Josephine Meckseper, May she. Have hear. Birds., 2016, acrylic and inkjet on linen, 94 × 70 inches (238.8 × 177.8 cm). Photo by Zarko Vijatovic
Josephine Meckseper was born in Lilienthal, Germany and lives and works in New York City. Institutional collections in which her work features include the Brooklyn Museum; FRAC Nord - Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Recent institutional exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2007); GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2008); “New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhail Subotzky,” Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); “Josephine Meckseper: Recent Films,” Indianapolis Museum of Art (2009); Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston (2009); “American Apparel,” Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2009); Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2009); Parrish Art Museum, New York (2013); and “2X (I) ST,” Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany (2014). In 2012, Manhattan Oil Project, Meckseper's first public project in New York, was commissioned by Art Production Fund and installed adjacent to Times Square. She participated in the Whitney Biennial (2006, 2010); 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville (2006); Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007); Sharjah Biennial (2011); and Taipei Biennial (2014).