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Courtesy of the artist and Croy Nielsen. Photo by Eva Kelety.

Birke Gorm

Born in 1986, Hamburg, Germany

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Overview

“The common woman is as common as a thunderstorm”, says the woven writing of Birke Gorm’s hanging fabrics made of jute. Gorm works with archaic materials of metal, terracotta, jute or wood, incorporating a range of techniques, such as woodcarving, stitching, writing, and flexing. The artist’s practice explores womanhood and solidarity, expressed in powerful and assuring terms. Her sculptural works depict human-shaped figures made out of found and collected over time terracotta bricks and peebles...Read more