Tausend Tränen tief
Leda Bourgogne (b. 1989, Vienna, Austria) is a Berlin-based artist whose practice is informed by strategies of painting as well as an ongoing preoccupation with the body, feminist theory and psychoanalysis. Attuned to the aesthetics of tactility, Bourgogne’s skin-like surfaces, often made from found fabrics and latex, are subject to cuts, stitches and other markings. Drawing is also a significant part of her practice, as her dense compositions emerge from a near meditative state. To make her print Tausend Tränen tief (“A Thousand Tears Deep,”) a title she borrows from the German pop band Blumfeld, she scanned and printed a recent drawing, then worked over the image with a mixture of tea and acrylic. Each print is unique. Bourgogne studied Fine Art at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, and German Philology and Film Studies in Frankfurt and Zürich. Selected solo exhibitions include Braunsfelder, Cologne; Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague; BQ, Berlin; and the Kunstverein Braunschweig. Her work has also been included in current and forthcoming group exhibitions at the Kunstverein Bielefeld, Berghain and BQ, Berlin. This work is offered as an extension of her participation in the upcoming group exhibition nature/art/animals/bodies/machines/humans/feelings/ at Helmhaus Zürich.