From the end of January until the end of March, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen will welcome the first artist who successfully applied for the 2020 artist residency through its Open Call.
Serkan Sarier, a graduate of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Goldsmiths, University London, was one of three artists selected from a large pool of applicants from 14 countries for the 2020 artist residency at the Reinbeckhallen.
The son of a Turkish Gastarbeiter (guest worker), Sarier was born in Germany and spent the past 20 years living and studying abroad. With his return to Germany, he will create a complete body of work – paintings, sculptures, and installations – that will explore at once the theme of rejection and his own search for identity and places of acceptance at a young age.
At the end of his residency, Sarier will present the works created on site at the Reinbeckhallen.