Karin Sander


Germany, 1957. Lives in Berlin and Zürich

Sander graduated from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart in 1987 and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York in 1990. From 1999 to 2007 she taught at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin, and since 2007, she has been teaching at the Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule, Zurich. Her work offers a reflection on the context of its exhibition, often revealing forms that are present but unseen—exposing, with exquisite subtlety, the sculpture inherent in her extant subjects. Pieces such as highly polished eggs or painted walls, and machine-made precision miniature replicas of people, invite us to question the way we see things, both inside and outside the gallery setting.