Tamra Grcic, Gaggiandre

Tamara Grcic, »elsewhere«, 2011

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Born 1964 in Munich; lives in Frankfurt am Main.
Studied art history and cultural anthropology in Vienna and Frankfurt am Main, and fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.

Tamara Grcic has a broad concept of sculpture. The »field of tension between nature and culture« (René Block) plays a fundamental role in the processes of the artist. In her work – whether photographs, films or installations with sound – she calls upon the existential feelings of the spectator. She is interested in »intermediate states« (Grcic) that enable one to sense the possibilities of change. In 2005, for example, on an idyllic public square in Munich the artist set up a glasshouse painted with an opaque camouflage pattern; the sound of excited chirping birds could be heard from within, which triggered an almost alarmed feeling in the passers-by. For the 2009 Venice Biennale, she created a sound installation including voices, and using 17 bright red covered life rafts grouped together in the Arsenal (fig.).

Outside-Here: Tamara Grcic at KunstFestSpiele 2012 in Herrenhausen, june 1 - june 17 2012

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2008 Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal
2006 Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
2004 Kunstraum, Dornbirn, Switzerland
2003 Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2001 Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2000 Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2009 53rd Biennale, Venice
2009 »Nullpunkt – Nieuwe German Gestaltung« ("Ground Zero – New German Design"), MARTa Herford
2008 »Vertrautes Terrain« (»Familiar Terrain«), ZKM, Karlsruhe
2007 Triennale Kleinplastik (»Small-scale Sculpture Triennial«), Fellbach
2006 »Vom Pferd erzählen« (»Horse Stories«), Kunsthalle Göppingen
2005 Videonale 10, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Awards and Grants (Selection)
2006 Peill Prize of the Günther Peill Foundation, Düren
2001 Art Prize of the Leipziger Volkszeitung
2000 Maria Sibylla Merian Prize of the State of Hessen