Competition: US & Canada
Andrea Geyer is a German born artist living and working in New York. Her creative research is invested in the material poetics of storytelling, shedding light on individuals and events that share the quality of a sustained absence and an inevitable, tangible presence. These stories circulate around historic occurrences such as Hannah Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem, the 2003 invasion of the U.S. into Iraq, women’s central role in defining American Modernism and its institutions as a civic endeavor. They also emerge from a deep examination of place, such as the so-called American Southwest, which in its reality and representation remains structured by stories of settler colonialism and by the negation and repression of the traditional landowners past and present. Or the histories emanating from Germany the country of her own origin saturated with fascism and its far reaching aftermath. Her works ranges across text, photography, video, painting, sculpture, and performance. Exhibitions include: MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; TATE Modern, Serpentine Gallery in London; Jumex Foundation, Mexico; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Generali Foundation, Secession in Vienna; Witte De White in Rotterdam; Sao Paulo Biennal and documenta12/ Kassel.