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Sali Muller

Born in 1981, Luxembourg, Sali Muller is an installation and sculptor artist who uses reflective surfaces in order to address universal feelings of self-doubt, self-reflection, and self-revelation. … With her Concept Art, Sali Muller investigates the role of the individual in relation to himself and his environment.

Sali Muller

Born in 1981, Luxembourg, Sali Muller is an installation and sculptor artist who uses reflective surfaces in order to address universal feelings of self-doubt, self-reflection, and self-revelation. … With her Concept Art, Sali Muller investigates the role of the individual in relation to himself and his environment.

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Sali Muller negotiates the meaning of time-sections new and oscillates between premature, unexplained sequences and infinity. In this way, she extends the well-known allegorical images of European art history and translates them into a present of fractures.
She combines conceptual sculptural positions with a series of complex themes that are important for her entire creative process.
She uses artistic means to explore currently relevant issues, in particular those of identity, gender roles, and (self-)representation in the context of social change and in times of self-optimization. Similar to the individual attempts to distinguish ourselves in a social fabric, Sali Muller marks the exhibition spaces with light-reflecting installations, dazzling objects, and projections.
Her visual “comments” become a reflection of a time when delusions increasingly play a significant role.

Luxembourg-based conceptual installation artist Sali Muller dives into the world of self-image through materials she uses to create a reflective multiverse. While exploring unordinary ways to show co-existence with human self image and vanity, she brings a mystical vision into the physical world through her implementation of mirrors, light, sound, and found objects.

A never changing element or recurrent pattern in her entire oeuvre is the use of mirrored surfaces, allowing her to open an associative space of thought.

As an object of physical representation, mirrors have been of great cultural and art historical significance for cen- turies : from self-contemplation, the image of the soul, to the motif of transience or the transitions of real worlds into magical parallel universes. They allow a variety of imaginary reflections and experiences. As a metaphor of reflection, the mirror expands the view of self-knowledge and self-contemplation. Sali uses the mirrors as a start- ing point for her artistic practice in order to “refract” them, break them or fragment them.

The forms give us thinking tasks. The otherwise narcissistic mirror image and the recognisable space is disturbed or disappears. (Bending Moments, 2021). The view of oneself is reflected only in fragments. The result is an am- bivalent perception experiment, alternating between real, virtual or almost surreal images of inside and outside, of moods and states in which past, present and future are reflected.

Exhibitions List

Upcoming Exhibitions:

2021 Atemwende, Ostrale Biennale, Dresden, Germany
2021 Al-Tiba, MAMA Modern Art Museum of Algiers, Algeria, North Africa
2021 Paradoxical Objects, peer to space, Berlin, Germany
2021 Solo Show, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2021 Wavelength: At the moment, Times Art Museum,, Chengdu, China
2021 Prix d’Art Robert Schuman, Saarbrücken, Germany
2021 Estampa, Solo Booth, Reiners Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain
2021  Wavelength: At the moment, Times Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2022  Solo show, Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Solo exhibitions: 

2021 Wenn die Sterne vom Himmel fallen, Annexe22, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
2021 Il était une fois…, Galerie Cédric Bacqueville, Lille, France
2021 Down the rabbit hole, Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg
2020 Inside, Espace d’art Susanne Savary, Thionville, France
2020 Here and there I Ici et là, Centre d’Art Dominique Lang, Luxembourg
2019 Kunst im Bau, e.artis lab, Wirkbau, Chemnitz, Germany
2019 Das Zeitfenster, CeCiL’s Box, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2019 Fragil, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2017 Museum of Vanities, IKOB, Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium
2017 Blackout, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2016 Ecriture Sans Fin, AICA International Association of Art Critics, Kiosk, Luxembourg
2015 Shadows, Kiosk Trier, Trier, Germany
2015 Die Entzauberung der Welt, 21Artstreet, Kehlen, Luxembourg
2014 Erase Project, Galerie A Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg

Group Exhibitions (Selection):

2021 If walls could talk, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2021 Wavelength: At the moment, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
2020 Art Verona, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Verona, Italy
2020 Art Matters II, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany
2020 Benefiz Auktion, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
2020 Life on Tralfamadore, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2020 Goldstücke, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2020 Art Marbella, Reiners Contemporary Art, Marbella, Spain
2020 Mouvements, Galerie Cedric Bacqueville, Lille, France
2020 Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2020 Reclaim Award, Cologne, Germany
2020 And thence we came forth to see the stars again, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2020 Add-on, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
2020 Art Rotterdam, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Rotterdam ,The Netherlands
2019 Strings, White Noise Gallery, Rome, Italy
2019 Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2019 Bienvenue Art Fair, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2019 4/10, IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium
2019 Spiegelungen, Gallery Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2019 Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2019 Volta Basel, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Basel, Switzerland
2019 Dusk till Dawn, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2019 Digital, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2018 Premio Lissone, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy
2018 Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2018 Spiegelungen, Projektraum Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, Germany
2018 Summer Exhibition, JD Malat Gallery, Mayfair, London, The United Kingdom
2018 Ein gemachter Mensch – Künstlerische Fragen an Identitäten, Kallmann-Museum, Munich, Germany 2018 Art2cure, Galerie Indépendance, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2018 Birthmarks / Voglie, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2018 Black & White, e.artis contemporary, Chemnitz, Germany
2017 Lo sguardo di Narciso, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2017 Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2017 YIA Art Fair, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2017 Luxembourg Art Prize, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2017 Auto I Mobil: Epoche der Mobilität I Epoche der Kommunikation, Tufa Trier, Trier, Germany
2017 Aesthetica Art Prize, York, The United Kingdom
2016 Encoding the Urban, Regionale 17, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
2016 XVIII, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2016 Ostrale, Int. Ausstellung Zeitgenössischer Künste, Dresden, Germany
2016 Group Show, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2016 Aesthetica Art Prize, York, The United Kingdom
2015 Incubarte, 7 International Art Festival, Valencia, Spain
2015 8e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Strassen, Luxembourg
2015 La Liberté d’Expression, Musée Nationale de la Résistance, Luxembourg
2015 BlauBlauBlau, Tufa Trier, Trier, Germany
2014 London Calling, Shoreditch, London, The United Kingdom
2014 The Project, Galerie Bradtke, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2014 Salon du CAL, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2013 Recall, Kjub Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2013 Expo Urbaine Art Door, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2013 7e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Strassen, Luxembourg

Collections:
Villa Vauban – Musée d’Art de la Ville de Luxembourg,  Royal Caribbean International, Odyssey of the Seas, Collections d’Art de la Ville de Dudelange, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Lissone, IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Municipality of Strassen, and several Private Collections
Publications:
IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art e.artis contemporary

Awards (Shortlist) 

2020 Reclaim Award, Cologne, Germany
2018 Premio della Critica, MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize, Finalist, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist, York, The United Kingdom.
2016 Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist, York, The United Kingdom
2016 Int. Emerging Artist Award, Shortlist, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2016 Salon de Montrouge, Shortlist, Paris, France
2015 Blooom Award, Nomination, Cologne, Germany
2015 Incubarte Award, 7 International Art Festival, Valencia, Spain
2013 Prix Jeune Artiste, 7e Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

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