ABOUT ANNINA ROESCHEISEN
Born in 1982 in Rosenheim (GER)
Lives and works in New York & Paris
Having graduated from the Elite University of Ludwig Maximilian, Munich (Masters in History of Art – Medieval Art, Philosophy and Folklore), Annina Roescheisen joined Sotheby’s in Munich in 2006. In 2008 she moved to Paris where she represented contemporary artists and thus worked with a number of galleries. She completed her first piece in 2012, followed by two successful solo exhibitions in Paris in 2013. In 2015 her piece of video art was presented at the Venice Biennale, (Palazzo Bembo & Mora), in the context of the European Pavilion, among well known artist such as Daniel Buren and Yoko Ono.
Roescheisen is a multimedia artist, a humanist and philanthropist. She approaches art as a tool to break down the barriers of elitist thinking and enhance connectivity. Her quest for social change becomes more and more important through her artistic career.
Her creative practice underlines the thought of art as voice and encapsulates emotion. It underlines the artist’s belief of Art as an impactful, free and important voice for social change. Art becomes a universal language that disrupts the silence and brings our innermost feelings to the surface. Current modes of language, based on word, fall short of our true experiences, thus Roescheisen uses art to promote expressive freedom. Literature, music, and poetry serve as inspiration in her practice, where the written word, can be mirrored through image.
Roescheisen’s multimedia works, including video, photography, installation and sculpture, though visually diverse, are held together by underlying concepts such as iconography, religious image, Medieval art, German Romanticism, Gothic architecture and the fairytale. The fairytale becomes the symbol of the interplay between dream and reality. The medium of video art furthers the exploration of this relationship, where it is considered ‘painting in motion and emotion’. The videos are slow and deliberate, encouraging the viewer to exist outside time constraints, constrictions and pressures.
Throughout her career, Roescheisen has contributed to many philanthropic projects connected to human affairs including autism in children, female rights, homelessness, suicide and her latest international large scale project entitled: “#WhatBringsPeace”. An interactive and participatory documentary art project reflecting on the pan-human quest of peace.
“Art, as a non verbal and free language, can raise awareness as well on social topics. Where the simple word seems often stuck in the brain, the artistic visual language is piercing on the emotional body and therefore opens up a total new lecture, liberty and thus responsible thinking.”