Brigitte Spiegeler is graduated in fine arts from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (The Netherlands) in 2008. Her work can be seen at international exhibitions in China, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and France. She has participated in the Venice Biennial in 2017. She uses a variety of techniques, such as photography, painting, ceramic, poetry and installation. Spiegeler’s works are about an imaginary time which only exists in our minds: in her words “a time without a time, vague with some details popping up, the memory is now, right here, but at the same time endlessly far away and intangible” in the words of the art critic Philip Peters.
And as the art historian and curator Dr. Lora Sariaslan states: ‘She creates a different mode of fabricating images that oscillate and temporarily return to the alleged transparency of the photographic medium with its documentative qualities, especially the importance given to its clarity and readability. Through the medium of prints, Spiegeler turns familiar places and spaces into unfamiliar or uncanny creations. Her works are positioned at the juncture where the spatial and temporal qualities (re)turn and are captured on the surface of the print which enables manifold layers that extend from the surface of the paper into time’.
Brigitte Spiegeler also has a passion for language and her third volume of poetry entitled ‘Without Equal – an ode to Rembrandt’ (2019) has been received very well. The first volume a of poetry entitled ‘The Art of War, languishing poems and other temporary cease fires’ (2015) and the second collection of poetry entitled ‘Plagiarism & Parody (2017) have all been published by Uitgeverij In de Knipscheer. Her work is in several international collections including the WanQi Art Museum, Dehua, China and various private collections in Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Brigitte Spiegeler lives and works in Netherlands and loves to stay and work in artist residencies all over the world.
B.A. in Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague,NL
Masterclass Visual Culture Studies by Katharina Sieverding, Summer Academy Salzburg, Austria
Masterclass Storytelling by Eder Santos & Tom van Vliet, Vrije Academie, The Hague, NL
Masterclass video presentation by Walter Verdin, Vrije Academie, The Hague, NL
International Performance Summer Academy, Berlin, Germany
Masterclass Expanded Cinema by Eder Santos & Tom van Vliet, The Hague, NL
2001 – 2002
Oriëntation course Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL