Born 1983 in Munich/Germany.
Patrizia Bach studied visual communication and fine arts in Berlin/Germany and Istanbul/Turkey. With her work On the Colours and Symbols of Walter Benjamins Arcades-Project, she graduated in the masterclass of Nanne Meyer at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in 2014. The project was frequently awarded and presented, as during the conference »Walter Benjamin in Palestine – On the Place and Non-Place of Radical Thought« (2015) and recently in her Soloshow »Archive Works« at DEPO (Istanbul 2018)
It has been published in 2017 as a monograph by Revolver Publishing, Berlin.
In 2015/2016, she conceptualized and curated the exhibition project »Past in Each of its Moments be Citable – an Exhibition Project on Walter Benjamin’s Concept of History in the City of Istanbul« that invited several Turkish and German artists and designers to address Walter Benjamin's theses On the Concept of History in the city of Istanbul.
Patrizia Bach’s main medium is drawing, while other subjects like archiving, collecting and reorganizing as well as the big city as memory store form the core interests of her artworks, which she develops mostly over several years.
She received numerous scholarships, among others the Nafög (Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin), the Global-Stipendium des Berliner Senats and the DAAD-Stipendium für Bildende Kunst.
Her monograph Arcades-Work. Drawings on Walter Benjamin & Paris City Map. On Walter Benjamins Arcades-Project was funded by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn/Germany and listed on the short-list of the most beautiful books in Germany (Stiftung Buchkunst, 2018).
In 2018/19 she has been a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitdue, selected by Catherine David.
In 2020 she will be a fellow at Kulturakademie Tarabya (Istanbul).
Patrizia Bach lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.
Scholarships and Fundings
2020 – Kulturakademie Tarabya, Istanbul
2018/2019 – Akademie Schloß Solitude
2016 – Global-Scholarship, Berliner Senats // Goethe Institut, Istanbul
2014–2015 – DAAD-Scholarship
2014 – Stiftung Kunstfond, Bonn (catalogue-funding)
2013/2014 – Nafög-Scholarship of Berlin
2012 – Goethe Institut und NCCA, Nishny Novgorod (RU)
2016 – Solo Show, Patrizia Bach as guest of the artist Nanne Meyer, Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin
2016 – Group Show, Past, in Each of its Moments be Citable – an Exhibition Project on Walter Benjamin’s Concept of History in the City of Istanbul (Idea, conception, realisation and own artistic participation), DEPO Istanbul, Turkey
2015 – Exhibition, On the Colors and Symbols in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project in context of the event: Walter Benjamin in Palestine – on the Place and Nonplace of Radical Thought, International Academy of Art, Ramallah, Palestine
2014 – Solo Show, On the Colors and Symbols in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, Gallery Vice Versa/Revolver-Publishing, Berlin
2011 – Diplome-Exhibition, On the Colors and Symbols in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
PUBLICATIONS – monographs and artist books
2019 – Walter Benjamin: Tarih Kavrami Üzerine | On the Concept of History. Artist-book in Turkish and English corresponding with the eponymous lecture-performance
46 pages, 21 × 14, 8 cm
[Edition: 100 pieces; with support of Akademie Schloss Solitude]
2019 – TOMIKO Archive, Edition#7 [F107]. Two related artist-books, each 479 pages, digital print, 21 x 29,7 cm
[Edition: 10 pieces; with support of Akademie Schloss Solitude]
2018 – Patrizia Bach. Arcades-Works, Drawings on Walter Benjamin & Paris-City Map, on Walter Benjamin‘s Arcades Project, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2018 [Monograph; Texts: Kathrin Busch, Knut Ebeling]
Award: Shortlist of the most beautiful books, Stiftung Buchkunst
2018 – Patrizia Bach: Archive Works / Arsiv Isleri. Edited by DEPO, Istanbul, 2018 [Exhibition-Booklet]
2018 – TOMIKO Archive, Edition#5 [F71] and Edition#6 [F100]. Two related artist-books, each 273 and 535 pages, digital print, 21 x 29,7 cm
[Edition: 10 pieces; with support of DEPO, Istanbul]
2017 – Patrizia Bach: Vergangenheit, in jedem ihrer Momente zitierbar. (Pst in Each of its Moments be Citable)
Workbook – with an Essay by Caroline Adler [Artist-book, 200 pages]
2014 – Patrizia Bach. www.benjamin-passagen.de
[Web-publication, Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project]
2014 – Patrizia Bach. On the Colors and Symbols in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project. [Poster edition], 84,1 × 118,9 cm, 50 pieces, Revolver Publishing, Berlin.
2010 – TOMIKO Archive, Edition#4 [F20_01]. Two related artist-books, each 607 pages, digital print, 21 x 29,7 cm
[Edition: 10 pieces]
PUBLICATIONS – catalogues and contributions
2018 – LOTTE, Land of The Temporary Eternaty. Edited by project space LOTTE, (Lostbooks) Stuttgart 2018, p. 158
2017 – Zeichensprachen. Zeichnerinnen und Zeichner aus Weißensee. Edited by Kathleen Krenzlin, p. 16/17; Text: Stefan Koppelkamm and Christian Schiebe [Catalogue]
2017 – Patrizia Bach: Zeichnungen zu Walter Benjamins Passagenarbeit / Kathrin Busch: Das Bild zur Lektüre. Zu den Zeichnungen von Patrizia Bach, in: Anderes Wissen, edited by Kathrin Busch, Merz Akademie Stuttgart, Paderborn 2016; pages 146–187.
2016 – Her Anıyla Alıntılanan Geçmiş – Walter Benjamin‘in Tarih Kavramı Üzerine bir Sergi Denemesi; ‘Past in Each of its Moments be Citable’ – an exhibition project on Walter Benjamin‘s Concept of History in the City of Istanbul. Edited by DEPO, Istanbul 2016; [Catalogue; Text: Caroline Adler]
2014 – ЕЛКА ВАЛЬТЕРА БЕНЬЯМИНА [Walter Benjamin’s Christmas Tree, Exhibition catalogue: Walter Benjamin’s New Year Tree, edited by NCCA, (national centre for contemporary art), Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2014; Pages 72–75 & 158–159.
2014 – Et eget oppslagsverk. Patrizia Bach er på sporet av hyperteksten i Passasjeverket. [A separate enzyclopedia. Patrizia Bach on the traces of the hypertexts of the Arcades Project], in: Vagant Magazin, Nr. 3/2014, Oslo, Norwegen 2014, edited by Audun Lindholm, Pages 48–54.
2010 – Chinepinev / Cuentos de los Baure, Proyecto de la documentación del idioma Baure [Stories of Baure. Project-documentationof the Baure language], edited by the University of Leipzig, Swintha Danielsen, Lena Terhart.