Solo Exhibit in Germany

For the first time, Nina Boesch's collages will be exhibited in Germany! The three-month solo show takes place at ART15, in the historic center of Bremen from April 7 to July 2. 

UPCYCLING NEW YORK
Inspired by everyday life in the city and the pursuit of making New York a greener place, the exhibit “Upcycling New York” features about twenty of Nina Boesch’s collages made entirely from used and expired MetroCards. Cut into small pieces and sorted by color, the MetroCard provides a strong and iconic color palette—yellow, orange, blue, black, and white—that makes Boesch’s body of work so unique and recognizable. A single collage may contain over 10,000 of these small colorful pieces, stemming from as many as 300 MetroCards per artwork. The result is a collection of mesmerizing mosaic-like depictions of New York’s landmarks, city scenes, portraits, and urban animals.

Boesch’s work pays tribute to the city she is proud to call home. The concept behind it is a reflection of her eco–conscious upbringing in Germany. Having been raised in a country where recycling is strictly regulated, Boesch has always had a hard time adjusting to New York’s trash problem and culture of disposability. She arrived in New York City in the summer of 2001 and commuted by subway every day. Witnessing other subway riders carelessly toss their used and expired MetroCards on trains and in the stations, Boesch thought of an artistic challenge: she started upcycling MetroCards into artwork. Over the last fifteen years, her endeavor has turned into a serious art venture appreciated by a global following and art collectors across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

UPCYCLING NEW YORK  (GERMAN)
In der Ausstellung “Upcycling New York” zeigt die in New York lebende Bremer Künstlerin Nina Boesch ihre Collagen zum ersten Mal in Deutschland. Inspiriert durch den Alltag der Millionenstadt und die Amerikanische Wegwerfkultur, gestaltet Nina Boesch ihre Arbeiten aus gebrauchten und abgelaufenen MetroCards — New Yorks U-Bahn Karten. In kleine Stücke geschnitten und nach Farben sortiert, ergibt die MetroCard eine ikonische Farbpalette, welche Boeschs Collagen einzigartig und wiedererkennbar macht. Eine einzelne Collage kann über 10.000 dieser kleinen Stücke enthalten und aus bis zu 300 U-Bahn Karten bestehen. Das Resultat ist eine Sammlung von Mosaikähnlichen Darstellungen New Yorker Wahrzeichen und Stadtszenen. 

2016 wurden Nina Boeschs Arbeiten in der gleichnamigen Soloausstellung “Upcycling New York” im Deutschen Generalkonsulat in Manhattan gezeigt. 


Location
Künstlerhaus Art15
Schnoor 15
28195 Bremen
Germany

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 6 at 7pm (19 Uhr)

Hours
April 7 - July 2, 2017
Tue-Fri, 2pm - 6pm (14 - 18 Uhr)
Sat+Sun, 12pm - 6pm (12 - 18 Uhr)

Solo Exhibit in Manhattan

From November 3 until December 16, Nina Boesch's collages will be exhibited in the solo show "Upcycling New York"  in Midtown Manhattan. Thanks to the generous support of the German General Consulate in New York, this will be the largest exhibition of Boesch's collages to date. 

UPCYCLING NEW YORK
Inspired by everyday life in the city and the pursuit of making New York a greener place, the exhibit “Upcycling New York” features thirty of Nina Boesch’s collages made entirely from used and expired MetroCards. Cut into small pieces and sorted by color, the MetroCard provides a strong and iconic color palette—yellow, orange, blue, black, and white—that makes Boesch’s body of work so unique and recognizable. A single collage may contain over 10,000 of these small colorful pieces, stemming from as many as 300 MetroCards per artwork. The result is a collection of mesmerizing mosaic-like depictions of New York’s landmarks, city scenes, portraits, and urban animals.

Boesch’s work pays tribute to the city she is proud to call home. The concept behind it is a reflection of her eco–conscious upbringing in Germany. Having been raised in a country where recycling is strictly regulated, Boesch has always had a hard time adjusting to New York’s trash problem and culture of disposability. She arrived in New York City in the summer of 2001 and commuted by subway every day. Witnessing other subway riders carelessly toss their used and expired MetroCards on trains and in the stations, Boesch thought of an artistic challenge: she started upcycling MetroCards into artwork. Over the last fifteen years, her endeavor has turned into a serious art venture appreciated by a global following and art collectors across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia

Location
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Opening Reception
Thursday, Nov 3 from 6pm-8pm

Hours
November 3 - December 16, 2016
Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm

Art Opening on Friday, May 13, 2016

Collages made from discarded subway tickets, illustrated town views from illustrations of French villages, and a photographic vignette series of urban cityscapes turned into tiny planets, all of these works have one thing in common: Each piece is an interpretation of the world around us, as seen through the eyes of graphic designers and artists.

Nina Boesch creates mesmerizing collages from cut-up expired MetroCards to illustrate iconic New York City scenes.

Keith Godard, researches, hand-draws exact representations of french towns, then by color expresses their various altitudes, history within their various landscape atmosphere.

Ronnie Peters uses innovative photography techniques to visualize New York City street scenes and moments from travels, as their very own tiny planets.
 

Exhibit Opening:
Friday, May 13, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday May 14 / Sunday May 15
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:
The 360 Space
104 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014

Nina Boesch at Elena Ab Gallery in Tribeca

Nina Boesch's collages will be on display at Elena Ab Gallery in Tribeca  until October 8, 2015. For viewing appointments, please call Elena Ab at (917) 691-5647

Elena Ab Gallery
185 Church Street (between Duane St. and Reade St.)
New York, NY 10007

Phone: (917) 691-5647

Exhibit at Grey Dog, Chelsea

Beginning July 20, 2015, Nina Boesch's collages will be on display at Grey Dog Cafe in Chelsea. The show features seven of Boesch's larger collages and will be up for six months until mid January 2016.

Grey Dog
242 West 16th Street (btwn. 7th Ave and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

Workshop at the Children's Museum of the Arts' Spring Benefit

On Sunday, May 3, 2015 Nina Boesch joined the Spring Benefit at the Children's Museum of the Arts in Soho. She conducted a collage workshop for children during day of great fun for kids and parents. The children joined storytelling session with Neil Patrick Harris, created sculptures,  listened to live music, and made collages from MetroCards.

Group Show in Brooklyn

RECYCLE – Group Show in Brooklyn

Nina Boesch's collage "Laundromat" will be shown at RECYCLE, a juried national group show of art created from discarded and re-purposed materials.

Location: 
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition)
499 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Dates/times:
May 9 – June 14, 2015
Open on weekends from 1pm to 6pm.