New YorkNew York

Janaina Tschäpe Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
Sean Kelly contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Sean Kelly New York

Janaina Tschäpe In Related Press

At Chelsea Galleries, Three Artists Subvert Aesthetics Related Press At Chelsea Galleries, Three Artists Subvert Aesthetics 30 November 2018, L'OFFICIEL

With the impending winter melancholy yet awaiting behind glitter-laden holiday vitrines and a few illusively warm afternoons, art galleries contribute to the season's festivities with ambitious solo exhibitions, showcasing the newest by art world key players and emerging talents. Bookended by the fall's back-to-school shows and Art Basel Miami...

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How Women Artists Have Explored Nature’s Unruly Side Related Press How Women Artists Have Explored Nature’s Unruly Side 20 July 2015, Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Dual exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, challenge the artistic interpretation of nature by women as something always beautiful and fragile. These exhibitions suggest that for many artists nature is an unrefined realm for examining the cycle of life and death, destruction in an...

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Sublime and subversive: Female artists take on mother nature Related Press Sublime and subversive: Female artists take on mother nature 11 June 2015, The Washington Post

Thought to lack the imagination and intellectual gravitas for serious art, women were historically encouraged to stick with still lifes and natural scenes, says Deborah Gaston, education director for the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Janaina Tschäpe In Video & Audio

Janaina Tschäpe: HumidGray and ShadowLake 2018 Related Video & Audio Janaina Tschäpe: HumidGray and ShadowLake 2018 20 November 2018, Sean Kelly Gallery

Creating a series of major new paintings, Tschäpe's inaugural at Sean Kelly features canvases with increased scale and intensity. Expansive fields of color capture and reflect the alternately bold and delicate gestures the artist employs in their making. These suggestive, dreamlike landscapes are defined by a dynamic tension between the loose...

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