Nadin Reschke
bangaloREsident@1 Shanthi Road

Nadin Reschke © Victoria Tomaschko Nadin Reschke (*1975, Bernburg an der Saale) studied Fine Art at the University of Wales and at the HfBK in Dresden, where she was a master student of Ulrike Grossarth. In 2008 she completed the Goldrausch postgraduate programme. In 2009 she received a working grant and in 2013 a project grant from the Berlin Senate as well as a travel scholarship from ifa / Institut für Auslandskontakte in 2018.

As an artist, Nadin works in different social contexts. Central to her work is creating and facilitating processes and situations of communication. Her way of working is based on direct exchange with people and often results in multiple authorships. She lives and works in Berlin but many of her works are created in transcultural contexts. The topics of her often long-term projects are inclusion/exclusion, attributions of identity, migration and mobility.

In her artistic practice, Nadin makes frequent use of fabric as a versatile and changeable sculptural material. She uses it to render identities, collective histories and individual experiences visible. The fabric serves both as a base and as a means of artistic expression. This was evident as early as her project "so far so good" (2004/05), for which the artist travelled the Silk Road with a tent made of white, almost transparent parachute silk, which she had designed herself and made to fit her own measurements.

On her two-year journey, she passed through fourteen countries including Iran, Pakistan and India. She offered local residents along the route the chance to use the tent temporarily for joint actions and to embroider images and texts to its walls. These images and texts could then be read by others as bordercrossing artistic and personal messages, and they entered into dialogue with other writings on the tent walls.

During the bangaloREsidency, Nadin Reschke wants to meet and collaborate with fellow artists and Bangaloreans from all kinds of different backgrounds to create a series of site-related interventions in the urban everyday. She will get to know the city of Bangalore through its textiles and create a temporary urban archive through the use of participatory mapping activities in 1 Shanthi Road.