LAURA MARIA GÖRNER
graduated at UE Berlin 2022, student of Prof. Katharina Mayer and Prof. Matthias Leupold
born 1998 in Luckenwalde | lives and works in Düsseldorf / Berlin
"The boundary is only where I set it for myself.
And how shall I know where it is,
until I have encountered it myself?
But the moment of the encounter
is its surpassing at the same time
and so my reality expands - continuously."
(L. M. Görner)
Born in Luckenwalde in 1998, Laura Maria Görner completed her photography studies in 2022 at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences Berlin with Prof. Katharina Mayer and Prof. Matthias Leupold.
Today she lives and works as a self-employed photo artist in Düsseldorf and Berlin.
Laura's fascination with photography as a medium of perception and realization developed at the age of twelve, when she received the old Olympus camera of her father and photographer Klaus-Peter Görner, and can be seen especially in her bachelor thesis about the "reductionistic and realization-gaining being of photo-graphy as philosophy".
There she explains the biographically conditioned subjectivity as inseparable from artistic as well as photographic work processes and as essential for the authenticity of a work.
Her photographs, texts and philosophical questions always form the fundament of her artistic work.
Through Laura's sensitive observations and thought processes, her inner self is trans-formed to the outside in photobased works, multi-media installations or lyrical-essayistic texts. In them, she asks questions or attempts a momentary answer about being human and its sensibility as well as consciousness in life's cycle of construc-tion, deconstruction and composition.
The moment when, through art, she is suddenly closer to her own being and under-stands the complexities of this world way more, is the core of Laura's passion.
"Whatever reality may be, it always seems to be
only a model of the branches of my brain.
The way I am as a human being is the way my art is.
The way you are as a human being, so is your
perception of art. In the work of art we encounter
and create a new reality."
(L. M. Görner)
EMOP BERLIN – VJOSA, THE LAST UNTAMED RIVER OF EUROPE
Malzfabrik, Berlin, group exhibition, 2023
EMOP BERLIN – DRÄNGENDE GEGENWART
Leipziger Str. 54., Berlin, group exhibition, 2023
KUH e.V. - Kunst und Haltung, Düsseldorf, group exhibition with music-lyric
PHOTO+ DÜSSELDORF – BIENNALE FOR VISUAL AND SONIC MEDIA
onomato e.V. / Impro97, Düsseldorf, group exhibition, 2022
YOUKALI – KURT WEILL FEST
Meisterhaus Feininger, Dessau, solo exhibition, 2022
DAS SICHTBARE IM VERBORGENEN
onomato e.V., Düsseldorf, artist book group exhibition, 2022
TURN THE TIDE
UE Berlin, Berlin, graduates exhibition, 2022
DANCE WITH THE DESERT – 1700 JAHRE JÜDISCHES LEBEN
onomato e.V., Düsseldorf, group exhibition, 2021
Frauenmuseum Bonn, Bonn, group exhibition, 2021
VJOSA, THE BLUE HEART OF EUROPE – EMOP BERLIN
UE Berlin, Berlin, group exhibition / film screening, 2020
HIDDEN – ALISEO ART PROJECT
Aliseo GmbH, Gengenbach, group exhibition, 2019
PROJECTS | WORKSHOPS
photo stipendium and symposium, Lieberose, 2022
DREI OhPER GROSCHEN – AUS DER STADT DER LASTERSTEINE
essay magazine and photo reportage homeless people, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin,
3-month assistance and video documentation, Buchbinderei Mergemeier,
1700 JAHRE JÜDISCHES LEBEN IN DEUTSCHLAND
cooperation-project UE Berlin, HSD Düsseldorf, Bezalel Academy Jerusalem,
2020 - 2022
photobook project, with Katharina Mayer, Berlin, 2020
KURT WEILL YEAR
photo and film project, with Vladimir Korneev (singer-artist in residence at
Kurt Weill Fest 2020), Berlin/München/Dessau, 2019 - 2020
VJOSA – BEING OF ALBANIA
photo/film workshop and reportage, with Matthias Leupold, Albania/Berlin,
THE BRIDGE OF LIGHT – NYC
photo workshop, with Todd Weinstein/Thomas Keller, New York City/Berlin,
ALISEO ART PROJECT
lost place art-project, Aliseo GmbH, Gengenbach, 2019
GEBEN UND NEHMEN
photo project, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin, Düsseldorf/Berlin, 2019
HISTORICAL PHOTO TECHNIQUES
analog photo workshop, with Borut Peterlin, Berlin, 2018
DAS MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN
photo competition, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin, Düsseldorf/Berlin, 2018