LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Dorothea Seror is a conceptual and a performanceart artist and a lecturer for performance art. Her artwork includes concpetional and performance art, land art, video art, installations, objects, direction and more.
She is a mother of three adult children.
She studied fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany graduating in 1998 (Diploma and state exams). She has also completed advanced studies in dance and body therapy.
Her activities include teaching art, performance art and dance at high schools, universities and art academies, as well as leading workshops and coaching stage work and performance art. She also conducts lectures and public debates
Dorothea Seror directs productions with people with disabilities. She received the Grant of the City of Munich in 2012 for her work with people with disabilities in performance art.
As a solo artist she has been invited to international Biennials in Netherlands and Nigeria, to performance art festivals and platforms in Northern Ireland, Brasil, Israel, Nigeria, Sweden, Italy, France and China and to artist's residences in Denmark, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel and many more. Her works are carried out in cooperation with numerous institutions in Germany and abroad, including the following: Kulturreferat München; Galerie der Künstler; Künstlerhaus; Bayerisches Staatsballett; Spielart- und DANCE-Festival; Digital Analog; platform Munich; Ecumenical, Protestant and Catholic Church in Germany; Art and Amicitae Gallery, Amsterdam; Guangzhou Art Museum, China; Performance Art Platform Tel Aviv, Israel; afiriperfoma, Lagos, Nigeria; la plataformance, Sao Paulo, pARTE, AT AL 609, Curitiba and Campinas, Brasil; BONE Festival, Bern Switzerland; Art Summit, Jaipur, India; MIPAF Macao and OPEN Guangzhou and Guilin, China and many more.
The body, its endurance, sexuality, beauty and pliability is central In her performances and productions. Through provocation and interaction, she invites the audience to look more closely and often refers to defects, which have social and political origins. She explodes norms and rules of a common notion of physical aesthetics and, as an example, shows the potential of imperfect and limited capabilities by performing with people with physical disabilities, who consciously make their physical limitations the core of their shows. Mental fragility and sexuality also characterise the solo performances and productions of the artist.
In her work, she draws attention to the possibilities and responsibilities that man has over planet Earth and the peaceful coexistence of all beings.
For that she deals with the topic of recycling. The solution to the garbage problems of the world for her is obvious. Rather than using resources to generate works of art, she recycles existing ones, including her own artwork so it is constantly undergoing a process of renewal.
So the resulting work is more than just what you see. It contains all the information, circumstances and memories of other works and people and represents a continuity in her work as well as in a respectful treatment of the environment.
She participates in and researches about rituals and spiritual practice from different cultures, which support to take care of healthy environment and mankind.
For the past seven years she has been involved in the development of the Creative Quarter in Munich and has organised numerous festivals and events there such as the “Atlantisfestival”, 2013; “Das Weib selbdritt”, 2014; “Leonrodhaus stellt aus”, 2014; “Magdalena München - Erstes Treffen” 2015, and others). She curates since 2014 continuing the world smallest performancespace “break through”
http://www.leonrod-haus.de/BreakThrough.html and established an interdisciplinary group (food and skillsharing, cinema, politics, arts, permaculture...) called “Zona Libre” at the “Creative Quarter” Munich.
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