Award 2019

Yvon Chabrowski



In the video sculptures LEVEL, SCREEN and SWAYING performers investigate the media-based imaged interior of a flat-screen monitor and its glazed boundary. Yvon Chabrowski shows the performers’ bodies in life-size. She thus creates a direct confrontation with the represented subject, which is less image than living body. We might almost think we can touch the bodies and walk around them. And yet there is always something in between, a sheet of glass, invisible at first, which separates. The screen is support and boundary, interface and projection surface. The video sculptures provide an alternative media-based model in the charged field of media image production and physical experience, which the viewer can relate to physically.

1st prize (Experiments)


Yvon Chabrowski studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig with Timm Rautert and Florian Ebner and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. She graduated from the masterclass of Peter Piller in Leipzig. Her work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions. In 2019 she received a scholarship from the Hanseatic city of Rostock and, in 2020, a scholarship from the Villa Serpentara in Olevano near Rome.