Dana Widawski

b. 1973, Berlin, DE

Dana Widawski’s ceramic works can be compared to the form of wild thinking. She transcends genre boundaries and one-sided classifications by repeatedly creating abrupt and unforeseen combinations. Her works undermine borderlines between art and craft, between high and low, and dares to introduce elements into art that art fears the most: as if even kitsch, which with Adorno lurks in art to leap out of it on so many occasions, becomes a player in the works, as it were – goblin-like, slipping out of any classification – as a parody of catharsis.

Dana Widawski, lives and works in Berlin. From 1995 to 2000, the artist studied textile design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle / Saale (diploma) and from 2004 to 2006 Art in Context at University of Arts in Berlin (Master of Arts). In 2018 Dana Widawski was awarded the L102.ART PRIZE, in 2011 the art prize of the city of Schwabach, in 2001 the Wilhelm Lorch Foundation Prize and in 2000 the scholarship of the HKD Burg Giebichenstein. Her works were i.a. issued in: VI Art Festival Bydgoszczcz (Poland); O19 | OSTRALE Biennale, Dresden; Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin; Gallery Mutter Fourage, Berlin; Gallery Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin; Gallery of the City of Schwabach, Bavaria; Arts Council of the Sparkasse [savings bank] Karlsruhe, Freies Museum Berlin; Higure 17-15 CAS, Tokyo, (Japan); danubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein (Austria); Galerie BRAUBACHfive, Frankfurt a.M .. Other permanent works in public space: façade art, Drontheimer Str. 19 and Dirschauer Str./corner Revaler Str., Berlin; room art and wall painting for Ortung VII, Südliche Ringstr. 10, Schwabach (Bavaria); Art in architecture, Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle, Halle / Saale.

Curriculum vitae

Figures de Décoration

Figures de Décoration

Broken Flowers