b. 1976 in New York; lives and works in Los Angeles
For the 2013 Biennial, Karl Haendel returns to the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting of July 2012 in a study of envy, fascination and violence. His drawings are based on detailed documentation – photographs, spoken word, newspaper cuttings – which he subjects to modifications of scale, tone, clarity and significance. Assembled into narratives whose meaning shifts according to their formal and conceptual interconnections, his images give rise to new visions and stories.