Triennale IIIKärnten 2023

Grenzüberschreitendes interdisziplinäres Kunstprojekt

Katja Felle

*1988 in Slovenj Gradec (SVN)
Lebt und arbeitet in Paris (FR) und Slovenj Gradec (SVN)

Open Studio

Katja Felle opened the doors of her Slovenian studio between the 25th and the 28th of July 2023. People were invited to visit her every day between 16 and 19h. In summer the artist was working on paintings which are going to be part of her upcoming solo exhibition “Hidden/Caché” in KGLU – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška in Slovenj Gradec, opening on the 24th of November 2023 and will be on view until the 4th of February 2024.

The exhibition will showcase latest paintings on canvas, tapestries and aquarelles. Felle’s works often feature motifs and symbols that appear on electronic devices and screens people look at every day. However, the artist’s intention is not merely to repeat and reproduce images from screens, but above all to draw attention to the multitude of encoded facts that lie in the background, which only the human mind can decipher.

Katja Felle’s paintings depict objects and fragments of contemporary technology, thus establishing a bridge between the historical medium of painting and contemporary technology. She also transforms this link into a tapestry, which she produces herself or in cooperation with the Carinthian Intergenerational Centre. In this way, she broadens the field of contemporary art and attracts and involves the general public into her projects.



Artist Statement

Felle’s artistic practice focuses on painting and media art. She investigates, stores, appropriates, and transforms visual references that she collects from the world of media to create new forms and images. She is interested in the content people consume and share and as well in the shapeshifting of visual material depending on the context in which it is situated. In certain segments of her practice, Katja Felle is also intrigued by textile art. For her participatory art project Stop-Sew-Reset she received a bronze award at the 17th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź, Poland in 2022. For the artist, weaving is a metaphor for living and creating, through which people interact with others and transmit knowledge.