ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
ExExoArtefakt, Set-up 2019 @Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER)
Varying number of images (2015 - 2020). C-Prints, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frames with glass. C-Prints, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frames with and w/o glass. C-Prints, glossy,  105 x 70 cm, nutwood frames w/o glass.

In a museum, artifacts are dissociated from their original function and become proxies for history. But as mere objects they also develop a life of their own which effects a different relationship between the exhibit and the viewer. This kind of museal staging is transfered onto everyday eadibles bearing a historical relation to Latin America, wether because they originate in this region or have been introduced there within an euro-centred export economy imposed by former colonial powers. The photographic medium detaches those eadibles from familiar meanings enabling their sculptural qualities and independent existence as objects. In a way they are artifacts themselves because humans made them what they are today. In the recontextualization with museal artifacts of pre-Colombian cultures the eadibles become unexpected proxies for colonial processes that profoundly shaped the economic system of our world until now. Drawing the line to the globalized present we futher see contemporary superfoods echoing historic appropriations of natural resources in present days. Finally, the work touches upon the issue of non-european cultural heritage dwelling in ethnological collections of the North, and the question is if we could expand this issue onto intangible goods such as exogenous crops? But this would require a new approach to a integrated definition of culture.  Thus, ExExoArtefakt creates an achronological photographic space aiming towards resetting our perception of the everyday and it‘s entanglement across time and geography.
Helmet / Proxy for Moche Culture / Museo Larco Lima, Peru, 2015. C-print, glossy, 70 x 105 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Mortar, Can, Coffee / Proxies / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Potatoes (Erdbirnen) / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Jewellery / Proxy for Moche Culture / Museo Larco Lima, Peru, 2015. C-print, glossy, 70 x 105 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Quinoa / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Avocado / Proxy I / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt

Mortar (Molcajete) / Proxy, Mexico / Latin America Collection University of Bonn, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Potatoes / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Vanilla / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Anthropomorphic Vase I / Proxy for Shipibo Culture / Latin America Collection University of Bonn, German, 2018. C-print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Chia / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Anthropomorphic Figure / Proxy for Mojo Culture/ Latin America Collection University of Bonn, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Cinnamon / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Keru / Proxy, Aiquile, Cochabamba, Bolivia/ Latin America Collection University of Bonn, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Chocolate / Proxy / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Left: Miniature Keru / Proxy, Mizque, Cochabamba, Bolivia / Right: Keru (colonial period) / Proxy (Peru) / Latin America Collection University of Bonn, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Anthropomorphic Vase II / Proxy for Shipibo Culture / Latin America Collection University of Bonn, German, 2018. C-print, glossy, 70 x 105 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Avocado / Proxy II / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Pestel and Mortar / Proxy for K‘iche‘ Culture / Latin America Collection University of Bonn,
Germany, 2018.
C-print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Five Cocoa Beakers / Proxies for Maya Culture / Latin America Collection University of Bonn,
Germany, 2018.
C-print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt

Coffee Beans / Proxies / Essen, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frame with glass. Part of ExExoArtefakt
Chicha Jug / Proxy for Chiquitano Culture/ Latin America Collection University of Bonn, Germany, 2018. C-print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frame without glass. Part of
ExExoArtefakt