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Angela Glajcar

Mainz, 1970

The artist Angela Glajcar creates expansive sculptures from torn paper and plastic. These sculptures are characterised above all by a juxtaposition of lightness and weight, transience of the moment and material presence as well as by light and shadow. The works float freely in the space or form solid blocks, featuring materials that appear light and fragile yet always exhibit a strong sculptural presence. Strict geometric forms are broken up by torn edges or openings, resulting in fascinating spaces of complete harmony and tranquillity. 


1970 born in Mainz/Germany

1991–1998 Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg in Tim Scott’s class; project work on the subject of the human body in motion

1998 Studio Award of the Kunststiftung Erich Hauser; draft paper collages for the steel sculpture Akrobat

1999–2000 Asterstein scholarship awarded by the government of Rhineland-Palatinate; start on Noyane series and experiments with draft collages; first hanging paper works

2001–2002 Project scholarship Korrespondenz im Raum  awarded by the Bavarian Ministry of Culture; first site-specific exhibition planed with wood and paper works for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Speyer 

2002 Zonta Art Award, Mainz

2003 Developmentof the Contrarius series and creation of the only series on paper during movement studies of the Compagnie Martin Schläpfer – ballettmainz

2004 Vordemberge-Gildewart-Award; site-specific installation at the Museum Wiesbaden

2005 Emy-Roeder-Award; first experiments with plastics; start of the Papierschatten series and the Terforation series 

2006 Phönix Art Award

2007 Realisationof the Kunst-am-Bau-Projekt (public art project) Lichtschatten for the Mutterstadt fire station

2009 Start of the Arsis series

2010 Public Choice Award at the Regionale in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen 
Realisation of the Kunst-am-Bau-Projekt (public art project) Stiller Dialog for the Christiane Herzog school in Neuwied-Engers; start of work using glass fabric

2011 Realisationof the site-specific installations Curalium

Startof experiments with paper and synthetic resin

2014 MainzerStadtdrucker 2014/2015

Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Heitsch Gallery, München (DE)
2017 Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (DE)
2016 Galerie Antonella Cattani Contemporary, Bolzano (IT)
2015 Andipa Gallery, London (UK)
2015 Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami (USA)

Literature (selection)

  • Angela Glajcar : ('angǝla 'glaıtsa:), hrsg. v. Sasa Hanten, Köln:Wienand, 2013.
  • Angela Glajcar : Arbeiten in Papier und Kunststoff von 2007 - 2009, (anläßlich der Ausstellungen Papierwelten im Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, hrsg. v. Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Bielefeld /Leipzig:Kerber , 2009.