Garments are paused and deadened, resembling a once fluid life.


Donna Huanca, Maenad Cymbals, June 6 through July 21, 2013, by appointment,

Born in Chicago, Huanca received a BFA from the University of Houston (2004) and studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (2009-10). A Fulbright Scholar, Huanca lived and worked in Mexico City in 2012. Huanca has developed a nomadic practice producing site-specific, experience based projects throughout the United States, Austria, Norway, Peru, Germany, Sweden and Korea. Although embodied in a wide variety of media, her work expresses a thorough engagement with linguistic experimentation. Huanca’s work conveys distinctive and precise observations on the function of the garment as an ever-evolving manner of language production and a traditional form of cultural transmission. The results are performative platforms that are a product of a compulsive attitude towards the search for material beacons and parallel experiences.

Maenad Cymbals is Donna Huanca’s first Solo Show in Berlin.

Publications of her work have been featured in DazedDigital, Wire, British Vogue, F5 Moscow, NY Arts,, Art in America, and the Younger than Jesus Artist Directory published by the New Museum, NY amongst others.

Recent exhibitions include: RAW MATERIAL at Malmö Konsthalle, Sweden, 2013 Anhem Fashion Biennale, Netherlands, Pioneer Voices at the Galery of Northern Norway, The Myth… (solo) at Bard CCS, Annadale on- Hudson, New York.