A WORD OF ART are hosting “KAPTIKA” a solo show by international artist in residency, ‘TIKA’
26 February – 8 March 2011
Opening party with guest DJ’S: 26 Feb 8:00pm till late.
To attend the artist walkabout and preview on the 26 Feb at 6 pm please contact us:
Ricky Lee Gordon – firstname.lastname@example.org
TIKA’s work is a reflection on today’s global society, as well as the forgotten traditions and sagas of the past. TIKA has visited many places around the world, not just to travel but to get to know the local people and learn about their current situation along with what histories and traditions they grew up with.
Born in Switzerland, TIKA grew up in Cairo, Brussels, Cologne, and Zurich, where she currently lives when not diving her time between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. The name TIKA originally came from antibiotika, the German word for antibiotics. It’s also hindi-slang for ‘tilaka’, the different blessing-signs that Hindus wear as a symbol of power to protect the third eye. When you’re asked, “How are you?” in Hindi, you reply “TIKA!” to say that you’re fine. She studied at ZHDK but, as the artist explains, “it was learning about the D.I.Y. and cultural squat scene, reading a lot, living in a different places in the world, and painting on the streets that got me where I am today.”
TIKA is currently participating in a three month residency in Cape Town through Pro Helvetia, /A WORD OF ART, One k, and the Woodstock Industrial Centre.
“I’m learning a lot about South African history and current effects of Apartheid,” she says. “I will take these imputs and let them go as the view of someone who is not grown up here into my solo show ‘KAPTIKA’ (a mix of the German word KAPSTADT and TIKA). All of the work included will be made during my stay in Cape Town.”
We hope to see you all there!