studio Anja Teske
Berlin – Friedrichshain

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, USA and her upcoming show „Du/You” is at Fotogalerie Wien. Recently she has worked in residency programs in China and Island. Anja Teske currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Fendry Ekel (b. 1971, Jakarta) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and went on to study at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. His monumental, layered works often painted after black and white photographs explore the shadow side of human ambition and investigate the line where ethical and aesthetical values cross. Through his depiction of appropriated portraits, architecture or other remnants of historic events from our collective memory, he investigates the use of art, architecture and figuration as propaganda for ideology of any kind. A recipient of an International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in New York, he has exhibited throughout Europe, the US, South America and Asia. Recent exhibitions include Kindred by Choice I, ARNDT (Singapore); Prague Biennale 6 (Prague); Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York); HVCCA (New York) and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Belgium). Fendry Ekel currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Abdi Setiawan (b. 1971, Sicincin, Indonesia) majored in sculpture at Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta. His installation-based work in metal and wood features life-sized sculptures that depict scenes of modern Indonesian life with incisive social commentary. Abdi is sympathetic towards marginalized figures such as sex workers, transvestites, buskers, and becak drivers, who often appear as subjects in his work. Abdi has participated in numerous international exhibitions and art fairs in Europe and Asia. Recent exhibitions include SEA+ Triennale, Indonesian National Gallery (Jakarta); Indonesian Pavilion, ArtStage Singapore (Singapore); 5 Artists from Indonesia, Marc Straus Gallery (New York) and Re-PLAY #4 Abdi Setiawan, OFCA International (Yogyakarta). Abdi Setiawan lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.