Ricarda Roggan

03 Sep - 12 Nov 2005

Ricarda Roggan: ATTIKA
color photography

As a hoard of collection and concentration the spaces by Ricarda Roggan exist between worlds. Her attics are empty and abandoned in state of dawn, between day and night. They appear naked and disclose their construction.
In Switzerland the title „ATTIKA“ characterizes the top floor - and also the pattern of the word hints at the structure of the beams that set up the truss.
In her bygone bodywork the artist has uncovered a substance from deposits of history. It used to be worthless objects and furniture, which Ricarda Roggan merged into assemblage and interiors and added an own reality as witnesses of the past. Real and staged situation were joined together.
ATTIKA is also a place of these deposits of the past. Despite the emptiness one will find traces and blurrings of a common past. The substance can be discovered in the spaces themselves. Ricarda Roggan betook herself of searching these places in Cottbus and Dresden and left the safety of the artist’s studio. She actualized the attics as personal images, which offers the beholder to be immersed in a dusty, dawn and slightly mysterious foretime.
Ricarda Roggan’s execution between document/report and construction, reality and production is continued in ATTIKA in a very subtle manner.

1972 born in Dresden, Germany
1993 Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
1996 studies in artistic photography
2002 German university degree (with distinction)
2003/04 postgraduate studies at Prof. Timm Rautert

: grants / awards
2004 art-award of the Sachsen LB: „Kunstpreis der Sachsen LB“
2003 scholarship of the Stiftung Vordemberge-Gildewart
DAAD scholarship for MA at Royal College of Art London
scholarship of Kulturstiftung of the free-state Saxonia
2002 scholarship for Contemporary German Photography by
Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach-Stiftung

: solo and group exhibitions
2005 „Der Blick auf Dresden“ Brühlsche Terasse, Lipsius-Bau, Dresden
Nationalmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Tokyo
„From Cotton to Culture“ Bunkier Sztuki Krakow, Polen
„Law and Order“, Goethe-Institut, London
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
„Portrait“ Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
2004 „Letzte Dinge“ Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
„Das Paradies der Dinge“ Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
2003 „Ricarda Roggan/Dan Perjovschi“ Kunstverein Arnsberg
Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf
„Sommer bei EIGEN + ART“ Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
„Zeitgenössische Deutsche Fotografie“, Museum Folkwang Essen
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
Silver & Gold, Galerie 20.21 Essen/ Festspielhaus Hellerau/ Kunstverein Glückstadt/ Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
Open House, Galerie Jacky Strenz Berlin
2002 Wunschbilder, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
Konstruktion / Illusion, Galerie C/O Berlin
Malerei + Fotografie, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
Zurückgelassen, Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, (catalogue)
2000 Hinausspringen aus der Totschlägerreihe, Kulturforum Lüneburg
Korridor, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, (catalogue)

© Ricarda Roggan
”ATTIKA 2”, C - Print. 160 x 194 cm. Edition 3. 2005

Tags: Dan Perjovschi, Timm Rautert, Ricarda Roggan