Emma Adler is the ZF Art Foundation Scholarship holder in 2021
The ZF Art Foundation’s presence scholarship for 2021 is awarded to Emma Adler. The Berlin-based artist is the 40th ZF Art Foundation scholarship holder and will live and work in the ZF tower studio at the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen until December 2021.
Emma Adler, born in Besch, currently lives and works in Berlin. In her artistic work, Emma Adler provokes habitual viewing patterns and questions supposed certainties about the relationship between reality and medial representation. Since 2017, she has been focusing her extensive, multimedia installations on conspiracy theories, thus striking a chord with the times.
In 2015, Emma Adler was a master student of Else Gabriel at the Weißensee Academy of Art and subsequently received the Elsa Neumann Scholarship of the State of Berlin. Her graduation project EEEEF#GE has been awarded and was presented in the exhibition Rundgang 50Hertz in cooperation with Hamburger Bahnhof (2017).
The Berlin-based artist’s work has been represented in national and international exhibitions, including the Hans Arp Museum, Rolandseck, the Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Copenhagen and New York. Her solo exhibition SUPERFLARE (2019), as well as REALITY SHOW (2018), are part of a series of complex installations that revolve around conspiracy theories and will be continued in different exhibition formats.
Selection Procedure for the Scholarship 2021
As in previous years, independent experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland nominated artists for the 2021 Fellowship. Emma Adler was nominated by Dr. Sven Beckstette, Curator of the National Gallery Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, and selected by the ZF Art Foundation jury, consisting of Prof. Dr. Götz Adriani, until 2017 Chairman of the Board of the Kunsthalle Tübingen Foundation; Dr. Claudia Emmert, Director of the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen; PD Dr. Wolfgang Meighörner, former Director of the Landesmuseen Tirol; Dr. Ursula Zeller, Director of the Musée d’alimentation, Vevey; Matthias Lenz, Chairman of the ZF Art Foundation; and Regina Michel, Managing Director of the ZF Art Foundation as Scholarship holder for the year 2021.
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