Astrid Kaemmerling, Ph.D., is a german-born artist, researcher and educator based in New Orleans, LA. Her work spans the genres of visual, performance and media art and strives to connect place memories of the past, such as collected travel experiences, with a critical exploration of specific neighborhoods and selected urban places. Kaemmerling has been exhibited internationally in Germany, Italy, Korea and the United States. She has won several awards and fellowships, and has had residencies at the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy, the Vermont Studio Center, VT, Enos Park, IL and Kala Art Institute, CA. She is the founder of The Walk Discourse, a social practice art project, educational platform and research laboratory that provides room for exchanges about public space. Founded in San Francisco, CA and currently based in New Orleans, LA, the program sets out to playfully and critically engage participants to study the urban and rural fabric.
Her interest in interdisciplinary collaboration has led her from Germany to the U.S. to the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University where she received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts; a degree positioned at the intersection of art & research. She specializes in the domain of walking art; her writing has been published in peer-reviewed journals and publications. Current artistic research projects include a series of works that investigate “processes of home-building.”
Click here to read a recent article about Astrid Kaemmerling’s artistic and scholarly research: https://www.ohio.edu/finearts/whats-happening/news-story.cfm?newsItem=4535A131-5056-A81E-8D4D3BC04612E37F