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Elvira Bach
                Photo Ute Schendel
Invitation to vernissage
Saturday 13th of June 2009 at 11:30pm

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Var Matin 28th June 2009
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Marquee NYC

Marquee N.Y.C
Acrylic on canvas
230 x 190 cm

Var Matin

Tête à tête
Synthetic resin on canvas
120 x 350 cm

In the heat of the night

In the heat of the night
Gouache on paper
Signed and dated Bach 84
29,5 x 41,5 cm

Le début de l'été
Gouache on paper
Signed and dated Bach 2002
20 x 29 cm

Born in Neuenhain/Taunus, Germany in 1951, Elvira first attended the Hadamar State Glass Manufacture School between 1967 and 1970, going on to study under Hann Trier at the Berlin High School for Art from 1972 to 1979. In 1981, following various group exhibitions, she was selected by the Berlin Academy of Art for ‘Bildwechsel – New female German Artists’ , and became Artist in Residence in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic featuring in 1982 Kassel’s Dokumenta 7.
Elvira Bach emerges as the dominant female artist of the "Junge Wilde" movement, a radical group of German artists, going on to achieve international recognition with numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.

A plethora of caresses
Synthetic resin on canvas
165 x 130 cm

In the heat of the night

In the heat of the night
Lithograph limited edition of 80
Signed numbered and dated 2006
Created at Blue Dog Litho for Beddington Fine Art
76,6 x 57 cm

Selected Exhibitions

1978 Elvira zeigt Verschiedenes, Metzgerei, Berlin
1979 Badewannenbilder, Im SO 36, Berlin
1981 Galerie Raab, Berlin
1982 Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam
1983 Edward Totah Gallery, London
1984 Galerie Catherine Issert, St Paul de Vence
1985 Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York
1986 Deweer Art Gallery, Zwevegem-Otegem
1987 Kunstverein, Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
1988 Gallery Holtmann, Cologne
1989 "Refigured Painting" Guggenheim Museum, New York Gallery Pffefferle, Munich
1990 Kunstverein Mannheim, Mannheim Gallery Fahlbusch, Mannheim
1991 Kunstverein Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Jonneum, Graz
1992 Galerie Vidal – Saint Phalle, Paris
1993 Musée des Tapisseries , Pavillion Vendôme , Aix en Provence
1994 Gallery Scag, Copenhagen Gallery 1991, Lisbon
1995 Frankfurter Kunststkabinett, Frankfurt /Main Hanna Bekker, Frankfurt / Main
1996 Raab Boukamel Gallery, London
1997 Gallery Deschler, Berlin Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
1998 Galerie d’Art Johanna Kunstmann, Santanyi, Majorca
1999 Haus am Letzowplatz, Berlin
2000 Gallery Kempf, Basel
2001 "The Other Eve", Die Galerie, Frankfurt / Main Galerie Terminus, Munich
Bayrisches Landesmuseum im Kloster Asbach
2002 Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck Gallery von Loeper, Hamburg
2O03 Berengo Fine Arts, Palazzo delle Prigioni Nuove, Venise
2004 Gallery Meir Arth am See, Switzerland Kunstverein Salzgitter e.V
2005 Manus Presse, Stuttgart Gallery Rackey, Bad Honnef
Gallery Negenpuntnegen, Belgium
Gallery von Loeper, Hamburg
2006 Elvira Bach Paintings and Works on paper, Gallery von Loeper Hamburg
Elvira Bach and Tina Tahir, Kunstkabinett, Regensburg
Elvira Bach, Recent Works, Kronacher Kunstverein e.V Festung Rosenberg
Gallery am Dom mit dem Kunstverein Wetzlar
Elvira Bach "Mitspielen", Haus am Letzowplatz, Berlin
Beddington Fine Art Les 4 Saisons - L’Eté Elvira Bach   Invitation (PDF)
Galerie Noah, Im Glaspalast Augsburg
2008 Elvira Bach, 4 May -1st June 2008, Museum Théo Kerg Schriesheim (Hessen), www.schreisheim.de
Punk. No one is Innocent, 16 May-7 September 2008, KunstHalle Wien, Museumsquartier
Elvira Bach zeigt "Sechs Tage in Budapest" von 1981, Curator Tomas Miessgang, www.kunstallewien.at

9-31st May, "Zurück und Hin", Stadtgalerie Bad Soden am Taunus, über Galerie Helga  K. Schiffler

17 June - 25 July 2009, Oeuvres récentes, Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon  
Invitation (click here)
20 June - 11 July, Galerie Meyer Arth, Switzerland

9 September 2009, "Influences Africaines", Frauenmuseum Bonn

The colour red, seductive, challenging and emblematic of human conflict, love and death, confrontation and reconciliation, is ever present in Elvira’s work be it overt or restrained, and in tandem with her other trademark accessories, lipstick, stockings, cigarette, high heels, earring, serpent, anthropomorphic plant, ice cream or baby bottle lends both a wildness and a structure to the tensions and ambivalences of the female forms she portrays and inhabits.

Amazon or Society Victim,Daughter of Eve or Kitchen Queen, Elvira Bach breaks down perceptions and taboos leaving us to decide between narcissistic chic or mythological veil.

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