Patrizia Bach | February-September 2021
Patrizia Bach, a draughtswoman, lives and works in Berlin and sometimes in Istanbul. She completed her studies in fine art and visual communication in 2014 as a master class student of Nanne Meyer at the Berlin Weißensee Art Academy, with a thesis on Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project. In 2016 she initiated the exhibition project Past in Each of Its Moments Be Citable (DEPO, Istanbul), in which she invited a group of Turkish and German artists to explore Istanbul in the light of Benjamin’s Theses on the Philosophy of History. Bach’s projects have been presented in many places, including at the Berlinische Galerie Berlin (2020), DEPO, Istanbul (2018) and Walter Benjamin in Palestine – on the Place and Nonplace of Radical Thought in Ramallah (2016). She is the recipient of the Global Grant and the Research Grant of the Berlin Senate (2016/2017) and was a guest at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2018. Her book Passagen-Arbeit, Zeichnungen zu Walter Benjamin & Paris- Stadtplan; Zu Walter Benjamins ‚Passagen-Werk‘ (Arcades Work, Drawings for Walter Benjamin & the Paris City Map; Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Work) was shortlisted by the Book Art Foundation for the most beautiful German books of 2018. Since 2018 she has been working with the author Regina Dürig on various projects.
Patrizia Bach was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from February to September 2021.