ABOUT ANNINA ROESCHEISEN
Born in 1982 in Rosenheim (GER)
Lives and works between New York and Munich
Roescheisen is a pluri-disciplinary artist. Her work includes video, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance art, and documentary.
With a strong artistic heritage as the granddaughter of the German artist Ernst Moritz Geyger (1861-1941), Roescheisen graduated from the Elite University of Ludwig Maximilian, Munich, Annina Roescheisen has a Masters in History of Art, and political Philosophy and Folklore.
Roescheisen’s work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including the 56th Venice Biennale, at the GAA Foundation in the context of the European Pavilion where her work was shown among well-known artists such as Daniel Buren and Yoko Ono. Since 2012 she is performing in ”Systema Occam” by acclaimed French contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan. This performance was shown at the MAMO/ Le Corbusier in Marseille, the Delacroix Museum in Paris, the Hermès Foundation in Paris, and the French Alliance Institute in New York, to name a few.
In 2016, Time Out New York named her as one of the top 10 emerging artists to follow.
In their 2015 review of her series, “What are You Fishing For”, Wall Street International emphasised that “Her “holistic” approach to art allows for a broad spectrum of activities and has seen the artist become an active participator in the human rights field and a collaborator with fellow artists.”
This same work was longlisted in 2015 for the Aesthetica Art Prize.
Roescheisen’s multimedia works are held together by underlying concepts such as iconography, poetry, literature, Medieval art, German Romanticism, Gothic architecture, the fairytale, the inspection of dream and reality, and the visible and invisible world. But above all her work deals with the observation, reflection and investigation of humans and their emotions.
“Art, is a non-verbal and universal, free language,
that raises awareness and brings us back to our emotional truths.
Where the simple word often seems stuck in the brain, the artistic visual language pierces on our emotional body,
therefore revealing our emotional truths.
We often understand color as a unity,
we don’t tend to divide them into its components.
A color (form) stays the same, while our vision of color (emotion) is dynamic.”
Throughout her artistic practice a constant interplay between dream and reality takes place. The medium of video is used to further explore this relationship where it is considered ‘painting in motion and emotion’. The videos are slow and deliberate, the music compositions shaped to form a new level of interpretation, encouraging the viewer to exist outside time constraints, constrictions and pressures. Her work shifts between childhood and adulthood, shedding light on human existence in all its forms.
“The form stays the same, what changes is our vision on it.”
In the context of Roescheisen’s social and philanthropic engagements she collaborates with institutions worldwide such as the United Nations Foundation and the BWM Foundation. She was invited to numerous public talks including the World Economic Forum (Davos), Global Table (Bogota & Berlin), and Summit of Peace (Bogotá), to speak and share the impact and importance of art from an interdisciplinary approach. She believes art can be used to ensure and engage in collaborations with governments, institutions, NGOs, as well as locally with universities and individuals to promote an agenda of sustainability, social welfare, and human rights.