Paper-Relief Workshop

in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Pakistan

February 8, 2018

conducted by Benigna Chilla, assisted by Milena Chilla-Markhoff

Visiting Artist on behalf of Goethe Institut-Pakistan, Benigna Chilla gave a talk and a paper-relief workshop at T2F on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, which was organized and hosted by Vasl Artists’ Association. Benigna Chilla began her art training in her native Germany at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. She moved to the USA in 1969, where she completed her graduate studies and then taught as Professor of Visual Arts until her retirement in 2011. She now teaches workshops to non-traditional art students in South Asia each winter. Benigna continues to produce work in her home studio and has had over forty solo exhibitions in the USA and internationally. The workshop started off with Chilla sharing and talking about her work to the 20 participants of the workshop. The presentation included the various techniques she had employed in her body of work and the careful selection and making of each pigment for the various compositions of her paper-relief works. Benigna was assisted by her daugter Milena Chilla-Markhoff during the workshop. The workshop started with a demo, and lasted for two hours during which the participants took to their own style of creating paper relief compositions on a scale of 10″x10″. The works were brought together in the end over which Benigna and the participants spoke about the practice of paper-relief and how to continue it in their own ways.