© photography Anja Teske

Studio Anja Teske

presented by Matthias Reichelt

Artists with works at this studio

Anja Teske (b. 1964, Minden) studied Fine Art with Heinrich Riebesehl at the Hochschule Hannover as well as in St. Petersburg and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where she took her MA in Media. Her works are portraits of persons and spaces in the outer and inner sphere. The examples presented are Juwelia alias Stefan and Werner Unverzagt. Juwelia combines facets of life such as identity, love, individualism, artwork-man; a person who questions her identity permanently and is forced to create it anew. Werner Unverzagt, the last of the Unverzagt Family, lived 12 years in his hotel Villa Balzer without any guests until his death; but being prepared for guests every minute. The hotel reflects the history of the last 150 years. A recipient of several awards like the one-year Schloss Balmoral grant, the Lower-Saxony Art Prize for Young Artists, the Jean Spencer Award, advancement from Berliner Senat, she exhibited extensively in Germany, Austria, Spain, Denmark, and USA. Recently she has worked in residency programs in China and Island. Anja Teske currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


kate-hers RHEE (b. 1976, Seoul, Korea) was raised in Detroit. She studied at the University of California-Irvine and the Art Institute of Chicago. Language and identity are regular themes in her work; her videos being performative and making use of transgressive elements. Rhee draws material from her own story: Born in Seoul (Korea) she grew up in the United States, living in Berlin for the past few years. Her projects address her ‘otherness’ as an American with Asian roots in different cultural contexts, relating closely to her experience of traditional attitudes that repeatedly assign her to the role of ‘outsider’. Rhee uses her external perspective on German society to reveal postcolonial structures and prejudices that are not so obsolete as is commonly assumed. Institutions to have exhibited her work include Momentum Berlin; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore; Kunstverein Hildesheim, SOMA San Francisco and Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art. Recently Rhee received the Puffin Foundation fine arts and video grant 2015. Rhee lives and works in Berlin and Detroit.

Krisna Murti (b. 1957, Kupang, Indonesia) studied with the Faculty of Art and Design at Bandung Institute of Technology. One of the few representatives of the Indonesian Avantgarde of the early 1980s, he is also the first Indonesian artist to have worked explicitly and continuously with new media. His works in the discipline evidently marked the development of video and video performance in his country and are consequently collected by institutions such as the National Gallery of Singapore or the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan. Also as a teaching Professor, Murti contributes significantly to the development of contemporary art in his country, guiding and stimulating critical discourse and passing the torch on to a younger generation of contemporary artists. Murti is exhibiting his work in solo and group exhibitions, festivals, biennials and New Media manifestations all over the world. In 2005 his work was taken to the Indonesian Pavilion of the 51st Venice Biennale. Krisna Murti lives and works in Jakarta.