Sophia Mairer, Amalia Mourad and Rebekka von Zimmermann are young painters, who reflect differently on the medium of painting, digital experience, history & future of women, ecosystems and poetry. They will talk individually about their work and give insight into their practice and exhibition history. There will be a simultaneous presentation of their paintings at Centrum Berlin. Talk in English & German.
Sophia Mairer (*1989) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with Johanna Kandl, Thomas Zipp and Henning Bohl. Her paintings and sculptures deal with topics such as marine ecosystems and feminism, interwoven with questions of media and materiality. Among others, she exhibited at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, In Spite Of Porto, Galerie Francesca Pia Zürich, Andechsgalerie Innsbruck, and in Vienna at Pferd, Sort, White Dwarf Projects, Justice, Künstlerhaus, and Belvedere 21. She received the RLB Advancement Award, the Fred Adlmüller Scholarship and the Fohn Scholarship. Mairer was Artist in Residence in Paliano, Italy and a finalist for the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize.
Amalia Mourad was born (1992) and raised in Berkeley, California. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In her paintings, Mourad primarily focuses on the figure, issues of gender, emotion, and the human experience. In 2016, Mourad graduated with an MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, NY. After graduating she helped found the artist collective Fruit Exchange Studios, in Brooklyn. Mourad has shown her work in New York, California, and Miami and been represented at art fairs such as PULSE and Spring Break Art Show. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including twice as a Noteworthy artist in New American Paintings.
Rebekka von Zimmermann (*1988) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her body of work is influenced by narrative structures, the construction of signs and symbols and the rippling effects of digitalisation on the structures of human thought. Von Zimmermann studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Cooper Union, New York and got selected for the De Ateliers post-graduate studio program in Amsterdam in 2013. She received a Stipend for Emerging Artist by the Mondriaan Fonds (2016) and was a finalist for both the Art Prize Junger Westen at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Stipend. Most recent exhibitions include De Wittenburg & Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, Kühlhaus Berlin and in 2020 she will have her first solo exhibition with LOVAAS projects in Munich.