spray, stencil, alutape and scratch on aluminium board
painted in my most favourite place to eat in Zürich, the Chiang Mai Thai Shop
Pum and Tek who fed me throughout all these years with their delicious curries
RIOTIKA / SUPALIFE edition of 12
silkscreenprint on posterwalls ripped down from the streets
printed by centrifuga
05/2012 Rio de Janeiro
BINZ BLEIBT BINZ / BINZ STAYS BINZ
BINZ BLIIBT BINZ!
BINZ STAYS BINZ!
acrylic, alutape, scratch & woodcut on MDF
each 165,6 cm x 118,8 cm
Vienna, Austria 07/2012
during the month of july 2012 I have been invited as artist in residence at the Museums Quartier in Vienna.
One of the projects was to paint these two woodpannels which will be on display at the streetartpassage at the MQ till the end of october.
acrylic, spraypaint, scratch on canvas, each 150x180cm, framed
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 03/2012
CIRCUIT OF WATER
The WASH festival has the aim to help make access to clean water easier for people who nowadays have to walk for hours to the next pond.
Artists from all over the world got selected to contribiute to this idear. I was happy to meet old friends again and make new ones.
Zezao / KLUB7 / Dhear / NAF / Billy / Alaniz / Mittenimwald / Shamsia / Sago / Bitte alles ändern
Thank you viva con agua WASH festival for making this happen and bring all of us together!
each one of us had a wall constructed of pieces of woods in diffrent sizes, colours and textures
my wall had a greenish round shaped part on the left, so it was clear it's gonna be a mami-water tale
the rest of the painting built itself up based on the shapes, textures and colours of the woods, of the imputs we became at the workshop about water-consumption that the Welt-Hunger-Hilfe gave us and of thoughts about circuits in life. Circuits of souls. Circuits of water.
my new favourite place in Zee to be
WARRIORS LET GO THE BEASTS — THE SOUND OF A BERIMBAU
Swiss cooks have founded the project cuisine sans frontiere with the idear, that food brings together people, is a good opportunity to have conversations and through that creat a better environment. I spent five weeks with a chef and an administrator to translate and paint a mural in the favela Cidade de Plastico in Periperi in Salvador da Bahia.
We danced «rebolation», we ate rice and beans every day, we ran because of shootings and then saw the shot guy get carried away in a hand barrol, we were right next to the beach and every evening there was a sunset like an impresionist painting, the radio refreshed my musicmemories of the 80ies «heal the world», Elton Jhon and Erasure whise, kids drawing on their papers and tables and chairs causing another fight which belonged to the daily routine, dragquenns giving an audience on friday nights. Making new friends and having hours and hours of conversations and beers. Thanks to Cusisine sans Frontier, Sonja und Sonja, MSTB, Natal, Grazielli, Kelly, Emol, Julio, Thais, Bigode, Questão, ICEBE and all the other people!
Salvador da Bahia 03/2010
HERBST — DER SOMMER STIRBT JEDES JAHR FÜR DEN WINTER
Salvador da Bahia / Buenos Aires / Rio de Janeiro / Zürich / Berlin 2010
pictures by Jonx Pillemer or TIKA
a solo show by international artist in residency
26. February – 8. March 2011
/A WORD OF ART 66 ALBERT RD WOODSTOCK INDUSTRIAL CENTRE
artist walkabout and preview on the 26. February at 6pm
Opening 26. Feb 8pm till late
with music by Oy (live)
the residency is kindly sponsored by Pro Helvetia, A Word Of Art, Woodstock Industrial Centre and One K
TIKA's Artist Statement:
TIKA’s work is a reflection on today’s global society, as well as the forgotten traditions and sagas of the past. TIKA has visited many places around the world, not just to travel but to get to know the local people and learn about their current situation along with what histories and traditions they grew up with. Born in Switzerland, TIKA grew up in Cairo, Brussels, Cologne, and Zurich, where she currently lives when not diving her time between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. The name TIKA originally came from antibiotika, the German word for antibiotics. It’s also hindi-slang for ‘tilaka’, the different blessing-signs that Hindus wear as a symbol of power to protect the third eye. When you’re asked, “How are you?” in Hindi, you reply “TIKA!” to say that you’re fine. She studied at ZHDK but, as the artist explains, “it was learning about the D.I.Y. and cultural squat scene, reading a lot, living in a different places in the world, and painting on the streets that got me where I am today.” “What occupies my mind most is the diversity of points of views on life,” says TIKA. “Like the development of cities, how this affects spaces for self-determined living and projects. How buildings full of history get ripped down to be replaced by glass cubes. The effects globalization has on regional and traditional habits and architecture. Love, vanity and loss of people. How long and short at the same time a life can be and the before and after of it. I like to read about sagas and myth, about the written down and told to be true history and the actual circumstances in politics, economy and environment. What inspires me is everyday life. Random people on the streets, how they dress and talk and, if I get to talk to them, what and how they think. Of course, in the days of Internet I pick up a lot of information and inspiration through there, as well. Still, I try to read and see and think as often as possible without a computer between. When I create, it's like all experiences and thoughts run through me and out again. The feeling of creating while I paint, draw, write or cook is similar: I forget time while I'm at it.”? TIKA has left traces on the streets of Zürich, Bern, Basel, St. Gallen, Glarus, Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Munich, Cologne, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Belo Horizonte, New York, L.A., San Francisco, Paris, Praha, Biarritz, Marseille, Barcelona, Madrid, Milano, London, Vienna, Sofia, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Mexico D.F., Gvernavaca, and Puerto Escondido. She has put on solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, and Rio de Janiero, and participated in various group shows around the world, including New York, L.A., Sofia, Mexico D.F., Milano, and Madrid. TIKA is currently participating in a three month residency in Cape Town through Pro Helvetia, /A WORD OF ART, One k, and the Woodstock Industrial Centre.??“I'm learning a lot about South African history and current effects of Apartheid,” she says. “I will take these imputs and let them go as the view of someone who is not grown up here into my solo show ‘KAPTIKA’ (a mix of the German word KAPSTADT and TIKA). All of the work included will be made during my stay in Cape Town.”
3 colour silkscreen on transparent or golden stickerfoil, A5
Centre Stage, Midtown, Atlanta G.A. Usa
Living Walls Conference
The building is host to the music-hall Center Stage since over 60 years. Acts such as the Rolling Stones, Jay Z and Elton John have made music in there. While researching I saw that in September 2012 the Atlanta based Hiphop-Band Arrested Development will give one of their 20 years anniversary concerts at this venue. The first CD I bought from my own pocket-money was their album «3 years 5 month and 2 days in the life of...» to which I've listened to for many years. The song Mr. Wendal was my favorite one. It talks of housless people and their struggle of acceptance in society. As I saw many homeless while driving through the city and as they maybe never be able to listen to a concert at Center Stage I wanted to bring a bit of the music to the outside....
When I first saw the building I straight away saw the kneeling/bowing person. So it became MRS. WENDAl embracing Center Stage as if it was a pocket radio, listening to the music going on inside. Naked and homeless but content. She ain't got much but music.
THANKYOU Thomas, Kief, Devin, Kim, Doodoobut, Trevor, Lucy, Susan, Fletcher, the media Team, all the Living Walls Team and all the helpers, Center Stage staff and a big shoutout to all the supertalented LW 08/12 artists!the pictures below are:
woodcut and burn, coloured with nail polish
Rio de Janeiro 02/2012 till Berlin 03/2012
WRITERS LETTING THE BEASTS LOOSE
Cedim, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
My friend Anarkia invited me to paint this mural and have an artist-talk for her students which is the all-girls-graffiti-class Rede Nami. So I made this graffiti-writer riding a beast, half fish half horse.
VALEU Anarkia, Rede Nami, Thomas...
viva con agua WASH festival
my new favourite place in Zee to be!
«STAIBOCK & HIRTIN»
BIG thankyou to Michael Risch for making it happen!
Shoutouts to ma mate Mate Cat, Markus TheMonolist Stäubli, Christian Felder, Boris Périsset, Sandra Boosher Chevalley & Dr. Acid! yo! for the fun the pizza and the dancing in the rain!!
Rio de Janeiro 04/2010
present to João Lelo
Skalitzers Gallery Berlin
25/03/2011 — 24/04/2011
10+5+10m x 1.5-6.5m
Night of Museums St. Gallen, Switzerland
water is my favourite element and once again a summer full of diving, cannon balls and swimming in the river turns to an end. ... and I still haven't had enough :) so I painted this woman half in the water half reflecting.... with things in reality sometimes beeing much smaller than they seem in the mind.
MERCI Ajana, Thomas & all wo debii xie sind
is a brasilian expression when something went wrong
Conde de Iraja / Botafogo / Rio de Janeiro 02/ 2012
big thankyou to Carol, Clarissa, Gabi, Lolo, Felipe, Thomas & the lady in the zebradress
AETERNA VANITAS /
ETERNAL VANITY /
EWIGE VERGÄNGLICHKEIT /
dedicated to my grandmothers and our cat Kimmy
acrylic on burned and cut wood, lightchain, plasticflowers
Rio de Janeiro 11/2011
to be seen at Homegrown Ipanema Rio de Janeiro
till Dezember 2011
white / lightblue / black uv silkscreen on transparent stickerfoil A5
8€ plus shipping
floating hills, a red dragon as the guard of the key of life