I feel that making art is like dreaming on purpose, and involves a rigorous search for beauty amidst materials that have been cast aside. It is a physically engaging organic process
of creating, and an opportunity to present myself with something paradoxically strange and familiar that does not restrict contemplation.
My work allows me to view my environment in a way that is poetic rather than dismissive. It is my hope that the work has a similar effect on those who view it perhaps also
altering the way they see their world.
The work is deliberately left open-ended and unexplained allowing viewers (as well as myself) to read it through the richness of their own experiences.
Although I cannot entirely list the intuitive self-imposed rules that govern the production of my work or all the reasons for making it I know without doubt that it needs to be made.
CRISTINA DE SANTANA
Born Bahia, Brasil, 1965
Lives and Works in Düsseldorf, Germany
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf 2017 Kunstpalast
2016 - The International Art Project Cap d'Ail, France
2016 – Regiment Armory. New York
2016 - The Vision Art Project Hamburg, Germany
2015 Group Show Women as Witness New York, NY
2015 Artist Residence Romania Art Foundation, Romania
2014 Deutsche Bank, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014 Between Worlds, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Lords of War video show Dr.Thompson´s Düsseldorf, Germany
2012 K4 Kulturbüro Kiefernstrasse, Düsseldorf.
2011 Presentation of Project City of Dreams Haniel Park Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 The Can Factory - Art Project with Knut Kargel.
2010 Art in Flingern, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 The Dangerous Ability to Fascinate Other People, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 Infinite Universe, Contemporary Art Gallery, Düsseldorf, Flingern
2008 Das Leben Draussen Kunstfilmtag 2010 Malkasten Düsseldorf
2008 Charity Exhibition for Haiti Schloss Bedburg, Bedburg, Germany
2007 Group Show Korbrennerei Gallery Düsseldorf Haan, Germany
2006 Group Exhibition Natur Eins, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006 Breath Galeria DZS, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Exhibition Natur Eins, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Show Mundo Morbido Renaissance Hotel Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 Spiegel der Seele in Johanneskirche, Düsseldorf, Germany
2004 Visions Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf Germany
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