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Weisser, Annette

Professorship for Visual Arts Foundation Class

Annette Weisser is a visual artist and writer. Since summer semester 2020 she is Professor of the Foundation Class in Visual Arts. From 2006 to 2019 she lived in Los Angeles and taught in the graduate program in visual arts at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Recurring themes of her artistic work include historical trauma and the search for collective or individual identity. From 1996 to 2006 she collaborated with the artist Ingo Vetter; together they investigated the heterotopian potential of public gardens, “urban gardening” as a symbolic practice, artistic strategies to deal with the privatization of public space, and the integration of artistic work into the post-Fordist creation of value. In 2003 she co-founded the Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop along with Ingo Vetter and Mitch Cope.

Her individual and collective artistic works have been shown at MOCAD Detroit, Vanabbe Museum Eindhoven, Künstlerhaus Wien, SMART Museum Chicago, KW Berlin, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Kunsthaus Dresden, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Galerie Reception, Berlin, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster, halle_für _kunst, Lüneburg, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen.

Publications as author in DIE ZEIT Online, Texte zur Kunst, Afterall Magazine. In November 2019 her autofictional novel Mycelium was published by semiotext(e), Los Angeles.

Annette Weisser lives in Berlin.

Current publication:
KILLING YOU SOFTLY Annette Weisser on „Diego Garcia“ by Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams, Juni 2022.