Woman To Go

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This interactive artwork is an ongoing project. Each postcard shows the portrait of an unknown woman who lived between 1839 (the beginning of photography with daguerreotypes) and the 1920s, while the “message” side of the card has text with the biography of a well-known woman who was influential or extraordinary in her time. The pictures and biographies were collected all over the world. The women with known biographies all fought for their individual goals in a world dominated by men – a world in which women had no right to choose or own property, and being remembered was an exclusively male privilege. Most of these women have been forgotten, and the many unknown women help us to remember those more well-known. Postcards can be taken free of charge, so the public can compile an alternative historiography with new individual biographies.

This installation has been shown at
Blood, Sweat, and Tears—Assembling Past and Future, Körnerpark Gallery, Berlin, 2016
Woman to Go, Ayse Umur Project Space, Istanbul
Woman to Go, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, 2014
Woman to Go, Deutsche Bank VIP Lounge, frieze Art Fair, London, 2013
The Alienation of Objects, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2010
100. Ausstelling im Autocenter, Autocenter, Berlin, 2010
Sehnsucht nach dem Abbild, Das Portrait im Wandel der Zeit, Kunsthalle Krems, 2009
Long Live Matriarchy!, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, 2009
Hide And Seek, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2009
The Prisoner’s Dilemma, How Artists Respond to the Exercise of Power in Contemporary Life, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, 2008
Romantischer Konzeptualismus, Kunsthalle Nürnberg; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, 2008
REBELLE, kunst en feminisme 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, 2008
Woman To Go, 101 Projects, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008
An Archeology, Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Project Space, London, 2007
Made In Germany, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2007
It’s Time For Action, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2007
Mathilde ter Heijne, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, 2007
No Depression In Heaven, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, 2006
Woman to Go, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2006
Forgetting, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, 2005

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