NatHalie Braun Barends

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NatHalie Braun Barends

NatHalie Braun Barends, also known as Petsire, is an international multi-media artist at home in many cultures. Her work includes paintings, photography, video, light installations and Hhappenings. Her works are shown, and part of collections, in Museums and Cultural Institutions worldwide.

Life and works[edit]

NatHalie Braun Barends was born in Germany and grew up mostly in Brasil and Chile. She studied art in São Paulo (Brasil), Firenze (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and Banff (Canada). She lived and worked mainly in Brasil, Chile, USA, France, Austria, Italy and Germany.

One of the focuses of her work is light in many of its manifestations. She researches and creates symbols, works with natural and light emitting pigments, new media and materials or design.

Among other things she promotes awareness about safety issues and often uses fire blankets and space blankets for her artworks.

She participates in social-ambiental projects and is interested in local cultures, their rituals and tribal organization: Xavantes or A'uwẽ Uptabi in Brazil, Hopi in the USA, Mapuche in Cile, Aboriginal Australians, Bantu in Gabon.

Some examples of her site specific multimedia installations in Germany are PHaradise and HHole for Mannheim. (HHole website)

Museum Exhibitions[edit]

Exhibitions in Cultural Institutions[edit]

  • 2014 – "Rudolf Steiner Haus", Berlin, Germany – Paintings
  • 2014 – "Fondazione Oddi", Palazzo Oddo, Albenga, Italy – Paintings
  • 2012 – "Miami River Art Fair", Miami, USA – Revealing Paintings
  • 2012 – "Rayko Alexiev Space", Sofia, Bulgary – Revealing Paintings
  • 2012 – "Fondazione AEM a2a Casa dell’Energia di Milano", Milan, Italy – Revealing Paintings
  • 2012 – "Italienisches Kulturinstitut Köln", Köln, Germany – Revealing Paintings
  • 2011 – "Sala delle Colonne", Castello del Valentino, Turin, Italy – Photography and light installation
  • 2011 – "Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Praga", Praha, Czech Republic – "Revealing Paintings" and interactive concept for H light installation
  • 2009 – "Swiss Art Institution", Forsthausvilla, Karlsruhe – Exhibition of paintings at "Curator's Choice"
  • 2009 – "ArtScoutOne" Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Mannheim, Germany – Aktuelle Kunst in Mannheim von der Industriestrasse zum Schloss
  • 2008 – "P 13: Raum für Kunst und Kultur", Heidelberg – Individual Exhibition of Revealing Paintings & Light Installations
  • 2008 – "Römischer Hof/Vivico Real Estate", Unter den Linden, Berlin – Individual exhibition of Discovering Identity: Revealing Images, Revealing Paintings, Video and Light Installations
  • 2007 – VIP Programm @ Art Basel, Badischer Bahnhof, Basel – Revealing Images and "Reise ins Wir" in cooperation with Rodolphe von Gombergh
  • 2007 – "Verena Foundation", Kamini Port, Hydra/Greece – Revealing Images: Homage to Werner Barends
  • 2007 – "H–Space", Nikolaikirchplatz, Berlin – Individual exhibition of Revealing Images & Revealing Paintings
  • 2001 – "Secretaria de Cultura da Ilhabela", Brazil – "HPhotos" and curator of happening "Interarte em Siribai"
  • 2001 – "Bayer do Brazil", São Paulo, Brazil – Individual Exhibition with HPhotos
  • 2000 – "EXPO 2000", Hannover, Germany – "German artists in Brazil", Exhibition
  • 2000 – "EXPO 2000", Hannover, Germany – "Hillunion", Solo exhibition
  • 2000 – "Brazilian Embassy", Berlin, Germany – "Halion", Solo exhibition
  • 2000 – "EXPO 2000", Hannover, Germany – Represents Brazil in Charity exhibition with 156 participating countries for the Nelson Mandela Children Trust Foundation with painted objects
  • 2000 – "EXPO 2000", Hannover, Germany – Charity concert and auction for HMap painting
  • 1999 – "S'hort Internacional Art Center", Palma de Mallorca, Spain – "Rabra", Solo exhibition with drawings, HPhotos and objects
  • 1999 – "Ludwig Forum", Aachen, Germany – Participation in Exhibition of Gilberto Chateaubriand's Collection, with HPhotos
  • 1999 – "Haus der Kulturen der Welt", – Berlin, Germany – Participation in Exhibition of Gilberto Chateaubriand's Collection, with HPhotos
  • 1998 – "H.D.K. Hochschule der Künste", Berlin, Germany – Exhibition of "Hillu–Shadows"
  • 1997 – "Maison de l'Unesco", Paris, France – "Hillenus", Solo exhibition with photograph installation
  • 1997 – "Barueri/Alphaville city, Brazil" – Exhibitions and interactive performance uniting the cities of Alphaville and Barueri, with interactive sculpture at Central Square of Alphaville and exhibition at the Municipal Theatre of Barueri
  • 1997 – "Banff International Art Center", Banff, Canada – "Hillenus", Photograph Installation at Project Gallery
  • 1996 – "World Trade Center", São Paulo, Brazil – Solo Exhibition of paintings
  • 1996 – Djalma at Caracol Cultural Space at EXPO–FAU, University of São Paulo, Brazil – "The Desert", Interactive painting Installation & Workshop with the children of the Pastoral do Menor
  • 1996 – Transatlantico Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil – "The Runes", Solo exhibition with paintings and interactive sculptures
  • 1996 – Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ – Wien AG, Wien, Austria – Solo Exhibition
  • 1995 – "Austrian Cultural Center – Palais Palffy", Wien, Austria – Solo Exhibition
  • 1994 – A Lanterna Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil – Painting exhibition
  • 1994 – "Goethe Institut", São Paulo, Brazil – Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings
  • 1993 – House of Japanese Culture, University of São Paulo, Brazil – Exhibition of Paintings

Special Projects[edit]

  • 2013 – HUms Project, Presentation and Performances in Venice during the "55th Venice Biennale"
  • 2013 – HDreams Project Presentation and Performances at Monastero San Nicolò during the "55th Venice Biennale"
  • 2013 – HDreams Presentation at the Casinò, during the International Film Festival, Lido di Venezia
  • 2013 – HDreams Performances along Canal Grande, Venice
  • 2013 – Hotel Monaco& Gran Canal, Venice, Invitation for HDreams Project and HBed Presentation
  • 2013 – HDreams Project Presentation and Performances at Isola San Giorgio
  • 2013 – Gran Caffé Lavena Invitation and concert dedicated to HDreams project and HBed Performance
  • 2013 – Piazza San Marco HDreams Performances at Caffé Florian and Caffè Quadri
  • 2013 – HDreams Project Presentations, Performances and Desert Cloud WorksHop at Monastero delle Suore Maestre di Santa Dorotea, Venice, Italy
  • 2013 – HBeing Performance, invitation at Beyeler Foundation during Art Basel
  • 2012 – HBridge performances
  • 2012 – Development of Twelfth Project for downtown Dubai, United Arabs Emirates.
  • 2012 – Development of Black Swan Project.
  • 2012 – Creation of Stone CHapel for Santa De Atacalco, Chile
  • 2012 – Creation of Tree AtHelier, Atacalco, Chile
  • 2012 – Development of HOasis Project.
  • 2012 – Workshop sessions of Painted Beings
  • 2011 – HBridge performances
  • 2011 – Workshop sessions of Painted Beings: Istanbul, Turkey; M Castle, Italy; Pointe St. Denis, Gabon.
  • 2009–2010 – Realization of HRE&L Project: HBeing in Valle Nevado, Chile; HMap and HBeing in Atacalco, Chile in collaboration with ML
  • 2009–2010 – Development of a book as art work: Theme: Hali House de Cirambaí
  • 2009–2010 – Workshop sessions „Just Before Leaving“ of „Painted Beings“: M at Valle del Elqui, EK at La Serena, Chile, and H at Monastery San Jose and at H Alcaraz in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2009–2010 – Development of Concept "Painted Beings" for "Cuerpos Pintados"
  • 2009–2010 – Development and production of HBook and film Descubriendo la Identidad – Discovering Identity – Die Entdeckung der Identität: In Honor to Werner Barends”
  • 2008 – Film of Wedding Performance Orient / Occident, Istanbul.
  • 2007 – Konzept für "Barents Boat" Natural World Museum exhibition in Oslo/Norway.
  • 2007 – Konzept für "HLight Project" und "HOrient Ring".
  • 2007 – Präsentation der "HDesign" Möbel in Zusammenarbeit mit BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen in der Kunsthalle Mannheim.
  • 2006 – Produktion von "VLA Videos & Images" in Zusammenarbeit mit Rodolphe von Gombergh, Paris/France.
  • 2006 – Produktion des "HOpi Barends Film", Santiago/Chile.
  • 2006 – Mobile HFilm", Nuits Blanches, Centre Pompidou, Paris/France.
  • 2006 – HLaser", Kunsthalle Mannheim; Art Basel; Verena Foundation Hydra/Greece; H–Space, Berlin; P13, Heidelberg; Römischer Hof/Vivico Real Estate, Berlin.
  • 2006 – HBook" im Rahmen des "Artist in Residence" Programms, Kunsthalle Mannheim
  • 2006 – Konzept für "Art From Above" mit dem Symbol der "HMap" (for HAntipode New Zealand Ocean)
  • 2006 – Konzept für HBook "HtaeD"
  • 2005 – Desert Cloud Workshop II
  • 2005 – Land for Art World", New York & Connecticut/USA
  • 2005 – HLight Installation" for Castillo de Santa Barbara, Symposium Escultura Alicante/Spain
  • 2004 – Lighting Concept and Realization Building facade & Art Walk Pacific Place One Miami, Miami/USA

Architecture[edit]

1996–2001 – Conception, design and site supervision of the "Hali House de Cirambai" Conceived to be an artist's studio, an optional residence and the future base for the HLife Foundation, Ilhabela, (Beautiful Island) Ponta das Canas, between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

Lighting Projects[edit]

  • Castillo Santa Barbara – Alicante, Spain – Light installation project
  • Buffalo Bayou – Texas, USA – Redevelopment plan of landscape park in the heart of Houston.
  • PS1 – (MOMA) Contemporary Art Museum - New York City. Award for Excellence in Design.
  • Lille Trainstation – France – Event lighting for one year exhibit
  • Belfry of Bethune – France – Event lighting in the scope of Lille 2004
  • Mont Saint-Eloi – France – Event lighting in the scope of Lille 2004
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris – Paris, France – Design for 7 monumental chandeliers for the main Atrium space
  • FAAP University – São Paulo, Brazil – Exterior and main atrium
  • Bard Theater – New York, USA – 1000 seats auditorium – site supervision (Architect: Frank Gehry)
  • Columbus Circle – New York City – Design concept for the monument and the exterior plaza public space (Landscape: Olin & Partners)
  • Hôtel Georges V – Paris, France – Spa renovation
  • Jean Georges Restaurant, 66 Leonard – New York City Design concept and light fixtures (Architect: Richard Meier)
  • Kenzo – Paris, France – Opening event for new perfume launch (Architect: Patrick Jouin)
  • One Miami – Miami, USA – Building facade & A virtual fountain for art walk
  • Pacific Place – Hong Kong – Photographic wall and project concept for shopping Mall
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Virginia, USA – Renovation of building
  • Wolfsonian Museum – Miami, USA – Renovation of building
  • New York Jets Stadium – New York City – Design concept for building facade
  • West Indian Cayman – Cayman Islands – Town development project

Background[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2007 – 100 Yahre Kunsthalle Mannheim 1907–2007 – Kunsthalle Mannheim, ISBN 978-3-89165-210-7
  • 2007 – NatHalie Braun Barends – Light Art Life – Art Space Publisher Berlin/New York/Santiago, ISBN 978-3-941494-00-8
  • 1999 – Participation in the book Der brasilianische Blick – Um olhar brasileiro – Deutsche-Brasilianische Kulturelle Vereinigung in Berlin e V. – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • 1998 Dende, Revista de Arte Salvador Bahia, Brasil – Cover photo and article by NatHalie Braun Barends
  • 1998 Berlin Ticket Berlin, Germany – Cover photo and article about NatHalie Petsirè Braun Barends
  • hn2b.net NatHalie Petsire Official Websites
  • Pharadise
  • HHole Facebook page
  • HDesert Cloud workshop Facebook page
  • TreuHscHwan Facebook page
  • HUms Facebook page
  • HDreams Facebook page

External links[edit]

About some of Her Artworks[edit]

Exhibitions Links[edit]