About

With her art, Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan challenges our Christian culture, our faith and our society. She intends to show God’s glory and also encourage reflection and amaze the beholder. Be it delicate sculptures or large-dimensioned art in public spaces, or be it light sculptures, photography, painting, calligraphy or graphically reduced works, her virtually boundless imagination will surprise the beholder again and again, underscoring her versatility.

Curriculum Vitae / Exhibitions

2018
– Monument unveiling on Remembrance Sunday in Binzen, Germany
– Group exhibition Frontofbicycle Gallery Basel
– Group exhibition Museum St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
– Artrooms Roma
– Artrooms London

2017
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Willstätt (Germany)
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Lichtenau (Germany)
– Group exhibition at the Frontofbicycle Gallery in Basel (Switzerland)
– Group exhibition at the Castle Gallery of Schliengen (Germany)
– Group exhibition at the Grebencuk Gallery in Basel (Switzerland)

2016
– Group exhibition “Hülle und Fülle” (Abundance) at Dreiländermuseum Lörrach
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Binzen
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Kandern
– Glass wall design of Volksbank Buggingen

2015
– Group exhibition at the town hall gallery Rheinfelden
– Solo exhibition at the “ART & CONTEXT 101” gallery in Basel
– Glass wall design of Volksbank Schliengen (Nidauer Platz),
– Glass wall design of Volksbank Badenweiler
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Europabrücke in Kehl

2014
– “Prayers from around the wold” – installation  –  bought by Friedenskirche, Norddeich (D)
– Order for the realisation of a bus stop shelter in Eimeldingen
– Glass wall design of Volksbank Neuenburg am Rhein
– Group exhibition “10 im Quadrat“ (10 squared) at Dreiländermuseum Lörrach
– Art exhibition with Bryan Haab at the Willow Creek leadership conference, Leipzig
– BFP group exhibition in Willingen / Upland

2013 – 2014
Solo exhibition “defacto x”, Erlangen

2013
– Glass wall design of VR-Bank Zell im Wiesental
– Group exhibition “PROvocate” at the “Filter4 cultur affairs” gallery, Basel
– Group exhibition at the Basel cathedral (Nacht des Glaubens (night of faith))
– Design of bible verses in the entrance area of the HOP (House of Prayers),  Basel

2012
– Participation in RegioART Lörrach
– Glass wall design of Sparkasse Schönau im Wiesental

2011
– Order for the artistic design of the foyer of the multi-purpose hall, Binzen
Title:  “AUGEN-BLICKE” (moments)

2010
Group exhibition “Wie gedruckt” (as printed) at Verlagshaus Jaumann, Lörrach

2009
1. Prize in a competition for the creation of a fountain in Emilienpark  Grenzach-Wyhlen:
Title: “THE PATH OF LIFE – where we come from – where we’re going”

2007 – 2008
Teacher for design and media engineering at the advanced secondary school (Gymnasium) of FES Lörrach

2006
1st prize at the traffic roundabout competition “Im Entenschwumm”, Eimeldingen
Title: DUCK PORTAL

2000 und 2001
Her two children were born

1999
worked by order of the German TV company, ARD, as a photographer in France for the book “Die Etappen der Tour de France ´99” (Stages of Tour de France

1998
Final study project “Das kleine Pralinenbuch” (little book of pralines) published by Dumont-Verlag
(Idea, text, layout, pictures by Tanja Bürgelin-Arslan)

1997 – 1999
Employed as a graphic designer at an advertising company

1995
1st prize in a competition of the town of Fürth for designing the “Rathaus” subway station.
Realisation 1994 – 1998

1992 – 1997
Studies of communication design at Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule, Nuremberg
Focus on: photography, typography, illustration, graduated in 1997

1989 – 1991
Apprenticeship to become a ladies’ tailor

1988
Preliminary course at the Basel school of design
University entrance qualifications acquired at Hans-Thoma-Gymnasium Lörrach

1968 
Born in Lörrach