Akeroyd Collection


Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff

b. 1988, Minneapolis, U.S., b. 1987 in Buffalo, USA; live and work in Los Angeles and Berlin.

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff's collaborative practice is rooted in questions of performance and labour. This is epitomized by the venues they run as sites of social and collaborative artistic work, which include New Theater Hollywood, the theatre they currently run in Los Angeles where they produce plays with artists; its Berlin predecessor, New Theater; and the bar and performance space TV Bar in Berlin, where the soap opera cum workplace tragedy, Paradise (2020-2022) was set and filmed. Their extensive documentation of these spaces serves as a visual and narrative exploration of the economic, structural, and personal systems that shape shared environments, utilizing mediums such as photography, film, and texts. Their work explores the possibility of the ‘everyday’ as a theatrical act, allowing truth and fiction to commingle.

Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff’s recent solo exhibitions include Fluentum, Berlin (2024); Paradise Forever, O-Town House, Los Angeles (2023); si Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2022); Paradise, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2022) and Times Athens, MAMCO, Geneva (2022). Recent group shows include Paris 2024, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris (2024); HEATWAVE: a screening, Galerie Neu, Berlin (with Karl Holmqvist) (2023); FRONT International, Cleveland (2022); Hometown, Coyote, Stockholm (2022); Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2021); Future Generaton Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv (2021); Manifesta 13, Marseille (2020); These Are the Only Times You Have Known, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2020) and Peer-to-Peer. Collective Practices in New Art, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (2018).

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