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The installation artist Alex Besta develops multimedia compositions and conceptual spaces. She transfers theoretical research and personal explorations into an artistic-abstract and physically experiential language. The sociological, scientific or poetic writings that serve as her point of departure are re-sorted by Besta and translated into tapestries of sound, objects, images or cinematic elements to culminate in an overall concept that encompasses the entire space. A keen interest in the emergence of social orders and aesthetic phenomena, always with regard to their historical and social context, is an essential component of her art and is contained in all of her works. Alex Besta graduated from the University of Design Karlsruhe in 2018.

»The circle swirls its tempest skirts, to raise the trace from former phases. Bracing structures built from clay, all set and ready to reshape. Memories dancing walz in clockwise rounds. Waking a season sound, coloured by streaks on growing, worm-like grounds.«

Contact

Vorholzstrasse 15
76137 Karlsruhe

+49 172 9036967

bestaalexandra@gmail.com

Instagram (@alex_besta)

Soundcloud (carolmoss)

ato.vision
Die Happy Few (Collective)
76666 (Collective)
ANTHROPOS EX

Exhibitions

scholarship
La Cité internationale des arts Paris
05.05.24 - 28.10.24

"sleeping trees"
videoprojection/sound.
Unesco City of Media Arts
15.08.2024 – 15.09.2024

Participation in the mentoring programme 2024/25 in tandem with
Raphael Sbrezny
Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg

"FLUID FUTURES"
03.03.24 - 19.05.24
Stadtgalerie Lauenburg
curated by Lena Fließbach

"sleeping trees"
Installation
21.02.24 - 24.02.24
Artini

eat, sleep, sleep, eat.
exist slowly, softly, like these trees [...]
j.p. sartre, nausea

Vernissage 27.01.24 7-10 pm
28.01.24-03.02.24 3-7 pm
live elektronische performance by nicolás kretz

group show together with:
chiara bellamoli
alex besta
irma chacall
georges
tenki hiramatsu
nemanja šarbajić
@
Hinterhofstudio

V12 Open Atelier zum Galerietag
22/23.09.2023 15-18 Uhr
Karlsruhe
V12 Atelier

"der Sommer neigt sich dem Ende zu"
Group exhibition
together with: Irma Chacall, Tenki Hiramatsu, Nemaja Šarbajić.
V12 Atelier

agency accessories & gelbe Städte
Vernissage 14.10.2022 6 pm
Luis Leu
instagram.com/luisleu.de

X-Keramika
gelbe Städte
group exhibition
Vernissage 23.09.2022, 6 pm
24.09.2022- 31.10.2022
youtube.com/watch
majolika-karlsruhe.de

sound contribution for the Perfomance of "anthropos ex"
"Die Bretter die, die Welt bedeuten"
at ato.vision
20:30
anthropos-ex.com

melody to mud
soundperformance
26.08.2022
WERKstattPALAST

gelbe Städte
13.08.2022 - 05.09.2022
WERKstattPALAST

X-Keramika Artist in resistance program at Majolika Karlsruhe
majolika-karlsruhe.de
07.06.2022 - 17.07.2022

"Family Affair"
Offene Recherche
30.06.2022
Berlin
ato.vision/exhibitions/family-affair-offene-recherche

10.04.22
a room with a cue
group exhibition
Karlsruhe

23.03.22
agency accessories
kunstverein-wilhelmshoehe.de

11.02.22 - 30.02.22
viscous places
Kunstraum BLECH
https://raumfuerkunsthalle.de/blech/

23.10.21
viscous places I, an excerpt of thoughts
Soundperformance
"Beautiful Bastard Festival"
Prinzenallee 58
13359 Berlin-Wedding

28.08.21
structure of relations
kuenstlerhaus-eisenhammer.de

01.08-31.08.21
scholarship at Künslterhaus Eisenhammer

03.07 – 18.07.21
the happiness of belonging
ßpace, Karlsruhe

29.10 – 04.11.21
recreation
theartape, Karlsruhe

17.07 – 23.07.18
shifting bodies
University of Art and Design, Karlsruhe

© Alex Besta, Last update: July 2024
Design & Code: Bela Meiers, Texts: Alex Besta, Lena Reitschuster, Norina Quinte.