News |LA-Artist Sandeep Mukherjee is VA's Berlin Fellow 2017

Sandeep Mukherjee | Photo: VATMH/Mirko Lux

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V., this time together with 68projects of Galerie Kornfeld Berlin, awarded this year’s Berlin Fellowship to a stellar Los Angeles artists, again. The recipient is Sandeep Mukherjee.

His experimental work in the areas of painting, drawing and installation, focuses on the sensual experience of space and body. During his sojourn in Berlin Mukherjee will show „Molting the Fractured“ at 68projects, dealing with the notions of velocity, mobility and motion. His “base material” is a BMW Mini Cooper. “ The vehicle allows me to imagine space, distance and topography in a way, my body is unable to do. “ Molds of parts of the vehicle will create a walkable installation, spanning the entire gallery, allowing to experience an every-day item in a completely new fashion.


Gallery Opening
Saturday, September 9, 6–9 PM

On view
Saturday, September 9–Saturday, November 4, 2017

Artist Talk
Sandeep Mukherjee and Dr. Jeni Fulton, Art historian and Editor in Chief Sleek Magazine
Thursday, September 14, 7 PM
Eintritt frei.
RSVP required via or 030 889 225 890

Fasanenstraße 68, 10719 Berlin


Sandeep Mukherjee was born in Pune, India. He lives and works in Los Angeles. For over a decade Mukherjee’s work has explored the notion of abstracting as a means to image a particular aspect of flowing matter. Working in painting, drawing and installation, the work has been process oriented and improvisational. Following multiple paths of inquiry such as imaging the performing body, subtracting the material body and folding the architectural body, the work continues to explore the relationship between process, affect and image.

Mukherjee received an MFA from UCLA, and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Born in Pune, India, he lives and works in Los Angeles. His works are in numerous public collections, including those of MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; LACMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City. Mukherjee has had solo shows at Brennan & Griffin (New York), Project 88 (Mumbai), Sister and Cottage Home (Los Angeles), at the Margo Leavin gallery (Los Angeles) and the Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont) among others. |

The private project space, 68projects, was founded in 2014 by Galerie Kornfeld at Fasanenstraße 68 in Berlin. The 1500 square-foot space is open to international art exhibitions, 69projects’ own fellowship-program and private art shows. The fellowship offers international artists the opportunity to work and live in Berlin for a limited time. The art work, generated during that period will be shown in solo- or group exhibits in the project space. |

By means of the Berlin Fellowship, founded in 2012, Villa Aurora is promoting the encounter between US-artists from Los Angeles and fine-arts fellows of Villa Aurora.  The Berlin Fellowship is not subject to the usual application process, instead, artists are nominated by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V. in close collaboration with various cultural partners.

Go back