Martina SchmueckerImage: ‘English Night Out’. Courtesy of the artist.
Martina Schmücker lives and works in London & Berlin. She graduated with an MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2005 after studying at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include Feedback Room, shown during a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2010, Visual Mechanics, Malta Contemporary, Valletta, 2009; The Problem of Error, Gallery Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin, 2008; Glimpse, Gallery KraskaEckstein, Bremen; Chateau Ivre, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam; Contained, Hiscox Art Projects, London 2007 and New Contemporaries, London, 2005.
Martina Schmuecker makes sculptures in the widest sense of the word. The performances are moments of still reflection on a sculptural image, using elements of architecture and furniture as props as well as playing with well-known images from art history. Her performance work to date, has included a construction of the ‘back’ of the painting The pleasure principle by Rene Magritte performed by her German gallerist, the staging of a fight for two hands in Colorfight and Auszeit, an orange box with long legs patiently waiting on a public square in London.