Andrea is a German born visual artist, photographer and virtual reality director based in London. After graduating with an MFA from the University of Leeds, she has focused on her artistic work that has emerged out of photography’s’ expanded field and incorporates installation, sculpture, photography, collage, print and virtual reality.
Her pieces are poetic reflections on concepts of portrait photography throughout history. Recent site-specific installations feature photographic portraits that are folded in the third dimension in a playful way and give rise to filigree, nearly weightless objects, space occupations or conceptual spaces.
In her latest immersive installations, she uses sound and animation to invite the viewer to understand the photographic image in a contemporary setting such as virtual reality.
Originally trained as a photographer, her particular interest is the portrait and the human figure in all its’ forms. Being a long-time expat herself, she is interested to explore themes like humanness, freedom, limitless possibilities, the expansion of consciousness, and at the same time displacement, being in exile, impermanence and existential loneliness.
Awards include a commission for Grain Projects (2020) to work on a new body of work responding to Covid 19, an Arts Council England Lottery grant to create the virtual reality experience Ghost Weight (2020), a Mac Dowell Fellowship for a month long artist residency in Peterborough, NH(2018), an Ecce grant for the solo exhibition Farewells (2017), and Arts Council of England’s Developing Your Creative Practice Grant (2018).