Bettina Allamoda

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Bettina Allamoda is a Chicago born German-American artist working in Berlin. Her extensive body of work has been shown internationally for over three decades and includes major works of sculpture, reliefs, installations, collages, documentary photographs, silkscreens, drawings, video and performance, as well as artist’s books, text publications and curatorial projects. The foundation of Allamoda’s practice involves the exposure/ uncovering/ excavation of politics and strategies of visibility inscribed in popular cultural phenomena, challenging the social role and even the function of art itself today.Seeking to expand and explore the representational systems of art, architecture, fashion, design, politics, and history, with an emphasis on spacial research, yet also considering the analysis of material and bodies in space, her work deals with how physical experience is warped through media experience and transfers it into the realm of sculpture and collage, formalizing it into a paradigmatic, abstracted, yet concrete spatio-sensory experience, Allamod likes to refer to as Spandex Studies, which is title of her current book published by Revolver Publishing Berlin .She is a current Rome Prize winner at the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo, is recipient of numerous awards and has work in David Roberts Art Foundation London, n.b.k Berlin and IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. Selected shows include: Spandex Studies, Villa Massimo Gallery (2018), HMKV Dortmund(2017), n.b.k Berlin (2017); NEWBUILD, Verein für Kunst und Kultur Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin; Expo, with Manfred Pernice, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam (2014); Hybrid Naples, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; No Go –The Exorcist Revisited/Brick Security, Kunsthaus Erfurt (2013); Public Fabric, with Rainer Kamlah, BM Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (2010); Wall Wear / Nation Building, Hubert Bächler Gallery, Zurich (2009); To Die For, September Berlin (2008)She and studied sculpture (Freie Kunst) at Universität der Künste Berlin, and Central/ St. Martins School of Art & Design London and a frequent visiting guest professor and tutor at art academies worldwide.

WORKS

Untitled (Eck Rammschutzbügel), 2013/18, matte metallic PU coated polyester spandex, yellow-black striped vinyl coated steel,  matt.-metallisch PU-beschichteter Spandex, gel-schwarz gestreifter Vinyl-beschichteter Stahl 221 x 87 x 55 cm

Untitled (Eck Rammschutzbügel), 2013/18, matte metallic PU coated polyester spandex, yellow-black striped vinyl coated steel, matt.-metallisch PU-beschichteter Spandex, gel-schwarz gestreifter Vinyl-beschichteter Stahl, 221 x 87 x 55 cm

Talocan_BA_Page_130

Talocan, PVC-mesh, photo, 30 x 40 cm, framed

Hollyhock House : Lime_BA_Page_129

Hollyhock House / Lime, liquid lamée, photo, 30 x 40 cm, framed

Ennis House : Green_BA_Page_128

Ennis House / Green, polyester holographic glitter mesh, photo, 30 x 40 cm, framed

Las Vegas_BA_Page_127

Las Vegas, liquid lamée, photo, 30 x 40 cm, framed

Sahara,_BA_Page_126

Sahara, metallic sequin spandex tulle, photo, 30 x 40 cm, framed