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Andrea van Reimersdahl understands painting as a body-related medium.
Influenced by her interest in female role models and performative representations of the body, her work experiments with the relationship between body, silhouette, space and identity.

Growing up on the German-Dutch border, as a region with traditional textile manufacturing, she combines classical painting techniques with processing techniques from the garment industry, such as applications, rough cuts, and textile treatments.

The artist presents her paintings spatial, in kinetic installations, in body performances or photo series. Her intention is to empower female identity and the body as an actor in painting.

In 2004 she received her master's degree in painting with Prof. Katharina Grosse at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Adopting the idea of a wearable painting on the human body, she founded the fashion label van reimersdahl berlin. Since 2014, art institutions such as Galerie Ursula Walter in Dresden, Saasfee*Pavillon in Frankfurt a. M. and Künstlerforum Bonn have exhibited her work. She was awarded project fundings and prizes by the Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation, the Hessian Ministry of Culture, and the Reclaim Award, among others. In her artistic career, she has collaborated with designers and architects on numerous international projects.