REGINA FRANK

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Apr 1st 2005 to May 31st 2006
  • PRACTICE : Visual Artist
  • FROM : Germany

Subtitled “The Artist is Present,” Regina Frank has been living and traveling internationally for the past decade, within her so-called "A-Dresses" and installations in windows, museums and public spaces. The performer's visual language, spoken mainly through text and textiles, reveals a meditative process of exploring inner and outer networks as well as political, cultural and spiritual issues. Her works encompass a field of tension between virtual and real, analog and digital.

Between 1998 and 1999 she held a guest professorship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has lectured extensively, including at New York University, The Metropolitan Museum, the Bronx Museum in New York, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and at M.I.T. in Boston. Her works have been displayed at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Serpentine Gallery in London, Kunsthalle in Berlin, Reina Sofia in Madrid, MOCA in Los Angeles, Spiral Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo and at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1998 ARCO in Madrid. She has participated with performances at the 1999 Venice Biennale, the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, EXIT 2001 in Helsinki, the Intermediale in Mainz, the Performance Studies Conference 7 in 2001. She created interactive projects and performances for the House of Press in Berlin in 2001 and Muffathalle in Munich. In 2003 she had solo exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum for Communication, Berlin. Frank was Artist in Residency at SAIR in Sapporo, Japan in 2004 with exhibitions at Contemporary Art Institut and at Sapporo Museum of Modern Art. Her Artist in Residency in Kio-A-Thau, Kaohsiung, Taiwan culminated in the CO4 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta as part of the Taipeh Biennale and several solo performances and exhibitions. 2004 she also taught at the Bauhaus Dessau, worked with Sasha Waltz at the Festival Montpellier Dance. In 2005 she created a comprehensive artproject for the Umweltbundesamt UBA (Federal Environmental Agency, FEA) UBA, Berlin/Dessau, which culminated in an intranetsite, a lecture performance as well as a book which will be published in 2006. Also she particpated in the Unesco Headquarters, Paris "Art-Robe" exhibition and at the 5th Biennale for Art Outdoors in Darmstadt.


In April 1999 Frank's monograph The Artist is Present was published by the Senate for Cultural Affairs in Berlin Germany. Franks work has been written about in many publications including: Sculpture Magazine, Screen Multimedia, Parade Magazine, Harper's, The New York Times, Rethinking Marxism, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Japan Times, Contemporary Art, Art Forum, Art Papers, Art Examiner, Art Press, Being on Line and Arte y Parte.