Birgit Dieker


The inventive sculptures of German artist Birgit Dieker are centered on the body. Thematic considerations are equally placed on the inside and outside of the body and often rely on material to offer extended content. The artist regularly uses materials that commonly interact or make reference to the body, such as textiles, leather, rubber, human hair, life belts, bandages and body suits. Together, the concepts and materials create a playful dialogue that engage the viewer and symbolize the symmetry between the inside and outside of the body. Dieker attended Technischen Universitat and Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, where she currently lives and works. In 2006, Gallery AMT in Como, Italy, presented “Headhunting,” an exhibition featuring several busts made out of layered textiles, and, in 2005, Dieker exhibited “Gluck Auf” with Galerie Volker Diehl in Berlin. Diecker exhibited at the 69th Regiment Armory Feb. 22-25 in the Pulse New York art fair.