Duna Rolando (AR)

Oil painting, Portrait

„It is the longing that feeds our soul and not the fulfilment. And the meaning of our life is the path and not the goal. For every answer is delusive, every fulfilment dissolves in our hands, and the goal is no more, as soon as it is achieved.“

Arthur Schnitzler (1862 – 1931)

artistic position

The foundation of Duna Rolando´s work is longing.
The longing that other people also feel.
Longing for people who are not here anymore.
Longing for a certain time that will never come back.
Longing for that which has never happened and never will.
Longing for homeland and belonging,

For Duna Rolando, the longing for the homeland means above all a longing for a lost paradise. A paradise that has been created in the distance by our own memory and which doesn’t correspond in most cases to a reality based on selective remembrance of our experiences and feelings of the past.

Duna Rolando was born in Argentina and lives since 1990 in Germany. She is herself a descendant of an emigrant’s family. Her ancestors were Germans, Italians and Spaniards.
The unfulfilled desires of her family to return to their own homeland formed the mould of her childhood and thus of all her future experiences: mainly that she would be, as well, living abroad, as she has done since 1988.

Exhibitions in aquabitArt

2014 The Dignity Of The Unknown, Portraits of Desire / Solo exhibition

2014 JUST FAIR / Group exhibition

2013 Portraits / Group exhibition


Duna Rolando (AR)
Artistic activity, selection

2019 SUBTEI, 48HS Neukölln, Berlin.
2019 HORTUS CONCLUSUS Galerie, Berlin.
2018 SUBTEI, 48HS Neukölln, Berlin.
2017 Galeria Tipos Infames, Madrid (Solo exhibition)
2017 Embajada Argentina en Berlin, Berlin (Solo exhibition)
2015 “Tangonale”, ufaFabrik Berlin, Portraits der Sehnsucht, Tangomusiker Portraits.
2014 “Internationale Kunstbiennale Yalova”, Kellergallerie art, Wien.
2014 “Porträts der Sehnsucht”, aquabitArt gallery, Berlin (Solo exhibition)
2014 JUST FAIR / Group exhibition, aquabitArt gallery, Berlin
2013 Yalova Biennale, City Museum of Yalova, Turkey.
2013 “Portraits”, aquabitArt – WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin.
2013 “Heimat 2.0”, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Eschborn.

1998 Duna Dietzsche-Osvaldo Puente, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen (Solo exhibition)
1998 El Arte de los Libros de Artista“, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca,México.
1997 „Transit II“, Kratzenfabrik Schwarz, Aachen, Alemania.
1997 „Areopagitica“, G.A.M.E.S. of Art, Mönchengladbach, Alemania.
1997 „Lebenlesen“, Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln, Köln, Alemania.
1997 „Sana, sana…“ Rauminstallation, Projekt Herzgehirn, Köln, Alemania.
1996 „Post Aktion“, Ludwigforum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Alemania.
1996 „Lebensterbenleben“, St. Peter Kirche, Aachen, Alemania.
1995 Transit I, Kratzenfabrik Schwarz, Aachen, Alemania.
1995 „Havanna-Sao Paolo-Junge Kunst aus Lateinamerika“, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
1994 St. Peter Kirche, Aachen, Alemania.
1994 V. Bienal de La Habana. Representación argentina. Cuba
1994 V. Bienal de La Habana, Ludwigforum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen.
1994 „Hinschauen“, Datus, Aachen. Alemania. (Solo exhibition)
1993 Chiostro San Nicolo, Entraxis, Lido di Venezia. Italia.
1993 „Strömenland“, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Neederlande
1993 Galerie Kreiter-Kuhnt, Mainz. (Solo exhibition)
1992 Galerie Weiße Stadt, Köln.
1992 Galerie Druck & Buch, Buchmesse Frankfurt. Alemania.
1992 Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris. Francia.
1992 Espace Rencontre, Crédit à l’Industrie, Liege. Bélgica
1992 Galerie Signe, Aachen. Alemania (Solo exhibition)
1991 Galeria Ana Blanco, Valladolid. España (Solo exhibition)
1991 Centro Cultural de la Caja de Ahorros de Castellón, Castellón. España.
1991 Museo de la Ciudad, Valencia. España.
1991 Galeria El Levante, Valencia. España.
1990 Diputación Provincial de Alicante, Alicante. España.

1989 Caja de Ahorros de Valencia, Valencia. España.
1989 Hannover Kunstmesse, Galeria SIC, Hannover, Alemania.
1989 Galeria Nave Diez, Valencia. España (Solo exhibition)
1989 Galeria SIC, Vigo. España (Solo exhibition)
1988 Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires.
1988 Fundación Plural, Grupo Ur, Buenos Aires.
1988 Galeria Marienbad, Buenos Aires.
1987 Fundación Testorelli, Buenos Aires.
1987 CAYC, Buenos Aires.
1987 Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires.