For the first time the ACF London is pleased to participate in the ExtraVALUE Art Award and residency now in its sixth year at studio das weisse haus with an exhibition by winning artist Nina Schuiki.
Through her fine, mostly site-specific or context-related work, Nina Schuiki creates various in-between spaces of perception that often reveal far-reaching associations and convey emotions. She creates spatial atmospheres with seemingly minimalist gestures and thereby explores basic questions about our understanding of space in general as well as the location of the individual in time and space. Fragility, as well as the potential for change, the possibility of destruction and therefore impermanence always play a decisive role in her work. Air, water, tears, curtains, pauses in conversation filled with unconscious sounds, light and shadow, among other things, are the material of Nina Schuiki’s artistic interventions. With her works Nina Schuiki examines an unusually tangible dematerialisation of art, which is astonishing precisely via this apparent paradox. (Julia Thiemann)
Her winning proposal offered a subtle and refreshing intervention into the architectural contexts creating a uniting installation that draws both Vienna & London venues together. The jury was drawn to the delicate approach to creating space for emotions, that has summerised the mood of the past year of pandemic, without being literal or didactic. In the shadow of these recent moments of global pause, Schuiki’s work will consider the conceptual spaces between outside and inside and the ever present cyclical concept of time. Her emotive response to curatorial remit of Catharsis and Kairos was a quiet and moving voice including an ambitious public work that will be visible at street level.
About Nina Schuiki
Born in 1983 in Graz (Austria) Nina Schuiki lives and works in Berlin (Germany). She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2009–2012) as well as at the University of the Arts Berlin (2012–2014). Her work has been presented in several exhibitions in Austria and abroad.
Hannah Conroy (Co-founder und curator Kunstraum London), Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog (Director ACF London), Vanessa Fewster (Visual Arts & Film Project Manager ACF London), Alexandra Grausam (Director das weisse haus / studio das weisse haus) und Astrid Peterle (Chief-curator Jewish Museum Vienna and curator donaufestival Krems)
Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Awards 2016–2020
As part of the long-standing cooperation between (studio) das weisse haus and Erste Bank, the ExtraVALUE Art Award was initiated in 2016 and has since become a steady part of our program. After five years realized in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, the prize now goes to London.
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