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Peles Empire

Peles Empire is a collaborative project founded in 2005 by Katharina Stöver (°1982, Gießen, DE) and Barbara Wolff (°1980, Fogaras, RO) - they live and work in Berlin (DE) and London (UK).

The starting point for the artistic practice of Peles Empire is Peles Castle, a summer residence built for King Carol I at the end of the 19th Century in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. The interior of Peles Castle is characterized by a mash-up of décors, each room dedicated to a different historical era such as Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Deco. In 2005, Peles Empire began by compiling a photographic documentation of these rooms, which then served as the basis for their work in plural ways. Recently, the duo has varied their approach to working with the castle imagery and is pushing even further the concept of abstracting an original through its reproduction.

Peles Empire has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Cell Project Space, London; Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow; and Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen.
Their work has also been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as KW Berlin; The Moving Museum, Istanbul; Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; and ICA, London.

Peles Empire is represented by the following gallery;
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Wentrup Gallery, Berlin

You can also find more works by Peles Empire on their own website.

works by Peles Empire