ARTISTS / Contemporary art
Vera Mercer


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Vera Mercer
1936born in Berlin as daughter of the stage designer Franz Mertz
 trained as a dancer
1958trained as a photographer; moved to Paris
1960sportraits of artists (Marcel Duchamp, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Jean Tinguely and others); reportages (Samuel Beckett, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and others); assistant to the "Vogue" photographer
1973after divorce move to Omaha with her second husband Mark Mercer
2006started still life photography with 4x5 camera, also with 8x10 camera
 
lives in Omaha, Nebraska/USA and in Paris
 
 
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
 
2020Vera Mercer - Still Life and Portrait Photography, Museum der Fotografie Görlitz, Görlitz, Germany
2019Aufgetischt! - (with Daniel Spoerri), Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf, Germany
2017Still Life, Bayer/Culture in the Erholungshaus, Leverkusen
2016Vera Mercer - Sensual Lust for Life and Vanitas, Bikini Berlin, Berlin
2015-2016Vera Mercer - Still Life, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
2013Sherry Leedy, Kansas City
Flower Show, Bernis
2012-2013Rheingalerie Bonn
2012Nature Morte, Centro de las Artes de Nuevo León, Mexico
Gallery Jordanow, Munich
2011Nature Morte - Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
2011H2Openspace, Trieste, I, Bernis Centre for contemporary arts, Omaha
Nature Morte, Centro Regional de las Artes de Michoacán, Zamora, Mexico
2010Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), Omaha, USA
Joie de Vivre and Vanitas / Portraits and Still Life - Kommunale Galerie Berlin
Flowers - Hotel Bogota, Berlin
2008Still Morte - Galería Manolo Rivero, Merida, Mexico
1998Flores - Galería Rosano, Mexico City, Mexico
Flores - Fototeca de Veracruz "Juan Malpica Mimendi", Veracruz, Mexico
 
 
 Group exhibitions (selection)
 
2020PIN. Auction, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
The illusion of reality / Photography positions, Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart
Like blossoms thoughts arise, Gallery Schlichtenmaier, Grafenau
Still life and garden pieces, Gallery Jordanow, Munich
2019MAGIC OF SILENCE / MAGIE DER STILLE, Johanna Brede Photokunst, Berlin
2018abBild, Graf & Schelble Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2016-2017Blütenpracht, New Gallery Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
2016Month of Photography in Minsk 2016, Minsk, Belarus
WHITE WORKS, Gallery Jordanow, Munich, Germany
2014WILD - Animals in Contemporary Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin
20131st Biennial of Artists in the House of Art, Biennial of Artists in the House of Art, Munich
2012Lost Paradise - Images of Flowers in Contemporary Photography, Mönchehaus-Museum for Modern Art, Goslar
Beauty - Flowers in Contemporary Photography, Tokyo Art Museum, Tôkyô
2011Flowers - Flowers in Contemporary Photography, FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum,Innsbruck
Flowers - Contemporary Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation,Berlin
2010BEAUTY | Flowers in Photography, Alexander Ochs Galleries,Beijing
BEAUTY The Flower Show, Artists' Cooperative Gallery,Omaha
 
 
 Public Collections
 
 SpallArt Collection, Salzburg
 
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