Andrea is a visual artist & photographer born in Germany. She has has lived in New York and is now based in South East London. Andrea has studied at Hunter College New York and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Leeds. Recent awards include a Mac Dowell Fellowship (2018) for a month long artist residency in Petersborough, 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).
Originally trained as a portrait photographer, her particular interest is the human figure in all its’ forms. Her artistic work has emerged out of photography’s’ expanded field and incorporates installation, sculpture, photography, collage & print. 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.
For the past couple of years, she has been working on site-specific installations featuring three-dimensional photographic portraits of various sizes that are folded in the third dimension in a playful way that gives rise to filigree, nearly weightless objects, space occupations or conceptual spaces.
Exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts, Towner Art Gallery, Charles Dickens Museum, Kunsthaus Hamburg and Palais des Arts Marseille amongst many others. Andrea’s work has been featured in The New Yorker and is in the collections of the Charles Dickens Museum, Museum for Kunst & Gewerbe, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.