November 28, 2018
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Kathleen Meier is a French artist who uses photographic medium. She learned photography in the artistic school École de Condé Nancy where she was graduated in 2014. Her work is about human psychology. She explores our subconscious and reveals how our experiences, culture and education lead our feelings. She calls our imagination as we have a full part to play in her photographs. In 2015, Meier released her first book Hostilités Sourdes at ARP Editions.

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The series confronts us to a suggestive confinement. What happens in us when we are faced into a desperate situation? What do we feel when we have no longer a connexion with the outside world? The disorientation and the contact loss with the outside put us into a physical and mental isolation and can lead us in a conscious or subconscious way to modify, perhaps to alter, our relationship with the external reality. This maze slowly conduct us into a mental illness.

Hostilités Sourdes

My project involves the narrative potential in the photography, in order to create the experience of a moment frozen in time in the viewer, like a freeze between two images on a film, something that will happen or just happened. However, these are still images and there is no any kind of human presence. We then feel a tension in the photographs, our imagination awake, call on our personal culture, our emotions, our experiences, in an attempt to understand what is happening and to set up a possible story, a scénario to the photo.

Featured image: Kathleen Meier – Self-portrait
All images courtesy of the artist. © Kathleen Meier

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Jannis MarkopoulosGalerie Klose, EssenSolo
2015Between Virgin And Material GirlGalerie Villa Koppe, Berlin, GermanySolo
2012AdaptingBrettwesley gallery, Las WegasSolo
2012AdaptingGalery Irrgang, LeipzigsSolo
2012Construction by DeconstructionBerlin, GermanySolo
2011Jannis Markopoulos & Leo Ferdinando DemetzGalerie Irrgang LeipzigGroup
2011Jannis MarkopoulosKwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, KoreaSolo
2010Art-Hallucinations Paintings Proposals for InstallationsGalerie Klose, EssenSolo
2010Absurdism Paintings Proposals for InstallationGalerie T40, DusseldorfSolo
2010Art IllusionsSchwetzingenSolo
2010Art transparencesGallery Cream Art, Mailand, Italien Solo
2009Museum LifeKalina, MoskauSolo
2009Second Life - First Life PaintingsGalerie T40, DusseldorfGroup
2009PaintingsKonrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, BerlinGroup
2009Pink City PaitingsSeoul, KoreaGroup
2008Phainomenon PaintingsPeking, ChinaGroup
2007New Paintings, Objects, Video, InstallationsKwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, KoreaSolo
2007Goya Project - InstallationTravico de Arte, Gallery LeonSolo
2007EroticismArt Sonje Center, Seoul, KoreaGroup
2006Gominolas y Azucar - Jelly and SugarCirculo de Bellas Artes, MadridSolo
2006Liquid and MeltedGallerie Dolores de Sierra, Madrid Solo
2006Phainomenon 1Mills Gallery - Boston Center for the Arts, USAGroup
2006Phainomenon 2, Triennale Tempus ArtiBelgienGroup
2006Phainomenon 3, 2. Internationale BiennaleOsterreich Group
2005100 Artists for a MuseumContemporary Art Museum Neapel, ItalienGroup
2004A Drop of Dust - A Grain of WaterLondon Biennale Group
2001Jannis Markopoulos,The Coaster ProjectFuller Museum of Art, Brockton, USASolo
1999Tribute to GauguinNew National Gallery of Art, BerlinSolo
1998Italian EmbassyItalian Embassy, BerlinSolo
1998Riding on the SwellGallery Hohenthal & Bergen, BerlinSolo
1998Eat me Baby 1Berlin, GermanySolo
1998Eat me Baby 2Berlin, GermanySolo
1998Jannis MarkopoulosBiennial of Dakar, AfricaSolo
1998Tribute to Lyonel FeiningerNew National Gallery of Art, BerlinSolo
1998SirensBehala Speicher, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1997EntelechiaBad Liebspring, GermanySolo
1996Dorotheenstrase 105 – The BindingDorotheenstrase, BerlinSolo
1995The Binding-GulliverZakynthos Arte Athens 3, Athens, GreeceSolo
1995Brackstedter MillWolfsburg, GermanySolo
1994Between Man and AnimalMinistry of Health, BerlinSolo
1993The ClimberParochial-church, BerlinSolo
1991House of Culture SpandauBerlin, GermanySolo
1991Jannis MarkopoulosGallery Christoph Weber, Berlin, GermanySolo
1991EntelechiaGallery Pleiades, Athens, GreeceSolo
1991The human rights of sapienceGallery Loulou Lasard, Berlin, GermanySolo
1991AnthroposElephant house, Zoo of BerlinSolo
1991Different one-man-shows with paintings and installationsHouse of Culture Marchwitza, Potsdam, GermanySolo