the corridor no. 2: Vera Drebusch – Brexit Fish

October 22nd – 27th, 2017


From October 22nd until 27th, 2017, Cologne-based artist Vera Drebusch investigated the Irish fish industry around the waters of Carlingford Lough on both sides of the Irish border. While fishing rights have been a big issue in the Brexit discussion, the local seafood businesses do business with the whole of Ireland and trade all around the globe; and marine animals obviously don’t care about human-induced borders.

Vera’s observations from the oyster farms and fish factories, her photographs and videos were presented at a private seafood dinner at The Vinegar Man, a local Pub in Dundalk and discussed together with creatives and other representatives of Dundalk’s cultural life.


Vera Drebusch (born 1986 in Herdecke, Germany) is a media artist. Before studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne as well as in in Bogotá and at the Art Academies of Bremen and Kassel, she was awarded a diploma in photography in Dortmund. She was co-initiator of the independent exhibition space GOLD + BETON from 2013 to 2014, and was awarded with the Young Artist Award of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2015 and the Scholarship for media artists of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2016 among other international scholarships and awards.

Awards & Scholarships
Scholarship for Media Artists of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Young Artist Award of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Travel grand Art Academy, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Artist in Residence, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
Award for outstanding artistic achievements, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany
DAAD Scholarship, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Columbia
Artist in Residence, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
Deutscher Jugendfotopreis (German photo award for young photographers)

Solo Exhibitions
Deutschland mon amour (with F. Egermann), Cologne, Germany
Interreligious Dialogue, St. Helena, Bonn and St. Gertrud, Cologne, Germany
Im Falle des Falles, Galerie Januar, Bochum, Germany
Zeitschleif, Galerie Nagel Traxler, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
texting while driving (with T. Shearer), MATJÖ, Cologne, Germany
new talents – biennale cologne, Germany
blok art space, Istanbul, Turkey
Contemporary Crises, Bunkerkirche Heerdt, Düsseldorf, Germany,
Stadt~Land, Galerie3, Klagenfurt, Austria
Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Marys, York, UK
Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Werkleitz Festival, Halle, Germany
we animals, Meinblau, Berlin, Germany
VIENNA ART WEEK, Vienna, Austria
Full Saturation, Kunstpavillion‚ Munic, Germany
walks and traces, Salzamt‚ Linz, Austria
Das Marsie’s, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland
Kunstnacht, Wallraf-Richartz- Museum‚ Cologne, Germany
Video Folkwang, Folkwang Museum‚ Essen, Germany
un(a)counting, Galerie Akademija‚ Vilnius, Lithuania

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