We welcome Claude Horstmann for her three-month artist-in-residency at Greylight Projects in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Horstmann (claudehorstmann.de) lives and works in Stuttgart and Marseille. She studied art history at the University of Osnabrueck (M.A.) and Fine arts at the Stuttgart State Academy of Arts. Claude Horstmann has been awarded various grants and residencies in Germany and abroad, including by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Ville de Marseille and Ville de Strasbourg. Her last solo exhibitions took place at Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin), Goethe-Institut Lyon, Centre International de Poésie (Marseille) She participated among others in group shows in Stuttgart, Berlin, Saint-Étienne and Marseille.
Her work on drawing, sculpture, text, performance and photography is often based on diverse materials, particularly inspired by urban contexts. The artist also deals with these issues through performative lectures and workshops. She writes: ¨Sign, layer, gesture, imprint, notation, superposition: we leave traces. In a certain way, one can say that ‘everything is drawn’. […] We cannot avoid leaving traces. Everything is marked – and this transformation of reality is profound and permanent.”