“The Vinda Majer Foundation of Hopes and Sorrows has commissioned artist Andrea G Artz and narrator Veronica B. for an ongoing project to transform the Borraveirosan Collection to the virtual world giving the Sory Colony a growing space where new settlers can live.”
The Forest of Query is showing at The Foyer, School of Design, University of Leeds from 27.11.2019 – 05.01.2020 Mo-Fr 9-6pm with a preview on 11th December 2019 5-7pm https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2849748645038274&id=482357905110705
Andrea is a German born visual artist and photographer 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.
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.
Andrea has been working on site-specific installations that feature three-dimensional photographic portraits of various sizes. They are folded in the third dimension in a playful way that gives rise to filigree, nearly weightless objects, space occupations or conceptual spaces.
Recently she has transformed her photographic sculptures into digital sculptures that come alive in the virtual world through the use of colour, light, animation and audio. The visitor of the virtual world is invited to understand the photographic image in a contemporary setting freed from the dead stasis of the still photograph and able to move around space and form new relationships.
Recent awards include a Mac Dowell Fellowship (2018) for a month long artist residency in Peterborough, NH/USA, an Ecce grant (European Centre for Creative Industries) for her solo exhibition Farewells (2017), and funding from the Arts Council of England for the development of her virtual reality project Ghost Weight (2018).