VIVA ANTONIA MEYER

born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

lives and works in Munich

 

Toni Meyer studierte an der Universität der Künste in Berlin und am Goldsmiths College in London. In ihren Arbeiten ist die digitale Technik Hilfsmittel, um das Wahrgenommene und Aufgenommene zu verändern, nur gerade so, dass man es beim zweiten Mal Hinschauen merkt – oder auch gar nicht. Dabei konfrontiert sie Betrachter*innen mit ihrem teils schnelllebigen Bildkonsumverhalten und stellt sie auf die Probe. Ausgangspunkt der inszenierten Bilderrätsel ist meist der Mensch und seine gebaute sowie natürliche Umwelt. In ihrer neuen Arbeit “Clothies (I Cleaned Out My Wardrobe)”, verbindet sie Fotografie, Video und Performance.


Toni Meyer studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and at Goldsmiths College London. In her work, she primarily uses photography to superimpose accurately captured realities that can only be separated from each other at second glance. In doing so, she confronts viewers with their own fast-paced image consumption behaviour and puts it to the test. Starting point of the staged picture puzzles are mostly people and their built and natural environment. In the new work 
“Clothies (I Cleaned Out My Wardrobe)”, Toni Meyer joins photography, video and performance.

 

EDUCATION

2012 – 2013 Photography and Electronic Arts, Goldsmiths College (University of London)

2011 – Photography, ICP International Center of Photography, New York

2008 – 2011 Communications in Social and Economic Contexts (GWK), University of the Arts, Berlin

 

EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS

2020 I Cleaned Out My Wardrobe, digital exhibition: www.icleanedoutmywardrobe.com

2020 I Cleaned Out My Wardrobe in Making Crises Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt

2020 Unsought Normalities in Desired Landscapes Group Exhibition, Athens

2020 Unsought Normalities, photo series published in Desired Landscapes, issue 03

2020 Street Rave, Essay and photo series published in Texturen Nr. 6 Rübern, UdK Verlag

2019 Baby, you’re a rich man, tooGroup Show, Munich

2018 Großstadt, Potsdamer 158, Berlin

2017 São Paulo, collage series, published in Flaneur Magazine, issue 07

 

GRANTS

2020 Project funding from the City of Frankfurt Department for Culture (Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main) and Senckenberg Museum for I Cleaned out My Wardrobe. 

 

PRESS

2020 Interview with Monopol Magazine

2019 Interview with SCHIRN Mag

2019 Interview with Wunderbuzz