Field of Art: Fine Arts
Introduced by: Lena Beck
Award Presented by: Lena Beck
Theresa Himmer was born in Denmark where she received her M.Arch degree at Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus. She earned her MFA Fine Arts degree at School of Visual arts in New York where she received the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and completed the highly esteemed at Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program in 2012. Exhibiting internationally, most recently at Art in General, NY and the Young Artist’s Biennial, Bucharest, she has completedextensive public art projects in Iceland, Mexico and Russia. She has received grants from i.a. the Danish Arts Foundation and Arts Council. Upcoming exhibitions include the Westfälische Kunstverein, Münster, Germany and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.
Coming to Art through Architecture with a conceptually based practice, her work is centered round notions of place, context and the dynamics of spatial perception. Mobilizing and reading architecture as a semiotic structure, she investigates external socio-political and spatial dynamics as they overlap and mix with psychological structures of the internal. Her work spans across media from photography, video and sound installation to urban installations in public space.
Theresa Himmer lives and works between Reykjavik and New York.
Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, completed 2012
MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, graduation 2011
Cand. Arch. (M.Arch equivalent), Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark, Bygningkunst. graduation 2003
Citizen of Denmark and since 2005, dividing her time between New York and Iceland.
Artistic connection to New York
Practiced art in New York since 2009
She has been selected to participate in the prestigious Residency Unlimited for half a year starting in November 2013. It is an artists residency program that tailors a stay for each individual participant, inviting curators and other for studio visits while providing technical assistance and support for production of new works.
During the stay she look forward to produce a new project that is very specific for New York. Loosely said it playfully deals with elevators and urbanism.
A possible grant would help in making this a reality and enable Theresa to stay and continue to expand her practice, network and position. By this, she will contribute to the presence of Scandinavian contemporary art of high quality and relevance in New York, the center of the international art scene.
Have an O1 “Special Skills” visa which is valid until fall 2015.