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Josephine Meckseper was born in 1964 in Lilienthal, Germany and is a German artist based in New York. Meckseper studied at Berlin University of the Arts in Berlin from 1986–1990, and completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Meckseper, also publisher of the FAT Magazine, addresses questions about the politics of power and the propagation of political ideas as commodity. Her work has been exhibited at important galleries and museums including the Oldenburger Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Nuernberg in Germany, the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, at the Royal Academy in London, and the 2005 Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon in France. In 2007 a major retrospective on her work was shown at the Museum of Arts in Stuttgart. In addition to successful solo exhibitions, for example at migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Ausstellungshalle für zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (all in 2009), at MoMA, New York and Bremer Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (2008) and at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2007), she has also taken part in numerous national and international group exhibitions including the upcoming “Whitney Biennial 2010”, New York and “Contemplating the Void”, des Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (both 2010), „Morality: Beautiful from Every Point of View“, Witte de With, Rotterdam, „1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? Comments on a Paradigm Shift”, Kunsthalle Wien, „MAN SON 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation“, Hamburger Kunsthalle (all in 2009); „Prospect.1 New Orleans“ (2008); “Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art”, New York.


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