Josephine Meckseper

Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Art & Archaeology (Fall 2022)

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Josephine Meckseper is known for large-scale vitrine installations and films that meld the aesthetic language of twentieth-century modernism with her own imagery of historical undercurrents. Her works, encompassing sculpture, painting, photography and film, simultaneously expose and encase cultural signifiers and everyday objects to form an investigation into the collective unconscious of our time. Meckseper’s works have been published extensively in monographs and shown in numerous museum solo exhibitions worldwide, including the Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes (2019); the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, (2009); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); and the Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart (2007). She was included in international biennials such as the NGV  Triennial, Melbourne, Australia (2017); the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); and the Whitney Biennial, New York (2006 and 2010).

Josephine Meckseper has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2020. Her works are in the permanent collections of major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New  York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The New York based artist was born in Germany and received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

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