Second in a series of events organised by Markus Vater and Studio Voltaire, artists Thea Djordjadze and Andreas Rheise were invited to participate in an evening of music and art. Rheise is a member of Kreidler, an experimental electronic band and Djordjadze has previously exhibited at Sprüth Mager Projekte, Munich and Utopia Station, Venice Biennale. Both artists live in Germany.
Markus Vater (b. 1970 in Dusseldorf) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Rostock, Rostock (2014), Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim (2013) and No.82, Deptford, London (2013). The artist has had a studio at Studio Voltaire since 2004 and exhibited in TONIGHT curated by Paul O’Neill in 2004 held at Studio Voltaire.
Thea Djordjadze (b. 1971, Georgia) lives and works in Cologne. The artist studied under Rosemarie Trockel and has a growing reputation within Europe as an important emerging voice within contemporary sculptural practice. Previous exhibitions and projects include History of an Encounter, Micky Schubert, Berlin (2007); Mondi Possibili, Sprueth Magers, Cologne (2007 and 2006); Modus, Neue Kunst Halle, St Gallen (2006); Pampel, Mohr-Villa, Marienplatz, Munich (offsite project) (2006); 7, Sprueth Magers Lee, London (2006); Play, Stadtmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (2005) and Zero Gravity, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (2001). Djordjadze was also a founding member of the collective hobbypopMUSEUM. The artist is represented by Sprueth Magers, Munich/Cologne/London and Micky Schubert, Berlin.
La Chambré de Voltaire, part 2, 2005. Performance, Friday 03 June 2005, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artists, participants and Studio Voltaire, London.