Andrea Geyer, Untitled from Understanding Geography, 1999, C-print mounted on aluminum, 29 x 39.5"

Untitled from Understanding Geography, 1999, C-print mounted on aluminum, 29 x 39.5″

Andrea Geyer

Andrea Geyer is a German artist, who has been living and working between Freiburg, Germany and New York City since 1996. Geyer uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image and text based works. She investigates historically evolved concepts such as national identity, gender and class in the context of the ongoing re-adjustment of cultural meanings and social memories in current politics. Recent works include Spiral Lands, a photographic and textual historiography of the ongoing dispossession of lands from Indigenous people by colonization, governmentality, capitalist development that constitute one of the longest struggle for social justice in North America and 9 Scripts from a Nation at War about the current war in Iraq. She is a 2000 graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, after having studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, and Photojournalism at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

Geyer’s work has been shown at RedCat/Los Angeles; LACE/Los Angeles; Hessel Museum/Bard College; Vera List Center for Arts and Politics/The New School; the Whitney Museum of American Art; apexart; Artist Space/New York; TATE Modern; Serpentine Gallery/London; Generali Foundation; Secession/Vienna; Smart Project Space/Amsterdam; IASPIS/Stockholm; the Turin Biennale/Italy; and documenta12/Kassel. In 2008 she also had solo shows at the Galerie Thomas Zander/Cologne and Galerie Hohenlohe/Vienna