LOUISA CLEMENT
Disruption 3, 2018
Ink jet print
55 x 75 cm | 21.75 x 29.5 in

Not lost in you 9, 2017

single channel video

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Avatar 26, 2018
Ink jet print
115 x 85 cm | 45 x 33.75 in
Disruption 4, 2018
Ink jet print
180 x 30 cm | 70.75 x 11.75 in

Louisa Clement is a photographer born in 1987, Bonn, Germany.  From 2010 – 2014 she was a master student of Andreas Gursky at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she graduated in 2015.  Her explorations of human connection through mannequins is a metaphor of the objectification of the human body.  The mannequins are a reflection of people's identity formation and a symbol of the multiple identities people take up during their lives.
 

The early 2000s game 'Second Life' made it possible for people to live vicariously through what they deemed was the perfect version of them self.  Digitally rendered surfaces provided inspiration for Clement as she used raw fiber glass on top of the "naked" bodies to remind people of its manufactured and falseness.  This adds to the inauthenticity of the mannequins and that the connection shared between them is simulated.
 

In 2017, Louisa Clement received the EHF 2010 Stipendium from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany. In addition, she was awarded the Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and a prize from the Cité Internationale des Arts in France. In 2016, she received the Artistic Residency of the 6th Marrakech Biennial.


Clement’s works are part of the collections of Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Atlanta Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, Germany; Collection of the City of Brühl, Germany; Collection Ringier, Zurich, Switzerland and numerous private collections in Europe, Asia and the US.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Louisa Clement: Remote Control
Sep 27 2019 - Jan 26 2020
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
 
Louisa Clement: Remote Control 
Jan 30 - Jun 10, 2019
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany