Dominique Hurth is a visual artist working with installations, sculptures, and editions. The starting point for new works is often a narrative present in localities or images. Even though her installations are often concentrated on the form, long and detailed research is strongly embedded in the development of this same form. It is by way of archival research, journalistic investigation, writing, and material experiments that the works develop, and it is by way of editing that the installation operates in the exhibition space. Her work has been exhibited in several museums, galleries, and institutions internationally (i.e. Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Memorial of Ravensbrück, Fürstenberg/Havel; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart) and is part of several collections.
She is the recipient of several awards and residencies such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2016-17) and the Prize of the Berliner Senate/Governing Mayor of Berlin at ISCP, New York (2014). Her latest book entitled Stutters, published and commissioned by Printed Matter (NYC) was launched in July 2021. It focuses on several years of archival research in the photography collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Hurth is the recipient of the Berlin Artistic Research Grant of 2022-23, during which she is focusing on the textile history and cultural appropriation of the female guard uniform of the former concentration camp of Ravensbrück.
The artist will conduct research at The Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation (WLICF) and research especially documents on women artists included in the archives during her residency at Gate 27. She is interested in gaps in terms of official art historiography, aiming to adopt a feminist strategy of talking upon and through the works of women artists whose works have not yet found a place in the canon of art history, and works within and through the gaps and margins of the archives.
Dominique Hurth’s project has been supported by the Berlin Programme for Artistic Research (funded by Berlin Senate).
Photograph © l’appartement 22, Abdellah Karroum, Rabat, 2022.