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Donna Fei

A hand-bound book made of toilet paper. This material dissolves in contact with water. A metaphor for transience, change, and the longing to preserve. The delicate lines and shapes on the paper recall the traces of past emotions, tears and, fleeting moments. An ode to the fragility of the medium that at the same time highlights the sensuality of touching and leafing - an image for the gentle sounds that paper can produce in its texture and movement.

A drawing whose lines bear traces of multiple blades. The horizontals end just before the edge and reverberate in the memory - similar to the striking of a piano key, the sound of which continues to resonate in space as long as one imagines the dispersion of this sound.


Donna Fei was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1990 and now lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and graduated as a master student in fine arts in 2020.

Since beginning her studies in 2013, her work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions, including in Nuremberg, Bremen and Paris. In Berlin, she presented her positions at Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Kühlhaus, Circus Schatzinsel, Raum für Sichtbarkeit, 48h-Neukölln and Rathausgalerie Reinickendorf. In 2017, she was awarded the Walter Stöhrer Graphic Prize.

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