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Janaina Tschäpe

Date of birth : 1973

Country : Germany

Born 1973 in Munich, Germany.
Lives and works in New York and Rio de Janeiro.

This Germano-Brazilian artist first attracted attention in the late 1990s with her autofictional performances. Whether stretched out as if dead in the heart of a hundred different landscapes, wandering like a ghost around Rheims Cathedral, or playing a mermaid equipped with silicone wings, this multifaceted artist works in a variety of media, including photography, video, painting and installations, as she invents her sculptural, magical narratives.


Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.