Haleh Redjaian


Redjaian’s most recent work has been influenced by her reading of French philosopher Gaston Bachelards “The Poetics of Space” . Bachelard was a phenomenologist, holding the view that there was a dynamic interplay between an active mind and its surroundings. He undertook a systematic study, or “topoanalysis,” of the “space we love” and begins his analysis with the house, arguing that it is always more than a purely functional configuration of orthogonal planes. Embodied and affective experiences make the structural rigidity of such spaces undeniably flexible, allowing room for poetry. Redjaian approaches the grid the way Bachelard reads the house. In her drawings on paper , textile works, wall drawings and installations using thread, the grid is never entirely dominant or only functional. She deploys ready-made or hand-drawn grids and lines as a framework for her geometric elaborations.
In her textile works, Redjaian takes the traditional carpets as a founding basis of a complex, multi-layered structure of threads, she carefully applies to the surface to form abstract patterns. While traditional carpets have the colored string woven into them, the artist puts them on top, semi-attached to the actual rug.
By allowing irregularities and deviations within this strict order, she acknowledges the ever-present and unforeseen surprises that make up our incomprehensible lives.

Biographie / Biography:
1971 geboren / born in Frankfurt/M, D. Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin / Lives and works in Berlin.

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Solo shows (selection):
2019 Points, Lines, Planes, Krobath Wien, A. 2018. Chinamen of Oklahoma, Haleh Redjaian & Mathias Prenen, Whitehouse Gallery, Lovenjoel, B. Inhabiting the grid, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE. 2016 in- sequence II, Federkiel München, D. in- sequence, Magazin 4, Kunstverein Bregenz, A. Verknüpft, Haleh Redjaian und die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, D. 2015 Up on the toe the air is thinner, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin, D. 2013 Friday Night Lights, Sox, Berlin, D. Straight As A Line, Little Krimminals lV, Berlin, D.

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Groupshows (selection):
2019 Cross the Line, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf, D. 4 x 3: BAUHAUS, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, D. Century-idee Bauhaus, drj. dr julius Galerie, Berlin, D. 2018 High Noon, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin, D. Kaleidoskop Worpswede, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede, D. Jaou, Earth Pavillion curated by Khadija Hamdi, Tunis, Tun. 2017 Out of Office, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, D. 2016 Kaleidoskop, l’oiseau présente…,Ballhaus Ost Berlin, D. Emak Bakia “curated by…”, Bettina Steinbrügge, Krobath Wien, AT. 2014 SIEBEN ,Aktuelle Positionen aus der Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, D. Flash Frozen Fire, Haleh Redjaian, Alexander Wagner, Heimo Zobernig, ARRATIA/BEER, Berlin, D.