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artist statement

I understand my work as an invitation into a world of drawings, 3D objects, animations, and videos; where societal contexts and the dynamics of our real and digital environment are distorted, yet still recognizable. The foundation of my work is the observation of interpersonal and social behavior. Individual basic needs, the pursuit of recognition and status, are juxtaposed with the hierarchical structures of reality. I address the associated phenomena in my work and capture them in drawings and objects. This engagement is characterized by feminist theory as well as the current presence of cuteness in contemporary discourse. I use (narrative) techniques and aesthetics of social media as well as references to pop culture and video games to illustrate the mutual interconnections between the physical world and the digital world.

Ramona Kortyka
*1991 Aachen

since 2015 Fine Arts Studies, Muthesius Kunsthochschule
2023 »The Garden«, Galeria virreina, Bogota, Kolumbien, cooperative work with Johanna Blank (E) 2023 »Sundays«, organised and curated w/ Max Flachsenberg, Dorotthee Brübach, Anders Prey und David Wassermann, Fabrikstarße 12, Kiel (G) 2022 »What Can Artists Do Now?«, Galerie Thomann, Wien (mcww) 2022 »Gelbisch«, w/Eva Haupt, Galerie Anna KlinkhammerGalerie Anna Klinkhammer, Düsseldorf (E)
2022 »Single Club«, Atelier Umraum Galerie, Alte Muthesius, Kiel (G)
2021 »Turn Of The Tide«, Futur3 Festival, Kiel (mcww)
2021 »Female Invasion«, Atelier Umraum Galerie, Alte Muthesius, Kiel (G)
2021 »Abgefuckt liebt dich«, Atelier Umraum Galerie, Alte Muthesius, Kiel (G)
2021 »Einhundert Geburtstagskerzen auf einer Buttercremetorte«,
Ausstellungsraum Obebilker Allee 57, Düsseldorf (mcww)
2020 »Fellows«, botanischer Garten, Kiel (E)
2020 »Escaleras Futuras» , Galerie Santa Fe, Bogota (mcww)
2020 »collection«, Kunsthalle, Kiel (mcww)
2020 »Rausch und andere Sitten«, Brunswiker Pavillion Kiel (G)
2020 »Moderne Melancholie«, flämische Straße, Kiel (G)
2019 »I didn‘t know it‘s that easy«, PrimaKunst e.V. Container @Stadtgalerie Kiel (mcww)
2019 »Survival Art Festival«, Wrocław (Polen) (G)


2021 »memeclassworldwide: documentation, research, index«,
w/Bernhard Garnicnig, Jennifer Scherler, Gestaltet von NoTalent Studio (mcww)
2020 »DrLonely«, Young Urban Performance Festival, online,
during the online festival »Connecting The Isolated«

2018-2020 »GelatoMittwoch« /w Esteban Perez, Muthesius Kunsthochschule

2017, 2018 »EWA Award« /w Esteban Perez & Thies Warnke,
during Futur3 Festivals, Kiel

Seminare & Workshops (mcww)
2021 »good ideas always appeal to people when they resonate with their hidden needs«
FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Lehrberufe für Gestaltung und Kunst,Basel

2020 »memeclassworldwide x carte blanche: break it until you make it. then spark a little joy!«
FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Kunst; Forum 2, Basel

2019 & 2020 »memeclassworldwide x new media art workshop«
Universität für Kunst und Design, Institut für Kunst und Bildung, Linz

2019 — 2020 »YouTube Seminar«, »computing and programming lounge«, »put on your tinfoil hat«,
»Love and Riots«, »sorry for the inconvenience« Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

(E)Einezlausstellung, (G)Gruppenausstellung, (mcww) /w memeclassworldwide