Beatrix Reinhardt, Berlin
Born in Wolgograd in 1972.
After starting studying in Berlin she moved to the United States in 1993
where she worked and studied at the Illinois State University (M.F.A. 1999)
She came back to Europe in 2000 and has set up several exhibitions and has been
working on numerous projects.
India Series - Interior Spaces of universities and colleges
From the beginning of May until the end of July 2001 I visited an artist residency in Trivandrum/South India. The work developed there focused on interior spaces of institutions of higher education. I was photographing offices of principals, classrooms, libraries and teachers´ lounges of government and private colleges and universities in the state of Kerala.
The juxtaposition between the traces of the founding fathers - the British or missionaries, and other signs which indicate the intensive search for a new identity, make these spaces into records of the past and present, and change at the same time.
Participating photographers in 2002