Karla Sachse

 

born 1950 in Zschopau, Saxonia, East-Germany.
Studies and doctorate at Humboldt-University Berlin 1969-77 - then artistic assistance and direction at Studio of Fine Art Berlin-Lichtenberg and art teacher.
Since 1982, exhibitions, mail art, street actions. Since 1988, intensified preoccupation with visual poetry, as well as a curatorial activities. Since 1989 installations, language rooms, objects, drawings in many countries. Works in different collections. Scholarship of the Berlin foundation Kulturfonds 1993. Founding of contour gang in 1997, and several works in collaborations with other artists. Winner of competitions for memorial signs in public spaces in Berlin 1996/99 and 2004.

Selected Exhibitions

1987
Männer und Frauen (Men and Women), House of Young Talents, Berlin
Out of Eastern Europe, MIT Massachussettes, USA

1988
Biennale of Visual Poetry Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Visual Poetry from GDR, Johannes R.Becher-Club, Berlin

1989
Permanente art conference, Gallery Weißer Elefant, Berlin
Settled Down Women, old convent Brugelette, Belgium
Thinking About Revolution, Subway-Gallery, Berlin
Please touch it!, Academy of sciences, Berlin

1990
Visual Poetry, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum Aalborg, Denmark
Visual Poetry International, Castle Museum Gotha

1991
be-treten... (embarrassed walk) with S. Ahner at Festival Gallery Berlin
...ge.walt.....en (power/force/violence), Bürgerhaus Grünau, Berlin

1992
so gut wie nichts (nearly nothing) - with S. Ahner Gallery Sophie, Berlin
Keskus/Mitte... (Centre), Gallery Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
guest at German Artists Union, Forum Ludwig, Aachen

1993
Poema Mundo, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Zeitverschiebung (time-lag), former carrier agency Lassen, Berlin
Pendant Perdu?, Gallery at Parkhouse, Berlin
Europe Without Walls, Manchester Museum, England

1994
axis of covetousness mit Susanne Ahner, Akademy of Arts, Berlin

1995
Luft (air), Church St. Nikolai, Cottbus

1996
Duel, Henry-Moore-Institute together with Tracy Mackenna, Leeds, England
Mostra Euro-Americana de Poesia Visual 1, Bento Gonçalves, Brasilia
Metamorphosis at Les Icards Mayne, France
In spiritu silvaea germanicae, Alvar-Aalto-Museum Jyväskylä, Finnland
structures of order, Goethe-Institut Tampere, Finnland

1997
buchstäblich & umgekehrt (literal & reverse), Gallery at Bridgetower, Mainz
Mostra Euro-Americana de Poesia Visual 2, Bento Gonçalves, Brasilien

1998
Plastic (And Other) Waste, Gallery at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
don’t search for them, for S. Ahners exhibition at Art Station Westend, Berlin
Superfluous picture, Matthew-Gallery at University Dundee, Scottland

1999
The world is taken to the point, collaboration project for subway Gallery, Berlin
to see / to listen, bookproject together with Varsha Nair – & other books, Berlin

2000
condensations in the vicinity / extension of the thermal net, Gallery KAP, Berlin
table veil, Scapular Gallery Nomad of Judy Freya Sibayan, Manila, Philippines
memory-moment-memento for paradise lost ?, castle Nackel, Brandenburg

2001
slash/space/slash, projektion-project by Varsha Nair, Tokio, Japan
to table, together with the contour gang, at farbladen, Berlin
womanifesto, international symposion, Si Saket and Bangkok

2002
different, work at an international workshop, Baroda, India

2003
appelgarden, competition for a citymile at Hellersdorf, Berlin with (Reiko Kammer)
think stone for 17.Juni 1953, at Rosegarden, Berlin 17. Juni 2003 (public work)

2004
crossing-knotting at Nordbahnhof for ‚transpORTale‘ along S2, Berlin
conversation, Gallery Galerij Zierikzee, Holland
find, Gallery Pankow, Berlin

2005
600 Images / 60 Artists / 6 Curators / 6 Cities: Bangkok / Berlin / London / Los Angeles / Manila / Saigon; at prenzlauer227 - curator for Berlin