Born in 1974, Alexander Schellow lives and works in Berlin.
Studied at Berlin Universität der Künste and Glasgow School of Arts.
Since 1999 ongoing practice with the process of visual reconstruction from memory in drawing series, animations, installations, lectures, performances, book publishing.
Collaborations based on this practice with scientists and artists in various fields (choreographers, stage directors, musicians...). International exhibitions, screenings, site-specific projects and research in museums, galleries and biennials, including T.I.C.A.B. – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial (Albania), 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (Greece), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Museion (Bolzano), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, deAppel arts centre (Amsterdam).
Long-term institutional cooperation with Galerie Ute Parduhn (Düsseldorf), the film production company FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE (Marseille) as well as with the international production platform MELD (New York, Paris, Athens).
Since 2007 teaching positions at universities and postgraduate institutions including in Paris, London, Antwerp and Konstanz.
Grants and residencies including Akademie Schloss Solitude artist
residency, the Max Pechstein Award and a Senior Fellowship at the
Zukunftskolleg of Konstanz University.
© Alexander Schellow
For the 3rd edition of Rencontres //, Komm’N’Act gives carte blanche to the German artist Alexander Schellow, in partnership with the film production company FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE – currently producing his next film, OHNE TITEL.
Ongoing exhibition: La Friche La Belle de Mai / Hall de la Cartonnerie (invited photographer: Elise Tamisier) from 20 to 28 May from 6 to 10pm
Installation from 19 to 28 May: Les Variétés Cinema
Screening of unreleased spots from 29 April: Les Variétés Cinema
Performance Monday 23 May at 7pm / Art-Cade Gallery (invited artist: Rémy Héritier) - admission free, booking required.
Alexander Schellow's work is based on a way of drawing which is part of a performative approach and results from a process revolving around remembering or rather "memory reconstruction": the Indian ink drawings on see-through paper, emerge from the methodical reconstruction of the artist's memories by himself, later on. As he relies
The same video material is sent to each invited artist one month and a half prior to the festival.
Each can use it anyway they want to come up with a spontaneous artistic act in return: extension, disruption, diversion… of the movie clip.
The open artistic act can be a text, a video, a photograph, a collective or individual proposal on stage, etc.
Each artist or artistic team will show their act during the closing night of this third edition, on Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Venues and times vary for each artist
Over the course of the 9 days of the festival, the Artists' Bubbles are special moments when spectators and artists can talk.
The artists present their references and sources of inspiration as a way of understanding their artistic world and give an insight into their background (other works by the artist, influences, culture…)
This is yet another way for the spectator to make the most of Rencontres//03.
Please meet us:
Friday 20 May at 19h00: Marjolijn Van Heemstra - La Friche – Hall de la Cartonnerie
Friday 20 May at 20h00: L'IRMAR – during a meal organized by the artistic team as part of the Banquets des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine – price to be defined - ART-CADE Gallery
Monday 23 May at 7.30pm: Yaïr Barelli - La Friche – Hall de la Cartonnerie
Wednesday 25 May at 19h00: RSJ Works / Human Works - La Friche – Hall de la Cartonnerie
Wednesday 25 May at 19h00: Rana Hamadeh - cipM
Thursday 26 May at 19h00: Le Bruit des nuages - La Friche – Hall de la Cartonnerie
Friday 27 May at 19h00: Alexander Schellow (invited sociologist: Sylvie Mazzella) - HO Gallery