Rossella Biscotti and Kevin van Braak
The Library, 2010
Metal, 590 soviet books, 318 x 318 x 249 cm, metal bench, 5 silkscreen prints, A0 format (prints edition 1 of 3, 2 AP)
Unique

Rossella Biscotti (b. 1978, Molfetta, IT; lives and works in Brussels and Rotterdam) and Kevin van Braak (b. 1975, Warnsveld, NL; lives and works in Arnhem) have worked collaboratively since 2004, alongside their respective individual practices.

Rossella Biscotti uses montage as a gesture to reveal individual narratives and their relation to society. She has participated in major international exhibitions including 55th Venice Biennale and 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013), dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), and Manifesta 9 (2012). Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland (2018), V-A-C foundation at GULAG History State Museum in Moscow (2016-2017), Museion in Bolzano (2015), Haus Lange Haus Esters in Krefeld (D), Wiels in Brussels, Sculpture Center in New York (2014) Secession in Vienna and e-flux in New York (2013). Biscotti has received awards including Premio Italia, Maxxi Museum in Rome (2010) and Mies van der Rohe Stipendium, Krefeld (D)(2014).

Kevin van Braak’s work addresses the visibility and invisibility of the display of power in buildings, people, location, and artifacts and how our historical consciousness functions in relation to the history behind it. He has exhibited at Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2018), Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta ad TENT, Rotterdam (2017) and participated in major exhibitions including Sonsbeek ’16 (2016) and the Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara (2010). He has been artist-in-residence at Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017), CAC Vilnius, Lithuania (2008) and the American Academy in Rome (2006).

Collaboratively, their work has looked at ideological re-formulation, for example in post-soviet nations, and how this process may be represented in the transformations of works of art and literature from that era.

Click here for their collaborative CV as a PDF.