"The revealing of thus far invisible relationships between facts and phenomena across disciplinary and cultural boundaries forms the center of my artistic work."
German artist Rona Rangsch, born in 1969, first studied mathematics and physics in Saarbrücken and Cologne (1989 - 1996), then later attended the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf (1999) and the ca.medien.colleg Essen (2000-2001). Currently, she is expanding her studies through an interdisciplinary doctoral program at the University of Newfoundland (having started in 2018). Today she lives and works in her adopted home of St. John's in Newfoundland as well as in Dortmund.
Interplay of physics and art
In her artistic work, Rona Rangsch unites the seemingly opposite disciplines of her studies. She uses different types of media, such as video, installation, graphics or photography. Rangsch addresses geographical, socio-cultural or historical issues, most recently having focused on the Europe-North America axis. Her approach is reminiscent of scientific methods and reveals previously invisible issues.Read more
Personal point of view
Although Rona Rangsch's approach is largely analytical, she has developed individual points of view and personal perspectives. By highlighting selected aspects and revealing unimaginable structures, she draws a complex picture of reality. For her, different results of the visual process represent equally relevant images of reality that change depending on the observer. Thus her photographs present the cognitive process of perception in various facets.
An international artist
Rona Rangsch has received numerous international scholarships and awards, including from the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation, the Kone Foundation Helsinki, the Foundation for Canadian Studies and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her works have been exhibited in national and international institutions such as the Contemporary Art Space Osaka (2008), the Kunstmuseum Bochum (2013) and the Salzamt (Linz at the Danube river 2017).Hide