DIANA HANITZSCH (b. Germany)

lives and works in Vancouver

dhanitzsch(at)gmail.com

EDUCATION

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada, BFA Visual Arts, 2019
  • University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany, Klasse Thomas Zipp, 2017
  • HTWK Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Dipl.-Ing. Medientechnik, 2008

COLLABORATIONS 

  • Freie.Performance.Praxis supported by NETZWERK KREATIV HfBK Dresden, Jan – Dec 2018

RESIDENCIES

  • Kunstgilde Hanse3 e.V., Dresden, Feb – Dec, 2018
    (https://neustadt-art-festival.de/location/kunstgilde-hanse-3/)

EXHIBITIONS /  PERFORMANCES

2019

  • CUT, Neighbourhood Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2018

  • Außerdem, Galerie Hanse 3, Dresden, Germany
  • One for the devil, Rudolfstraße 7, Dresden, Germany
  • Ropes, L a V I L A L A V I L A V I L A L A L A, LaVila, Prag, Czech Republic
  • ritual, Rudolfstraße 7, Dresden, Germany
  • Geh8 Sommerfest exhibition, Geh8 Kunstraum und Ateliers e.V., Dresden, Germany
  • Freie.Performance.Praxis meets Olimpia Scardi, Galerie Stephanie Kelly, Dresden, Germany
  • form/form/form/form/body/body/body/body/body/body/body, Galerie Stephanie Kelly, Dresden, Germany
    • This performance evolved out of my painting practise where I often work with 7 colors and layers of paint on a square form. It was exciting to think of paint as a moving body containing energy of its own. With their individual energy the colored layers slowly destroy the form that kept them together closely. Instead of holding its original form the metal obeys the body and is transformed into individual shapes. Eventually, in this game of forming and shaping and destroying, there is nothing left as it used to be, no body, no form.
  • Leaning Out of Windows – Step One Exhibition, Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, Canada
    • Leaning Out of Windows, a research creation project, explores how knowledge might be translated across the disciplinary communities of art and physics in order to develop a shared understanding of the cosmos. The project assesses methodologies of collaboration to develop ways to engage with the diverse languages employed by artists and physicists, namely between Emily Carr University and TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. What is shared is a space of mutual inspiration informing each other’s work in the search for new and emergent understanding of scientific phenomena.
  • New Connections #1 »Metabol – Metabolismus und Kunst«, Hole of Fame, Dresden, Germany

2017

  • Space Warming, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Hot Dog, Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, Canada
  • Rundgang, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • I Love Germany and Germany Loves Me, Performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxnVZilT7-Q), Berlin, Germany
  • S.P.A.C.E., Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016

  • Don’t Spill Your Coffee, Library Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Loving Is Easy, That’s Why So Many People Do, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • Sculptures, 211A, Vancouver, Canada
  • The New Salon, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2015

  • Simulacrum, Emily Carr University, Performance in collaboration with Mallory Amirault (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNIiaefJqes), Vancouver, Canada
  • Pigeon Project, 178c, Vancouver, Canada
  • Reading Room – Foundation Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014

  • Knife Room, Abraham J. Rogatnick Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • Foundation Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH STUDIES

2016 -2018

  • Research Project Artist – Leaning out of Windows (LOoW) – Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    LOoW is a four-year SSHRCC funded interdisciplinary art and science project, involving four phases between 2016-2020. It involves co-designing, testing, and analyzing models of collaboration for art and science. Participants include Emily Carr University’s faculty, art students, visiting artists + physicists, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students working at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science located at the University of British Columbia

2017

  • Participant – cloTHING(s) as Conversation – Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    The cloTHING(s) as conversation project proposes to move away from the conventional view of clothing as a statement and unidirectional approaches to information/ cultural exchange. This is being done through exploring the possibilities of clothing as a form of worn communication. Our aim is to create new models for sustainable post growth clothing – to facilitate the development of new conceptual models pertaining to the design, production, and use of the clothing we wear.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

  • behind curtain response one, Woo Publication, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Spring 2017

2016

  • The day I realised time doesn’t exist, Selection of 37 public facebook images of the class HUMN-311-F001-2016

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

  • S.P.A.C.E., Exhibition catalogue

2016

  • Sculptures, Exhibition catalogue

SCHOLARSHIPS

2017

  • Brissenden Scholarship

2016

  • Takao Tanabe Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

since Feb 2018

  • GEH8 Kunstraum und Ateliers e.V., Dresden, Germany, Curatorial Assistant
    • supporting the gallery team with grand writing, the setup of exhibitions and administrative tasks
    • part of the jury for the selection of artists for 2019
    • translation of various writings and documents (website and curatorial contract)
    • attendant during shows

2015 – 2018

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver – Teaching Assistant / Tutor Writing Centre

2016 -2017

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Research Assistant – LOoW Leaning out of Windows
    • Supporting the collaborative project between scientists of TRIUMF and artists, http://leaningoutofwindows.org/

2015 – 2017

  • Charles H Scott Gallery + READ books, Vancouver – Sales and gallery attendant

until 2013

  • Project Manager and Partner Manager, LogPay Financial Services, Eschborn, Germany