Biography

Hedda Schattanik (b. 1992 in Westerstede) and Roman Szczesny (b. 1987 in Bensberg) interweave cinematographic elements with surreal animation, literature, drama, sculpture, photography and drawing in video installations. Both artists graduated from the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie and have been working together since 2014. They live and work in Düsseldorf.


Their main artistic practice expands the traditional boundaries of art-making, while reflecting the perceptions, preconceptions and contradictions which characterize our existence in the world. A dreamlike narrative seems to be the backdrop of each of their art works. While the observer tries to understand the logic behind the opulence of each image, all that remains is the intensity of each individual moment that questions the human identity.

Solo Exhibitions

2021
2019
2018
  • Amor Fati, Feld-Haus, Insel Hombroich, Neuss
  • Apartment Monologue, COMA Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2020
2019
  • Polke und die Folgen - Neuerwerbungen I Absolventen der Kunstakademie 1965-2018, Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung
  • “Apartment Monologue” - MOP-Shortlist, Neue Horizonte, Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken
2018
  • Digital Gods - Die Digitale, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf
  • "Apartment Monologue" - Marl Media Art Awards 2018, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl
  • Follow Up 2018 - PWC Kunstpreis, Junge Kunst aus der Akademie, Düsseldorf
  • "Apartment Monologue" - German Competition, Kino Lichtburg, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen
  • Fiktiva - Festival, Cinéma Luminor, Paris
  • FAR/OFF Festival, screening of "Viktor Al Manouchi" as part of the PLAY/List, Ebertplatz, Cologne
2017
  • Asymmetrische Architexturen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
  • Apartment Monologue, curated by Roy Mordechay, Julia Reich & Nir Altmann Gallery, Düsseldorf
  • Viktor Al Manouchi, HONDA Gallery, Play Video- & Performance Festival, Cologne
  • Performed Identity, curated by IMAI Stiftung, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
  • 123 - Class Andreas Gursky, Goethe Institute, Paris
  • International Theme Exhibition - Photo Beijing 2017, China Millennium Monument, Beijing
  • Zeichnung - Auswahlausstellung des Märkisches Stipendiums 2018, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
2016
  • Die Grosse - Class Andreas Gursky, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
  • Mary & der Vulkan. Eine meteorologische Phantasmagorie, KIT, Düsseldorf
  • Time Based Academy – On Air, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düssledorf
2015
  • EVA13, Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Thai - European Friendship
  • #4 kunstakademie @mckinsey&company, Skyoffice, Düsseldorf
  • Let‘s Dance, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen
2014
  • EN EL CASTILLO, MIAC (Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo), Lanzarote
  • Der Freund krank / The sick friend - Production of Acting Accomplices, Orangerie - Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne

Featured Artworks