artist statement

artist statement

 

 

My work explores concepts of reality, perception, and consciousness. I investigate the disparity between actual and virtual spheres, their entanglement, and how they are embedded in and emerge from digital technologies. Working in a variety of media such as Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR,  multimedia installation, video, painting, sound, and theory allows me to develop a more precise understanding of our surroundings, ourselves, and how perceptions differ.  I explore the interdependence between technology, body, and mind, and the various utopian/dystopian narratives provoked by this relationship. The immersive spaces I build combine the virtual and actual to create a hyperreality that allows the viewer to experience how individuals, culture, and existing sociopolitical power structures are both fragmented and homogenized by digitality.  By using my own practice of digital communication, my voice, and my body, my work represents a reclamation of female sexuality in the digital age.

 

My practice creates a tension between overly intimate narratives and the exploration of systematic schisms in the 21. centuries. This juxtaposition is not only inherent in the concepts of my work but also in my use of material and in the process itself. I combine materials with a fluid, painterly quality, such as fabric, plastic, and drawings with digital gadgets like cell phones and smart mirrors. To create my digital work I use a combination of complex software  (gaming engines, 3D modeling software, AI applications) and user-friendly, low-tech applications like AR filters and story features of social media platforms (Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram). Subverting the notion of sentimentality of personal storytelling, this tension suggests the collapse of subject-object, spacetime,  and actual and virtual. 

 

 

My practice not only aesthetically depicts the permeability of virtual and actual realities but also the complexity of relationships and social networks, and allows the viewer to experience it. I conjure a space in which technology is not separate from but a part of us, allowing a  critical and generative perspective that unfolds new possibilities and means of perception.

 

 

CV 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2020          MFA Akademiebrief, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

2018           Student of Honor (Meisterschülerin) of Professor Stefan Kürten, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

2014 - 19  Class of Professor Stefan Kürten

2013           Class of Professor Rita McBride

 

 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

(S) SOLO, (G) GROUP

 

2022

Waking Up In A World, Artemis Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (g) (upcoming/Aug ‘22)

 Unlimited Creations, Artemis Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (g) (upcoming/ July ‘22)

NADA Curated: Reset (curated by María Elena Ortiz), URL at New Art Dealers Alliance (g)

Life’s a Glitch and Then You Die, Office Space Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah (g)

 

2021

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf @ McKinsey & Company #8, Sky Office, Düsseldorf (g)

Science-Ex - timeless travels, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (g)

Coming to Voice, K21 Museum for Contemporary Art, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

for refusal, TRANSMEDIALE 2021, Berlin, Germany (g)

 

2020

Feelings! Feelings! Feelings!, synthesis gallery, Berlin, Germany (g)

digital secrets, Weltkunstzimmer in cooperation with Die Digitale Festival, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

ARS ELECTRONICA 2020, Linz, Austria (g)

places_Virtual Reality Fesitval, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (g)

Summer Edition, Von Fraunberg Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

digital (c)ode, state_of gallery, Milan, Italy (g)

 

2019

prinzessinplastik is now live, Reinraum e.V. in coop. with Die Digitale, Düsseldorf, Germany (s)

return void, The Wrong Biennale, online and offline exhibition, i. a. at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany (g)

 

2018

dus, FM Anker, New York, USA (g)

Friedrich Schulz, Manko, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

Lift Me Alone, Glashaus Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

DUS PMO, Haus der Kunst, Palermo, Italy (g)

Die Grosse Kunstausstellung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

 

2017

Akademie Arbeitstitel, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (g)

drawing the curtain, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA (g)

From Zuhause, 551 Pop Up Gallery, San Francisco, USA (g)

 

 AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2022

Tropical Lab Residency, LASALLE, Singapore

 

 2021

NEUSTART KULTUR Scholarship, Modul A, BBK Bundesverband, Berlin

Auf geht´s! Stipendium (artist scholarship of Ministry for Culture and North Rhine-Westphalia)

 

 2020

Projectfunding Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf, Germany (District Government) for La Wayaka

Current AiR, Chile

MKW Auf geht´s! Stipendium (artist scholarship of Ministry for Culture and North Rhine-Westphalia)

short list : VR KUNSTPREIS (VR Art Prize), Deutschen Kreditbank in cooperation with Contemporary Arts Alliance 

Ars Electronica and Zero1 Foundation (U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational

and Cultural Affairs) : American Arts Incubator: “The Future Of Inclusion”, Linz, Austria

Ars Festival and ZERO1: American Arts Incubator Sustainability Award: $1,000

Creative_Places Residency at Places_Festival, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

 

 2019

DAAD, Promos Travel Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

 

 2016

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW (Ministry for Culture and Science NRW)

Residency at Montepulciano College for Music and Art, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / WORKSHOPS

 

06/2022          Workshop: „Love in the Metaverse”, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany

05/2022          Workshop: „Decentraland”, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany

05/2022           Artist Talk: „Creativity and AI” Munich Center for Digital Sciences and AI: Munich University

                              of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany

08/2021           Panelist: „Relax and become useless”, Learning AI, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

07/2021            Workshop: „Can AI make art?”, Learning AI, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

06/2021            Talk and panelist: „Creative AI”, Learning AI NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

2019 - 2020    Curation: artspace SITTart, Düsseldorf

2019 - 2021     Artist studio assistence: Studio Peter Zimmermann, Köln

2018 - 2019     Volkshochschule (Community College) Düsseldorf, Germany: lecturer for painting and art history

2018 - 2020   Winsor and Newton, NRW, Germany: workshop for painting materials and supplies

Mar. 2018        Accademia di belle arti , Palermo, Italy: workshop for organization of exhibitions

Feb 2019          Panelist at “From self-exploitation to poverty in old age”, City Museum Düsseldorf, Germany

Dec 2018         Panelist at “Positions Palermo”, City Museum Düsseldorf, Germany

Oct. 2017         San Francisco Art Institute, USA: organized student exchange, workshop for

                              organization of exhibitions 

 

 

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