Artist Talk with Jana Müller and Fiona Short


Within the context of Deutsche Börse Residency Program

This time the artists within the context of Deutsche Börse Residency Program are both photographers.
In her artistic work Jana Müller generally deals with forms of transgression, especially she is interested in the tension between desire and curiosity regarding crime. The court exhibit of the police, where means of evidence are kept, serve as a starting point for her project during her residency. Müller is very interested in these originally domestic, simple items, which become means of evidence. She wants to look into the secrecy of those things.

During her residency Fiona Short has developed two photo series. Fueled by curiosity for a daily lived experience of the city, these new works respond to the unique urban environment of Frankfurt.Details of clothing, gesture, body and pose form the basis of the first series. What might has been insignificant details in isolation, build cumulative power when set in juxtaposition. The images will be realized in book form.
A daily practice of walking frames the development of her second series. Short uses her own movement to explore the perception of place as both fragmentary and sequential.

Fiona Short was born in New Zealand in 1979 and is based in Europe since 2006. She completed her Master of Fine Arts at The Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Her work has been shown at the Eastern Michigan University Gallery Detroit, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography and ArtNews Projects, Berlin. Fiona was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Visual Artists Grant in 2010 and a Mackendrick Scholarship in 2007-2009.

Jana Müller was born in 1977 in Halle/Saale and lives in Berlin. She studied at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Her work was exhibited nationally and internationally, for example in Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, in Museum für Bildende Kunst Leipzig and in Kunsthalle Memmingen.

The “Deutsche Börse Residency Program“ is an initiative of the Frankfurter Kunstverein and his supported by the Deutsche Börse Group. The aim oft he program is to strengthen the dialog within the cultural sector across national borders.