Focused on the symbiotic relationships between people and places, Larissa Fassler’s artistic practice reflects her interest in the architecture of cities and the way in which places affect people, psychologically and physically, and in turn how people’s perception, understanding and use of place is physically manifest in the built environment that surrounds them.
Larissa Fassler (b.1975, Vancouver, Canada) has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999. She obtained her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MFA from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. She has been a grant recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York; the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Germany; the Mairie de Paris, France, and the Berliner Senate, Germany.
Larissa Fassler’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions internationally: in the Berlin Art Prize (DE), at the Esker Foundation, Calgary (CA); The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris (FR) and The Hessen State Museum Darmstadt (DE) and Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris (FR).
Recent group exhibitions include: KOW, Berlin (DE); The MAC, Belfast (GB); The National Gallery of Canada (CA); PalaisPopulaire, Berlin (DE); a public art commission by KW - Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (DE) and at the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial (BR).
Critical reviews and feature articles on her work have been published in Frieze, Artforum, Canadian Art, Uncube Magazine, the Western Humanities Review, Architectural Design (AD) and ARCH+.
Fassler's work is held in a number of public collections: The National Gallery of Canada, (CA), The FRAC Auvergne and FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (FR), The Huma Kabakcı Collection, Istanbul (TR), The FMAC Paris (FR), The State Museum Schwerin (DE), The Deutsche Bank Collection (DE), The Fpm Collection (DE) and The National Library of Quebec Artists' book collection (CA), as well as many private collections.
Larissa Fassler lives and works in Berlin.