Rosa Brockelt

“Art – drawing in particular – is an important instrument for me to process experiences, understand thoughts and record memories. I have not attended an art academy, do not own a portfolio and do not follow a long proven creative process. Nevertheless, the urge to express myself artistically is often so strong that it is almost unbearable.

Because I have made art only for myself so far, my projects and drawings always have a very personal reference: when I returned after a ten-month stay in Iran, I processed my impressions in the form of comic drawings. While trying to get to know my home country better, I began to document people, thoughts and memories through drawing while travelling. I try to make the conflict that I feel every day between the German and Italian culture inside of me visually understandable for myself and others.

Rosa Brockelt was born and raised in Italy, came to Dresden in 2011 for a master’s degree in German Studies and lived in Iran for almost a year. She teaches German as a foreign language, looks after refugee students at the TU Dresden and works as a project assistant in various art and cultural projects. Drawing she does actually everywhere.

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