bettina pousttchi

(Mainz, Germany 1971. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany) A German-Iranian artist, in the 1990s she studied fine arts and film theory at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf and at the Whitney Museum in New York. Over the past ten years, she has worked with a wide variety of media: sculpture, photography, and video, always dealing with social and political issues. Her shots of everyday life express her social inquiry, both conceptual and intuitive. In her video work, the soundtrack and close-ups guide the observer to tiny details and confront the artist’s view. For some time now, she has been working with the interim space between the moving and the still image. In her photo series and videos, she blurs the boundaries between cinematic experience and the photographic moment. The intersection between media, form, and content interest the artist because it questions the representation and relativity of the visible, thus undermining established orders of gazing, and raises the problem of the definition, depiction, and perception of “reality.” Since 1997, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions. She participated at the Venice Biennale in 2003, at the Museum Domus Artium of Salamanca in 2007, and at the TENT Center of Visual Arts in Rotterdam in 2009.


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