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Rona Rangsch

Digital Media | Installation

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photo: Bud Gaulton
The revelation of formerly unseen relations between subjects and phenomena from historic, geographic, socio-cultural and natural scientific contexts is at the core of Rona’s artistic intention. The identification of such relations is linked to the acquistion of personal new knowldege, angles and experiences. Theoretical research, conceptualisation as well as travelling to foreign places are thus crucial elements of her artistic practice.
The media Rona is employing range from video and animation over photography and sound to installation. The completed work exhibits startling content mediated by scientific accuracy that nevertheless incorporates playful aspects and is always leaving space for association and interpretation by the viewer.


1969  born in Saarbruecken
1989-1996  Studies in Physics at the Universities of Saarbruecken and Cologne
since 1995 Member of the German Physical Society
1996  Diploma (Master equivalent) in Physics
1997-1999  Research Assistant at the MPI for colloid and suface research, Berlin and at the University of Essen
1999-2000  Guest student at Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
2000-2001  Training in Multimedia design at ca.medien.colleg, Essen
since 2003  Member of Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, member of the board 2005-2008
since 2007  extended work stays in Newfoundland, second residence since 2016
since 2010  Member of Westdeutscher Kuenstlerbund, member of the board 2014-2016
since 2013  Member of Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, IGBK delegate since 2016
since 2018  Interdisciplinary PhD studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's

Grants | Awards

Project Grant, Canadian Geological Foundation, Canada
Sponsorship Award, Foundation for Canadian Studies, Trier
AiR Bergen, Residency Grant, Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, Norway
Saari Residence Stipend, Kone Foundation Helsinki, Hietamäki, Finland
RONDO Artist-in-Residence Stipend, Federal Government of Styria, Graz, Austria
AiR Bergen, Residency Grant, Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, Norway
Work Stipend Norwegian-German Willy-Brandt-Foundation
Cill Rialaig Project, Residency Grant, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland
Residency Grant, Tilting Reacreation and Cultural Society, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Research Grant, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Terra Nova Artist Residency and Project Grant by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and Parks Canada
Residency and Project Grant, Centre DAIMON, Ottawa/Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Travel Grant by the Goethe-Institut Montreal
Residency Grant, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
Project Stipend EU-Project Urban Interventions
magmart video festival award for marées_chalet_07_23, Naples, Italy
Residency Grant, Centre Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada
Artist-Residency, CAS, Contemporary Arts and Spirits, Osaka, Japan
Travel Grant by ifa (German institute for Foreign Relations) and Japan-Foundation
Artist-Residency, Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Kanada
Studio Grant by the City of Oberhausen