The catalog accompanying the exhibition in Kunstmuseum Bonn offers the first comprehensive survey of Heidi Specker’s work and assembles important bodies of work from the last 20 years.
Heidi Specker became known in the mid-1990s through the “Speckergruppen” or “Specker Groups” (1995/96) and other work series, which focused quite literally on concrete structures in an anticipation of the reappraisal of post-War architecture. Specker is also one of the pioneers of digital photography. One thing almost all her works have in common: By examining them through the eye of the camera they serve as a visual artistic exploration of historical works and circumstances. In addition, Heidi Specker’s images are also always a reflection of photography as a medium and its reception.
Heidi Specker lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. Her projects have been presented in numerous solo shows, for example 2005 in the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, 2015 in Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and Berlinische Galerie, 2016.