Sandra Peters

Assistant Arts Professor of Arts Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BFA ("Vordiplom") Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden; MFA ("Diplom“) Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden; PhD ("Meisterschüler“) Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (Germany)

Research Areas: art in architecture, sculpture, installation, moving images, performance

Sandra Peters’ works emerge from her engagement with the architecture that surrounds her. The theme of space forms the point of departure for sculptures and sculptural interventions that render accessible experiences of situations. Various artistic media (sculpture, installation, sound, moving images, film, performance) are used in order to highlight existing cultural frameworks and to enhance and change our awareness of them. This becomes possible, for example, through the displacement and modification (i.e. altered proportions and the choice of other materials) of architectural elements. Thus different situational contexts appear to be interrelated and familiar habits of vision, hearing, and movement are called into question. Sandra Peters’ artistic research is focused on architectural structures and their cultural contexts in terms of the (aesthetic, psychological, emotional) impact that sculptural interventions can have on our awareness of them.

Peters has contributed to exhibitions at Aanant & Zoo (2013) (Berlin, Germany); Kunstsäle (2012) (Berlin, Germany); Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst MAK (2011) (Vienna, Austria); Kunstverein Ruhr (2009) (Essen, Germany); Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (2009)(Berlin, Germany); Temporäre Kunsthalle (2009)(Berlin, Germany); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2007) (Germany).

Her film Défilé des Ombres (2010) was shown at the Berlin Film Festival (2010); the 60th Berlinale, Berlin, Germany (2010); and the European Film Festival, London, England (2010). Her artworks are in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Collection Bergmeier in Germany. Peters received a grant from the Berlin Senate, Germany (2008) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Scholarship, Germany (2005-2007).

Peters was a visiting artist at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (1999-2000), and at the California Institue of the Arts, Valencia (spring 2011 and spring 2012).

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