Open lecture “Ground Control” by Larissa Fassler
Focused on the symbiotic relationships between people and places, Larissa Fassler’s artistic practice reflects her interest in the architecture of cities. Through drawing, painting, and sculpture she explores the ways in which places affect people, both physically and psychologically, and in turn how human behaviour shapes the built environment.
Larissa Fassler is a Canadian / Berlin based artist, her work is held in a number of public collections: The Berlin State Museum (DE), The National Gallery of Canada, (CA), The FRAC Auvergne and FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (FR), The Huma Kabakcı Collection, Istanbul (TR), The Deutsche Bank Collection (DE), and The National Library of Quebec Artists’ book collection (CA), as well as many private collections.
She obtained her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MFA from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. She has been a grant recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation among others. Her work has been nominated for the MAC International Contemporary Art Prize, Belfast, 2018 and the Berlin Art Prize, 2019.