Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2000

Oct, Nov, Dec

Valeska Peschke | Artist

Valeska Peschke
Valeska Peschke
born in Neustadt-Weinstraße
Principia College, studies of art-/ cultural history / philosophy, Lehrausbildung as Blacksmith and metalworker, Visual Arts and Architecture at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
M.F.A. / professor Rebecca Horn
lives and works in Berlin

Valeska Peschke studied History of Art and Ideas, Architecture and Fine Arts in the USA and at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). Since 1996, she has participated in various international exhibitions. She co-funded the artist collective, Stadt im Regal, and has received numerous grants,awards and residencies. She was a guest professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, USA and the Dresden College of Visual Arts, Germany (HfbK Dresden).

The artwork of Valeska Peschke is based on ideas and their semblances, referring to fictional or ideal place, time and context. Her themes comprise the essence of architecture, urban planning, the substance of transformation, mobility, behaviors, memory and mapping.