Mariele Neudecker

1965 Düsseldorf – lives in Bristol/UK

After studying for one year at the University of Wuppertal, Mariele Neudecker moves to the British Isles. First, she studies at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Ireland between 1984 and 1987, then at Goldsmiths’ College and at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London from 1991 to 1992. In 1992, she obtains her master’s degree in sculpture. In addition, she is studying Digital Image Creation and Manipulation at Tower Hamlets College from 1996 to 1997. Neudecker works in a wide range of art genres, including sculpture, installations, photography, and film.

In her art, she investigates the formation and historical dissemination of cultural constructs. She illuminates nature and technology, their interrelationships, and contradictions, and combines them in a kind of microcosm that unites all aspects of the macrocosm. The artist allows her ecological awareness, her interest in natural sciences, philosophy, and literature to flow into her works. To this end, the artist uses modern technology to reproduce a heightened experience of the landscape. She addresses our subjective and direct experience of how we can perceive our surroundings.

Neudecker’s works are exhibited internationally, including at biennials in Japan and Australia. She has been honoured with several international prizes and scholarships. Since 1993, the artist has taught at various universities in Great Britain, Germany, Canada, and Sweden. In 2017 to 2018 she is working as a scholarship holder at CERN on a project that combines art and science.