K I M C O L L M E R
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Biography

Kim Collmer is an American artist based in Cologne, Germany. In her practice, she negotiates history, memory, fantasy, and humor to question historical and contemporary notions of progress and development. Working with traditional animation techniques, video, collage, drawing, and photography, her work often pays tribute to forgotten “futuristic” spaces. Collmer develops and explores, these environs through an expansive use of materials that she further manipulates through editing and compositional strategies. Her work has been described as having "an epic sweep" by The New York Times, and she has been compared to Alexander Calder for the childlike charm of her films by The New Yorker.

Collmer earned her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Art History and German Studies. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Columbia College. For four years she was a Guest Professor specializing in New Media at the Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall. She currently lectures at the Universität der Künste Berlin, and at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Collmer has exhibited her work and films internationally, including White Columns, New York, the Arsenal, Berlin, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago and the Temporary Gallery in Köln.

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