Art & Art History
Voices: Adelheid Mers
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Adelheid Mers (born 1960) is an artist, curator, and teacher. Her research and work is centered around sifting through ideas and other communal structures that she represents often through diagrams. Each resulting diagram project is situated differently, some are entirely two-dimensional, others include elements of installation, interactivity, and sculptural practice. Mers’s recent project CPL was a installation of light projections for the Chicago Cultural Center’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Mers was a National Endowment of the Arts Regional Visual Artist Fellowship recipient in 1995. She has received grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Goethe Institute, and awards from the German Academic Exchange Service and the British Council. She earned degrees in literature, linguistics, and philosophy from the Universities of Dusseldorf and Cologne; an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany; and performed postgraduate studies in sculpture at the University of Chicago.