In her works, Annette Wesseling cooperates with nature by folding colored cotton cloths several times and exposing them to natural sunlight and the weather outdoors over a period of several months or years. As a result of the long “exposure time” and unpredictable weather influences, the color intensity and hues of the cotton cloths change, creating unpredictable color gradients and concrete traces of light and shadow. Original images are created from the passing and manifestation of time.

Annette Wesseling

  • 1966 born in Münster, Germany
  • 1988 – 1994 Studied at the Kunstakademie Münster under Prof. Ulrich Erbe
  • 1993 Scholarship Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • 1994 GWK sponsorship award, Münster
  • 1996 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Scholarship, Duisburg
  • 1998 Friedrich Vordemberge Scholarship, Cologne
  • 2004 Light Art Scholarship, Sparkasse Unna Cultural Foundation
  • 2020 Light & Air Art Prize, Chemicalmoonbaby Foundation, Zurich
  • 2021 Scholarship Neustart Kultur, Foundation Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst
  • 2023 Scholarship Neustart plus, Art Fund Foundation, Bonn

lives and works in Cologne