Benja Sachau

Benja 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 myths. The results are abstract gridded wall pieces, intricate kinetic sculptures and multi-sensory installation pieces.

Sachau studied at Akademie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL.

Selected solo exhibitions include: The Human Glyphs at Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg, DE (2014); There Were Rumours at Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2013); das Aleph III, power gallery, Hamburg, DE (2011) and Frequencies (with Dominic Wood) at Autocenter, Berlin, DE (2010).

Selected group shows are: Art Cologne, Cologne, DE (2023); Wolken in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – flüchtig – zeichenhaft – bedrohlich, Oldenburger Kunstverein (2020); Ich bin ein Riss, ich will durch Wände gehen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (2018); Toy Bitches Fuck You, Hamburg (2018); Wir nennen es Arbeit, Torino (2017); Omul Negru, curated by Aaron Moulton, Bucharest (2016); Applaus, Applaus, by Sammlung Haus N and ROCCA, Kiel/Kronshagen (2016); Cosmic Disturbance, curated by N. Gawellek, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne (2015); heureka! at Matthias Jahn, Munich (2014); The Art of Escaping the Hairsbreadth at Soy Capitán, Berlin (2013) and The Curators Battle (curated by Aaron Moulton and Carson Chan) at Grimmuseum, Berlin (2011).

Benja Sachau, born 1976 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin.