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SELECTED WORKS BY Kati Heck

Rainer Sagt
Kati Heck
Rainer Sagt

2006

Acrylic, oil/canvas, papier maché, wood

289.6 x 411.5 cm
Kati Heck approaches painting as a cacophony of pre-fab languages. Her canvases give the illusion of collage: stylistically blending photorealism, illustration, cartoon, and expressive painterly gestures, and incorporating their associative references of porn, instructional manuals, humour, and art history. Her works are grounded in both formalism and fiction. Influenced by comics, mystery novels, and film, each painting plays out a possible narrative, using compositional elements to create suggestive links between her visual descriptions.
Heck has been described as a ‘post-feminist’ because of her confrontational representation of the female body. Reminiscent of Rita Ackerman’s portraits of corrupted innocence and Franz West’s innuendo laden collages, Heck’s monumental sized paintings draw from both personal experience and popular culture, creating a heightened sense of drama or glamour from the everyday. Often depicting herself and people she knows, her works operate as theatres of fantasy projection, using the diversity of painting as a means to engage with the potential of imagination.
Die Nachbarn II-Schnitzeljagd
Kati Heck
Die Nachbarn II-Schnitzeljagd

2006

Oil on canvas

285 x 240 cm
Popo Moment
Kati Heck
Popo Moment

2007

Oil on canvas

273 cm x 274 cm

Kati Heck's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1979, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Kati Heck, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2010
Bremsspuren, Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna (A)
Solanum Tuberosum. Tauben sprechen kein Deutsch, Atelierschiff der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany

2009
The Nono und die Fratzenpleite, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Vier Leute passen in ein Taxi, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp (B)

2008
Gsuffa, der eiserne Pomoment, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, USA
Bonzenspeck und Prollgehabe, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands (cat.)

2007
Heisse Bräute und Geile Würste, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, Belgium (cat.)

2006
W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prost Mahlzeit, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA

2005
Die Grosse Egale, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp,Belgium


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Painters' Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2011
A Paper Trail, De Halle, Geel, Belgium
Kunstpreis Ikob, Ikob, Eupen, Belgium
FREESTATE II, Oosteroever, Ostend, Belgium
Accrochage, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2010
Into the light (o.a. Francis Alÿs, Ann Veronica Jansssens, Doa Aly, Tim Vets), video and light installations on public display in Antwerp South, Antwerp, Belgium
When will they finally see the power of drawing (oa. Angel Vergara, Michaël Borremans, Roger Raveel, Panamarenko, Luc Tuymans), Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium
Powerhaus, Power Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Pop Art, Scheld’apen in NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
Hotelpupik – Lieblingspositionen"(Luca Bertolo, Martin Dickinger, Herbert Egger, Kati Heck, Heyda Klein, Rebecca Wason Horn, Ulrike Johannsen, Wilhelm Scherübl, Nana Schulz, David Stairs, Uli Vonbank-Schedler, Heimo Wallner), Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Germany
Pop Art, Scheldapen at NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
For your eyes only (Kati Heck, Mary Heilmann, Marilyn Minter, Pia Dehne, Maureen Gallace, Dorothy Iannone, Kirsten Lampert, Esther Stocker, Andrea Lehman, Alona Harpaz, Cindy Wright, Ellen de Meutter, Tina Gillen, Annick Lizein, Viviane Klagsbrun and Nora De Kempeneer), De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
Works on paper (John Bock, Kati Heck, Dennis Tyfus, Angel Vergara), Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Changez! Een Belgenshow, 21Rozendaal, Enschede, The Netherlands

2009
The State of Things (curated by Ai Weiwei en Luc Tuymans), Paleis voor Schone kunsten (Bozar), Brussel (B)

2008
A Meeting between the tragic and the funny, Hessenhuis – Antwerpen (B). (a.o. Fred Bervoets, Olaf Breuning, Roman Signer, Guy Rombouts, Anton Cotteleer, Geert Goiris, Daniel Johnston, Peter Lemmens)
Honorons Honoré, De Garage, ruimte voor actuele kunst, Mechelen (B)
UN-SCR-1325, Geukens en De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium

2007
Pushing the Canvas, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium (cat.)
Status Questionis, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Feste, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Small Stuff three, Beersel, Belgium
Welcome home, Mukha, Antwerp, Belgium

2006
The Agency, London, England
Beaufort Triennale Oostende, PMMK Oostende/ Bredene, Oostende, Belgium (cat.)
View ten, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, USA

2005
Bonds of Love, John Connelly Presents, NYC, USA (cat.)
Fiesta, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
59. Badischer Kunstpreis, Museum Baden, Solingen, Germany
Marc Selwyn Fine arts, Los Angeles, USA

2004
Coming People- Leere X Visionen, Herford, Germany (cat.)
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC, USA
Probeweise Gewalt auf Vorrat, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Freundschaftsmaschine, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2003
Sugar and Spice, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Camille-Huysmansprijs, Kunstencentrum Elzenveld, Antwerp, Belgium (cat.)
Ithaka, Kunstencentrum Het Stuk, Leuven, Belgium