Tue 19 February · Time: 08:00 PM


at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin we proudly present one new solo exhibition in our street side showcase by French street artist YZ.


YZ (pronounced 'eyes') gained international recognition since 2003 with her project 'Open Your Eyes'. later, with a similar minimalist approach YZ became interested in other faces. through small variations of line and regard appear personnel histories through the passage of time. slavery and the struggle for civil rights in the United States, South Africa and elsewhere are subjects close to her heart and are the theme of her work.


it is for this reason that in 2009 the artist went to live in her grandfathers house in Sainte Rose. her grandfather was a descendant of a slave and died in the year of her birth. an introspection, a symbolic return to source determined the direction of the work of the artist. back to the roots!


YZ (b. 1975) lives and works in Montreuil near Paris. YZ primarily works as a painter producing artworks on kraft paper that can be put on city walls like posters. she is also a photographer and a video artist and she combines these medias to create multi-dimension projects.


YZ’s work has been recently exhibited at the Fondation Cartier, the French Institute in Prague, the Grand Palais in Paris and the Moscow Biennale. her art is centered on the question of humanity and authenticity in the context of modern metropolis.


friendly supported by Open Walls Gallery.


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