Annelies Štrba (CH-1947)

05 03 2023  –  12 05 2023

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Annelies Štrba is a Swiss multimedia artist, who lives in the Zurich metropolitan area. She works with video, photography, and digital media to approach her subjects, which range from domestically themed images, portraiture, and both urban and natural landscapes.

Annelies Štrba was born in Zug, Switzerland in 1947. She now lives in Richterswil (Lake Zurich) and Ascona, Switzerland. She started showing her work in 1990, and has participated in many group shows alongside other artists known for their portrayals of family, society, and everyday subjects, such as Nan Goldin, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist and Wolfgang Tillmans. She has traveled internationally for her work, spending time in Japan, Poland, Scotland, Paris, and England, amongst other places. She received a Federal Grant for Applied Art in 1971 and has exhibited widely in Europe, primarily in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and France, as well as in the United States.

Štrba combines photography, digital media, and film to chronicle her physical and emotional life. A mother of three, she has been documenting her family environment through her work for over four decades. Her best-known bodies of work, Shades of TimeAYANYIMA, and her most recent publication, Noonday, depict her immediate family including her three children, and five grandchildren. Although she is working with subject matter that is very personal and quite literally close to home, Štrba constructs a quality of fantastical narrative in her pictures, utilizing combinations of the different mediums in her repertoire. While creating images that evoke fantastical emotion using technological processes, she simultaneously embraces a sense from 19th-century romanticism while addressing themes of domesticity and nature.

Štrba uses a digital camera to capture moments and figures in film and still, which she then colors with the aid of computer programs. This digital manipulation provides Štrba’s images with a sense of painterliness and allows her to abandon naturalism and realist details in favor of complex visual textures. She often photographs around the family homes just outside of Zurich or in the Swiss mountains, where they spend many weekends and holidays. The product is a personal and poetically abstract documentation of the life around her, capturing her subjects at the dining room table, grooming, in the chaos of untidy rooms, or surrounded by nature. Overall, a personal story is told of the intertwined lives and relationships, speaking to memories, reactions, and nostalgic realization.

Annelies Štrba from wikipedia

1947                       Geboren in Zug
1969                       Heirat mit Bernhard Schobinger
1970, 1971, 1974   Geburt der Kinder Sonja, Samuel und Linda
1963 –1966            Ausbildung zur Fotografin
1971–1973            Eidgenössisches Stipendium für angewandte Kunst
1984/1985             Reise nach Schlesien (Polen)
1991                       Atelieraufenthalt El Cabrito, La Gomera, Kanarische            Inseln
1994/1995             Reisen durch Japan
1995                       Reise nach Eastwood und Haworth
1996                       Atelieraufenthalt Landis & Gyr, London
                               Reise durch England und Schottland
1997                       Atelieraufenthalt Cité internationale des arts, Paris
1998/1999             Reisen nach New York und England
Lebt in Richterswil und Arcegno
Auswahl Einzelausstellungen
2023    Bunt entfaltet sich mein Anderssein, Fotostiftung Schweiz
2021    Noonday, Villa Garbald, Castasegna
2021   Mystik des Alltags, galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
2020    New York 2001, Musée des Beaux-arts, Le Locle
2020    Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona
2018    IKONEN. Arbeiten 1977–2017, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
2018    IKONEN, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zürich
2014    Fotoleinwände/Unikate 1976–1994, Galerie Walter Keller, Zürich
2014    Madonnen, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich
2013    Shades of Time, Kunsthaus Zug
2013    My Life’s Dreams, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
2011    My Life’s Dreams, Frith Street Gallery, London
2010    Icons, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
2010    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2009    Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil
2008    Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
2008    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2008    My Life’s Dreams, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2006    Wonder, Kunstverein Ulm
2007    Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
2007    Fondazione Sozzani, Mailand
2005    Galerie Rudolfinum, Prag
2004    Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
2004    Frances und die Elfen, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zürich
2003    NYIMA, Helmhaus, Zürich
2002    Les cathédrales de monnaie, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zürich
2002    Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
2001    Neue Videos. Neue Bilder, Kunsthaus Zug
2001    The Paradise 1, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2001    Shades of Time, Centre national de la photographie, Paris
2000    Frith Street Gallery, London
2000    Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
1999    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1998    Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
1998    Shades of Time, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1998    Thread Waxing Space, New York
1998    Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris
1998    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1997    Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
1997    Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
1995    Museum Moritzburg, Halle
1994    Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
1993    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich
1992    Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
1992    galerie weisser elefant, Berlin
1991    Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
1990    Aschewiese, Kunsthalle Zürich
Auswahl Gruppenausstellungen
2022    Your Life. Fotografie aus der KWS-Sammlung, Museum Franz  Gertsch, Burgdorf
2022    Wahlfamilie – Zusammen weniger allein, Fotomuseum Winterthur
2022    Familiensache, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil
2021    Annelies Štrba & Bernhard Schobinger, Gowen Contemporary, Genf
2020    Nonnen. Starke Frauen im Mittelalter, Landesmuseum Zürich
2019    Spiegel, Museum Rietberg, Zürich
2019    Memoria del Sublime. Il paesaggio nel secolo XXI, Museum dei Cedri, Bellinzona
2017    Schlaf – Eine produktive Zeitverschwendung, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen
2016    Heiliger Besuch, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen
2016    Aufs Land Bilder! – Landhausbilder von Kobell bis Richter, Schlossmuseum Murnau
2016    Close Up, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
2015    Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Frist Art Museum, Nashville
2012    Künstlerkinder. Von Runge bis Richter, von Dix bis Picasso, Kunsthalle Emden
2012    Alice in the Wonderland of Art, Kunsthalle Hamburg
2011    Alice in Wonderland, TATE Liverpool
2011    Kontroverze. A Legal and Ethical History of Photography, Rudolfinum, Prag
2010    Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
2008    TEEN CITY – L’aventure adolescente, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
2006    In the Face of History. European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Centre, London
2007    Fairy Tale: Contemporary Art and Enchantment, Leeds Art Gallery
2006    Artists for Miroslav Tichý, House of Arts, Brno
2004    doublebind. kunst-kinder-karriere, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen
2002    Claude Monet – bis zum digitalen Impressionismus, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
2002    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2000    Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
2000    Frith Street Gallery, London
2000    home, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1999    Trace, 1st Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1999    New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1998    La sphère de l’intime, Le printemps de Cahors
1997    Antechamber, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1997    Die Schwerkraft der Berge 1774 –1997, Aargauer Kunsthaus/Kunsthalle Krems
1996    Prospect ’96 – Fotografie in der Gegenwartskunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
1996    The Eye of the Beholder, The Swiss Institute, New York
1994    The Epic and the Everyday, Hayward Gallery, London
1993    Galerie Eigen + Art, New York
1992    The Boundary Ride, Biennale of Sydney
1991    Galerie Eigen + Art bei Kunst-Werke Berlin