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Johanna Jaeger

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
installation view Hunter MFA Thesis Show 2014
n.t.(umbrella), framed c-print, 14 x 11,5 in, 2014
nails at dusk, c-print on aluminum, 27 x 33,5 in, 2014
rectangle-split, MDF/ Pearl Finish, ca. 9 feet x 5 feet x 4 inches, 2014
b & w, exposed Ilford photo paper, taken from the developer/ Ilford paper box/ plaster cubes/ MDF plinth, 26 x 11 x 14 in, 2014
Artist's Statement

I am an artist who uses photography.
My work is a constructed examination of the time I live, the spaces I inhabit and the objects, phenomena and places I encounter on the way.
The way in which I construct my images longs to resist common expectations in meaning or function, such as specific uses for architectures or functions for utilitarian objects. Through oppositions, scale-shifts, comparisons or reversals of those commonly assigned purposes, I am seeking to provide images depicting new functions or meanings of the ordinary. With those banal materials outstepping their immediate functionality in photographed form, I am longing to challenge a viewer’s expectation. I also hope to reveal emotions connected to our understanding of production, the passage of time, the systematization of (life-)time and it’s subjective perceptions.


1985 in Heidelberg (Germany), currently in New York

MFA Hunter College New York
2005 – 2011
University of the Arts Berlin
studies with Tony Cragg, Florian Slotawa and Josephine Pryde
2008 / 2009
Hunter College New York
2004 / 2005
École Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Montpellier

awards / scholarships / publications
Gastatelier Burgdorf, Switzerland
DAAD grant, New York
Edition of a photo series, Griffelkunst Hamburg
Heitland-Foundation Art Award
NICA - Stipend (Surikow-Institut Moscow)
Fulbright Grant (Hunter College New York)

curatorial projects
organisation of the exhibition series guided tours (with James Bews )
organisation of interflugs lecture series / artist talks with interntional guests