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Fritz Faust, Max Mallender, Andrea Rocca


May 6, 2022 to June 29, 2022

ARTBASE Wiesbaden

// 3X1 //

// Solo // FRITZ FAUST //

// Solo // MAX MALLENDER //

// Solo // ANDREA ROCCA //

FRITZ FAUST, Performance Artist, Director, Video Artist and photographer, born and raised in Düsseldorf.

Faust works with different cultural narratives and the indeterminacy between body and world.

Studied directing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin.

In 2013, eight impressive months in Tokyo to get acquainted with the strict form of Nō theatre and the silence of Butoh theatre.

2017 Master’s degree in sculpture/performance at London’s RoyalCollege of Art. Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation lectureship program in Vietnam.

Performances at Shenzhen Biennale, Berlin Festival Theatertreffen, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Uppsala Revolve Performance Art Days, and Biennale di Venezia, among others.

Mask. Dream. Animality. Politics of the Body. Divinity.

Exploration of sounds, bodies, words and spaces.

Transitions of body and material, voice and light, skin and skin, movement and sound, and the silence that lies between everything.

He stretches time and speeds it up, creating an immersive space and enabling relationships between supposedly unconnected subjects: a mesh of voices and movement as explorations of physical boundaries, collisions of organic and non-organic materials and animals, including insects.

At the Venice Biennale he was Gorilla, in London over nine days he slid from bird nature to tree, to honey, silk, egg, and was conquered by crickets.

He was a living installation on a bridge over the Thames and a reflection of the moon, he bowed to the gravity of memory in front of the concentration camp in Lublin and listened to the breath of a mouse, danced on glass and set fire against fear and fog.

For the opening on May 7, 2022, at Artbase FRITZ FAUST, has premiered “Milk and Dreams”, a performance of great intensity: in just one pose he manages to portray something seemingly contradictory and trigger a flood of associations and feelings: the miracle of being fragil, vulnerable, surrendered and AT THE SAME TIME strong, devoted and protective.

MAX MALLENDER , multidisciplinary artist from Liverpool, is known for his large-scale paintings and installations, which are often inspired by the existing space and the moods and peculiarities there. For him, every new situation is an occasion for creative action. He practices the idea of “unlearning” objects in order to “recreate” and rethink them.

It is his attentive and playful explorations of materials, textures, movements, and the space that goes with them, that drive his practice and refresh eyes and minds.

Max Mallender exhibits his art in galleries in London, Manchester and Liverpool and since 2022 at ARTBASE Gallery Wiesbaden.


Solo exhibition, ARTBASE, Wiesbaden, 2022

You Should Go Downstairs, Cass art, Manchester, 2021

Potholes, London, April 2020

In One Room, Manchester, April 2020 #inoneroommcr

The Future Is, Convenience Gallery, Birkenhead. 2020

This Is What I Came Here To Do, Liverpool. 2019

A Little Painting Show, Liverpool/Salford. 2019

Pile On, The Royal Standard. 2019

Threshold Festival, Liverpool. 2019

YAW residency, Liverpool Independent Biennial. 2018.

Contrast mural festival, Liverpool. 2018.

Fortune Tigers group show, Berlin. 2013.

Nominated runner up photographic award with Vice Magazine x Kopparberg. 2011.

Photographic award and exhibition with Vice Magazine. 2010.

Black Sheep collaborative Exhibition with George Hields, York. 2009.

ANDREA ROCCA, photographer and composer, born and raised in Rome, lives and works in London.

His camera captures souls, lights, laughter and abysses.

Rhythms, tempos, beats and blues of the big city become visible.

“Somewhere on Earth” is the name of a large cycle of his works: People in places and situations that seem at the same time foreign

and familiar at the same time.

The thread he consciously and unconsciously follows with his images combines surrealist thoughts with trance states, eroticism, suspense and an inherent humor from horror movies and stories, childhood fears and desires.

The works of Diane Arbus, Miyako Ishiuchi, Takuma Nakahira, Daidō Moriyama, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Ralph Eugene Meatyard inspire him as well as those of writers such as Georges Bataille, J.C. Ballard, Raymond Queneau, William Burroughs and many musicians.

Rocca began his career as a documentary and commercial photographer in the mid-1980s when he was still in high school.

In 1989 he moved to London and had to decide whether to study photography or music, which by then had become another passion.

He initially decided on music let photography take a back seat for a few years.

As a composer, he writes music for feature films, contemporary dance companies, documentaries and television programs.

In the early 2000s, Rocca began photographing again.

Photography quickly became an important aspect of his life.

Currently, he composes, performs, produces in his recording studio,

and works in parallel with his photography projects – all of which increasingly overlap and intertwine.

Installation shots

Artist's works

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