Bio

Josefine Reisch examines historical contexts to outline social hierarchies and aspirational tendencies within contemporary interpretations of historiography. To question the value and validity of a popularized cultural “heritage”, she reassembles historical moments and figures into jumbled compositions, much like a musical medley. Deploying representational mediums such as trompé-l'œil painting, portraiture and textile, the artist pays special attention to the biography as a genre which illustrates the shape-shifting, ambivalent and often fictionalized character of the past. Challenging the patriarchal subjectivity of mainstream and material culture, she undermines conventional artistic depictions of femininity. Thereby Reisch’s work triggers new readings and uncertainty within the déjà-vu.

Exhibitions

2022

Berlin Bins (solo) Museum of Modern Shopping London, UK

2021

Therein / Thereof / Thereto STANDARD Oslo, NO

Eifersucht Parliament Paris, FR

2020

Framing (solo)Galerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

Ei Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, DE

2019

LOVERS II | Houseworming Sunday London, UK

Pulmonary Tales Pee Z II London, UK

2018

Translokale - Von Fremden Ländern in Eigenen Städten Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf und Markus Ambach Projekte Dusseldorf, DE

büro komplex - Die Kunst der Kartothek im politischen Raum Kunsthaus NRW Aachen-Kornelimünster, DE

Celetoids (solo) Zabludowicz Collection London, UK

Stampede (solo)Galerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

2017

The Trial Corner College Zurich, CH

Mothers and Daughters - A Lesbian Bar beursschouwburg Brussels, BE

The Ballroom CommunityGalerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

2016

Mary und der Vulkan - eine meteorologische Phantasmargorie KIT-Kunst im Tunnel Dusseldorf, DE

plus que moi Kunsthaus NRW Aachen-Kornelimünster, DE

tender constructions (HongKong Cappuccino) Bruch und Dallas Cologne, DE

Let the adventures begin... Goldsmiths Gallery London, UK

2015

Es klingelt das Belohnungszentrum Kunstverein Neukölln Berlin, DE

Over You/You, 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, SL

Intim im Team White Cubicle Toilet Gallery London, UK

2014

mental space #4 (solo) Mental Space Bochum, DE

2013

Spooky Tooth Vulcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust Stromboli, IT

Daring, Darling Sammlung Philara Dusseldorf, DE

Glückwunsch Kunstakademie Stuttgart Stuttgart, DE

Members of the Family Kunstverein Emmerich Emmerich, DE

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