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Artist: Nadine Baldow

Title of Exhibition: 'LANDMARKS' Residency Exhibition

Date: 18th September - 10th October

About the Exhibition:

Nadine Baldow (b. 1990, Dresden, Germany) is an artist based in Berlin whose work predominately addresses the complex relationship between “culture” and “nature” and their ongoing impact on each other. She is observing this relationship on many different levels and raises questions like: Are we still part of nature? What is 'nature' after all? Could our planet, as we ourselves have shaped it, be what 'true nature' is? The scenarios she builds through the mediums of installation, intervention, sculpture, and photography could be considered as philosophical thought experiments that take into consideration the socio-cultural and economic backgrounds that define an environment. 
Driven by the idea that humans have become a natural force on a geological scale Baldow focused on the local landscape during her residency in Leitrim and the question of how humans in collaboration with the sheep restructure and pattern the land. Baldow's installation “LANDMARKS I” for the Leitrim Sculpture Centre consists of more than half a ton of raw unwashed sheep wool, that is marked with paint. This stratification of the animal's byproduct is placed in correlation with other works that address the interplay between human and natural systems from a geological perspective.


Artist Biography
Nadine Baldow is a visual artist working mainly with site-specific installations. She studied with professor Eberhard Bosslet, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden after completing a woodcarving apprenticeship in the Alps. Aside from the residency at Leitrim Sculpture Center, she has been part of the artist-in-residence in the Himalayas in India (KYTA); at Gozo Contemporary in Malta (The META-foundation); the National Park Šumava in Czech; the nature conservation island Vilm in Germany (research scholarship of the German Federal Agency for Nature, BfN); Urban Nation – Museum for Urban Contemporary Arts in Berlin; the Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig (Halle 14, Center for Contemporary Arts Leipzig) and in Seoul, South Korea in cooperation with the Hansung University, where she created a site-specific intervention. She has also produced several public space interventions in Panjim, Dresden, and Görlitz; and has exhibited her work in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech, the Netherlands, and India. Her work has been shown at the Contemporary Art Week Delhi; the International Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Ostrale; Urban Nation Berlin and the ArtFair Düsseldorf.
Website:                                   www.nadinebaldow.com
Work in progress:               instagram.com/nadine_baldow/

The project was jointly funded by Leitrim County Council.