Studio Hellmich / Wüst

presented by Mario Margani

Artists with works at this studio

Helene Hellmich (b. 1986, Wolmirstedt, Germany) studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, graduating as Meisterschüler in 2012. One of the foremost aspects of her work is collecting. Not only objects, but experiences, images and thoughts as well: intangible, perishable, ephemeral, invisible things, which in fact can hardly be collected. Naturally, the process of collecting involves order. To arrive at it, Hellmich finds systems and structures for the accumulated objects. She situates them, thus creating a context which allows her to establish meaning for each individual component. 2013 Hellmich received a one year residency stipend at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Lyon/ France. 2014 she received the Elsa-Neumann Stipendium, Berlin. Important exhibitions of the past years include: Avoiding Exhaustion Just in Time, Parkour, Lissabon; Meet your Idol, Insitu, Berlin, and Bazar, Primo Piano, Paris. With Veronica Wüst Hellmich developed performances for HAU, Berlin, Temporary Gallery, Köln and Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel. Since 2012 they collectively publish the magazine börne&worst. Helene Hellmich lives and works in Berlin.

Veronica Wüst (b. 1983, Santiago de Chile) studied costume and stage design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, graduating 2013 as Meisterschüler. Since then she worked at numerous theaters such as Berliner Ensemble, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz and HAU (Hebbel am Ufer). As an artist she continues the collaborative aspects of theatre in the publication Mine (Verlag Gloria Glitzer) and in developing performances with Helene Hellmich for institutions like HAU, Berlin; Temporary Gallery, Köln or Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel. In her drawings Wüst is looking for structures or forms which in their configuration do not always add up to a clear situation. These pictorial ideas are the basis of her artistic work, which investigates material and performative qualities of spaces in different contexts. Veronica Wüst lives and works in Berlin.

Katrine Hoffmeyer Tougård (b. 1991, Ollerup, Fyn, Denmark) studies Fine Art at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee since 2012. She is showing an inherited collection of Nr. 1 plaques, which primarily came from Berlin trees. The creator of the collection emphasizes that the plaques are part of a collective, anonymous collection. They embody the antithesis of a map, consisting primarily of entries, failing to show any courses or paths. For Molluscs is a transparent protective armor, which allows its wearer to be visible and protected at the same time.