PRAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan

Year:

2013

Media:

Visual and acoustic installation, Mirror-polished stainless steel and glass mirror

Size (cm):

approx. 400-500 x 150 x 150

London 2018

Other works

AURA - The glory of God surrounds people like a shell and lets them shine.

Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan

Year:

2016

Media:

Sculpture: Wood / brass (3,200 nails)

Size (cm):

40 x 49 x 49

London 2018

In good hands

Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan

Year:

2014

Media:

Mirror-polished stainless steel

Size (cm):

100 x 100 x 0,3

London 2018

Biography

2017
– Group exhibition at the castle gallery of Schliengen (Germany)
– Group exhibition at the Grebencuk Gallery in Basel (Switzerland)
2016
– Group exhibition at Dreiländermuseum Lörrach
(Border Triangle Museum in Lörrach, Germany)
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Sparkasse in Binzen
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Sparkasse in Kandern
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Volksbank in Buggingen
2015
– Group exhibition at the town hall gallery Rheinfelden
– Solo exhibition at the “ART & CONTEXT 101” gallery in Basel, Switzerland
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Volksbank in Schliengen (Nidauer Platz),
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Volksbank in Badenweiler
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Sparkasse Europabrücke in Kehl
2014
– “Prayers from around the wold” – installation – bought by Friedenskirche, Norddeich (D)
– Order for the realisation of a bus stop shelter in Eimeldingen
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Volksbank in Neuenburg am Rhein
– Group exhibition “10 im Quadrat“ (10 squared) at Dreiländermuseum Lörrach
2013 – 2014
Solo exhibition “defacto x”, Erlangen
2013
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of VR-Bank in Zell (im Wiesental)
– Group exhibition “PROvocate” at the “Filter4 cultur affairs” gallery, Basel
– Group exhibition at the Basel cathedral (Nacht des Glaubens (night of faith))
– Design of bible verses in the entrance area of the HOP (House of Prayers), Basel
2012
– Participation in RegioART Lörrach
– Glass wall design of the branch bank of Sparkasse in Schönau (im Wiesental)
2011
– Order for the artistic design of the foyer of the multi-purpose hall, Binzen
Title: “AUGEN-BLICKE” (moments)
2010
Group exhibition at Verlagshaus Jaumann, Lörrach
2009
1. Prize in a competition for the creation of a fountain in Emilienpark Grenzach-Wyhlen:
Title: “THE PATH OF LIFE – where we come from – where we’re going”
2006
1st prize at the traffic roundabout competition “Im Entenschwumm”, Eimeldingen
Title: DUCK PORTAL
2000 und 2001
Her two children were born
1999
worked by order of the German TV company, ARD, as a photographer in France for the book “Die Etappen der Tour de France ´99” (Stages of Tour de France ´99)
1998
Final study project “Das kleine Pralinenbuch” (little book of pralines) published by Dumont-Verlag
(Idea, text, layout, pictures by Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan)
1997 – 1999
Employed as a graphic designer at an advertising company
1995
1st prize in a competition of the town of Fürth for designing the “Rathaus” subway station.
Realisation 1994 – 1998
1992 – 1997
Studies of communication design at Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule, Nuremberg
Focus on: photography, typography, illustration, graduated in 1997
1989 -1991
Apprenticeship to become a ladies’ tailor
1988
Preliminary course at the Basel school of design
University entrance qualifications acquired at Hans-Thoma-Gymnasium Lörrach
1968
Born in Lörrach, Germany

Artist statement

With her art, Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan challenges our Christian culture, our faith and our society. She intends to show God’s glory and also encourage reflection and amaze the beholder. Be it delicate sculptures or large-dimensioned art in public spaces, or be it light sculptures, photography, painting, calligraphy of graphically reduced works, her virtually boundless imagination will surprise the beholder again and again, underscoring her versatility.