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Artist Statement



Some words about my work:
The images I produce are deliberately enigmatic and multi-layered.
They invite the viewer to engage in the process of storytelling whereby dreaming and living are woven together as a tapestry.

I find the sources for my work in the urban environment: window displays, torn posters, graffiti, broken architecture. In short, the remains of man. These objects and situations are eventually transformed by rain, sun, reflections, and shadows, as well as additions made by the passerby.

Shaped by the forces of chance, these ephemeral visions are captured on film (and now also in bits and bites) and used as raw material that merge one into another forming a new identity.

The result? On one hand, a strange amalgam of my preoccupation with time and memory, and on the other, the way in which the deliberate manipulaton through photographic images can give us insight into our personal and collective struggles.



Technical information:
I usually work in three different formats: 25 cm x 30 cm and 32 cm x 45 cm printed on cibachrome paper; and a large format of 57 cm x 80 cm, digitilizing the final image and printing it on canvas. (Since this latter process is very costly, I have few samples of it on hand, but they can be produced on request.) Some of my pieces consist of several final images placed side by side as a series.

Artist Exhibitions



Since 1989, Claudia Nierman has been invaited to participate in more than 36 group exhibits and 22 one man shows.

2006
“Holocausto” Maguen David School, México City

"Rasgando el Tiempo" (ilustrations for the book with same title)
Gandhi bookstore, México City

"Beeing a jewish woman in the 21 century" Jewish Comunity Center CDI, Mexico City

2005
"In between the table and the chair” Café la Luna Gallery
México City

2004
"De Cielo y Piedra" Instituto Cultural México Israel,
México City

"Talks about Israel" Centro CDI, México City., México

2003
"The three Niermans" Bryant Gallery, Nuevo Orleans,
Luisiana, USA

2002
“Apuntes de Viaje” I-Center at Stanford CA, USA

2001
First prize winner in the photography CDI contest CDI,
México City

2000
First prize winner in the Judah L. Magnes Museum photography contest, Berkeley, CA, USA. (4 images were exhibited at the museum).

1999
"Borrowed landscape" Pino Suarez subway stop station, Mexico city.

"Chatting with recollections" One man exhibition at the Mexican Institute of Social Security, Delgación La Raza, MexicoMexico City.

"Chatting with recollections" One man exhibition at the Rafael Solana Cultural Center, Mexico City.

"Moving Figures" Pedro Gerson Gallery at the C.D.I., Mexico City.

1998
"Intermissions" Ágora Gallery, Soho, NYC, NY, USA.

"Light sketch" One man exhibition at the S. Menache Gallery, Mexico City.

"Light sketch"One man exhibition at the Annual luncheon of the Advertisement Club, Club de Industriales, Mexico City.

1997
"Dream Recollections I" One man exhibition at the Wismer Center for Women, Seattle University, Seattle WA, USA.

"Dream recollections II" One man exhibition at the Bromfild Art Gallery, Boston MA, USA.

"Dream recollections III" One man exhibition at the Concordia University,

1996
"Day Dreaming"One man exhibition at the Asturian Center of Mexico, Mexico City.

"The Enchanted Garden"One man exhibition at the Torre del Reloj Gallery,Mexico City.

1995
"Bifrontismos" One man exhibition at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico, Mexico City.

"Memorias de una fantasía" One man exhibition at the Gerson Gallery, Mexico City.

"Mexico 1910", One man exhibition at Plaza Loreto, Mexico City.

"Ventana" One man exhibition at theUniversitie of the Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City.

1994
One man exhibition at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

"Claudia and Daniel Nierman exhibition at the Komáron Gallery, Komáron, Hungary.


1993
"Claudia and Daniel Nierman" exhibition at the Young Artist's Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

1992
"Claudia and Daniel Nierman" exhibition at the House of Latin America in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

1991
One man exhibition at the Centro Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

One man exhibition at the Centro Cultural San Angel, Mexico City.

Exhibition at the Gallery Azul "Portraits by Three Women Photographers", Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

One man exhibition at the Casa de la Cultura Irapuatence, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.

1989
One man exhibition at the Gallery of Fine Arts sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y the Instituto Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico City.

1987
Exhibition at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan, USA.




PRICES AND RECOGNITIONS

Since 1989, Claudia Nierman has been invaited to participate in more than 36 group exhibits and 22 one man shows.

2000
First prize winner in the Judah L. Magnes Museum photography contest, Berkeley, CA, USA. (4 images were exhibited at the museum).

First prize winner in the CDI photography contest, Mexico City.

1999
Selected as member of the asociation “Maestros Politécnicos y Amigos"
participating in five group exhibitions.

1996
Chosen as member of the prestigious “Salón de la Plástica Méxicana” participating since then in six group as part of that institution.

1991
One big format photograph awarded and selected for the exhibit

1988/90/91
Three first prize in the contest “Arte Joven Beth” in the photography
category; Mexico City.

1988
Photography Academic Award, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan, USA.

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Artist Publications



Dice el crítico de arte Christopher Milis del periódico South End News de la Ciudad de Boston Massachusetts (10/07/97) sobre la obra de Claudia Nierman:

“La creación de una fotografía a través de la superposición de varias imágenes es equivalente a la creación de un poema armado de versos libres; las reglas son pocas y las oportunidads expresivas muchas. Sin embargo el peligro de caer en la auto-decadencia se presenta en cada esquina.
Quitémosle al fotógrafo la exigencia de un solo tema -como quien elimina los requisitos de la rima y la
medida al poema- aunque pareciese lo contrario, las posibilidades del fracaso crecen.
Raro es el artista que se acerca a tal libertad asumiendo el reto de re-definir en vez de abandonarse a preocupaciones estéticas.
Es por lo anterior que el trabajo de Claudia Nierman, fotografías de colo de múltiples imágenes disparatadas, contenidas en un solo marco, constituyen tal deslumbrante logro.
Claudia triunfa justo ahí donde la mayoría fracasa gracias a que no permite que lo complejo desenlace en la confusión. Esto lo logra prestándole atención al efecto dramático de cada composición fotográfica, orquestando los instrumentos de color, contraste y forma.
Justo en el punto en donde pudiésemos perdernos en lo complejo de sus fotografías altamente estilizadas, es, paradojicamente, donde somos atraídos a un mundo de cuerpos que se funden con paisajes lunares o donde estatuas griegas se derriten como fluídos de emulción dando a la imágen una cualidad acuosa, submarina, de barco undido...
La obra de Claudia Nierman centra su interés en el tiempo. Las imágenes parecen llegar o irse de la vida. Esta vida que la autora le otorga a estatuas inanimadas encuentra un complemento en la vida que le infunde a fotografías antiguas, polvorientas y olvidadas en un cajón. ¿Vivir o soñar ? Según la doctrina idealista, ambos verbos son rigurosamente sinónimos.

A su experto manipuleo fotográfico de imágenes sale a relucir un amplio bagaje cultural y una preparación extensa tanto en México como en el extranjero, donde ha sido sujeta a reconocimientos importantes como
el primer premio en el concurso ”Artistas Jóvenes Beth-El“ tres años consecutivos, y mención honorífica en los concursos “Arte Joven Aguascalientes” 1991 y 1995.
Desde 1996 es nombrada Miembro del Salón de la Plástica Méxicana participando desde entonces en cinco exposiciones colectivas organizadas por esta institución. A la fecha ha participado en más de veinte exposiciones colectivas y 18 individuales internacionales....

Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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