Theresa Weber (1996, DE) lives and works in London and Düsseldorf. She often works with large-scale installations and image making, in which she contributes her biography linked to current social discourses and based on historical or mythological story telling. Weber is currently studying Sculpture (MA) at the Royal College of Art in London, after graduating at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, master student title from Ellen Gallagher, and studying with her and Katharina Grosse.
Her work has been shown among others at Dortmunder Kunstverein, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Moltkerei Werkstatt, and Philara Collection in Germany, as well as in Italy, Slovakia and Colombia. As her family background stretches out to Jamaica, London, Canada and Greece, her pluralistic perspective is represented in her practice, while journeys to Jamaica have an important impact in her work. She makes her concepts accessible through using resin and silicone, to arrange collage-like assembled materials. Composed hairpieces, fake nails, pearls, prints, drawings, body casts and other things become topographical archival material that tell stories – of belonging, intersectionality, ideals of beauty, feminism, gender and cultural hybridization. Fluid material such as translucent resin with colored pigments is directly related to the procedural character of the fluidity in identity formation.
20 December 2021