Janaina Tschäpe

Janaina Tschäpe

SOS-Edition 2011
Edition: 20 + 3 Artist Prints
Numbered and signed digital c-print
40,8 × 33 cm
Price on request

Janaina Tschäpe was born in Munich in 1973 and grew up in São Paulo, Brazil.
From 1992 to 1998 she studied art at the University for Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany. In 1994 she was part of the Artists in Residence Program at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Salvador, Brazil. In 1998 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Janaina Tschäpe works with various mediums including drawing, photography, video and installation. Her pictures deal mainly with the phenomenological relationship and a dream-like exchange between the body and the outside world. With her work she creates a mythological cosmos that often revolves around the transformation of the female body.
Janaina Tschäpe’s works are on display in numerous international collections and the world’s major museums and galleries including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany.
She exhibited during the Exposição Itaú Cultural in São Paulo and in 2012, she had a large solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson, USA.
Today the artist lives and works between New York and Rio de Janeiro.

SOS Children’s Village in Igarassu, Brazil

The community of Igarassu is a part of the municipal area of Recife in the northeast of Brazil. The slums of Recife are vast and continually expanding. They have little or no infrastructure or medical care. The children are profoundly affected by the poverty of their families. Many live in the streets where they are victims of violence and poverty and have hardly any prospects.

Since 2007, the SOS Children’s Village in Igarassu has been providing children with a feeling of security and support. In the eleven family homes that the village consists of, 118 girls and boys live together with their SOS mothers and siblings.

The village has a social centre, day-care centre and a recreation area. The recreation area is a popular meeting place for the youngsters where they can play football, make music and participate in reading groups. There are discussion groups in which they are informed about their civil rights. The experience of being respected and the imparted knowledge help them to develop self-confidence and a sense of justice. They learn to play an active role and to take responsibility for their community.