Iris Häussler - Artist - Toronto - NL

Iris Häussler


2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara
BORN Friedrichshafen, Germany   LIVES Toronto, ON

Häussler is internationally known for her unsettling, immersive narrative installations where visitors explore the lives and spaces she imagines for her fictitious characters. These complex exhibition-scenarios may be experienced as real environments before they are revealed as contemporary art projects. She also casts objects in wax. preserving them like artifacts frozen in time. For her new project Dust at Dawn, Häussler makes the invisible visible by collecting dust from cracks on doors and window-frames and from carpets using transparent tape. The resulting “drawings” address the passing of time and the constant accumulation of dirt in our lives.

Häussler has presented her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions. Highlights include her solo project He Named Her Amber at the AGO (2008-10), He Dreamed Overtime in the 18th Sydney Biennale in Australia (2012) and Ellen’s Gift in the exhibition “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness” at SITE, Santa Fe and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2013).

John Hartman  
  Dil Hildebrand