Artist: Andrea Geyer

Born in 1971 in Freiburg, Germany, Andrea Geyer has been living and working in New York for more than ten years. During the 1990s, she studied art and photojournalism in Germany and in 2000 graduated from the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in New York. Andrea has participated in two prominent artist residency programs in New York City: in 1998, at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, and in 2003-2004 at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace at the Woolworth Building. In 2003, she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and was a resident artist at the International Artist Studio Program in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a member of Nomads and Residents, organizing artist talks, discussions and events, and among other ongoing organizational activities, recently co-organized “When Artist Say We,” an extensive overview of New York City’s artists at Artists Space. Together with Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne, Andrea is a 2006/2007 Vera List Center for Arts and Politics fellow.

Andrea’s work has been intensively shown internationally. Solo exhibitions include: Parallax at the Secession in Vienna, Austria (2003) and at the Kunstverein St. Gallen im Katharinen in St. Gallen, Switzerland (2004), and Fantasies are feelings given form. Don’t worry, they are safe if understood, at Parlour Projects in Brooklyn, NY (2001). Group shows include Be what you want but stay where you are at the Witte de With in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Patriot at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, How Do I Want to Be Governed? At Miami Central, Miami (2004), Teasing Minds at the Kunstverein Munchen in Munich, Germany (2004), The American Effect at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2003), En Route, Serpentine Gallery London (2003) and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, Germany (2002).