Susanne Kriemann lives and works in Berlin. She is professor for Artistic Photography at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe and co-founder of the artist initiative AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz in Berlin.
Kriemann investigates the medium of photography in the context of social history and archival practice. With an extended notion of the photographic document, she reflects on the world as an analogue “recording system” for human-caused processes. This has led to preoccupations with radioactivity and mining, archaeology, and the notion of slow violence. An exceptional feature is the extraction of pigments from the investigated matter and the use of those pigments in different techniques of image production.
Kriemann’s work has been exhibited internationally, among others at The Wattis San Francisco; Kunsthalle Wien; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Winterthur; she has also co-published seventeen artist’s books since 1998.