»WELCOME TO MY DARK«
Michael Ackerman, Stéphane Charpentier, Damien Daufresne, Alisa Resnik, Marie Sjøvold
Opening: Thursday, November 26, 2015, 19h
Exhibition: November 27, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Curated by Patricia Morosan
Finissage: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 19h
Venue: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien > “Raum der Komplizen”
The exhibition “WELCOME TO MY DARK” shows works by internationally renowned photographers, which establish a link between the personal and the intimate. The subjective-emotional view in the works of Michael Ackerman (USA), Stéphane Charpentier (FR), Damien Daufresne (FR/DE), Alisa Resnik (DE/RUS) and Marie Sjøvold (NOR) represents an inner strength, emerging from an intense examination of their reality. “WELCOME TO MY DARK ” reflects these inner worlds and invites to welcome them.
Curated by: Patricia Morosan
Exhibition design: Sonja Stadelmaier
About the artists
Michael Ackerman (* 1967, Israel) works and lives in Berlin. He has been photographing in black and white, alowing grainy images to create enigmatic and pregnant visions since 1990. He travelled and worked in India, Naples, New York, Paris, Havana and Poland. In 1998 the photographs he took in India earned him the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in the young photographers category and in 1999 his first book “End Time City” received the Nadar prize for the best photographic book of the year. From 2000 to the present day, Michael Ackerman has exhibited his work throughout the world. The VU Gallery represents him abroad and the Agenzia Grazia Neri in Italy.
Stéphane Charpentier ( *1976, France ) studied Photography at the EFTI in Madrid, and has worked since 2001 on video art and photography projetcs, while living in different cities.(Athens, Madrid, Berlin, New York, Paris, Toulouse and Lyon). Committed into an introspective photographic language, he selects very few pictures from his whole production and makes himself silver prints in the darkroom. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the United States and China.
Damien Daufresne (*1979, France) studied Painting in Paris and New York. His work traverses between Photography, Drawing and Engraving, being represented in Paris by Gallerie Guigon . He was laureate in 2003 of the Leica Prize for a photographic essay in response to James Joyce’s “ Ulysses”. Damien regularly cooperates with publishing houses among which Fata Morgana, by contributing drawings and engravings for books. He lives and works between Paris and Berlin.
Alisa Resnik (* 1976, Russia) moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1990. After studying Art History in Berlin and Bologna she began photographing in 2008. Her work has been exhibited in Rome, Milan, Madrid and at the Rencontres d’Arles, selected among the PhotoEspaña 2009 Descubrimientos and among the new talents at the Musée Suisse de l’appareil Photographique in Vevey. She received awards by Winephoto Contest in 2008 and 2009. Her work won in 2013 the European Publishers Award for Photography in Arles.
Marie Sjøvold (* 1982, NO) studied from 1999-2003 photography with Kjell Brustard in Oslo. In 2003 she moved to Berlin, where she started working as a photojournalist, travelling the world on assignments on newspapers and magazines. In 2008 she moved back to Norway and did the project „ She is“, which was published as the book „ Dust catches Light “ in 2011 by Journal Forlag. In 2011 she was also awarded with the „European Photo Exhibition Award“ and from 2011 – 2013 she is part of Norwegian Journal of Photography, a program supporting 10 independent photographers in Norway. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and foto festivals worldwide.