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.

Huis clos

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
2015There Is Much Shadow Where Is Much LightVanilla Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2015Courage, The Festival 48 Stunden NeukollnCell63 Artplatform, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Group Show For The 5Th Anniversary Of Cell63Cell63 Artplatform, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Art FairCologneGroup
2013StorytellerMf Gallery Mf, New York, UsaSolo
2013Opening ShowCell63 Artplatform, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Project M 01Urban Nation Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Those Who Dream By DayStrychin Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Keep A Breast, Big Show Event For Keep A Breast FoundationTokyo, JapanGroup
2012Art Fair CologneGroup
2012Foxtrot JungleChalet, Berlin, GermanySolo
2012MetropolitanStrychnin Gallery, BerlinGroup
2012Once Upon A TimeStudio21 Gallery, Salerno, ItalyGroup
2012Non Toxic RevolutionStrychnin Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Our ParadiseCell63 Artgallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Blooom ArtfairCologne, GermanyGroup
20118. Berliner KunstsalonBerlin, GermanyGroup
2011Parallax ArtfairLondon, UKGroup
2011TarotStudio21 Artgallery, Salerno, ItalyGroup
2011Dark Side Of Pop SurrealismIl Settimo Cerchio, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2011TarotMondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome, ItalyGroup
2011I Am Abnormal 2Abnormals Gallery Of Poznan, PolandGroup
2011Fashion WeakAbnormals Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Blooom ArtfairCologne, GermanyGroup
2010ArtveronaVerona, ItalyGroup
20107. Berliner KunstsalonBerlin, GermanyGroup
2010Happily Ever AfterCell63 Artgallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010I Am Abnormal 1Abnormals Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Myth&LegendCell63 Artgallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2009Living In The Sixth Dimension Can Be ToughRising Love Gallery, Rome, ItalySolo
2009Tea, Biscotti E Vecchi RaccontiTurkish Embassy, Rome, ItalySolo
2009PaplongaGranma Art Space, Rome, ItalySolo
2009Warten Auf Sol InvictusCell63 Artgallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Invisible LandscapeOkidoki Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Enchanted WorldsB.L.O. Ateliers, Berlin, GermanySolo
2008This World Is Not My HomeTacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Consume Society - Consumed SocietyKte, Berlin, GermanyGroup