Theresa Himmer


In work which includes photography, single-channel video, and installations in public space, Theresa Himmer uses architectural tropes, pop cultural elements, and psychoanalytical references, to reflect on aspects of place, locational identity and memory.

Himmer’s process is research based. Through gestures of repetition, translation and overlap, she holds up marginalized spaces for critical analysis and poetic contemplation, in works that unfold at a slow pace.

Himmer was born in 1976 in Aarhus, Denmark. She is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study program, received her M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts, New York and her M.Arch. from Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.  Her work has been shown internationally in group exhibitions at Young Artist’s Biennial, Bucharest, National Gallery of Iceland, Westfälische Kunstverein, Münster, Germany among others. Solo projects have been presented at Art in General, New York, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland and public artworks have been on view within the urban fabric of Reykjavik, Iceland; London, UK; Mexico City and Perm, Russia. She has received awards and grants from The Danish Arts Foundation The Danish Arts Council, The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and The American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Theresa Himmer lives and works in Reykjavik and New York