Pola Brändle

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Pola Brändle
Born (1980-04-07) April 7, 1980 (age 34)
Aachen, West Germany
Nationality German
Known for Art, Photography

Pola Brändle (born April 7, 1980) in Aachen, Germany) is a German collage/decollage artist and photographer who now lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Santanyí, Mallorca.


After Brändle had finished her high school education in Aachen she joined the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and finished her studies as a Bachelor of Design in 2003. Brändle’s final work at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts was supported by the "TENT Academy Award" (Rotterdam) with nine other nominations [1] as best final works in the Netherlands. During her studies Brändle developed her artistic photographic potentials and discovered the fascination of posters and their artistic opportunities for further editing. After several stages of life in Portsmouth, Berlin and Lisbon, she went to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Since 2012 she is back in Berlin.


Pola Brändle at work in her studio

Brändle photographs and edits posters.[2] She uses posters as a commodity, in order to create independent art works of its own kind.

"Pola Brändle treats again, the subject of collage and décollage, interpreting it in a new manner. This is the way traditions are formed. She also uses the de-clarifying, the obscuring section, the near view preventing you from getting a grasp of the whole; an aesthetic intimacy bleeding into the uncontrollable poetic. This makes the poster walls which she photographed in twenty six countries, almost look like classical compositions as in the work of Kurt Schwitters. This is the European way of doing it, a counterposition to American art like that of Robert Rauschenberg, where the classical rules do not apply." [3]

"Like an archaeologist she is uncovering yesterday and preserving it for tomorrow" [4]


This is a table of exhibitions of Pola Brändle

Year Name of event Location
2005 Tilke Ingenieure und Architekten,
Aachen, Germany
2006 "boulevART - Kunst erobert den Kurfürstendamm"
Berlin, Germany
2006 Galerie Borchert+Schelenz Berlin, Germany
2006 Galerie Meisterschüler Berlin, Germany
2007 Galerie Borchert+Schelenz Berlin, Germany
2007 Galerie Amadeus Art Berlin Berlin, Germany
2008 Galerie Borchert+Schelenz Berlin, Germany
2008 Kunstschau Berlin im Vosspalais Berlin, Germany
2009 Europa Galerie Berlin, Germany
2009 YBDD Showroom Berlin, Germany
2010 Galerie Meisterschüler Berlin, Germany
2010 TEASE ART FAIR #4 Köln, Germany
2010 CoCA Center on Contemporary Art Seattle, Washington, USA
2010 untitled BCN Barcelona, Spain
2011 08. Berliner Kunstsalon Berlin, Germany
2011 Rialto Living Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2011 Galeria Flohr Mallorca, Spain
2011 Statkraft Düsseldorf, Germany
2012 Galerie Michael Nolte Münster, Germany
2012 Viena Cas Concos, Spain
2012 Galeria K Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2012 Exhibition Series ArtDinner Cas Concos, Spain
2012 Galerie - Freitag 18.30 Aachen, Germany
2013 City Museum Yalova Yalova, Turkey



  1. ^ Exhibition TENT Academy Award, Contemporary Art and Spirits(CAS), Osaka, Japan [1]
  2. ^ Contemporary poster artists (List in Wikipedia)
  3. ^ Rump, Gerhard Charles: Geniestreiche mit Klebstoff - Nachrichten welt_print - WELT ONLINE, 05.09.2008
  4. ^ Hilgenstock, Andrea: Das Plakat als Leidenschaft - Nachrichten welt_print - WELT ONLINE, 10.01.2009

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