Katrin Niedermeier


Guest 2019
Master symposium Women on Earth

In her artistic practice Katrin Niedermeier (lives in Weil am Rhein and works in Basel and Weil am Rhein) often thematizes the area of humanly constructed spaces of longing, fictitious or of real nature and investigates how these ideas manifest themselves in the form of arcadian gardens, virtual landscapes or personal fantasies.

Her work shows the ever-changing relationships between virtual and analog spaces while its implementation and development is exactly at the boundary of these two areas. Often digital formats, mostly animations, are the starting points of her works, which she then translates into installations, physical objects and paintings allowing a dialogue with each other. Here the virtual world, as an entity with its own authorship, is questioned and its potential and impact in the analog and digital spheres is explored.

Before her master studies accomplished in 2019 at the Institut Kunst HGK, FHNW in Basel Katrin Niedermeier studied fashion design at Esmod in Munich and Oslo and worked as a designer for Christian Dior and Jeanne Lanvin in Paris and Nicky Hilton in Los Angeles.

Recent exhibitions and video screenings include (selection): The Current ll, curated by Chus Martínez, TBA21-Academy, Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean, Ocean Space, Venice, 2019, I-Hood, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (2019), color your color, Ewha Media Art Presentation (EMAP), Seoul (2019), Hidden Bar, Art Basel (2019), Hyperconscience, Shadok, Strasbourg (2018), trans environmental exercises, Atelier Mondial in Basel (2018) and Kurs, Room 103, Basel (2018).

  • reality island is elsewhere, Video HD 16:9, Audio, 21’29’’