INFORMATION







WHO?

Harriet Meyer
(*1995, near of Hamburg)
currently working and living in Berlin 

2014 – 2019       Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, Photography
2017 – 2018        Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Media School, Copenhagen




EXHIBITIONS


2020 February
Your perspective, exploitation edition, téte gallery, Berlin


2019 October
Das beseelte Ding, Museum Folkwang, Essen


2019 October
NRW BANK Kunstpreis, Düsseldorf

2019 September
Folkwang Finale, SANAA Building Essen

2019 September
Ortstermin Moabit 2019, Abriss, Mindscape Universe, Berlin

2019 September
Folkwang Finale, Sanaa Gebäude Essen

2019 September
Screening, Loop, Kunsthaus Essen


2019 June
What happened here?, Kommunikation Lohnzich, Essen

2019 February
FreiraumFolkwang, Kunstverein Duisburg

2019 January
always judging, Galerie 52, Essen

2018 November
Aus der Form, Hbk Saar

2018 June
RUNDGANG, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen

2018 May
Open Heart, Open Studio, Gerlingstraße Essen


2017 May
reset the apparatus, Angewandte Wien


WHAT?

In my artistic work I am  dealing with the perception of the female* body and how visual representation of women* and their bodys work. I am deconstructing the typical gaze and show the body deviating from what is expected. What happens if we show the body for no reason other than itself? I studied photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen and in the Media Arts class of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. I am living in Berlin and create mixed media installations.
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Historically, Women* and their bodies are always exploited and sexualised through the media. Media is showing certain stereotypes of female* bodies on how they should look like or how they should behave. We could say that the female body is never just the body of its owner. The problem with having a body is that it is always visible, there will never be a neutral behavior or look, it is owned by society and people feel the need to have an opinion about it. The body always communicates in various ways. I am dealing with the perception of the female* body and how visual representation of women* and their bodys work. I am deconstructing the typical gaze and show the body deviating from what is expected.

“Die Künstlerin arbeitet mit dem Material, was einem selbst am nächsten ist: der Haut, bzw. dem Körper. Das tut sie mittels von Haut, die sie als skulpturale, körperhafte Elemente im Raum einsetzt oder in Form bewegter Bilder. Die Uneindeutigkeit der Körperteile in der Projektion – Arme, Beine, Ellbogen, oder doch Schenkel? – mit gleichzeitiger Überlagerung von Skulptur und die eigene Bewegung des Betrachter-Körpers führt zu einem Raum-und Körpergefühl, das Momente der Nähe und Unmittelbarkeit einerseits und der Instabilität und des Schwankens andererseits in sich birgt.”

Nikola Dietrich, Kölnischer Kunstverein
https://www.nrwbank.de/de/corporate/presse/pressearchiv/2019/191011_PI_Gewinner_Kunstpreis2019.html




WHAT ELSE?

2019 October
NRW BANK Art Price for Sculpture and Installation

2018 September
Residency for Music and Art Montepulciano, Italy

2017 November
Marianne Ingenwerth Scholarship