b.1960 in Germany
Petra Gerschner lives and works in Munich. She is an artist and curator working with photography, video and installation to analyse gender relations, cultural and racist stereotyping; the relations of power that produce social inclusion and exclusion. Gerschner questions existing images, highlighting common methods and strategies on which these are based, she then goes on to develop new perceptive possibilities. She aims at developing fresh perspectives on subversive and collective action, and explores the potential of artistic strategies for intervention.
Recent exhibitions include 'Double Check', Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, 2005; 'Tactics of Resistance', Exhibition Centre Constantin Brancusi, Chisinau, 2007 and 'Land of Human Rights: At the Limits of the Thinkable', Rotor - association for contemporary art, Graz, 2008. In 2006 she presented a solo exhibition of her work at Galerie Kampl - Munich.
Gerschner was also involved with the international art project holy-damn-it, which was part of the protests against the G8 meeting which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany in June 2007.