Andréas Lang | November-December 2020
Andréas Lang, born in Zweibrücken, began his artistic career in Paris; today he lives in Berlin and works with photography and video installation. His picture cycles deal with landscapes and their hidden history, including the intellectual and cultural DNA of Europe. The series Eclipse, about historical landscapes in the Middle East, was created in 2006–2007. In 2011 Lang started a project on (post) colonialism in Central Africa, based on research into historical material. In 2019-20 he made research trips to the Caucasus, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. His awards and grants include: the Advancement Award of the Brandenburg Lottery Art Award, Fine Arts Work Grant for Culture of the Berlin Senate, and Artist-in-Residence Grant of the German Federal Foreign Office and the State Association of Berlin Galleries. His most recent exhibitions include Re-Visiting Orientalism (Contemporary Art Gallery – Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, 2021), Eclipse (Guardini Gallery and Foundation, Berlin, 2019), So nah so fern (So Near, So Far) (Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, 2020), Lagos Biennale (2019), Mercosul Biennale (2018), and Mess with Your Values (n.b.k. Berlin, 2018).
Andréas Lang was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September to December 2018 and from November to December 2020.