German artist Andrea Büttner encourages viewers to investigate the aesthetic boundaries between art-making methods and materials, and the values we associate between the two. Her diverse practice ranges from traditional art forms such as woodcutting and clay sculpture, to video and performance art, where she calls upon others to collaborate and sometimes complete her works.
Based in London, England, and Frankfurt, Germany, Büttner holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London. She is the winner of the 2010 Max Mara Prize for Women, as well as the 2009 Maria Sibylla Merian Prize. Her most recent solo exhibitions are The Poverty of Riches at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (April 2011), and Our Colours are the Colours of the Market Place, Hollybush Gardens at Art Statements, Art 42 Basel, Switzerland (June 2011). Recent group exhibitions include Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar (There is always a cup of sea to sail in), 29th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2010), and Unto This Last, Raven Row, London (2010).