My artistic investigations and production have been focusing on the politics of space. As of late they expanded from looking primarily at interior spaces to looking at exterior spaces. When working with exterior spaces, I am interested in looking at what I call charged sites, sites endowed with significant histories. However, my images offer little or no discernible evidence of this history, either the past event or any current tensions associated with it, the implications being that significance can only be materialized by human experience. My works explore the relationship between space, memory and history, and increasingly the notion of the trace. Whispers is an attempt to create an imaginary conversation between plants and weeds that are identified as witnesses and as authors.
BIO: Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany. Since the completion of her undergraduate studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research and an M.F.A degree from Illinois State University, Reinhardt has been living, working, curating and teaching in different parts of the world.
Her work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and Asia, and it is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the United States and abroad including the New York City Public Library, California Museum of Photography, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Haggerty Museum of Art, and Old Parliament House in Canberra/Australia. Reinhardt’s work was featured in a variety of publications including Die Zeit, photoMagazine, Contact Sheet, Prefix Photo, FOTOGRAF magazine, Slate Magazine among others.
Reinhardt has been invited as artist-in-residence to universities and galleries in Vietnam, Russia, Finland, India, Turkey, Australia, South Africa, China and the US, amongst others. Presently she lives and works in Queens, N.Y. the majority of the year and is a Professor of Photography at the City University of New York/CUNY. At the moment she is on sabbatical.
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