02. May 2018 – 31. August 2018

Katja Pfeiffer: under construction

Architectural transitional phenomena between construction and destruction, temporary and provisional buildings and illusionary architecture are the subject of Katja Pfeiffer's art. Over the years, she has been compiling the material for her work in an extensive archive. For the implementation, she takes up individual aspects in order to combine sources from completely different origins. The exhibition 'under construction' presents pieces from three groups of works that relate to different stages of construction processes. The installation 'Backdrop' is based on footage from film productions. A slight shift of the viewer's perspective from behind the camera's point of view causes the illusion to falter when filming on set. The series of works 'Abmaz Abmar' shows the backs of fairground rides and locks the viewer out of the pleasure. Finally, the works in the 'Kingfisher' series show the remains of ocean giants after their last voyage. Material for this was provided by documentation about the Chittagong ship-breaking yards.


1973                 Born in Karlsruhe

1992-2000        Studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy

Since 2006        Professor of Art at the University of Wuppertal

Lives and works in Berlin and Wuppertal

Exhibitions (Selection):

2018     Scharf geschnitten - Vom Scherenschnitt zum Paper Cut, [Sharp cut - From Silhouette to Paper Cut], Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen 

2017     positions 2 - invited by Dirk Salz, Gallery Torsten Obrist, Essen

2016     cut & go - Vom Trennen, Teilen & Zerschneiden, [cut & go  - From separation, divisions and making cuts], Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund; Terre Motor, Wilhelmshöhe Art Association, Ettlingen (E, cat.)

2015     (Neues Jahr – neues) Glück [(New Year - New) Luck], Die Vitrine, Friedrichshafen; Katzengold @ Positions Berlin Art Fair; Landesverband Berliner Galerien, Berlin

2014     Maison Bourgeoise, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin (E); höher schneller weiter, Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen (E); Überspannte Bögen, Kunstraum St. Georgen, Wismar (E) 


Exhibition Opening: 2 May 2018 at 7.30pm

Duration of the exhibition: 3 May 2018 to 31 August 2018

Welcoming Address: Fritz Straub, Managing Director, Deutsche Werkstätten

Introduction to the Exhibition: Prof. Olaf Lauströer, Architect, HfBK Dresden

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (Not on public holiday and bridging days)  


Deutsche Werkstätten (New Company Building),

Moritzburger Weg 68

 01109 Dresden

Contact: +49 351 21 590-202, www.dwh.de


Entry is free of charge and parking in the company car park is possible.

We hereby cordially invite you, your family and friends to the opening of the exhibition.

Copyright Photos: Lothar Sprenger