Regina Maria Möller

 

Biography

Born in Munich, DE
Lives and works in Berlin, DE

EDUCATION

1988 M.A. Faculty of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, DE

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2019

The Silent Speaker. A Trilogy. Part III: THE BODY, theatre play, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim, NO (forthcoming)

2018

The Moth, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, DE

2016

Interrogative Pattern – Text(ile) Weave, research project, The Lab, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA), Singapore, SG

2015

The Silent Speaker. A Trilogy. Part II: THE COSTUME, Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK), Trondheim, NO

2014

The Silent Speaker. A Trilogy. Part I: THE CURTAIN, public intervention in context of "Deep Sites", curated by Anne-Gro Erikstad, LevArt, Levanger, NO
Meta and regina. Two (magazine)sisters in Crime, archival project, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, SE

2012

Seeking Silicon Valley, co-curator, ZERO1 San Jose Biennale, San Jose, US

2007

regina – in Cornwall, Projectbase, Redruth, Cornwall, UK
embodiment: seam, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR

2005

regina – in Norway, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo NO

2004

embodiment – dress plot, Secession Wien, Vienna, AU
Hub: Moden und Szenen – Nahtstelle / Umbruch, cultural producer, 3. Berlin Biennial, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE

2002

regina – Stilleben, Kokerei Zollverein I Zeitgenössische Kunst und Kritik, Essen, DE

2000

Rénovation, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, FR
regina – Special issue ifu, Internationale Frauen Universität (ifu), Hannover, DE
regina - in Sweden, Moderna Museet Projekt Stockholm, Stockholm, SE

1999

embodiment - LineOne, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, FR

1998

regina – Special Issue, Tate Liverpool und Henry Moore Sculpture Trust / artranspennine’98,  Liverpool, Leeds, UK

1997

Meinen Arbeitsplatz gibt es noch nicht, Kunstverein München, Munich, DE
regina – Das Große Frühjahrsheft, Kunstverein München, Munich, DE
Meinen Arbeitsplatz gibt es noch nicht, solo exhibition, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, CH

1994

regina, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE
Reproduktion, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, DE

1993

Regina Maria Möller, Forum Stadtpark Graz in Prague, Prague, CZ

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2011

GROSSMUGL’S CAT, public art project commissioned by Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, St. Pölten for the kindergarten in Großmugl, AU
GrundRiss, public art project proposal nominated for Gymnasium Neusiedl am See, BIG ART, Vienna, AU

2001

Spiel Skulptur, public public art project commissioned by Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, St. Pölten , AU

1999

Door Mats, public garden project, GREEN, Stichting EXEDRA, Hilversum, NL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017

Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989 - 2017, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Wien, AU
The Making of an Institution, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Anna Lovecchio & Anca Rujoiu NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, SG

2016

Putting Rehearsals to the Test, curated by Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, Constanze Ruhm; Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, CA
Independent Bruxelles, Salon with Almine Rech Gallery, Bruxelles, BE

2015

to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer, curated by Matthias Michalka, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (mumok) , Vienna, AU
It is very hard to choose a greeting card for a man. Oeuvres de la collection du Frac Pays de La Loire, Le Carré. Centre D'Art Contemporain, FR

2013

Todo, en parte. Publicaciones de artistas en las colecciones del MACBA, curated by Araceli Corbo & Maite Munoz, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilly (MUSAC), León, ES

2012

Reflecting Fashion, curated by Susanne Neuburger & Barbara Rüdiger, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (mumok), Vienna, AU
home/work/dress, Passerelle - Centre d’Art Contemporain Brest, Brest, FR

2011

Specters of the Nineties, curated by Lisette Smits & Matthieu Laurette, MARRES - Centre for Contemporary Culture Maastricht, NL

2009

Paysages Intérieurs: Hans Haake, Mathieu Mercier, Regina Möller, La Cité Scolaire Colbert, Reims, FR
KIOSK – Modes of Multiplication. Ein Archiv zur aktuellen Kunst, curated by Christoph Keller, Kunstbibliothek / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin DE
Fri Porto, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE

2008

DRESSing the MESSAGE, curated by Gabriele Sand, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, DE
Here and Now! New Forms of Feminist Action, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, ES

2007

The Enforced Dress, curated by Susanne Neuburger, Kunstraum Noe, Vienna, AU
Social Systems, curated by Sara Black, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
Artists’ Books: Transgression/Excess and Paralipomena, Space Other Galerie, Boston / US
Erblätterte Identitäten: Mode – Kunst – Zeitschrift, Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, DE

2006

Dresscode, curated by Igor Spanjol, Pixelpoint Festival, Nova Gorica, SL
Eine Frage (nach) der Geste, curated by Alba D’Urbano & Trina Bara, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
Turtle, curated by Michael Shamberg, Chelsea space (Chelsea College of Art and Design), London, UK
Check-in Europe: Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, curated by Marius Babias, EPO (Europäisches Patentamt), Munich, DE

2005

trans-form, curated by Edzard Brahms, Galerie Villa Grisebach, Berlin, DE

2004

4 & 4, Galerie Müller de Chiara, Berlin, DE
3. Berlin Biennale, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, KunstWerke, Berlin, DE

2003

Between the Lines, apexart, New York, US

2002

Poetry of the Winds, International Art Flag Festival, Seoul, KR
re-direct, curated by Fareed Armaly, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE

2001

First Story – Women Building / New Narratives for the 21st Century, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Galeria do Palácio , Porto, PT
Du bist die Welt, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, AU

2000

Models of Resistance, Overgarden, Copenhagen, DK
All You Can Eat, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
Cross Female. Metaphern des Weiblichen in der Kunst der 90er Jahre, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Mengenbüro, Skuk Galerie, Ljubljana, SL

1999

Dummy, Catalyst Arts, Diesel @ L.T.D., Belfast, IE
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, DE
Space, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL

1998

Kunst und Papier auf dem Laufsteg, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, DE
roomade, Bruxelles, BE
Lifestyle, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, CH
accelerator, Arnolfini, Southampton City Art Gallery, Oldham Art Gallery,  Bristol, UK
Box, Galerie Pohlhammer, Steyr, AU

1997

Home Sweet Home, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
Moving Star, Downtown Arts Festival New York, New York, US
weitergehen, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, DE

1996

NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
Manifesta 1, curated by Katalyn Neray, Rosa Martinez, Viktor Misiano, Andrew Renton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rotterdam, NL
Fairy Tales Always Have a Happy Ending, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lés-Rouen, FR

1995

Cosmos - Des Fragments Futurs, Le Magasin (Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble), Grenoble, FR
Das Ende der Avantgarde - Kunst als Dienstleistung, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Private Collection Schürmann, Munich, DE
Fashion and Art from the 50’s to the Present Day, Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, BE
Information Service, Goethe Haus, New York, US; Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, BE

1994

Renta Preis ‘94, Norishalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, DE
temporary translation(s), Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
Arbeiten zeitgenössischer Künstlerinnen, Kunsthaus Welker, Heidelberg, DE

1993

dialogues, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Provinciaal Museum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
Die Arena des Privaten, Kunstverein München, München, DE
Project Unité, curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Unité d’Habitation Le Corbusier, Firminy, FR
Aperto, 45. Venedig Biennale, Venedig, IT
Kontext Kunst, curated by Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, AU

1992

Wohnzimmer/Büro, Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln, DE

 

PUBLICATIONS

REGINA MAGAZINES     

Regina Maria Möller, regina – in Cornwall, no. 8, Cornwall: ProjectBase (director: Sara Black), July 2007, published by ProjectBase

Regina Maria Möller, regina – in Norway, no.7, Oslo: OCA (curator: Christiane Erharter), October 2005, published by OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, distributor: Revolver Publisher, Berlin

Regina Maria Möller, regina — Stillleben, no. 6, Essen: Kokerei Zollverein Essen (program directors: Marius Babias and Florian Waldvogel), September 2002, published by Kokerei Zollverein I Zeitgenössische Kunst und Kritik

Regina Maria Möller, regina – Special Issue ifu, no. 5, Hannover: Internationale Frauenuniversität – ifu (international women’s university), December 2000, published by ifu, distributor: Vice Versa, Berlin

Regina Maria Möller, regina – in Sweden, no. 4, Stockholm: Moderna Museet (curator: Maria Lind), December 2000, published by Moderna Museet Project Stockholm

Regina Maria Möller, regina – Special Issue, no. 3. Liverpool / Leeds: artranspennine98 /Tate Gallery Liverpool, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust (curator: Iwona Blazwick), May 1998, published by Tate Gallery Liverpool, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, distributor: Cornerhouse Publication, Manchester

Regina Maria Möller, regina – Das Große Frühjahrsheft, no. 2 , Munich: Kunstverein München (director: Dirk Snauwaert), March 1997, published by Kunstverein Munich

Regina Maria Möller, regina – Das Große Herbstheft, no.1, Stuttgart: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (artistic program director: Ute Meta Bauer), October 1994, published by Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 

SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES / BOOKS

Regina Maria Möller, ...für die Katz. Eine Hommage an die Katze in uns, catalogue, St. Pölten: Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, Kunst und Kultur, 2011, commissioned by Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, Kunst und Kultur

Regina Maria Möller (ed), Shifting Boundaries: Artists – Visual & Cultural Producers Working on Borderlines, book, Stockholm: Kungliga Konsthögskolan (KKH), May 2006, published by Kungliga Konsthögskolan

Regina Maria Möller (ed.), Pigeonhole. student magazine, Stockholm: Kungliga Konsthögskolan (KKH), May 2005, published by Kungliga Konsthögskolan

Regina Maria Möller, embodiment – dress plot, solo exhibition catalogue, Vienna: Secession Wien, November 2004, 40, published by Secession Vienna, Austria

Regina Maria Möller, Livre á Colorier, colouring book, Firminy: Unité Project, 1993, published by Project Unité ,Yves Aupetitallot

Intro

Regina Maria Möller is a German artist, founder of the magazine “regina” and the label “embodiment”. Her working method is conceptual and contextual oriented, involving a wide range of media formats.

1994 she founded the magazine “regina”, which achieved international acknowledgement. “regina” is an art work in printed matter format – adapting mainstream women’s fashion, life style magazines and their notion of women’s everyday life. “regina” includes the familiar sections of fashion, work, home & garden, recipes, partnership, among others, but through subtle shifts, it undermines the embedded constructions of gender roles. It is a platform sampling a diversity of voices – voices that are not heard, over-heard, unusual or unexpected in that very context.

In the same year Möller launched the (art) label “embodiment”. Under this label she produces limited editions of “Bekleidung” – for example clothes and furniture – imbuing their textile–materials with new, unusual meanings. These art works can be worn or used as functional design objects. Throughout their use, they transform and leave traces. They are portraitures and / or sculptures. “embodiment” is to be understood as a link between art and design, the relation between the body and environment at large, and the second skin.

Aside of these art works Möller realized commissioned public art works, complex installations, photographies, videos, and other media formats.

„The multitude of voices into which Regina Maria Möller splits her artistic work corresponds to the various positions she adopts with regard to that which she confronts. Similar to the way in which overlapping circles form intersections that shift previously peripheral material into a (new) center, Möller shifts attention and reshuffles the cards, so to speak: secondary characters become protagonists, coherencies become contents, opposites are robbed of their oppositions. Möller uses the strategies inherent in her media, overwriting and adapting them for her own purposes, and shows that there are always a number of different versions underneath and alongside the official interpretation.“ – Matthias Herrmann*

The projects and works of Regina Maria Möller have been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in venues including Manifesta 1 / NL, 45th Venice Biennial / IT, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / DK, Tate Liverpool / GB, Moderna Museet Stockholm/ SE, Wiener Secession / AT, 3rd Berlin Biennial / DE, Sprengel Museum Hannover / DE, Tate St. Ives / GB, Kunstverein München / DE, Tensta konsthall / SE, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok)/ AT, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 2012 she co-curated ZERO 1 San Jose Biennial, Silicon Valley / USA.

Aside from her art works and projects she contributes continuously with talks, lectures and workshops worldwide. She has been lecturing as professor and guest professor at international universities and academies, for example The Visual Art Program (VAP), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , Cambridge / USA, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

*Matthias Herrmann in: Regina Möller: embodiment – dress plot, Secession, Vienna 2004