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VERONIKA KELLNDORFER

Originally through painting and then through photography, Veronika Kellndorfer has been concerned with the physical and social construction of space. Since 2003, Kellndorfer has photographed classic modernist architectural landmarks in Los Angeles, including the only house built by Oscar Niemeyer in the United States, Rudolph Schindler’s Lovell Beach House, John Lautner’s Silvertop home in Silver Lake, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House, among others. In 2012, she began photographing the architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, and the gardens of Roberto Burle Marx, finding their approach to Brazilian Modernism nascent to a new scope of reference. Yet, rather than capturing the iconic wide-angle views of these famously photographed buildings, Kellndorfer focuses on the intimate details of windows and reflections and how they reveal the ephemeral nature of seeing, as well as the subjectivity of space. This ambiguity of space is heightened by Kellndorfer’s use of highly reflective glass panels that are often life-sized, and when displayed in a public setting, museum or gallery, invites the viewer to experience his or her own subjective surroundings.

Kellndorfer works and lives in Berlin, Germany. She has held solo exhibitions in museums and institutions around the world, including National Museum, Oslo, Norway (2017); Casa de Vidro, Instituto Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil (2015); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2012 and 2014); Aedes Land, Berlin, Germany (2010); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2005); Il parco, Villa Massimo, Rome (2005); and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2003). She has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (2016); Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil (2014); Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA (2013 and 2016); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2012); Villa Aurora Forum, Berlin, Germany (2010), and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2008). Kellndorfer's work is included in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Pilara Foundation, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; National Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA, among others. 


AVAILABLE WORKS

Mountain Crest Echo, 2017
2-panel silkscreen print on glass
overall dimensions:
59 x 122-7/8 inches, 150 x 312 cm
Edition of 5

Oscar Niemeyer with Tree, 2016
3-panel silkscreen print on glass with LED lighting
overall dimensions:
85 x 151 inches, 216 x 384cm
Edition of 3

Silver Lake, Lautner 2, 2009
single panel silk-screen print on glass
59-1/8 x 87 inches, 150 x 221 cm
Edition of 5

Sesc Pompéia, Trachycarpus Fortunei, 2016
silkscreen on glass
27-1/2 x 41-3/8 inches, 70 x 105 cm
Edition of 5

Pine-Tree Window, 2012
silkscreen on glass
43-1/4 x 63-3/4 inches, 110 x 162 cm
Edition of 5

National Gallery, Ventilation Shafts, 2017
single-panel transparent silkscreen print on glass
43-1/4 x 96-1/2 inches
110 x 245 cm
Edition of 5

Stilted House, 2017
2-panel silkscreen print on glass
each panel:
94-1/2 x 53-1/8 inches, 240 x 135 cm
Edition of 5

National Gallery, 2018
2-panel silkscreen print on glass
overall dimensions: 
59 x 114-1/8 inches, 150 x 290 cm
Edition of 5

Frey House – view from the corner, 2018
2-panel silkscreen print on glass
overall dimensions:
59 x 112-1/4 inches, 150 x 285 cm
Edition of 5

Sesc Pompéia, Ceiba Pentandra, 2016
transparent silkscreen on glass
27-1/2 x 41-3/8 inches, 70 x 105 cm
Edition of 5

Niemeyer with red tiles, 2017
single panel silkscreen print on glass
59 x 85-7/8 inches
150 x 218 cm
Edition of 3

Sesc Pompéia, Cylindropuntia Fulgida, 2016
silkscreen on glass
27-1/2 x 41-3/8 inches, 70 x 105 cm
Edition of 5

Oscar Niemeyer with lamp, 2012
3-panel silk-screen print on glass
overall dimensions:
86-1/4 x 136-1/4 inches, 219 x 346 cm
Edition of 3

Wonderland Avenue, 2009
2-panel silk-screen print on glass
overall dimensions:
70-3/4 x 122-3/4 inches, 180 x 312 cm
Edition of 5

Sesc Pompéia, Musa Troglodytarum, reflection, 2016
silkscreen on glass
27-1/2 x 41-3/8 inches, 70 x 105 cm
Edition of 5