Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2011

Oct, Nov, Dec

Cornelia Renz | Artist (together with Marcel Bühler)

Cornelia Renz
Cornelia Renz
born in Kaufbeuren, Germany
Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Masterclass Sighard Gille, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
lives and works in Berlin

Berlin-based artist Cornelia Renz studied at the Academy of Visual Arts at Leipzig. She has been awarded with the “Marion Ermer Prize” (2001) and the “Förderpreis Bildende Kunst” of the Schering Foundation (2005). Recent shows have included a solo presentation at Galerie Anita Beckers in Frankfurt (2007), Goff + Rosenthal in New York in 2006 and the group exhibition XV. Rohkunstbau “Drei Farben – Rot” at Villa Kellermann in Berlin in 2008. Cornelia Renz is represented in many private and public collections in Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA, Brazil and Japan.

In the center of their joint project ‘Chamber of Mirrors,’ Macel Bühler and Cornelia Renz examine two persons, Kenneth Anger and Aby Warburg, who have deliberately put themselves in a borderland between reality, dream, and psychosis in order to gain new insights into the world they were living in. Bühler and Renz plan a working process of constant exchange and reflection of each other’s artistic positions as a basis for a joint exhibition.