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Johanna Failer

Born: 1993

Hometown: Tapfheim

Based in: Seville

Jo Failer is a german artist with a Postgraduate degree (2021) and Diploma (2018) in Fine Arts, after studying painting and sculpture at the Dresden University of Fine Arts and at the Acadèmie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2015 - 2016). Parallel studies of philosophy (2016 - 2018) at TU Dresden. After being awarded a scholarship by the Antonio Gala Foundation in Cordoba, and strongly attracted by Andalusian painting and landscapes, she decided to settle in Seville. Her pieces are based on the collection and transformation of images and narratives, generating a new set of her own meaning that invites a poetic approach to the everyday world.

Scholarships and prizes

2023 Premio Sevilla Crea - First Prize of the City of Seville for Young Art
2022 Premio Ocaña, Cantillana - Finalist
2021 Neustart Kultur Art Fund - Kunstfonds, Cultural Fund of the German State
2021 Faberllull Foundation, Olot - Artist Residency Grant
2020 Antonio Gala Foundation, Córdoba - Artist Residency Grant
2019 Cultural Center Abattoirs de Bomel, Namur - Artist Residency Grant
2018 Friedrich-Ebert -Foundation - Postgraduate Arts Scholarship
2017 “Netzwerk Kreativ” - Project Grant from the City of Dresden

Exhibitions (selection)

Se Vende, Pabellón Pelícano, Seville, ES
Wintersalon, Kunstverein Meissen, DE
Wantalon, Zeitz, DE
Proyecto Válme, Casa de la Provincia, Seville, ES

50 Uhr, Kunstraum Geh8, Dresden, DE
Lines Fiction, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE
blablabla, Espacio Arquemí, Seville, ES
Pausa, Magasé Art Gallery, Seville, ES

OFF, La Caja Blanca, Málaga, ES
Clausura, Antonio Gala Foundation, Córdoba, ES
Segurar o tempo, Castle of Portalegre, Portugal, PT
2020 Meister 2020, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
Roadshow, State Office for Road Construction and Traffic, Dresden, DE
Lifesize2, Weserhalle, Berlin, DE

Localities, Seemeon29, Sofia, BG
Wege, die im Gehen entstehen, Artspace University Hospital, Dresden, DE
Lifesize, C. Rockefeller Center of the Arts, Dresden, DE
Carmona Icónica, Hotel Frenteabastos, Carmona, ES
With or without stones in our pockets, Gallery of HfBK Dresden, DE

Diplomausstellung, Oktogon, HfBK Dresden, DE
Existenz, Oktogon, HfBK Dresden, DE
Talking Modern, Geh8, Dresden, DE

Fail/Verfehlt, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, DE
Anhalten und Entfliehen, Galerie der HfBK Dresden, DE
2016 Retourne-moi dans mes proprietés, Gallery of HfBK Dresden, DE
Closeness and Distance, MKC Cultural Centre, Skopje, MK
Island presents, La Vallée, Brüssel, BE

I’ve seen a dying eye, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE

Delta, Espacio Gallery, London, GB
Vögel und Heilige, Zeitenströmung, Dresden, DE


More About Johanna Failer

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Marlene Dumas, Mamma Andersson, Tim Eitel, León Spilliaert, Julia Santa-Olalla, Félix Vallotton, Francisco de Zurbarán

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Avoid distraction

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I'm inspired by literature, good painting, music, nature, and - my endless source of beauty - the light on everyday life's objects.

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HfBK Dresden

Germany, 2018

Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles

Belgium, 2015


Sevilla Crea - First Prize


Neustart Kultur, Kunstfonds - German State award


Antonio Gala Foundation - Residency grant


Scholarship of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation