/ 2010 / Fine Art / Other_FA


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 City. She was awarded both her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Hediger’s work has been exhibited in both solo shows and/or group exhibitions at Pentimenti Gallery, Philidelphia; DEAR Photography, Hamburg, Germany; Galerie Kunstagenten, Berlin, Germany; Mart Photography Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Wallspace Gallery, Seattle; The Center for Photography at Woodstock; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; Klompching Gallery.

Awards Moscow International Foto Awards 1st Place in Fine Art Photography (2018), IPA 3rd Place in Fine Art /Collage Photography (2018), Tokyo International Foto Awards 2016 Silver Winner (2016), PDN’S 30: 30 Emerging Photographers to watch (2009)