Born in Berlin in 1972, Heike Gallmeier studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Mainz and finished her studies in the master class of the sculpture department at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee. She lives and works in Berlin. Gallmeier received the Art Award Junger Westen of the City of Recklinghausen, as well as grants by the Berlin Senate, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Werkleitz Centre for Media Art.
She took part in shows such as Art and Identity (Art Museum Guangzhou, China), History will repeat itself (HMKV Dortmund and KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin), and New Frankfurt Internationals at Kunstverein Frankfurt.
Gallmeiers works are acts of self-portrayal and escapism, surrogate worlds and projections. She investigates these phenomena working on her spatial arrangements built from everyday materials and found objects (staged photography and installations), as well as by photographing and filming found examples of staged situations and existing sceneries. Painting and photography, set design and performance blend and complement each other. This creates a turning moment between illusion and its dissolution, in which the observer can view both the stage and behind the scenes.
110 x 240 cm
123 x 160cm
225 x 180cm
170 x 245cm
| Bulky waste, construction wood, foil, paint, etc. | ca 10 m x 4m x 3m |installation view: Frankfurter Kunstverein