Diann Bauer’s practice takes on questions of power, politics, the social and arts relation ship to these things though a vocabulary of visual force. The work proposes that the current reality of political and economic entanglement necessitates an art that packs an equally forceful and complicated visual punch. To quote Lebbeus Woods (a consistent influence and presence for her throughout her career)
“…because the things to be resisted have not come from nowhere. They have a history built over periods of time, a kind of seriousness and weight that makes them a threat to begin with. They can only be resisted by ideas and actions of equivalent substance and momentum. “
Diann Bauer has had solo exhibitions at Paradise Row, Kynastonmcshine, The Showroom, London, Vamialis Gallery in Athens, amongst others; group exhibitions including, Screen Play, The Dorsky Museum, Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery and the Busan Biennale, Korea in 2006.
Bauer has completed public works through Commissions East and at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. In 2009 Sabine Descent, a site-specific wall drawing, was commissioned for Pictet Collection, London through Contemporary Art Society Consultancy and was featured in Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures 2005 and ARTfutures 2007 held at Bloomberg SPACE, London.
Bauer’s work is in collections including Charles Saatchi, David Roberts and Dakis Joannou.
Born in 1972 in New York, Diann Bauer lives and works in New York.