Sandra Köstler is a visual artist working with photography, video and installation.
Having started as a documentary photographer in a rather traditional way, Sandra is now more interested in creative processes which expand the photographic language towards installation and mixed-media forms. Her research-based practice centers around the relations between humans, non-humans and the environments both interact with. Recently she is working on projects which explore ecological and climate issues from a non-anthropocentric perspective on nature and landscape.
In her work, Sandra draws on a wide range of influences from her background in urban art, media theory and social research. She received her PhD from Bielefeld University and is involved in various interdisciplinary activities that combine artistic practice with research and education. Since 2022, she is running The Space Lab, a mobile lab for artistic and collaborative explorations of spatial environments.
Sandra is represented by Galerie Monica Ruppert, Frankfurt
2023 Dear2050: Entangled Forests, Switzerland (upcoming group show)
2023 PEP New Talents 2022, 254Forest, Brussels (group show)
2023 Vor Ort. Fotografie im Rhein-Neckar-Dreieck, Kunstverein Mannheim (group show)
2022 Where do you think you’re going? On Spaces & Identities, Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin (group show)
2022 Heimspiel 4, PORT25 - Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim (group show)
2022 The urban between reality and utopia, Tiradentes Photo Festival (screening)
2022 The urban between reality and utopia, Rotterdam Photo Festival (screening)
2022 Intermezzo, Galerie Monica Ruppert, Frankfurt am Main (group show)
2021 Perceiving Landscape(s), IAPT:Photobook:2021, Korai Project Space, Nicosia (with The Dérive Series)
2021 Urbanität in Bearbeitung, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (group show)
2020 The Dérive Series, TEN Gallery, Mannheim (solo show)
2018 原創基地節, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei (with Postsadness Taipei book)
2018 Photobook Exhibition at Athens Photo Festival (with Postsadness Taipei book)
2017 HOCHSTRASSE, Stadtmuseum Ludwigshafen (two-person show)
2016 I call it a Place, OFF//FOTO Festival (solo show)
2016 Postsadness Taipei, RAW Gallery, Mannheim (solo show)
STUDIO SANDRA KÖSTLER
R3, 13 / 68161 Mannheim
contact (at) sandrakoestler.de