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
2007 animation screeningOpronica Festival, British Film Institute, London, Group
2007'I AM 8-Bit' Gallery 1988 in LA, USA Group
2008The Helping Hounds of Hell Neurotitan, Berlin Group
2008'Duhprishus' ROJO®artspace Milano, Italy, Solo Group
2008Solo exhibition Litou Space, Chaoyang District, BeijingSolo
2008'Anserine Apparitions' Heliumcowboy gallery, Hamburg,Solo
2009'Anxiety Room' Jim Avignon Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, New York, Group
2009'Lossy Data Lab' installation and performance SCOPE New York art fair 2009, Lincoln Center, New York Group
2009'Urban Art Superstars'Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regine, NaplesGroup
2009'House of Cards' group auction for Shelter Haunch of Venison, London, xxGroup
2009'Economies of Scale' solo show Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China, Solo
2010'Back to Black' group show Madre Museum, Naples, Italy, Group
2010'Brain Drain' Solo show The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, UKSolo
2010'Brain Drained' Solo exhibition Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey Solo
2010'Wild Fantasies' group show at Stolenspace Gallery, London, Group
2010Victoria & Albert Museum London Street Art in Print exhibition group show, touring across the UK from Autumn 2010 until 2012 Group
2011Papering Over The Cracks Castle Museum, Nottingham, Group
2011'Tired of Being Wired' AF Gallery, Cologne, 2011 Group
2011OFFF Festival, live performance and workshop CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona Group
2012Phatasmagoria group show at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London, UK, Group
2012'Fast Food',solo show, Galerie Issue, Paris, France Solo
2012Joint exhibition with Jim Avignon Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Munich Group
2012Stuck-Up, group show featuring sticker art 323East Gallery, Detroit Group
2012Secret Walls live painting and performance SXSW Festival, Austin Texas, Group
2012'Salad Makes Winners' solo exhibition and performance Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto Solo
2012'The Hungry Games' Solo show and live performance Pawn Works Gallery, Chicago, July Solo
2013On!group show CAC Museum, Cincinnati, March Group
2013'Hot girls and Hotdogs' solo show and live performance, 17 Frost, Brooklyn, New York, June Solo
2013'It's Great To Create' exhibition tour Art Gorillaz Bangkok, Vinyl on Vinyl Manila, Summer Group