14th January – 19th March 2023
Opening: Friday, 13 January 2023, 6 p.m.
Guided Tour on Tuesday: Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 6 p.m.
(afterwards introduction for teacher)
Art Snack: Thursday, 23 February 2023, 12.30 a.m.
Art Lunch: Thursday, 16 March 2023, 12 a.m.
Guided Tour on Sunday: Sunday, 19 March 2023, 3 p.m.
The artist Gina Proenza (*1994 in Bogotà/CO), who lives in Lausanne and Geneva, is one of the most interesting voices of the current young Swiss art scene. In her work she deals with complex narrative themes and questions of identity, as well as with sculptural and installative inventions of form. Not without a certain humor, the artist makes use of found objects, which she modifies and reinterprets. Through sculptural – sometimes monumental – interventions, she deals with a place, its history and its potential. The fact that her work is fed by narratives, anthropological research, legends, and literary influences is evident in the references, some of which are culture-specific, and also in the fact that she addresses the function and movement of visitors in the space as part of the scenic staging of these traditions. In her first solo exhibition in the German-speaking world, Gina Proenza presents a large-scale installation with new works at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.
The exhibition by Gina Proenza is supported by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Lienhard-Stiftung and the Canton of Vaud.