Nico Joana Weber: Selva Negra
An exhibition in cooperation with the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln e.V.
In her works, Nico Joana Weber reflects culturally connoted notions of landscape and nature in a dialogue with formal architectural languages and structures, in particular from the classic modern period. Her artistic media include photography, film, and installations. Her works were produced both in the region, for example in the Brutalist architecture of the Ruhr University in Bochum, as well as in countries such as Brazil and Argentina. Besides large-format black-and-white photographs, artificially arranged grottos, and a spatial intervention, the exhibition also includes a film that Nico Joana Weber shot in South America. Among other things it features the Curutchet House designed by Le Corbusier in the province of Buenos Aires. Here, built forms encounter a natural world of plants, which the artist transforms into striking images.
Nico Joana Weber (*1983) studied at Goldsmiths College in London and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, and she is this year’s recipient of the Villa Romana Prize.