Picture Window #3
Splinters are un-works. They emanate abruptly from an ensemble and their appearance is as unpredictable as their effect. They are fragments that freeze the gaze in the shape of own instantaneousness. Splinters arise from the materiality of their origins to then translate themselves into uncertainty over and over again.
Bettina Khano grew up in Vienna, completed a graphic arts diploma at the Académie Julian in Paris, studied fine art at London’s Chelsea College of Art and at Kingston University (BA Hons) and contemporary art history in Manchester (MA). Khano works within classical art set-ups such as the Oldenburger Kunstverein (Bettina Khano, 2014), the MARTa Herford Museum (Marta Intermezzo, 2014), the CCA Andratx (Fresh 2014/ Andratx on Paper, 2013) as well as in locations, where the presentation of art intervenes in our everyday world, such as an allotment garden (Stay Hungry, Gleisdreieck Berlin, 2011), a yoga centre in Hamburg (SpanSpace, Y8, 2011) and various landscapes (Wolke, Im Tal, 2015, Uckermark Festival, 2010/2008, Wolke, Bad Driburg, 2013). In 2015 she received a work scholarship by Stiftung Kunstfonds. She lives and works in Berlin.