Isa Melsheimer

(Neuss, Germany, 1968)

After her studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Isa Melsheimer (Neuss, Germany, 1968) lived and worked, thanks to scholarships and artist residences, in Marfa Texas, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Lisbon and Rome. In her sculptures and installations, Melsheimer repeatedly refers to architecture, urbanism and landscaping. The form of expression with which she discusses mostly uninhabited or endangered situations is often linked to the perpetual change in scale and perspective. Isa Melsheimer is represented by the galleries of Esther Schipper (Berlin), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris) and Nächst St. Stephan (Vienna). Important exhibitions took place at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Netherlands (2004); Carré d’art – musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France (2010); the Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA (2012); the IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen, Belgium (2014) and the Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany (2015).Her works have been exhibited in the following public collections S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent; Europäisches Patentamt, München; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Museum Ludwig, Köln; Sammlung der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt; Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz, Bad Ems; Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck; Carré d’art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes; MUDAM, Luxembourg; CNAP Centre national des arts plastiques, France.

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