With the kind support of ARTBUTLER Art World Solutions and ARTLAND.
SABRINA BASTEN is a multidisciplinary artist working with the subjects of female empowerment, community-building and memory. Her work tells stories and creates personal contemporary mythology, centring the underrepresented narratives of women and other identities in a male-oriented society. Over the past few years, Basten has developed a typology of a female warrior, an anti-hierarchical sculptural collage. The warrior figures are made up of old vases stacked on top of each other with added ceramic extremities, dressed on their surface with illustrations and words. Working with ready-formed narratives of these objects, Sabrina Basten blends their history with the stories she wants to tell. Armed with personal truth, these statues wear themselves on the outside, possibly still unaware of their hidden inside. When creating the warriors, Basten plays with the dichotomy between their heroic posture, the porcelain’s fragility and their perceived femininity. ‘I want my work to celebrate the strength and resilience of womanhood’.
SABRINA BASTEN lives and works in Berlin. Her artistic practice takes a multi-disciplinary approach, using sculpture, drawing and storytelling to create installations and happenings. Basten obtained her degree from AKI Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede and lived and worked in the Netherlands until 2012. Her work has been part of international solo and group exhibitions including ‘Haptic Interface’-The Hong Kong House in Sydney; ‘Art Hack Day’-Transmediale Berlin; ‘Paulo Post Futurum’ — Breda Art Museum; ‘Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory’ — Museumkwartier Vienna; Maker Fair Shenzhen China. She has been awarded the BKVB Startstipendium grant, the project grant DKC/visual arts, the O&O/research and development fund and the Sundaymorning Grant of the European Ceramic Work Center Oisterwijk. Basten has previously participated in artist residencies at: CFA in India (2003), Bookville in the United Kingdom (2005), Lokaal 01 in Belgium (2006), Weise 7 in Germany (2011) and Pension Almonde in The Netherlands (2020). Basten was a scholarship recipient at the renowned European Ceramic Center Sundaymorning@ekwc (during the summer of 2021).
*IN THE RACK ROOM is the new side project of Pierre Granoux, based in his former artist studio, today his storage room. Each selected artist is invited to work in this rack room and to question “the relationship between where art is made and where art is displayed” (Brian O’Doherty). The creative act will be documented and displayed as an Instagram takeover.