Sandra Köstler is a visual artist working with photography, video and installation. Her research-based practice centers around the relations between humans and the environments they interact with. With a focus on individual perceptions and cultural influences, she explores social, emotional and ecological dimensions of the physical space that surrounds us. Moreover, she is interested in our mediated environments and uses artistic research to comprehend how images represent and shape the world.
In her work, Sandra draws on a wide range of influences from her background as a documentary photographer, researcher and media theorist. She received her PhD from Bielefeld University and is now involved in various interdisciplinary activities that combine artistic practice with research and education.
Sandra is represented by Galerie Monica Ruppert, Frankfurt
2022 Räume und Identitäten, artburst berlin (group exhibition, upcoming)
2022 Heimspiel 4, PORT25 - Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim (group exhibition, upcoming)
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 exhibition)
2021 Perceiving Landscape(s), IAPT:Photobook:2021, Korai Project Space, Nicosia (with The Dérive Series)
2021 Urbanität in Bearbeitung, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (group exhibition)
2020 The Dérive Series, TEN Gallery, Mannheim (solo exhibition)
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 exhibition)
2016 I call it a Place, OFF//FOTO Festival (solo exhibition)
2016 Postsadness Taipei, RAW Gallery, Mannheim (solo exhibition)