Johanna Keimeyer is an experiential artist who creates immersive experiences using interdisciplinary forms. This can take the form of large scale art installations transforming site specific architecture with video, light, objects, scent and sound.
Her strength is to create participatory art experiences that combine cutting edge technology with art, fashion and design. Her ultimate focus is to allow the viewer to explore profound questions about identity and humanity’s values. Her motivation for her art is to make the invisible visible.
”I want to give people a felt experience that unifies the artwork and the viewer’s own inner universe. I invite the audience to explore deeper questions about identity and the core fundamental values that make us human.”
Keimeyer studied design and digital media at University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK), Tama Art University in Tokyo, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Rhode Island, USA, and Boston's MIT Media Lab, USA.
Her previous work includes a series of lighting made from recycled materials and her underwater photography in hotel pools around the world. She is continuing to explore those topics and practices as an experiential artist with interdisciplinary forms.
Keimeyer has worked in the art collections of Hugues and Marie Taittinger (Tattinger Champagne, France), Petch Osathanugrah (O Museum, Bangkok), Alexander von Vegesack (former Vitra Design Museum Director), Lucas Verweij (Design Author), the Leo Kuelbs Collection and more.
Her current practice as an experiential artist is drawn from her experience working for Vitra Design (Herman Miller in the US) and collaborating with designers and artists from various backgrounds and expertise including: Ingo Maurer (lighting designer), Humberto and Fernando Campana (furniture designers, Brazil), Bart Hess (fashion designer), Felix Kubin (musician), Sven Helbig (composer), Sevil Peach (architect), Jonah Bokaer (choreographer) and Sissel Tolaas (olfactive designer).
Awards: Faces of Design Award, (FoD, 2010), International Design Award Lighting (IDA, 2009), International Design Award Architecture (IDA, 2018).
Photo by Raphael Guillou
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