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

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Beg, Borrow and Steal Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2013Language Games Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, CáceresGroup
2012EndgameSprüth Magers London, Solo
2012Sophisticated DevicesSprüth Magers London, Solo
2012The Future Please L&M, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Endgame Skarstedt Gallery, New York, New York Solo
2011Jenny Holzer: Retro Skarstedt Gallery, New York, New YorkSolo
2011Jenny Holzer Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea Solo
2011Jenny Holzer Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland (solo, Accompanied by light projections in Poznan)Group
2010Jenny Holzer BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UKSolo
2010Jenny Holzer with poetry by Henri ColeDHC, ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, CanadaSolo
2010Jenny Holzer: Retro Skarstedt Gallery, New York , USA Solo
2010TOP SECRETGalerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FranceSolo
2010ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UKGroup
2009Jenny Holzer: For Siena Santa Maria della Scala, Sienne, Italy Solo
2009Jenny Holzer Fondation Beyeler Riehen-Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2009Jenny Holzer: 20th anniversary of the Pyramid of the Louvre Paris, France Solo
2009Jenny Holzer, Whitney Museum of Art New York, NY Solo
2008Jenny Holzer Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Solo
2008Detained Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, EnglandSolo
2008Projections MassMoCa, North Adams, MA Solo
2007Secret Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne and Munich, Germany Solo
2007UnknownGalería Javier López, Madrid, SpainSolo
2007Nothing Follows Yvon Lambert, Paris, France Solo
2007Recent Works the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HISolo
2007Jenny Holzer The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2007Jenny HozerBeaumontpublic, Luxembourg Solo
2007Jenny Holzer The Museum of Sketches for Public Art, Lund, Sweden Solo
2006Jenny Holzer XX, MAK, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2006Jenny Holzer Night Feed, Yvon Lambert, New York, NYSolo
2006Jenny Holzer SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2006Jenny Holzer Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia Solo
2004Jenny Holzer with poetry by Henri Cole Yvon Lambert, Paris, France Solo
2003Jenny Holzer Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany Solo
2002Protect Me From What I Want: The Multiples and Editioned Works of Jenny Holzer Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NYSolo
2001Festival d’Automne à Paris Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, FranceSolo
2001Jenny Holzer: Oh Capc Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France Solo
2001Jenny Holzer Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany Solo
2000Jenny Holzer Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2000Jenny Holzer Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSolo
1999Jenny Holzer: Proteja–Me do Que Eu Quero Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo, Accompanied by light projections in Rio de Janeiro)Group
1999Jenny Holzer: The Living Series Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, GermanySolo
1999Jenny Holzer: Blue Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
1998Jenny Holzer: Blue Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France Solo
1998Jenny Holzer: Blue Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, USASolo
1998Blue, Instituto Cultural Itaú São Paulo, Brazil Solo
1997Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA Solo
1996–1997Jenny Holzer: LUSTMORD Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Switzerland Solo
1995–1996Jenny Holzer: From the Laments Series 1989,Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA Solo
1995Lustmord Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, USASolo
1994–1995Jenny Holzer Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan Solo
1994Jenny Holzer Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Mito, Japan Solo
1994Lustmord Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USASolo
1993–1994Jenny Holzer: The Venice Installation from the Collection of Mort and Marlene Meyerson, Dallas Museum of Art, USA Solo
1993Da Wo Frauen Sterben Bin Ich Hellwach, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany Solo
1993Street Art: Jenny Holzer Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsa, PolandSolo