Artist profile

Sarah Oppenheimer

Sarah Oppenheimer is an architectural manipulator. She creates apertures and extensions in familiar spaces, displacing our experience of inside and out, near and far, here and there. it. Her calculated manoeuvres within built environments challenge our understanding of architectural space. Oppenheimer’s work is made with meticulous precision and quality of finish. The fine calibration of her instruments lends them a sense of permanence that reorients our perception of the environment and ourselves within it. Oppenheimer’s work both confounds and clarifies our physical and perceptual experience of the architecture that surrounds us.

Biography

1972
Born in Austin, Texas
1995
Brown University, BA
1999
Yale University, MFA

Selected exhibitions

2020
Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
2019
Mass MoCA, North Adams, USA
2018
von Bartha, S-chanf , Switzerland
2017
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2017
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
2016
Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami
2016
Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2016
CCS Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
2014
Von Bartha, Basel
2014
33-D. Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland.
2012
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD. Permanent Commission
2012
P.P.O.W., New York
2011
P-13. Brown University Cognitive Science Building. Permanent commission. Providence RI

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