Ursula Palla was born 1961 and grew up in Chur, today she lives and works in Zürich. In her work she interlinks video and room sculptures and works with sensitive materials such as moulded sugar, coal dust or snow. The fragility of nature and wild life is the focus in many works. On a first level an enchanting aesthetic make these accessible. Yet all works are based on comprehensive research, and only its knowledge completely reveals the depth and urgency of the work. The video and room installations by Ursula Palla are poetic and at the same time show up voids that often leave behind a stale feeling and remind us of our responsibility towards nature and environment. This makes the artist’s work highly topical and it will now be shown in two museums in 2022: Installations from the past 10 years will be shown in 13 rooms of the extension building at the Art Museum Graubünden Chur as well as in the Villa Planta; for the Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil-Jona Ursula Palla realises a series of new works.
The exhibitions are accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Stephan Kunz, Isabel Zürcher and Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath as well as an insert with room shots from the Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil-Jona with an introduction by Céline Gailard and Simone Kobler.