Bronze / 2010 / Fine Art / Other_FA

Doppelganger

  • Photographer
    Cornelia Hediger
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Fear, hope, joy, despair, and destruction are some of the emotions and feelings I explore photographically. In this series, Doppelganger, my persona is the central figure, performing a psychological struggle with my own Doppelganger ñ a ghostly double of a living person, widely understood as a sinister and a harbinger of bad luck. Each image is constructed from six to nine photographs, in which a pictorial narrative is carefully choreographed into a single image. Throughout this series, the characters face each other, watch each other, exploring an internal dialog and struggle which exists between the conscious and the unconscious. The topics, often complex, are captured in rich and lush colors using flower patterns and polka dots, which allow a level of dry humor to take over.

Cornelia Hediger is a Swiss artist living and working in New York. She was awarded both her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Awards and honors include being named a PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch (2009), PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, 3rd in Art Photography other (2010) and more recently she was selected by Erik Kessels for the FOAM “What’s Next” online search for the future of photography debate.

Hediger’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Klompching Gallery, New York (2008, 2011), View Point Gallery, Canada (2011), The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (2008), Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Florida (2007), Gallery Del Mese_Fischer, Switzerland (2004) and has also been exhibited in several group exhibitions including at Galerie Kunstagenten (Berlin, Germany), Schneider Gallery (Chicago), Klompching Gallery (New York), Wallspace Gallery (Seattle, WA), Voices Of 2008 (Arles, France), PS122 Gallery (New York).

Her work has been reviewed and featured in a number of publications including Installation Magazine (2012), ARTE (2011), The Wall Street Journal (2011), Photo Technique (2010), PHOTO+ (2010), HotShoe (2009), SNOECKS (2010), Visura Magazine (2009), New York Magazine (2008), Abe’s Penny (2009), Vision Magazine (2008).

Cornelia Hediger’s work can be found in several private collections in the US, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Autstria and the United Kingdom. She is represented by Kompching Gallery (New York), Schneider Gallery (Chicago) and Fotografenwerk (Düsseldorf, Germany).