Tika travels the world. Grown up in Cairo, Brussels, Cologne and Zürich, lived several month in Mexico DF and New York, Tika is now based between Berlin, Zürich and Rio de Janeiro. Rooted in the Hip Hop and squat culture, Tika is also known as DJ, dancer and party organizer. As multicultural as Tikas life is the style. A wild mix of native arts, swiss graphic design and the visual language of graffiti. Full of colours, graphic shapes, straight clean lines, textures and power.
With open eyes you can meet TIKA in the streets of various cities over the world. Painted in black and white, sometimes brown or yellow, fluorescent red, gold, mint, lilac or what ever colours emerge when the top layer of a surface gets scratched away. Painted and sprayed on walls, doors, wood boards, as well as on floors, ceilings and around corners. Always interacting with the space and communicating with the architecture, integrated with lots of textures and materials found on the street. Also drawn on thin paper, cut out and collaged with other materials, pasted carefully on the place where it’s made for. Quickly but precisely drawn with a marker, or simply as a Sticker.Tikas work stands for the history that sticks to places. The stories that have been lived in buildings and houses before the grey cubes emerged the earth. The paintings and Installations refer to the stiffness of life when you’re caught in the tight grid of society and for what the myth of death often does to reputation. Cause life is just a break of being pure energy! TIKA exhibited her art all over the world, not only in the streets, but also in multiple galleries and art projects in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Bulgaria, England, Turkey, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia and other countries. …