Marei Loellmann explores art making as a process of weaving, both literally and metaphorically. On the one hand she develops textile works and on the other hand she approaches collective and interdisciplinary working forms. Both areas of her practice are concerned with generating spaces for experience and action that invite us to collectively touch and disrupt existing structures. The term "social fabric", which uses the properties of a textile to describe societal structures, characterises both aspects of her practice – loose threads unite in more or less densely woven structures whose collective elasticity and malleability are continuously tested.
links to the different collectives: Polyphrenic Creatures, Lauratibor, traces
Marei Loellmann lives and works in Berlin. She studied fashion design and set and costume design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. Her works (collective and solo) have been shown in various contexts such as Galerie am Körnerpark (Berlin), Copenhagen Opera Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Arthur Boskamp Stiftung (Hohenlockstedt), District * Schule ohne Zentrum (Berlin), Galerie Gosserez (Paris), PAD fair (London & Paris), Heidelberger Kunstverein, Frankfurt Lab, among others. She was honored with the Neustart Kultur grant from Kunstfond Bonn, the Elsa Neumann grant from Berlin and the Mart Stam Preis and was a lecturer at University of Arts and Design in Halle and at Berlin University of the Arts.