My Highlights from Art Basel 2014
Sarah Ortmeyer creates work that questions the recording of history. In DAVID, Ortmeyer explores male-centric transmission of cultural histories and, like Judy Chicago did with The Dinner Party (1974-79), attempts to shed light on the women erased from popular historical narratives. Ortmeyer’s work has been exhibited at the Museum for Contemporary Art, Gent; MAK Center, Los Angeles; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Each: 60 x 90 cm.
Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
About Sarah Ortmeyer
Ortmeyer's work is based on her research on the history of style and delves into associations between culture and history. Frieze magazine describes her work as, "attempt[ing] to express a sense of living history, by appropriating museum pieces, photographs, concepts, anecdotes, slogans or poses." She earned an MA from Offenbach University of Art and Design and studied under Wolfgang Tilmans and Simon Starling at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main until 2008. Sarah Ortmeyer lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Her work is in collections of Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst, SMAK, Gent, Stiftung des Vereins der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. Recent solo shows include BALLS, Hinter Haus des Meeres, Vienna, 2014; KISH KUSH, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014; GRANDMASTER, Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, 2013; MACHO AMORE, Federico Vavassori, Milan, 2013; SAD EIS, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, 2012; SCHAAK SHOW SMAK, Museum for Contemporary Art, Gent, 2012; NAVY ROYAL GAK, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010; and INTERNATIONALISMUS, Kunstverein, Heilbronn, 2010. Recent group shows include The St. Petersburg Paradox, Swiss Institute, New York City, 2014; Champs Elysees, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013; New Internationals, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, 2011; and Kant Elegant Kalifornia, MAK Center, Los Angeles, 2011.
b. 1980, Frankfurt, Germany