Arriving Winter Nights with All Belongings, 2021
Material: Printed fabric
Size: 570 x 200 cm
The intercom transmits a faint voice. Trolley full of bags someone moves down the streets. Berlin’s largest urban shelter was built in Prenzlauer Berg, where in the 1920s over 5.000 people were admitted each night. Today the neighbouring houses are modernised luxury apartments. Entrances are filled with shopping. Shopping trolleys cannot be brought into shelters.
Antonia Low has been based in Prenzlauer Berg since 2004. Her art practice is concerned with the interaction between architecture, history, materiality and narratives.
(born in 1972 in Liverpool UK) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Münster and Goldsmiths College in London. Her installations, sculptures, and photographs are inspired by the infrastructures that support everyday life and configurate work spaces, storage rooms, and archaeological excavations.
Low has created large spatial installations for K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf (2014–16); GIBCA Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2019); ISCP New York (2018); Gingko Space, Beijing (2017); Palazzo Altemps, National Museum of Rome (2016); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2014); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2014); and Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (2011), as well as at Berlin institutions and project spaces such as the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k. (2018), Eigen + Art Lab (2017), Funkturm Berlin (2017), NuN (2015), General Public (2013), LoBe (2010), and Samsa (2010).