With their bareness, simplicity, dry sense of irony and keen perception of the absurd, the works of Pakistan-born, Berlin-based artist Ceal Floyer (born 1968 in Pakistan) undermine our perception of what at first glance appears familiar. The artist's works explore the interstices between sight, reality and language, and from this point of view, the titles are key to understanding and appreciating her creations. The objects she picks out, like Duchamp's readymades, take on a life of their own thanks to the titles she gives them – as the artist observes: “There's no need to create other works when it's more interesting to make new exhibitions with the existing ones”.
Floyer has had solo shows in museums all over the world, and has taken part in the Venice Biennale (2009) and dOCUMENTA(13) (2012). She holds the Nam June Paik Award (2009) and the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin (2007).
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