Janaina Tschape


German artist Janaina Tschape produces video, sculpture, photography and drawings as she works through fragmented narratives that exist somewhere between reality and fiction. Ideas of the female body are explored through wearable sculptures, fabricated to mimic fleshy organic bio-morphic material. The photographs and videos take place in luscious botanical settings that aid to the dreamlike quality of each character. The artist was born in Munich and spent most of her adolescence in San Paulo, Brazil. Tschape is a graduate of the School of the Visual Arts in New York City (1998), and she attended the Museu de Arte Moderna Artist Residency in Salvador, Brazil (1994). Last year, the artist exhibited “Melantropics” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, and had a solo exhibition with Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2007, Tschape will exhibit with Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York City and The New Art Gallery in Walsall, U.K.