Patrizia Bach

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

München, Germany


2017, 2018, 2019


June 2018 - Dez 2018


Born 1983 in Munich/Germany.

Patrizia Bach studied visual communication and fine arts in Berlin/Germany and Istanbul/Turkey. With her work On the Colours and Symbols of Walter Benjamins Arcades-Project, she graduated in the masterclass of Nanne Meyer at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in 2014. The project was frequently awarded and presented, as recently during the conference »Walter Benjamin in Palestine – On the Place and Non-Place of Radical Thought« (2015) and has been published in 2017 as a monograph by Revolver Publishing, Berlin.

In 2015/2016, she conceptualized and curated the exhibition project Past in Each of its Moments be Citable – an Exhibition Project on Walter Benjamin’s Concept of History in the City of Istanbul that invited several Turkish and German artists and designers to address Walter Benjamin’s theses On the Concept of History in the city of Istanbul. The project was shown from May to July 2016 at DEPO, Istanbul.

Patrizia Bach’s main medium is drawing, while other subjects like archiving, collecting and reorganizing as well as the big city as memory store form the core interests of her artworks, which she develops mostly over several years.

She received numerous scholarships, among others the Nafög (Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin), the Global-Stipendium des Berliner Senats and the DAAD-Stipendium für Bildende Kunst. Her monograph On the Colours and Symbols of Walter Benjamins Arcades-Project is funded by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn/Germany. Patrizia Bach lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.