Marita Bullmann | Information
Marita Bullmann is a performance, installation and photography artist. Lives and works in Essen, Germany.
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Artist statement

Within my work I examine situations that are present in our everyday life but not perceived consciously.
Small, delicate moments illustrate how I detect the world around me.
Materials are decontextualised from their original use and provided with new different characteristics.

I explore moments in which the intrinsic context is transferred which communicates a gaze, an opinion as well as values, tempers and peculiarities.
My intention is to affect normal visual and perceptual mechanisms far away from their cultural coinages and to create a new ‘space’ that reminds us of how different we perceive things. I’m searching for images and actions which manifest the beauty of now and its simplicity.

Vita

Marita Bullmann is a performance, installation and photography artist.
Lives and works in Essen, Germany.

1982 Born in Munich
2003 – 2004 Assistent at Jörg Steffens Photography Studio, Munich
2003 – 2004 Photography course with Michael Jochum, Munich
2004 – 2011 Photography studies at the Folkwang University of Arts with Gisela Bullacher and Elisabeth Neudörfl, Essen, Germany
2008 – 2009 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2011 Diploma with distinction at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany
since 2011 Co-founder of Aktionslabor PAErsche (with Boris Nieslony a.o.), Cologne, Germany
since 2012 Teacher at the VHS Essen ‘Fotografischer Studienkreis’, Germany
since 2013 Organiser and art director of Performance Art festival Interval in Essen with Artist from Europe and China

Grants and awards

2008 Bridges Photo project Emscher Future Award
2008 – 2009 Scholarship for study at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel
2010 Project funding within European Accents in Perm, Russia; Transdisciplinary exchange AGORA feldstärke: Essen, Paris, Istanbul
2012 Young Advancement Award, Kunststiftung NRW
2014 Residency at La Fábrique de Théatre, Mons, Belgium
Travelgrant Goethe Institute, Bucharest
2015 Residency at Salzamt Linz, Austria
Residency with and by Zierle & Carter, St Just, Cornwall, UK
Residency at 10/12, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Travelgrant Goethe Institute, Ukraine
Residency FLUCTU at l‘Escaut, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Projectfunding for USA from the state of NorthRhineWestphalia
Residency at Galeria Raczej, Poznan, Polen

Selected exhibitions and performance art events

2017
Duration & Dailogue II, Katzman Contemporary art gallery, Toronto, Canada
Moments to gather, Gallery KUB, Leipzig, Germany
Gartenperformance with Anja Ibsch, Berlin, Germany
another small matter, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA
Symposium: Being in Public | Encounters | Outside Place/Inner Space, Belfast, UK
Austellwerk Hugelfing, Germany
Kunst Im Wohnraum 2017, Essen, Germany
Perfocilinne 777, Barlok, Brussels, Belgium
Perfonauci 2017, Poznan, Polen
Precise: fine setting, Ahrweiler, Germany
Atelier : Performance #5 with Anja Ibsch, Hannover, Germany
PAErsche LAB ’17, Cologne, Germany
Momentum, Performancetage, Hamburg, Germany
Im Hinblick auf das Ausmaß, Galerie Irma Gublia, Essen, Germany
Interval eXtended – B, Networkmeeting, Ruhrregion, Germany
Sharing 576h, Gallery Koppelmann, Cologne, Germany
September Equinox / Day of public action for freedom and democracy, Cologne, Germany
Urban densification by demolition, Essen, Germany
PAB Open 2017, Bergen, Norway
I Owe You Some Pie, Karlsruhe, Germany

2016
Matjö – Raum für Kunst, Cologne, Germany
PAErsche zeigt wie, Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
17qm project, Cologne, Germany
PAErsche Open Source Group Performance, Cologne, Germany
Flare_2, Newcastle, UK
Cumulator Performance Action, Newcastle, Lviv, Brussels, Londonderry, UK, Belgium,Ukraine, N-Ireland
Tatt av Heimdal: Performancefestival, Norway
Crossover-project, Kiel, Germany
BreakThrough #13, smallest Performance-space, Munich, Germany
Bbeyond Monthly Tour 2016, Münster-Essen-Cologne, Germany
Two way mirror exhibition, Objectives Galery, Singapore
PerformPerform, Bad Bonn, Switzerland
Days of performance art, L’viv, Ukraine
Asche zu Farbgut, Augsburg, Germany
Same difference : Equinox to Equinox, global Performance Art Day, Koblenz, Germany
PAErsche verlaufen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Grüntaler9, Berlin, Germany
Asiatopia, Bangkok, Thailand
Off2, Kunsthaus Essen, Germany
Fluctu, Brussels, Belgium
ZAZ, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015
Bbeyond Monthly Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland
XVII International Art Festival Interakcje, Poland
Exhibition and Performance at bb15, Linz, Austria
Publication “Mornings are strange objects to me
PAB Open, Bergen, Norway
Seminar “Building Audiences”, Kunsthall Bergen, Norway
New! Performance Salon!, Newcastle, UK
Arken Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Actus IV, Liège, Belgium
Exhibition and Performance at 10/12 gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany

2014
Bel-Esse Performance Exchange, Lisburn, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Performance Platform Lublin, Poland
Eight Days a week 2014, Auferstehungskirche, Cologne, Germany
Actus III, Académie des Beaux Arts de Saint Gilles, Brussels, Belgium
IPA-Platform Festival, Bucharest
Contexts 2014, The 4th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Poland
PAEkort#11, Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam, Netherland
Actus II, La Frameries, Belgium
Folkwang Verteilerebene, Essen, Germany

2013
Video Folkwang – ‘Living Stills’, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Publication “Lucky Couple
14. festival Vstop prost / Admission free, Celje, Slovenian Republic
“Art of encountering V” with philippine artists, Cologne, Essen & Bonn, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
Performancelaboratorium 07, Linz, Austria
PANik 10, Vienna, Austria
Brise °1, Flensburg, Germany
Performance s p a c e, London. United Kingdom
10/12, Brussels, Belgium
The lying on the floor, abandoned to lie, Linz, Austria

2012
Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany
Alongside, Belfast, Northern Ireland
13th Open Performance Art Festival, Beijing, China
BeijingLiveArt 2012, Beijing, China
Totale II, Maschinenhaus, Essen, Germany
Austria Colonia, Ebertplatz & Bruch und Dallas, Cologne, Germany
MPA_Open, Berlin, Germany
Orangerie, Cologne, Germany

2011
Kunst im Kulturflur, Hildesheim, Germany
Opekta, Cologne, Germany
‚CIVIC‘ The first international festival of billboard art, Sunderland, UK
Frau Freitag, Karlsruhe, Germany
Landscaping – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Clervaux, Luxemburg
Mit einem Fuß in der Badewanne, diploma-installation, Essen, Germany
S-Pur, artclub, Cologne, Germany
Raum 02, Mühldorf, Germany

2010
Synoptic Vizionaudial Art Meeting, Hungary
Augenblicke – photography project in public, Essen, Germany
European Accents in PermFestival in Perm, Russia; Pécs, Hungary; Duisburg, Germany
Platform Young Performance Artists 2010, Berlin, Germany
Feldstärke International – interdisciplinary plattform in Essen, Paris, Istanbul
Aesthetics and Bias, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2009
Pow! Pow! Action International Art Festival, San Francisco, United States
Fisimatenten – Performen im Affekt, AkademieGalerie, Munich, Germany

2008
Hier und Jetzt, photography exhibition, Liebfrauen church, Duisburg, Germany
Floating colours, photography project Emscher Zukunft, Dortmund, Germany
feldstärke, interdisciplinary platform, Essen, Germany
Lebensraum Emscher – Projectexhibition, Duisburg-Beeck, Germany

2007
Internationalen Videofestivals, Bochum, Germany
Project Hartmut, Atelier at pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany

Workshops

Directed workshops at:
PerformPerform Festival, Bad Bonn, Switzerland
Kunstverein Gegenwart, Leipzig, Germany
SAIC, Chiacago, USA

Attended workshops with:
Black Market International: Jürgen Fritz and Boris Nieslony
Marylin Arsem
Adina Bar-On
He Chengyao
Andrés Galeano
Nezaket Ekici
Monica Klingler
Lynn Lu
Jamie McMurry
Kira O´Reilly
Phillipe Quesne
Tino Sehgal
Josef Sprinzak
Jim Trainor
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Curatorial projects

Since 2011 co-founder and organiser of PAErsche Aktionslabor.
Since 2013 organiser and art director of Performance Art Festival Interval in Essen, Germany.

Performance works

Photography works

Installation works

Publications

Selection:
Emergency Index Vol. 3 – annual publication documenting more than 300 international performances. November 25, 2014
Insects and cucumbers in Słowotoku – article by Agnieszka Szablikowska in Magazyn Sztuki w Sieci (in Polish). October 20, 2014
Contexts 2014 Sokolovsko – interview at The 4th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Poland. July 26, 2014
Marita Bullman – Time is on my side – article in Kunst im Kulturflur. November 23, 2011
Floating Colours – article in Pro Photo. May 18, 2008

All:

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2008