Archival pigment print mounted on Dibond, 2019
48 x 38 1/2 in 121.9 x 97.8 cm
Collection of the Artist
BAF, I want to be with those who know secret things, January 18 - March 23, 2019
Birthe Piontek is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Janus at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2020); Abendlied as a part of CONTACT Festival Toronto (2019) and Guernsey Photography Festival (2018); Lacuna (public art project) at City Hall Station in Vancouver (2019); Interspace (with Fei Disbrow) at Gallery Jones (2018); Catch a falling knife at Film Forum in Seattle (2017); Miss Solitude at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2017), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Small Scale Right Hemisphere: Part Two at Gallery Jones (2021); The Female Side of the Moon at Galerie Z22 in Berlin (2021); Good Witch Bad Witch at the Museum of Museums in Seattle; Dwelling: People and Place at Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver (2019); Undomesticated at Koffler Gallery in Toronto (2019); Sanctum at Big Medium in Austin, TX (2019); Photographing the Female at Beacon Gallery in Boston (2019), among others. Piontek has been the recipient of several prizes and grants including being shortlisted for a Henri-Nannen Preis, Germany, in 2020, and winning the Edward Burtynsky Grant through the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival in Toronto (2018). Piontek holds an MFA from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. In 2019, Piontek was an artist-in-residency at BAF, leading to a solo exhibition of photographs and sculptures Piontek also worked with BAF on her public work titled Lacuna at Broadway-City Hall Station with Capture Photography Festival (2019).
Piontek’s practice in photography works to create a dialogue between the two-and-three-dimensional realms by involving sculptures as subjects in her photographs, by presenting photographs as objects, or by presenting her photographs alongside sculptural assemblage to introduce inherent connection. Menagerie #3 was revealed in her solo exhibition at BAF in 2019. The is work Is from an edition of 7 + 1AP.
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