Susanne Kriemann (b. Erlangen, DE, 1972) lives in Berlin and Karlsruhe (DE). Besides her work as an artist, she is professor for Media Art and Photography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.
Kriemann investigates the medium of photography in the context of social history and archival practice. Her method of incorporating archival material into her work, and of examining the technological factors underlying the production of photography, originates in a questioning of who the initiator of a photograph is, and what historical conditions it is created under. Her approach to photography is less concerned with representation, than with an interest in photography as a technological tool for the formation of history.
Her work has been shown at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (DE), Kunstforum Baloise, Basel (CH) and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE), 2017; Kunsthalle Wien (AT), 21er Haus, Vienna (AT), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL) and the 11th Shanghai Biennale (CN) 2016. She held a studio at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL) 2002-3.
Kriemann’s work is held in collections such as the Baloise Art Collection, Basel (CH), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (DE), Dutch Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (NL), Landes Baden-Württemberg Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (DE), and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU).
Listen here to her entry lecture as professor for Media Art and Photography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe: