Artistic exchange with Janin Walter
Berlin artist Janin Walter spends with a scholarship of the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region one month as the artist in residence at Stal Gallery in Oman´s capital Muscat.
Janin Walter´s artistic research focusses on the relationship with beauty: what do the Omani people perceive as beautiful and which architecture is meaningful for them? For her research Janin Walter works closely together with Omani artists. In several workshops, she elaborates together with the Omani peers the thesis of understanding of beauty. The workshop participants visit their favorite architectures in Muscat to discuss why they like these in particular. The result of the research is presented as an 'open studio' with the outcome of the workshops. The collected information ultimately flows into a joint artistic work. which will be exhibited in the Stal Gallery in October.
Janin Walter was born in 1972 in Berlin. She studied architecture at the Technical University Berlin. After graduation she worked for several years as an urban designer in Holland and Switzerland. From 2007-2009 she studied "Room Strategies" at the School of Art Weißensee. After completion of her studies, she taught for five years at the Department of Fine Arts / Institute of Architecture at TU Berlin. As a guest professor, she taught 'artistic strategies in planning' at RISEBA in Riga, Latvia. Since 2010, she has participated in several residential programs, among others in Guangzhou / China, Hong Kong or Riga / Latvia. Janin Walter lives and works in Berlin.