Claudia Djabbari’s installations reflect on how familiar and practical solutions of living, working and housing manifest themselves in the world surrounding. Confronted against a sculptural and architectural tracery, they highlight social structures, and question the collective imaginary. A special interest lies in accumulating and storing. Her collections of objects are caught in the process of being packed or unpacked and carry a personal or otherwise meaningful value. Like remnants of the past they existing in the fragile state in between functional and nonfunctional.
Beyond addressing social stereotypes, Djabbari looks at how everyday life can be transformed into a personal language. Her pieces are based on personal observations and convey experiences rather than objective analysis. Calling attention to the hidden structures and storage units in and outside of the gallery space, together with re-contextualising and re-sequencing previous pieces, she carefully balances an interest in structures and functional solutions with underpinning the sentimental value of objects and commodities.
Claudia Djabbari (b 1976, Munich DE), lives and works in London UK. She graduated from the MFA Fine Art course at Goldsmiths University of London in 2009, and from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich DE under Prof. Olaf Metzel in 2006. Her background is in stage and costume design, which she studied from 1998 to 2000 in Mozarteum in Salzburg AT under Prof. Herbert Kapplmüller.
Her solo exhibitions include Private in Public, Window Space, London, UK (2014); Methods of Chaos, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2014); From Outside or Otherwise, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai AE (duo show with Neda Zarfsaz) (2013); Winter Pavilion, Waterside Contemporary, London (2012); and No Neutral Ground, The German Ambassadorʼs Residence, London (2011).
Recent group shows include The Casual Gesture, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK (2015); Expedition Medora X, CAS Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich DE (2015); Videodox 2015 by Underdox 10. International Filmfestival, Aktionsraum BBK, Munich DE (2015); Expedition Medora – Wir, Maximiliansforum, Munich DE (2015); Weltraum 3/7, Rathausgalerie, Kunstraum, Munich DE (2015); Trailogues 02 by Peer Sessions, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2014); Synchronise. Accelerate. Disperse. II, MJ Genève, Geneva, CH (2014); Acting in the City, Norrköping Konstmuseum SE (2013); Unconscious Architecture, Visual Artists Association, Nicosia CY; (2012); The Nightingale and the Rose, Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle München DE; Perverted Minimalism Nr.3, Woodmill Gallery, London (both 2011); and Outside-In, Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya JP (2010).