University of Westminster, London, (BA Film & Photo Arts)
About Christiane Zschommler
Born and brought up in East Berlin where I was a self-taught photographer. I have lived in UK since 1992. In 1998 I completed a BA in Photography at the University of Westminster in London , working as a freelance photographer.
I am now a lens-based artist and lecturer in art and photography
Since 2016 I am using my notebooks, own photographs, documents and government statistics to reflect on my experiences within society. I create abstract images by obscuring the content, reducing them to fundamental shapes and forms until there are only traces of the original remaining . I am interested in the interplay between the private and the public.
In 2019 I had a Solo exhibition at Maison Heinrich HEINE in PARIS. My work was shortlisted 3 years in a row for the Aesthetica Art Prize ( 2021, 2020, 2019) and was shown at the exhibition in York; in 2018 my work was shortlisted for Der Greif and the World Photo Organisation Open call; The Brighton Photography Fringe Open18 Solo