Inger Sif Heeschen works interdisciplinary in the media of ceramics,drawing, text, video, andperformance. Through a series of different residencies in countries such as The Netherlands, Japan,and the United Kingdom, she has developed her ceramic practice and gained new approaches tovisual language. Inger Sif Heeschen’spractice is colored by artistic research into utility objects,popular culture, and archaic image traditions and her method is close to the anthropological. Shereshapes everydayobjects andaestheticizesfunctional design. Well-known objects are used forimprints, they are enlarged and distorted and thereby placed in the borderfield between what isshape-investigating, humoristic, and culturally reflecting.Ubiquitous in her works is the interest in the cultural, national, and personaltalesthat encapsulateeveryday life. How they shape and create a people, a common story, and a narrative about theprogressions of society. Collective self-perceptions are continuously up for negotiation. Inger SifHeeschen’s works branch out into numerous references. Ineach their way, they all point towardsthe narratives we create on the foundation of the objects we surround ourselves with and the wayswe understand and map our realities and stories.
Inger Sif Heeschen (1989, DK) has studied at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (BFA2016), San Francisco Art Institute (2014), and Royal College of Art, London (MA 2022). Inger SifHeeschen has exhibited her works at Charles Burnand Gallery, The Amber Room, and WetherbyGarden in London, Galleri Delfi in Malmo, Thorvaldsen’s Museum and The Free Exhibition Hall inCopenhagen, and at Bornholm’s Center for Arts and Crafts, among others