Focused on the symbiotic relationships between people and places, Larissa Fassler’s artistic practice reflects her interest in the architecture of cities and the way in which places affect people, psychologically and physically, and in turn how people’s perception, understanding and use of place is physically manifest in the built environment that surrounds them.
Larissa Fassler (b.1975, Vancouver, Canada) has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999. She obtained her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MFA from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. She has been a grant recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York; the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Germany; the Mairie de Paris, France, and the Berliner Senate, Germany.
Larissa Fassler’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions internationally at the Esker Foundation, Calgary; The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris and The Hessen State Museum Darmstadt, Germany (2016), Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris (2016 and 2011) and at SEPTEMBER, Berlin (2014, 2012, 2011, 2009). Recent group exhibitions include: The 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (2017), The Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris and ArtInternational Istanbul (2015); The Kunsthalle Kiel; The Museum Ostwall, Dortmund and The Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City (2013).
Critical reviews and feature articles on her work have been published in Canadian Art, Artforum, Uncube Magazine, La République de l'Art, Artpress and Deutsche Bank ArtMag. Her work has been included in books such as Imagine Architecture and Beyond Architecture from Gestalten and Dirt by PennDesign and the MIT Press. Fassler's work is held in a number of public collections including: The National Gallery of Canada; Global Affairs Canada—Visual Art Collection; The FRAC Auvergne (FR); Le Fonds municipal d'art contemporain—City of Paris Collection (FR); The State Museum Schwerin (DE); The Deutsche Bank Collection (DE); The Fpm Collection (DE) and The National Library of Quebec Artists' book collection (CA); as well as many private collections.
Larissa Fassler lives and works in Berlin.