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Rinaldo Hopf

Rinaldo was born in Freiburg, West Germany; he studied Painting, Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies in Freiburg, Bremen, and San Francisco. For several years he worked as an art therapist in forensic institutions in San Francisco and Berlin. Currently Rinaldo is based as a painter, photographer, editor and curator in Berlin and Los Angeles.
Many international exhibitions in museums and galleries, among them: PS1 Museum, New York; Akademie der Künste, NGbK and Schwules
Museum, Berlin; Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul; UC Irvine and Queer Biennial 2018, Los Angeles; MARS Art Space, Phoenix; Circulo de Bellas
Artes, Madrid; Museo del Chopo, Mexico DF; Deutsch Foundation, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne and Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland.

‘‘A group of men practicing autofellatio, an intimate act that is self centered and autonomous.
Symbolic of our times, hyper narcissism is combined with the present obligations of distancing. I paint life size portraits in watercolor and ink using current newspapers from around the globe as a background. There is a 1.5 meter social distance between all of the seven protagonists.’’

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Social Distancing_Watercolor & ink on international newsprint_2020

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