Photo: Christian Jaeggi
Angelika Steiger explores, plays with and stretches meaning and use of materials and techniques. In her work she often takes natural objects and discarded material, but also memories or experiences as the point of departure and forms them into objects and images of imagination, poesie and sensibility. Thus Steiger produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, installation, objects, digital collages, prints and light-boxes.
She gained her Master of Arts degree in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art). Since 1993 she has had solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA, S.America and Asia, where her works can be found in private, corporate and public collections. Between 1997 and 2018 she won several bursaries and was shortlisted the Clifford Chance Sculpture Award London and the Jealous Print Price London as well as the 3rd Guanlan International Print Biennial, China.
b. 1959 in Liechtenstein, lives and works near Basel/Switzerland and London.
SURINAAMS MUSEUM, FORT ZEELANDIA, PARAMARIBO/SURINAME
„not your ordinary catch“, Surinaams Museum, Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo/Suriname, with Nicole van Straatum and Isidoor Wens
INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, GALERIE LA NEF, LE NOIRMONT
“Paper Positions Munich 2017”, international art fair represented by Balzer Projects Basel
„Zwischen-Grenzen “, SGBK, Galerie La NEF, Le Noirmont
„Searching the Line“, Drawing Connections London, Filter 4, Basel “Biennale Pratteln“
LONDON AND BASEL
“Spleen”, SGBK, Maison 44 Art Gallery, Basel
„On Our Way to Where?“ Drawing Connections, hARTslane Gallery, London
„A Many Sided Thing“, Drawing Connections, A-Side B-Side Gallery, London
„AchtArt“, Museum Trotte, Arlesheim
„Desires and Dreams“, Menier Gallery, London
“SPIELRAUM”, GALERIE WERKSTATT UND GALERIE GEMEINDEHAUS
“Below the Surface”, The Lightbox, Woking/UK and “12”, Menier Gallery, London
“Spielraum”, Galerie Werkstatt und Galerie Gemeindehaus, Reinach (Solo)
“AchtArt”, Museum Trotte Arlesheim
MA DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
“Shaken”, Debut Contemporary, Nottinghill, London (Solo)
“Connections”, The Lightbox, Woking/Surrey,
MA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art/University of the Arts London
LONDON AND BRACKNELL/U.K.
“Memoria Technica”, The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London
“Boundaries and Beyond”, ReOrsa Project No. 6 Gallery@49, Bracknell/U.K
“In Between” Gallery49, Contemporary Art Space, Bracknell/U.K. (Solo)
BANK GALLERY AND GALLERY49
“Be-longing”, Bank Gallery, Chobham/U.K. (Solo)
“A Secret Garden”, Gallery49, Bracknell/UK with Tonia Maddison
“LIVE YOUR DREAM, LET YOUR DREAMS DANCE”
“Live your dream, let your dreams dance”, Bank Gallery, Chobham/U.K, (Solo)
My work involves a diary-like approach towards places-in-between, an exploration of transitional states and the concepts of being simultaneously ‘not yet’ and ‘no longer’. In this powerful zone where one’s values and practices intersect, ‘the artistic process reveals unexpected mysteries behind the seemingly ordinary’. Personal experiences and memories play an important role in how we perceive the world around us. They intensify our feelings and emotions, thereby giving our lives meaning and richness. I travel the world with my eyes and soul wide open and love to interact with people of different cultural backgrounds. From each encounter and journey I treasure memories and interweave and transform into something material. Capturing the energy and spirit of a place, person, object or an idea involves my playing with the eroticism of the unspoken. To this end I pursue different threads in my art practice. My work aims to redefine invisible worlds and introduce them into new contexts, into a space between knowledge and aspiration, dreams and reality. I investigate ancient and modern structures, the human body and natural materials with compassion and humour. Uniting colours, light, glass, paper as well as found objects and materials, my works are transforming and transformative.
SGBK/SSWA Swiss Society of Women Artists in the Visual Arts
Visarte Schweiz-Liechtenstein, (Swiss Association of Professional Visual Artists)
as well as Drawing Connections London