International Studio Programme : April - May 2010

Peter Friedl

Artist

Peter Friedl

Peter Friedl is a Berlin-based artist. His artistic practice - consistently heterogeneous in terms of medium, style, and meaning - emphasizes the friction between aesthetic and political awareness in the framework of their respective narratives. His works explore the conditions and genres of representation, employing strategies such as permanent displacement, editing, or over-exposing. Friedl's recent solo exhibitions include Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2010), Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen (2008), 'Working', Kunsthalle Basel (2008), 'OUT OF THE SHADOWS', Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art (2004). In 2006, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) organized a comprehensive retrospective exhibition 'Peter Friedl: Work 1964-2006,' which was subsequently shown at Miami Art Central/Miami Art Museum (2007) and the Musée d'Art Contemporain in Marseille (2007). Friedl's work has been exhibited worldwide, including at documenta X (1997) and documenta 12, Kassel (2007), the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), the 3rd Berlin Biennale (2004), the 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Seville (2006), Manifesta 7, Trento (2008), the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), the 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2008), and Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Tirana (2009). Since the 1980s, Friedl has published numerous essays and book projects such as Four or Five Roses (2004) and Working at Copan (2007). A selection of his Writings and Interviews 1981-2009 has been released in 2010.