Ceal Floyer, born in 1968, is an artist who has lived many years in Berlin, whose art seems almost to be hiding. With strict simplicity, fine irony and a feeling for the absurd, her works question our usual perceptual patterns. Her precise acts show unexpected gaps between the visible and the invisible, between reality and language. Despite, and especially with, the use of everyday objects she generates productive irritations, illusions and delusions, which with their own logic incite an open process of thinking and seeing. Her art is conceptual and sensual, minimal in its outlay and yet of great complexity. She always (re)acts in relation to the relevant setting and studies how to deal with it, as also in Kunstmuseum Bonn. In the exhibition especially conceived for the museum, new works but also a selection of works from Floyer’s prior production are on show.
Ceal Floyer’s biography includes many solo exhibitions, most recently in Museion, Bozen (2014), the Kölnischer Kunstverein (2013) and Kunst-Werke, Berlin (2009). In 2007 she was awarded Nationalgalerie Berlin’s prize for young art as well as the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize (2009) and was represented at the Venice Biennale (2009), the Biennial in Singapore (2011) and documenta 13 (2012).
This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, and will be accompanied by a publication that for the first time will present a survey of Ceal Floyer’s oeuvre.