Vera Kox1 reflects on the human-made impact on post-industrial ecologies and their tangible traces. Her artistic practice acknowledges the inherent agency of the material itself, with an emphasis on the ceramic medium. Challenging the notion of classical sculpture, the traditional idea of a monument gives way to seemingly soft materials, horizontal compositions, and transformative natural environments.
Vera's work envisions a transition from a human-centered perspective to a multi-species worldview. Through rigorous experimentation to alter, modify, stretch, and compress the significance of matter, she reveals contemporary fossils of our modern, materialistic reality.
- Vera Kox is a German-Luxembourgish artist. Her work is shown internationally, including exhibitions at Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Skulpturen Triennale Bingen, Cosar, Düsseldorf, Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin, Koenig2 in Vienna, Kunstverein Reutlingen, KINDL Centre for Contemporary art in Berlin, MRAC Sérignan, MUDAM Luxembourg, Palais d’Iena in Paris, Casino Forum d’Art in Luxembourg. Vera is currently artist in residence at the Experimentation and Research Centre for Contemporary Ceramics at the Geneva University of Art and Design. Previously she has been a resident at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, at Artspace Geumcheon, Seoul, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Casino Forum d’art Contemporain Luxembourg. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London and a Bachelor in Fine Art from the University College for Creative Arts, Canterbury.