PISA73 /   Unknown

Germany 1973



October 2, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

PISA73 is a German artist born in 1973 as his moniker suggests, who works with multi-layered stencils inspired by his personal struggles –  fears, desires, things that worries him or makes him angry. He started experimenting with spraycans in 1990 influenced by skateboarding, BMX, graffiti and far by now he painted walls of Germany,  Poland,  Miami… PISA73 also works as a graphic designer and illustrator.

PISA73 earned his degree in visual communication at the School of Applied Science Pforzheim, Germany. According to him, college affected the approach towards painting, it became more organized and maybe more concept driven:  “Especially the latter seems to become an obstacle every now and then because I tend to overthink and not to paint – which I regret . Since I’ve been painting walls way before attending college this didn’t change much.”

For PISA73 working with multi-layered stencils requires more than just a sketch. Usually he has a rough idea of what he wants to paint. The next step is trying to take the photo he needs since he usually tries to avoid working with other people’s work. It still happens but only if he doesn’t  have any other option and only if he re-contextualises their work. Once he got the photo, he does a rough digital sketch of the intended piece to see if he likes the size and color, if the captions works …  Hours of illustrating follow… printing… cutting and finally painting.

How has his work evolved through the years stays to be revealed by an outsider’s perspective.

PISA73 currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013“ARTNapping” Superplan/Berlin Group
2013“Ten Years of Stychnin Gallery – All (my) Stars” Strychnin/Berlin GermanyGroup
2013“Stencil Bastards” Starkart/Zurich SwitzerlandGroup
2013“Looking For Freedom” Chimera Project/Budapest HungaryGroup
2012“PISA73?Galerie Tobias Schrade Ulm/GermanySolo
2012“Metropolitan” Stychnin/Berlin GermanyGroup
2012“Oversized & Underpriced Round 4? Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2012“Nontoxic Revolution” Strychnin/Berlin GermanyGroup
2012“Vienna Calling” Inoperable Gallery/Vienna AustriaGroup
2011“Schablone na und?” 44309Streetartgallery/Dortmund GermanySolo
2011“PISA73? Galerie DoK/Baden SwitzerlandSolo
2011“PISA73? La Grille/Yverdon-les-Bains SwitzerlandSolo
2011“Superplan&Friends” art babel/Munich GermanyGroup
2011“Urban Expo” Pretty Portal Gallery/Düsseldorf GermanyGroup
2011“Stencils Only 2011? Pretty Portal Gallery/Düsseldorf GermanyGroup
2011“A Cut Above” Espionage Gallery/Adelaide AustraliaGroup
2011“Tape Modern No. 22: Peep Show” Tape Club/Berlin GermanyGroup
2011“Superplan Artspace” Formaganda/Berlin GermanyGroup
2011“Galeria Autonomica” Munich GermanyGroup
2011“Oversized & Underpriced Round 3? Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2011“The Second Step” Galerie DoK/Baden SwitzerlandGroup
2011“Divergence” Jakarta/Indonesia Group
2011“Street Fighters: Round 2? Krakow PolandGroup
2011“Art Mosh” Munich GermanyGroup
2011“Superplan” Bright Tradeshow/Berlin GermanyGroup
2010“Stroke.03? with Superplan/Berlin Germany Solo
2010“Art Karlsuhe” with Galerie Tobias Schrade/Karlsruhe Germany Solo
2010“STROKE.02? with Superplan/Munich Germany Solo
2010“Schöne Bescherung” Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2010“Infusion #3? Herne GermanyGroup
2010“Stencils Only” Pretty Portal/Düsseldorf GermanyGroup
2010“Public Provocations 2? Carhartt Gallery/Weil am Rhein GermanyGroup
2010“Superplan Studio” Nicenice Gallery/Hannover GermanyGroup
2010“Aerosol Fumes” Neurotitan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2009“SCOPE” with Wilde Gallery/Basel Switzerland Solo
2009“SLICK” with Wilde Gallery/Paris France Solo
2009“Grains of Wrath” Wilde Gallery/Berlin Germany (catalogue PDF)Solo
2009“SCOPE” with Wilde Gallery/New York USA Solo
2009“PISA73? Galerie Tobias Schrade/Ulm GermanySolo
2009“SCOPE” with Wilde Gallery/Miami USA Solo
2009“Urban Art” Kunstwarenhaus/Zurich SwitzerlandGroup
2009“Rohe Weihnachten” Galerie Tobias Schrade/Ulm GermanyGroup
2009“1Size/1Prize Pt. 2: Girls of Death” Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2009“Salon Schwarzenberg” Neurotitan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2009“Blue Print for Space” Art Center South Florida/Miami Beach USAGroup
2009“Primary Flight” Miami USAGroup
2009“Beck’s Gold Urban Experience” Munich Germany Group
2009“Street/Studio” Irvine Contemporary/Washington D.C. USAGroup
2009“Paper Trail” Judy Rotenberg Gallery/Boston USAGroup
2009“Nix Krise” Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2009“Berliner Unkraut” 111 Minna Gallery/San Francisco USAGroup
2009“Geezer Graff Gala” Common Ground Gallery/Berlin GermanyGroup
2008“Berliner Liste” with Wilde Gallery/Berlin Germany Solo
2008“TIAF” with Gallery/Toronto Canada Solo
2008“Art Miami” with Wilde Gallery/Miami USA Solo
2008“CTink” with EVOL Galérie Itinerrance/Paris FranceGroup
2008“Le M.U.R.” with EVOL and CZARNOBYL Le M.U.R./Paris FranceGroup
2008“Off the Wall – From Vandalism to Fine Art” Wilde Gallery/Berlin GermanyGroup
2008“Walden im UFO” Projekthaus/Hamburg GermanyGroup
2008“Urban Affairs” Urban Affairs/Berlin GermanyGroup
2008“CTink” with EVOL Walden Kunstprojekte/Berlin GermanyGroup
2008“Steal from Work” Bristol UKGroup
2008“Inventory #1? Wilde Gallery/Berlin GermanyGroup
20074. Berliner Kunstsalon Walden Kunstprojekte/Berlin GermanySolo
2007“CTink” with EVOL Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2007“CTink” with EVOL Basementizid/Heilbronn GermanyGroup
2007“1Size/1Prize” Superplan/Berlin GermanyGroup
2006“CTink” with EVOL Hello Moose Gallery/Rotterdam NetherlandsGroup
2006“From Where I Stand” ArtTrail/Cork IrelandGroup
2006“adicolor studio” adicolor studio/Berlin GermanyGroup
2006“So langsam ist uns alles egal” Galerie Alexandre Zellermayer/Berlin GermanyGroup
2006“Inzimi Festival” Rome Italy Group
2006“CTink” with EVOL Deathless/Berlin GermanyGroup
2006“Secret Showroom” Cologne GermanyGroup
2006“Secret Showroom” Bread&Butter/Barcelona SpainGroup
2006“Secret Showroom” Bread&Butter/Berlin GermanyGroup
2006“Sechspinselundeinbesen” Bread&Butter/Berlin GermanyGroup
2005“Urban Art Factory” 2. Berliner Kunstsalon/Berlin GermanySolo
2005“CTink” with EVOL Ronin Gallery/Nurenberg GermanyGroup
2005“Islands and Bridges” Fitfty24sf Gallery/San Francisco USAGroup
2005“A World of Influence” Urbis Artium Gallery/Sand Francisco USAGroup
2005“Berlin Exil” with Andrew Greif Galerie Tobias Schrade/Ulm GermanyGroup
2005“CTink” with EVOL Supalife Kiosk/Berlin GermanyGroup
2005“Art Trek 2? Antwerp BelgiumGroup
2005“The City Made Us Do This” Dialekt/Stuttgart GermanyGroup
2005“Enter the Mothership” Rotterdam NetherlandsGroup
2004“Urban Art Factory” 1. Berliner Kunstsalon/Berlin GermanySolo
2004“Rock the Coat” Spiewak and Vapours Magazine/New York USAGroup
2004“Urban Act 2? Studio 14/Rome ItalyGroup
2004“Contemporary Fresh Still Life” CBK Rotterdam/Rotterdam NetherlandsGroup
2004“Urban Act 2? Studio 14/Rome ItalyGroup
2003“CTink” with EVOL Spielwiese/Berlin GermanyGroup
2003“Reizend” with ANSAM and MESY Galerie X5/Ulm GermanyGroup
2002“Handshake Collective” with ANSAM Salon Hansen/Neu-Ulm GermanyGroup
2002“I Am God” Kradhalle/Ulm GermanySolo