Benja Sachau (click here for full biography/CV), born 1976 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. Sachau’s media-critical works are adept interpretations of current discourses on hierarchization, power, the control of knowledge, and the visual forms these take. His conceptually calculated objects are multimedia implementations of the impossible, such as parascientific belief constructs and myth. The results are abstract gridded wall pieces, intricate kinetic sculptures and multi-sensory installation pieces.
Sachau studied at Akademie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht. Selected solo exhibitions include The Human Glyphs at Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg (2014), There Were Rumours at Soy Capitán, Berlin (2013), Frequencies (with Dominic Wood) at Autocenter, Berlin (2010). Selected group shows are heureka! at Matthias Jahn, Munich (2014), The Art of Escaping the Hairsbreadth at Soy Capitán, Berlin (2013), The Curators Battle (curated by Aaron Moulton and Carson Chan) at Grimmuseum, Berlin (2011).
Review of There Were Rumors, in BerlinArtLink, 2013, by Alison Hugill.
Superposition, in Benja Sachau: Works, 2014, by Robert Grunenberg, catalogue produced by Soy Capitán and Galerie Kai Erdmann.
There Were Rumors, 2013, by Heike Fuhlbrügge.