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Katrin Winkler

Tingyun Yin

November 27-December 4, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 27, 6-8 PM


29 Raymond Njoku Street 


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The Arthouse Foundation is pleased to present a joint exhibition of current artists-in-residence Tingyun Yin and Katrin Winkler, November 28-December 4, 2019, at 29 Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Opening Reception will take place Wednesday, November 27th, 6 PM.

Tingyun Yin is a Chinese artist currently based in Boston, USA. A former architect, Yin now works primarily in installation, focusing on issues of displacement and urban living. Her thesis at MIT's Masters in Integrated Design and Management, titled "The Floating World", simulated a world where cities lost their geographic base, resulting in space that is collapsed and floats on vast water. During her three-month residency in Lagos, Yin has continued to explore her concept of the floating city, creating an immersive installation that imagines a speculative future.

Katrin Winkler is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. She works in the fields of expanded cinema, critical research, photography and video, examining how history is in-/visible and entangled with the contemporary moment. Winkler’s residency project in Lagos is inspired by the resistance of market women against British colonial powers in Nigeria in 1929, a struggle against the imposition of taxes. She connects this event with the Abeokuta Women’s Revolt in the late 1940s, led by Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, along with conversations with market women in Lagos. Using photography, text and collage, her project explores the ways in which feminist organizing and women’s rights issues influence each other, as well as their international linkages. Winkler’s installation, titled pass it on and she will know, is a continuation of the project she first initiated at the Lagos Biennial. The project follows her artistic research dealing with the consequences of colonialism, exploitation and the (in)visibility of histories.

Katrin Winkler’s residency is part of Arthouse Foundation’s exchange programme between Lagos and Berlin in partnership with the Goethe Institut, themed New Commons. Nigerian artist Antoinette Yetunde Oni participated in an artist residency in Berlin, in collaboration with the Office for Further Education and Culture Berlin-Mitte, Galerie Wedding, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, and the art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin. In Lagos, the Arthouse Foundation hosted Berlin-based artists Katrin Winkler and Dane Komljen, who both exhibited their work in the Lagos Biennial.

* Hours: 12-5 PM daily (Closed Sunday)

Katrin Winkler (b. 1983) studied photography at Munich University of Applied Sciences, Media Art with Günther Selichar at HGB Leipzig, where she also attended Clemens von Wedemeyer’s master class, and photography and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, where her teachers included Allan Sekula and Billy Woodberry. Winkler has worked at Katutura Community Art Centre in Windhoek, Namibia, and City Varsity in Cape Town, South Africa. This year she is a participant of BPA- Berlin Program for Artists. Her films have been shown at festivals and exhibitions, including the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, Sursock Museum in Beirut and Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival.


Tingyun Yin (b.1990) received a Bachelor’ degree in Architecture at Tsinghua University and a Masters degree in Integrated Deign and Management at MIT. Her work has been included in Artbook in China in 2018, and in the Tsinghua Architecture Open Class Exhibition in 2015 and 2017. Yin was a runner-up for the Harvard Lab Cultural Challenge of Social Entrepreneurship in 2016.

This exhibition is supported by Goethe Institut.

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