Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Theresa Volpp

Snake Snake, 2016, household paint and spray paint on canvas, 65x50 cm
Artist Name: Theresa Volpp
Residency Dates: May - July
Born: 1988
Hometown: Künzelsau, Germany
Lives & Works: Berlin, Germany

Recent exhibitions include: 2018; DAAD Alumni, Quergalerie, UDK Berlin; Dirty Voyage, Schaufenster Berlin; 2017; Klasse Katharina Grosse stellt aus - Malerei, Kunstverein Lippe , AKADEMIE (Arbeitstitel), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf ; Freistil presents Theresa Volpp, Schinkel Bauakademie, Berlin (solo); Elephant and Castle, 2025 Art and Culture, Hamburg; The Spiral, LibraryLondon, London; 2016; Trial and Error, Collectionair, London; Foreign Surface, Dalston Printhouse Gallery, London; Hexagon, Galerie Art Supplement, Göttingen; Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, London; No Lifeguard on Duty, Westwerk, Hamburg.

Education: 2016 - 2018 Art Academy Düsseldorf, Painting/ Katharina Grosse 2014 - 2016 Goldsmiths University of London, MFA Fine Art Graduate 2014 - 2014 University of Fine Arts Hamburg (BFA)/ Anselm Reyle 2012 - 2014 University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, BA 2012 - 2012 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem (studies abroad) 2010 - 2012 University of Applied Sciences Hamburg

Bio / Statement:

Having experimented different artistic possibilities. Theresa Volpp's practice increasingly focuses on the canvas as a challenged and art historically-loaded site. Volpp's aim is to test out the given limitations of painting as a medium ,  overcome or outwit her own aesthetic preferences and  create her own visual language through new (visual) spaces within abstraction.  In her own words she says: "I want painting to originate an open space that doesn‘t follow any concept, rule or restriction. I want painting to represent its own being, that includes not always knowing what it is. Abstract painting is an inevitable choice, in my eyes, as it doesn‘t suggest any known image or idea and is connected to the world through its pure materiality. This dialogue between a completely abstract idea and language and the very concrete materiality of paint itself interests me. Abstract painting is an inevitable choice as it doesn‘t suggest any known image or form but has limitless possibilities at the same time. It is hardly explicable, and therefore difficult to grasp, as it doesn‘t suggest any fixed concept or idea.

Theresa Volpp is the recipient of the following awards:  2015 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), UK scholarship; 2012   Karl H. Ditze Foundation, scholarship for studies abroad; 2012   Leah und Jehuda Bacon Foundation, scholarship for studies in Israel.

Support: Theresa Volpp's residency is made possible with support from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Grant..