For seventeen years Barbara Breitenfellner has been jotting down art-related dreams. Her installations are constructions of these nightly recordings. Often the descriptions of the dreams function as both work instructions and work titles. In the continuation of other artists and writers dealing with dream recollections, Breitenfellner uses her protocols to create condensed and distorted, often absurd or ironic representations of making and exhibiting art and being an artist. Her collages come about through play with printing over, cutting out, and turning around with the pitfalls of the unconscious.
Born in Kufstein, Austria, Breitenfellner received a Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. She lives and works in Berlin and has had solo shows, among others, at Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss (2015); Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2011) and HMKV, Dortmund (2011). Group shows include Il y a de l’autre, Rencontres Photographiques, Arles (2016); Imagine Reality, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2015) and Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2012).
Barbara Brietenfellner participated in a Production Residency at IMMA in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Irland and The Model, Sligo in 2016.
During her residency at IMMA Breitenfellner worked on a series of new works with material found on location.
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