Anne Schiffer (1980)

With my work I investigate the relation between (mostly commercial) stereotypes and human desires. My main interest here lies in the overblown aspects of this relationship: the mega-statussymbols, the super rich & famous etc. Especially how the hunt for status explicitly manifests itself in for instance urban aesthetics (e.g. the hiphop culture), fascinates me.

Within this context I am inspired by the biological priciple of mimicry: the imitation of one species (or group of species) by another. The most common form is Batesian mimicry in which for instance a harmless hoverfly is coloured like an unpleasant wasp in order to confuse a predator.

As the hoverfly imitates the wasp, I am trying to imitate commercial and cultural stereotypes: I am not trying to make a perfect imitation of the original, but rather approach the imitation of the original as effective as I can. This is the reason why I mostly use low-budget, low-grade materials in my work, like unprocessed polysterene and polyurethane foam: I explicitly try to leverage the contrast between the original and the copy as much as possible.

  1. you can take me out the hood
  2. collection of gun's
  3. 100$
  4. MECCA-COLA
  5. platinum shower
  6. smile
  7. cave with cave man
  8. Anne's Noten Club
  9. dreamer, pleaser, supercar
  10. gold nugget
  11. gold fever

Curriculum vitae Anne Schiffer

Naam:
Anne Schiffer
Geboren:
1980, Dueren
Opleiding
periode type institution richting diploma
1999 - 2003 kunstacademie Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU), Utrecht autonoom ja
2003 - 2005 kunstacademie DUtch Art Institute (DAI) MFA Beeldende kunst ja
Exposities
periode naam plaats solo/group omschrijving
2006 artinterventions Majdanpek, Serbia groeps http://www.artlink.org.yu/artinterventions.html
2006 Hopes and Fears Pärnu, Estonia groeps http://www.moskva80.com/
2006 ‘Je moeder!’ Rotterdam (CBK) groeps http://www.cbk.rotterdam.nl/
2005 Nomadic Banquet New Delhi, India groeps http://nomadicbanquet.dutchartinstitute.nl
2005 Utrecht Uploaded!, Expodium Utrecht groeps www.expodium.nl
2004 Facts of Chance Tent/ Witte de With, Rotterdam groeps www.wdw.nl
Prijzen en subsidies
periode type omschrijving
2006 subsidie step beyond