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Ins A Kromminga
updated: 09/02/2009
website: www.abject.de/
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Gynecomastia-Trooper
Medical PorNO
Away from that past
Herm Pride - Detail of installation, GoMA, Glasgow
The Myth of two sexes - Installation Cobra Museum of Modern Art
The Myth of two sexes, cont. - Schloss Balmoral
From the waters of Salmacis
Payback Time
Prader Bag
The Masters Tools
Ooloi
Thorn
Yellow Trooper
MonsterWonder
Public Interest (open)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gender/sexuality, site-specific, identity, violence, social criticism, autobiographical, narrative, feminist, political, figurative
 
 
Gynecomastia-Trooper by Ins A Kromminga
Gynecomastia-Trooper
Pencil, watercolor on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
Medical PorNO by Ins A Kromminga
Medical PorNO
Pencil, watercolor on paper
2008
20 " x  28 " 
Away from that past by Ins A Kromminga
Away from that past
Pencil, coloured pencil, watercolor, ink on paper
2008
10" x  14" 
Herm Pride - Detail of installation, GoMA, Glasgow by Ins A Kromminga
Herm Pride - Detail of installation, GoMA, Glasgow
Wall drawing/painting and works on paper
2009
Dimensions variable
The Myth of two sexes - Installation Cobra Museum of Modern Art by Ins A Kromminga
The Myth of two sexes - Installation Cobra Museum of Modern Art
Wall drawing/painting and works on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
The Myth of two sexes, cont. - Schloss Balmoral by Ins A Kromminga
The Myth of two sexes, cont. - Schloss Balmoral
Wall drawing/painting and works on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
From the waters of Salmacis by Ins A Kromminga
From the waters of Salmacis
inkwash on paper
2008
19" x  11" 
Payback Time by Ins A Kromminga
Payback Time
Pencil, coloured pencil, watercolor, acrylic on paper
2008
14" x  10" 
Prader Bag by Ins A Kromminga
Prader Bag
Pencil, coloured pencil, watercolor on paper
2008
12" x  20" 
The Masters Tools by Ins A Kromminga
The Masters Tools
Pencil, coloured pencil, watercolor, acrylic on paper
2007
7" x  11" 
Ooloi by Ins A Kromminga
Ooloi
Pencil, watercolor on paper
2007
11" x  8" 
Thorn by Ins A Kromminga
Thorn
Pencil, watercolor on paper
2008
5" x  8" 
Yellow Trooper by Ins A Kromminga
Yellow Trooper
Pencil, watercolor, inkwash on paper
2007
6" x  10" 
MonsterWonder by Ins A Kromminga
MonsterWonder
Pencil on paper
2008
8" x  12" 
Public Interest (open) by Ins A Kromminga
Public Interest (open)
Pencil, coloured pencil, watercolor on paper with paper cover
2008
13" x  10" 

Artist Statement

Redefining Difference

The topics in my work stem from my personal experiences as an intersex person. Both the history of otherness and political activism inform my practice. Mutants, Monsters, Freaks and Misfits are incorporating the fears of a norm-constrained culture and represent the boundaries of the acceptable - reflecting the face of the regulators who made them. The expansive visual and conceptual material of transgression becomes part of my vocabulary and meets the agendas and ideas of social and queer politics and human rights issues. The interconnection of scale variations of the small sized works and their clustering within the wall filling drawing respond to my expectation of reading apparently personal or private issues within a social context and thus to always understand them as politically relevant.

Artist Bio / CV

1970 born in Emden, Germany

2008 Artist-in-Residence Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany

2004 - 2005 Grant for Exhibition- and Archive project 1-0-1 intersex, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2000 - 2002 Master of Fine Art Programm at the Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA  (M.F.A.)

2000 - 2002 Tuition Scholarship Graduate School, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

2000 - 2001 Scholarship DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for USA

1999 - 2000 Artist-in-Residence, Altena, Germany

1997 First Price drawing competition, Glocke, Bremen, Germany

1991 - 1998 Studies of Fine Arts in Bremen, Germany (HfK Bremen - Dipl.)


Exhibition history (exerpt since 2002):

2009 Everywhere - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009 sh(OUT) - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2009 500km#2 - Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany
2009 7th European Feminist Research Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands

2008 The Crystal Ball Ball - Freunde/Künstler der Galerie - Galerie Crystal Ball, Berlin, Germany
2008 Same Same but Different - Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
2008 Gewoon anders - Just Different - Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Netherlands

2007 Normal Love - Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Studio 1, Berlin, Germany
2007 Empowerment - Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2007 Synthetic Forces (S-For) - Group tour: Abel Neue Kunst, Berlin, Germany; Gradske galerije Osijek, Croatia; gutleut 15 exhibition space, Frankfurt, Germany; Collegium Artisticum Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegowina.

2006 The Eighth Square - Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2005 1 - 0 - 1 [one 'o one] intersex - New Society of Visual Arts, (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
2005 Madonna - Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

2004 Kontinuierliche Symmetrien Buenos Aires – Berlin - Podewil, Berlin, Germany

2003 Emerging Artists (VAVC Selects) - Collins C. Diboll Gallery, New Orleans, USA

2002 Dissident Vernaculars - Carroll Gallery, New Orleans, USA