How can we understand mortality? Where is the origin? Which iconographic codes and vanitas still life symbols are still anchored in the collective memory? And what can a contemporary still life by a feminine artist look like when women are supposedly on the verge of equality and patriarchy is crumbling?
Mariella Kerscher’s artistic work is concerned with providing access to the often-taboo matter of natural transience. She works with symbols of collective memory (wilting flowers, dilapidated houses) and deals with attributes of birth and death that are still unfamiliar, such as the placenta. Mariella Kerscher collects and dissects organic elements in order to preserve them in her works. The fragments are replicated and combined to create ornamental structures. An infinite cycle forms: growth, mutation, death, growth.
Mariella Kerscher
*1991 in Augsburg
lives and works in Munich // Member of BBK Munich, GEDOK MUC and Kunstverein Munich

education
2010 - 2016 Academy of Fine Arts Munich
2016 - 2017 Academy of Fine Arts Munich Projectclass

grants / scholarships / residencies
2022
Grant Sitftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur
2021
Grant Stipendienprogramm des Freistaats Bayern „Junge Kunst und neue Wege“
Summeracademy Salzburg (AT), Nadira Husain & Flora Klein
Scholarship, Summer training for emerging artists, by The Artist and the Others (ND) & Platform Munich (DE) 
Belgrade Art Studio Online Residency (RS)
2020
Scholarship, City of Augsburg 

​​​​​​​exhibitions / publications
2022
#MakeUsVisible x denkFEmale, Munich
Artist Statement, Parallel Vienna, Vienna (AT) (solo)
Many Titles, Galerie Probst, Berlin
Playing with Nature, Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing 
bleary, Welcome 1, Gedok Gallery Munich (duo)
placentaverse, nodepressionroom, Munich (solo)
2021
Sharing, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
HTSSNASS:S.COLLECTION.2021, Super BOOKS, Haus der Kunst, Munich
"Wartezimmer"(Kollektiv: Studio Winter), Kunstlabor Munich
2020
Aufstehen, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
27. Aichacher Kunstpreis, SanDepot-Halle, Aichach
Widerstand, Blick Fang, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
Verflechtungen, Schäfer-Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Schwabmünchen
Strömung VIII, Kunst Block Balve, Munich
2019
Nur mit uns, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
26. Aichacher Kunstpreis, SanDepot-Halle, Aichach
71. Große Schwäbische Kunstausstellung, Glaspalast, Augsburg
2018
70. Große Schwäbische Kunstausstellung, Augsburg
Alpengedöns, Villa Jauss, Oberstdorf
33. Schwäbische Grafikausstellung, Senden
Kult-Kunst, Krumbach
2017
69. Große Schwäbische Kunstausstellung, Augsburg
Billboard by Student Art Collective, Akademie Galerie, Munich
2016
Jahresausstellung der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich
Notel, im ehemaligen Hotel Prinzregent, Munich
2014
Rein & Raus, Jahresausstellung der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
2013
ZentRal 6039, Alter Botanischer Garten München
2012
Plauen Nachwuchswettbewerb für Handzeichnungen, Plauen




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