Bettina CarlArgentina | Visual Arts
During her residency in Argentina, Bettina Carl wants to continue the research and the previous contacts she established in 2018, when she participated in a residency program in Buenos Aires. The artist, known for her drawing practice and installations, now aims to embark on collaborations with an experimental, open-ended, multimedia character. She intends to shift her practice from drawing towards site-specific and ephemeral formats: delving into the hybrid, exploring ways of merging visual signs, sound, and language, and focussing on dialogical processes.
Bettina Carl [DE/CH] is an artist born in Bavaria, educated in Berlin, and based in Zurich. Her artistic practice focuses on drawing. While her multi-layered compositions evade a narrative approach, often verging on abstraction, her work remains figurative. Despite their simple materiality, Bettina’s drawings reveal an exuberant fascination with the sensual possibilities of her medium. Her imagery draws on many sources, ranging from electro-punk music, renaissance painting, to queer studies, bad design and the mundane beauty of trees and ageing bodies. Her recent solo and group exhibitions include shows at DuflonRacz Brussels, Laura Mars Gallery Berlin, and Lucie Fontaine, Milan. She won several residencies and awards in Berlin and Zurich and is also active as a curator, writer, and translator in the art field.