Artists Curriculum Vitae

Visual Artist/ Bildende Künstlerin (MA)

 

 

www.tinkabechert.com

Email: contact@tinkabechert.com

 

Short Biography:

 

2011: Masters in Visual Arts Practice,

          Dun Laoghaire Institute   of Art,

          Design & Technology, Dublin, Ireland

2003: Bachelor of Fine Art, IT Sligo, Ireland

 

          Born & raised in Berlin, Germany

          Tinka Bechert lives and works in Ireland & Berlin.

 

Solo- Exhibitions :

 

2017:  Site-specific Solo Exhibition: Shadow of Ourselves,

           Priors PLM in 

           association with the Spark Programme & Arts Office &

           Leitrim County Council, Ireland 

2016: Tinka Bechert & Nils Kasiske,  Gallery Gerken,                               Berlin, Germany

2015: mind_matter, Higher Bridges Gallery, Northern Ireland

2014: Synaesthesia: 25 subjects, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg,

           Institute for Advanced StudyDelmenhorst, Germany

2013: Exhibition/ Retrospective and Cataloque Launch (see publications): Tinka Bechert: Of Painting and Other Adventures, 2003 – 2013,

          Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg/ Havel, Germany

2012: Stadtmuseum Naumburg: Von Naumburg zum blauen Nil, Ausstellungsbeitrag,  Naumburg   

2011/ 2012: Triangulations, Berlin-Brandenburgische                              Akademie der Wissenschaften

2011: Raum+Zeichnung, Offene Ateliers, GlogauAir,

           Berlin, Germany

2009: Malerei/ Paintings, Galerie 21, Braunschweig, Germany

2008: Exploration, Malerei von Tinka Bechert, Galerie Ardizon,   

          Bregenz, Austria

2008: The Banff Series, Malerei, Summit Fine Art Gallery,                          Alberta, Canada

2007: Paintings: Open Studio, Leighton Artists’ Colony, Banff Centre

          for the Arts, Canada    

2007: Drawings: Return Trip, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre for 

           the Arts, Canada

2005: Lineage, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Ireland

2004: New Work, Custom House Studios,Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

2004: Lineage, Sligo Art Gallery, Ireland

2004: Appleloft Gallery, County Sligo, Ireland

2003: Casa De Cultura De Monte Verde, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2003: Atelier Signe Moebus, Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

Awards, residencies etc:

 

2017:  Spark Residency Programme, Priors PLM in 

           association with Arts Office ,Leitrim County Council &

           Enterprise  Board, Ireland

2016: Shortlisted for Derwent Art Prize, London, UK
2016: Shortlisted for Jacksons Art Prize, London, UK

2014:  Routine and Change: Experiments on Neuroplasticity,

           10 week- Fellowship/ Residency at the Hanse-

           Wissenschaftskolleg,

           Institute for Advanced StudyDelmenhorst, Germany

2011: Artist in Residence, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Berlin, Germany

2011: Artist in Residence, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany.

2010: Artist in Residence. Arts Residency Egypt , Giza/Harem, Egypt, collaborative residency with artists Anne Devine and Sarah Badran for TRIANGULATIONS: The Giza Plateau + Nile River, Egypt

2010: Irish Arts Council Travel & Training Award                                       Triangulations : London | Cairo, Egypt

2009: Sligo County Council Arts Bursary

2007: Artist in Residence. Leighton Studios, Banff Centre Banff,

          Alberta,   Canada.

          Solo artist residency, realised August-October 2007

2006: Granted by the Irish Arts Council : Banff Centre, Leighton Studios, self-directed artist     residency

2005: Artists’ Book, Mariannenpresse Berlin, (limited edition of 100 copies, containing lithographs)

2005: Solo Exhibition (Award) South Tipperary Arts Centre,                   Ireland

2004: Solo Exhibition (Award), Sligo Art Gallery, Ireland

 

Bibliography: 

 

2017: Fight or Flight, Exhibition Catalogue,

           The Painting Centre,   NY, USA

2017: VAN Newsletter, Article/ March/April Issue:

           Tinka Bechert: Shadowgraph, Measuring the Invisible,
           Dublin, Ireland

2016: Art in Progress/ Science meets fiction, publication by

           Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, HWK, Institute of

           Advanced Study,  

           Delmenhorst, Germany

2016: Yeats 200, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Catalogue
2016: Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 12, United States & UK  
2016: Editor on W/K- Art & Science Blog, Dusseldorf,    

           Germany

2014: Publication with Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademy of sciences and Humanities, Berlin:   Artefakte: Kunst ist Wissen – Wissen ist Kunst

2013: Publication/ Monograph: Tinka Bechert: Of Painting and Other Adventures, 2003-2013/ 158-Page  Monograph/ Cataloque, [Hardback/Linen, Deutsch & English] Publisher ARTinFlow, Authors: Ulrike Oppelt , Dorothée Bauerle-Willert , Ingelore Hafemann , Björn Kuhligk , Anne Mueller von der Haegen , Eckhardt Momber , Karlheinz Pichler , Tinka Bechert

2012: Publication/ Book with NEUES MUSEUM & BBAW: Karl Richard Lepsius, der Begründer deutschen Ägyptologie, Herausg. Verena Lepper, Ingelore Hafemann, Kadmos Kulturverlag,  Berlin.

2011: Eine Spur im Strom, Artists’ Book, Lim, Ed. of 50,

          Die Quetsche Verlag.Witzwort

2009: Abridged Zero Seventeen, Modern Day,

           Art & Poetry Magazin, Northern Ireland    

2007: Boyle Arts Festival/ Invited Artists Exhibition/ King House/ Catalogue, Ireland 

2005: Collaboration with writer & poet Eckhardt Momber in design & creation of artist’s book ‘Chinamesser’: Artists’ Book, Mariannenpresse Berlin, (limited edition of 100 copies, containing lithographs)

2004: Tinka Bechert: New Paintings, Solo-Catalogue, published alongside Custom House Studio Show, Ireland

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2017: Fight or Flight, The Painting Centre, NY, USA

2017: Testing, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK

2016: Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, The Mall Galleries,

           London, UK
2015: The Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Irland
2014: Yeats 2015, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Irland

2012: Vermessung, Kunstverein Neukölln, T27, Berlin, Germany

2012: Working. Drawing, The Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim, Ireland

2012: Haus, Het Wilde Weeten, Rotterdam, Holland

2011: Before today is tomorrow, IAC Berlin, Germany

2011: The cuts are allright, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

2011: Urlaub in Berlin, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2011: Haus Berlin, with artists’ collective Perennial Art,

          IAC Berlin, Germany

2011: Drift Station Gallery, Nebraska, USA

2011: Gibs Mir Collective, Chain Letter, Zürich, Switzerland

2011: Anonyme Zeichner, Zürich, Switzerland

2011: An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA), Massachusetts, USA

2010: Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany

2010: Anonyme Zeichner, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

2010: MA SHOW: Public Gesture: Treasure Hunt, IADT, The LAB,  

           Dublin, Ireland

2009: Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2009: Kulturtag Regensburg, Kuenstlerhaus                                             Andreas-  Stadel, Regensburg,    Germany

2009: RUA RED, Summer Show, Dublin, Ireland

2009: EIGSE, Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland

2009: Posted Project 4: SKART Artists Collaboration,

           Cork, Ireland

2008: Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2008: LSC Open, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton,

           Leitrim,   Ireland

2008: Skew Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2007: Gordon Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

2007: King House, Invited Artists, Boyle Arts                                             Festival, Roscommon, Ireland

2006: The Dock, Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon,

           Co. Leitrim, Ireland

2005: Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo, Ireland

2003: Kuenstlerhof Blankenfelde, Berlin, Germany

2003: Appleloft Gallery, Easky, Co. Sligo, Ireland

2003: Degree Show, Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Ireland

 

Collections:

 

Tinka Bechert’s work is represented in many private and public collections in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the UK. Selected Collections include the Office of Public Works, Ireland, the Central Art Archives/ National Library, Berlin, Germany, the Victoria & Albert Museum (National Art Library, London) and Tate Britain, London.

 

Reviews/Public Talks etc.:

 

2017: Within Reason: On Art & Science Collaborations; Talk at        Conversas Berlin, Kreuzberg Pavillion,
   Berlin, Germany

2017: Sunday Business Post: Chasing Shadows:
   Shadow of Ourselves, Priors PLM in 

           association with the Spark Programme & Arts Office &

           Leitrim County Council, Ireland

2016: BLAU Magazine/ Die Zeit: Björn Kuhligk, Eisbär,

           distributed in Die Zeit, National Paper, Germany

2013: Flux FM, Radio Arty Von Malerei                                                       anderen Abenteuern, 2003-2013 / Tinka Bechert:

           Interview with Jan Kage

2012: Review: Triangulations, BBAW: Die Wissenschaft                            profitiert von der KunstTagesspiegel Berlin, Interview

           with Hermann Parzinger, Präsident Stiftung Preußischer

           Kulturbesitz by Amor Burchard & Nicola K

2012: Working.Drawing. A Red Thread, Review by Joanne Laws              for VAN May/June 2012
2012: Salon Sophie Charlotte, Artists’ Talk, BBAW Berlin
2011:
  Review: Triangulations, BBAW: Michael Zajonz:

           Nach   Ägypten! Tagesspiegel, 23/12/12   

2011: Review: Artist’s Book/ Eine Spur im Strom: Karl Georg Rötter: Emil Mündleins literarisches Vermächtnis, Mainpost Würzburg, 20/12/11,                          

2009: The Irish Independent, Culture Night                         

2009: Vernissage Art Magazine, Region Braunschweig, 

          Galerie21,   Special, Germany

2008: Sunday Business Post: Tinka Bechert & Eoin O’                       Connor, Culture, Dublin, Ireland 

2008: The Irish Times, Review: Tinka Bechert & Eoin O’ Connor:  Graduates at the Tramyard,   Dublin, Ireland

2004: Circa Art Magazine, Solo Show Custom House Studios, 

           Westport,  Ireland

2004: Lineage, The Irish Times, Culture Section