Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2016

Oct, Nov, Dec

Bettina Pousttchi | Visual Artist

born in Mainz

Bettina Pousttchi was born in Mainz, Germany. She studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and in the Whitney Independent Studio Program of the Whitney Museum in New York. In 2014, she was awarded the Art Award of the city of Wolfsburg. Bettina Pousttchi lives and works in Berlin.

Bettina Pousttchi works in photography, sculpture, video, as well as on site-specific architectural interventions in public space. She explores the connection between systems of time and space in a transnational perspective. In 2009/2010, she realized the photo installation Echo on the façade of Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. For the period of 6 months 970 different paper posters formed an afterimage of the just demolished Palace of the Republic on Berlin´s Schlossplatz. Bettina Pousttchi's work has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2016) and Phillips Collection (2016) in Washington DC, Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas (2014), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2012) as well as Kunsthalle Basel (2011). Her work was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2009.