A conversation between recent BMKOES artist-in-residence Lena Rosa Händle and artist Jane Cheadle as they discuss and illuminate Händle’s practice and process. Lena Rosa Händle presents works of the last two years, including previews of unpublished works and ideas she developed in London. The artists met during the three month residency in London and connected as artists, academic teachers and queer mothers on various levels.
Lena Rosa Händle’s works critically reflect on ecological, socio-critical, political and historical issues and foreground utopian potentials for a more livable future. In her work is a social concern and engagement sensible.
Lena Rosa Händle is a Vienna based studio artist of das weisse haus. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include TO BE SEEN. Queer lives 1900-1950, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Germany (2022), Unreleased Materials/ErrorScapes, 6th Triennal of expanded media, Belgrade, Serbia (2022), NO FEAR EVERY BODY, Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany (2022), Thank You for Shopping with Us! (solo) Hybrid, Madrid, Spain (2021), That Comes from Within (solo), Soho Ottakring, Vienna, Austria (2020) (among others).
Jane Cheadle was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is based in London. She studied Philosophy at the University of Cape Town and Animation at the Royal College of Art, where she was awarded the prestigious Man Group Drawing Prize in 2006.
She has worked as a sound recordist on documentary films and on HIV and public health broadcasting for the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa. She has shown her work around the world, and taught at various Universities.
She won the Gina Kamentsky Juror Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA (2022). Recent Screenings include MIKROFAF: LIMBO EDITION, Belgrade (2021) and Drawing Hub, PAREIDOLIE ART FAIR, MARSEILLE, (2021) (among others).
The zoom took place on 2 August 2022.