Place of Residency
Rimma Arslanov was born in Tajikistan, grew up in Uzbekistan, immigrated to Israel in 2000. Recently lives and works in Duesseldorf. She studied postgraduate studies from 2018 to 2021 at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She received KHM promotion Award for women artists 2022.
painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, and video projection
Being deeply influenced by the architectural language, it is a central motif within my creative process embodied by various architectural elements re-appearing in the works. I draw inspiration from buildings and structures which I come across in my local surroundings, as well as in foreign territories during a trip or a residency periods. I think that what most intrigues me in architecture is the obvious potential of constructing a new autonomic compound. It is fascinating to see how ornaments and other aesthetic elements migrated under different political circumstances over the course of history.
Year of participation
During my stay in Goch, I plan to start research inspired by the history of the residency location which in the 19th century used to be one of the largest neo-Gothic wood sculpture workshops in the region. I would like to focus on sketches and drawings from the museum collection in order to create an “architectural memories" diary which will finally develop into a new series of works on paper.