Exhibition and International Online Sale
Exhibition & Online Sale
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt and to celebrate his passion for nature we take a closer look through the lens of four women photographers from both sides of the Atlantic. Tita Beaufrand, Yana Milev, Ana Luisa Figueredo and Tina Winkhaus, are renowned Venezuelan and German artists, who have taken on the theme of nature in homage to this great figure. A cultural exchange between the two countries that aims to raise awareness and collect funds for Chamos - In Aid of the Children of Venezuela
One day exhibition in Madrid
A one-day exhibition of these 35 photographs will take place be On November 14th at
Cesta República - Espacio Cultural, c/ Valgame Dios 6, 28004 Madrid
11:00 - 21:00
About the Artists
Born in Caracas, Venezuela
Tita studied graphic design and advertising at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she graduated with honours in 1995. She worked as a graphic designer in firms such as SwatchLab and The New York Times and later independently as art director for various projects. She returned to her hometown in 2000 and continued her graphic career as an art director, founding her own firm and developing projects for a wide list of clients. With 25 years of design experience, she decided to devote herself to her ¨photo-graphic¨ project, capturing organic images and creating a botanical inventory of important graphic and aesthetic content which pays tribute to the extraordinary flora of Venezuela. Tita has presented her work in several solo and collective exhibitions, including the VAF Miami collective, 2015 and her solo exhibition ¨FLORINÓPOLIS¨ at Galería TRES, Caracas, 2014. Her current solo exhibition "BOTANICAL INVENTORY" is showing at The Museum of Contemporary Art MACZUL-Kristoff. until Nov. 2019. Her work is represented internationally in numerous private collections.
Born in Leipzig, GDR
Yana Milev is an Artist, Sociologist and Curator. After studying Art and developing an artistic career, she travels to Japan to perform martial art studies. In the 1980s, Milev worked in the fields of painting, performance, installation art and experimental film. Between 1992 and 2003, she was represented by the Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin; in this period, she exhibited at Documenta 10 (dX) in Kassel, the Venice Biennale, the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, the Museum of Visual Arts in Leipzig, and the Kunsthalle Mannheim (among others). In 1995, she was the inaugural recipient of the Max Pechstein Prize, awarded biennially by the city of Zwickau (Saxony). In addition to exhibiting her own work, Milev has been active as a curator, serving as lead or co-curator at the Zurich University of the Arts, the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, and the Maastricht Institute of Architecture and Design. In 2008, she received a PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. She has published numerous research books among which “Emergency Design“, “D.A. - A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology“ and “Designsoziologie” stand out. In 2014 she achieved her Venia Legendi as sociologist at the university of St. Gallen. As a sociologist she currently leads the project “Entkoppelte Gesellschaft. Liberalisierung und Widerstand in Ostdeutschland seit 1989/90. Ein soziologisches Laboratorium“ which is being published by Peter Lang international academic publishers.
Ana Luisa Figueredo
Born in Caracas, Venezuela
In 1971, after living in France, Denmark, Canada, Spain and the USA, she returned to Venezuela and began her photography studies under the guidance of Jose Sigala at the Instituto de Diseño Fundación Neumann. In 1977 she continued her studies at the International Center of Photography in New York. Simultaneously, she worked as a consultant for The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas. Upon her return to Caracas she taught photography courses and executed commercial assignments for advertisement Agencies such as ABC, ARS and VAPRO. Important solo exhibitions include Galería Adler-Castillo, Galería Minotauro and La Cuadra. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in important museums and galleries in Venezuela and abroad, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas and The Rizzoli Gallery in New York. In 1974 she was awarded with the Premio Anda. She lives and works in Caracas.
Born in Essen, Germany
From 1987 to 1989 she studied photography at the Professional State Academy in Munich, Germany. From 1990 to 1995 She studied in NYC and London. Since 1999 lives and works in Berlin. Some of her most important exhibits in galleries and art institutions have been: Museums and Foundations: Alfred Erhard Foundation, Berlin, 2015 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014 - Kunstmuseum Bergen, Norway, 2013. Fairs: abc Berlin, 2013 – Swap Art Fair, Barcelona, Galleria Numero38, Lucca, 2011 – Berliner Kunstsalon, Galerie Ambacher Contemporarry, 2007. Solo Exhibitions: Gallery 206, Berlin, 2014 – Direktorenhaus, Berlin, 2011 - Galerie Lichtpunkt, Munich, 2008 – Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, 2001. Group Exhibitions: Biensenbach Gallery, Cologne, 2017 – Salomom Art gallery, New York City, 2013 – Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg, 2011 – Berlin Arts Projects, 2010 – Villa Kobe, Halle, 2006 – Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne, 2005. Awards: Winner as honorable mention in Fine Art by The annual photography award, 2011 – Winner of the Internationale Portrait Photography Awards: Appi, 2007. She is currently preparing a solo show at the Seven Star Gallery in Berlin, to open early December 2019