Marei Loellmann explores art making as a process of weaving, both literally and metaphorically. Her artistic practice engages in site-specific contexts with structures of care and collective processes of knowledge production based on lived experience. Her process- and material-based practice explores possibilities of decentralization, collective labor, and shared authorship. At its core is the question of how relationships of dominance can be renewed in relationships of mutuality. On the one hand she develops textile works and on the other hand she approaches collective and interdisciplinary working forms. The different areas of her practice are concerned with generating spaces for experience and action that invite us to collectively touch and deconstruct existing structures and to formulate novel approaches.
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.