Josephine Meckseper

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Josephine Meckseper
Born 1964
Lilienthal, Germany
Nationality German
Education California Institute of the Arts, Berlin University of the Arts
Known for Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film

Josephine Meckseper (born 1964, Lilienthal, Germany) is a German artist based in New York City.

Life and work[edit]

Meckseper studied at Berlin University of the Arts in Berlin from 1986–1990, and completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1992.[1]

Meckseper, also publisher of the FAT Magazine, addresses questions about the politics of power and the propagation of political ideas as commodity.[2] When the Bush administration began gearing up for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, she traveled around the world filming and photographing demonstrations against the war.[3]

She is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, ARNDT in Berlin, Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, and Galerie Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart.

Meckseper lives with fellow artist Richard Phillips[4] in Tribeca.[5] She maintains a studio in Chinatown, Manhattan.[6]


Meckseper's work has been exhibited at important galleries and museums including the Oldenburger Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Nuernberg in Germany, the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, at the Royal Academy in London, and the 2005 Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon in France. In 2007 a major retrospective on her work was shown at the Museum of Arts in Stuttgart.[7] In 2008 the New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited her work with that of Mikhael Subotzky.[8]


  1. ^ Josephine Meckseper at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Artipedia - Arts News
  2. ^ Josephine Meckseper at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Artipedia - Arts News
  3. ^ Dorothy Spears (March 5, 2012), Striking Oil, Artistically, in Midtown New York Times.
  4. ^ Julia Chaplin (June 8, 2008), Pre-Partying With the Jet Set of the Art World New York Times.
  5. ^ Linda Yablonsky (March 2009) Richard Phillips Interview.
  6. ^ Allyson Shiffman (November 2013) Josephine Meckseper and the Burden of History Interview.
  7. ^ Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Das Museum
  8. ^ "New Photography 2008". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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