2024 Sculpture, Installation, & New Media Artist Residency Program
Financially supported with a working grant from the city of Marburg, DE.

School of Visual Arts
335 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Open Studios
Wednesday, June 12th
6 – 9рм


Text on the works for “Spatial Intimacies” by Steven Montgomery:

„The exhibited pieces are made of steel, aluminium and by acetone transfer on fabric based on screenshots taken from a video work which Gina filmed autonomously from her car window in the Hessian region Germany, as she drove from her home to her studio, a distance of 14 miles.
The pieces form an inquiry into her intentions as an artist. Does her imagery show respect for her surroundings? Is she honoring her subjects? Or is it possible she was using the camera in an invasive way, or even as a weapon? She saw prominent security devices installed in homes such as fences, gates, and elaborate locks. Strangers passed right next to her car. Day after day, the atmosphere of forbidding homes, and uncertain looks of strangers caused uncomfortable questions to arise in Gina’s mind. Were the homeowners trying to tell her to stay away as they saw the camera?
The structures Gina has created are inspired by house facades and respond to her car rides. They honor the homeowners and are at the same time a critique of their preoccupation with security and safety.
During her art residency in New York City, she found similarities in how people secure their homes from the unwelcome gaze of strangers in both worlds.“

Installation, Sculpture & New Media Art Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York City
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Gina Bolle is a visual artist and freelance photographer from Munich, DE who currently lives in and runs a studio near Marburg, DE. Her multimedia installations and assemblages deal with the dynamics of control and oppression in intimate spaces. She is particularly interested in the intentions behind certain photographs and the impact of visual memory on each individual. She holds a Master of Arts from ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne.

🤍 Say hi:   +49 162 268 73 40   Instagram: @gina_bolle

Interviews and articles: Innovate Grant 2023: Honorable Mention — Art, Bowie creators: Social Injustice Through The Lens

Exhibitions and residency: Installation, Sculpture and New Media Art Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York City, US; Kunstverein Aichach, DE; dkp / Spülraum, Lucerne, CH; BØWIE Gallery, Geneva, CH; CICA Museum, KR; MiM, Munich, DE; Das Zwo, Munich, DE; amongst others

Nominations and awards: Working grant from Marburg, DE; Nominated for the Förderpreis 2024 der Landeshauptstadt München, DE; nominated for Kunstförderpreis 2023 at Aichacher Kunstverein, DE; Innovate Grant 2023, Honorable Mention; US; Winner Belfast Photofestival category „Photobook“ for „377. Inside India’s Queer Community“, IRL; VG Bildkunst, Neustart Kultur, Scholarship Programme 2021, DE

Photography clients & publications: ZDF Deutschland, Kammerspiele München, ZEIT Verlag, BISS Magazin, DER SPIEGEL, Stadt München, Münchener Biennale, GEO Wissen, Focus Magazin, Goethe Institut, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin Online, Aktion Mensch, Herburg Weiland, amongst others

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