Advance notice: Art project "SYNERGIES" by Ulrike Donié

Ulrike Donié - panel (detail)

Ulrike Donié - panel (detail)

Under the title "SYNERGIES", starting in May, the artist Ulrike Donié will thematize the long and arduous journey of man through a nature that threatens him to a threat of nature by man at the cultural site Wintringer chapel through the visual language of two opposite paintings on the west wall (panel painting) and on the east wall (Tondo).

The human being has developed about 6 million years ago from a being completely integrated in the nature until today to a being completely dominating the nature. The abilities to subdue the hostile world for physical survival have led to technical and later scientific achievements which are both a curse and a blessing. The legitimate interest in using nature to secure life has turned into an environmental and climatic destruction that is existentially threatening to nature and thus to man himself, and which can hardly be stopped.... Now in the course of human development different answers have been given to the same questions. Religions, politics, secular ethics, art and science often offer different solutions to the same problems, which makes orientation difficult... (My) art is supposed to support the process of becoming aware of the present environmental situation through its own symbolic language and mode of expression, which appeals to the subconscious of the viewer and is emotionally effective. Conflicting feelings are generated.

Ulrike Donié

Short vita and exhibitions

1961Born in Saarbrücken
1984-1987Werkhochschule Saarbrücken (basic teaching)
1991Starting work as an artist
2008Artist in residence, Nagoya Art Academy, Japan
2018Kunstverein Emmerich (E)
Kunstverein Duisburg, June (E)
Kunstverein Soest, October (E)
City Gallery, Kunstforum Neuenrade, September (E)
2019Pavillon du Centenaire Esch, Luxembourg (E)
Kunstforum Neureut (E)
Kunst im Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz (E)
Kunstverein Ingelheim (E)
Museum of Fine Arts in the district of Neu-Ulm (G)
Kulturring Meschede (E) (K)
2020Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg "starke Frauen" Symposium with exhibition large object for outdoor "Big Bugs"
Kunstverein b-05 Kultur- Kunst-Natur Kunstverein Montabaur Kunstfreunde Lindau, Kunst in St. Stephan (E)
KunstWerk Fellbach e.V. Fellbach (E)
Museum Koenraad Bosman, Rees (E)
Kunstverein Meppen (E)
Art in the machine hall Scherlebeck, Herten (E)
Projektraum k-Salon, Berlin with Susanne Husemann (E)
Museum Pachen, Rockenhausen (E)
2021Kunstverein Weiden (E)
Museen Miltenberg (E), purchase Kunsthalle Hilsbach (E)
Museum Mölln (E)
Kunstverein Ladenburg (E)
Art exhibition Natur-Mensch St. Andreasberg
Art Association Germersheim "VIELFACH NATUR" (G)
Art Association Frechen (G)
Art Association Bad Salzdetfurth (G)
Gallery Art Zone M1, Gera (G)
2022Peripherie galerie im sudhaus, Tübingen (E)
Gmünder Kunstverein, Galerie im Kornhaus (E)
Städtische Galerie Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein (E)
Art Gallery "Altes Rathaus" Schwarzenbach an der Saale (Corona conditional on 2023)
Museum in Deutscherrenschloss, Münnerstadt (E)
cultural site Wintringer Chapel Kleinblittersdorf, Saarbrücken (E)
Museum Ratibor Castle, Roth (E)