Joana Schneider creates spacious installations and sculptural environments that present a sustainable contact with organic materials while shedding light on local creativity and industry. Schneider’s material-based approach pays tribute to labour-intensive techniques and makes the Dutch craftsmen central means throughout her oeuvre. Her intuitive working process is inspired by traditional working practices such as netmaking in the fisheries sector.
Schneider’s playful use of exceptional materials merges with her love for the textile craft. Techniques such as embroidery, passementerie and tapestry making became her speciality whereby combining these with traditional net making techniques such as pluis netting and dolly knotting. Her spacious, sometimes uncanny installations appeal to the viewers’ senses in many respects: visually, tactically and through its natural smell.
Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and fairs such as the PULSE Art Week Miami, Enter Art Fair Copenhagen, Masterly Milano, Sainte Anne Gallery Paris and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Amsterdam based artist is represented in the Netherlands and Denmark by Rademakers Gallery.
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