Antje Rieck was born in Ulm, Germany in 1970 and received her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. She has used her mastery in organic materials such as marble, wood and stone to investigate the structure with and around space, formed by the biography of the social fabric. Additionally, she explores a variety of mediums to develop her work including, photography, video, digital animation, performance and site-specific installations. Through her artistic process, she gives voice to a material musicality in its various forms corresponding to the several layers of perception she experiences. Rieck refers to these layers of perception as ‘experimental fields’ or ‘playing fields’. These fields influence her to create a visible geographical reference to the imaginary of the infinite.
Her work has been exhibited internationally including a solo show at Foundation Mario Merz, Turin, a public commission Installation in Memory to the Martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine, Rome, 2006, GLASSTRESS. la Biennale di Venezia, 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, 2011. Additionally, her work housed in a number of private collections in Germany, Italy, France Switzerland, Russia and the USA as well as publicly commissioned works.