Barbara Westermann is a sculptor and installation artist. Her sculptures, prints, and drawings are minimalist and conceptual, with an emphasis on social sculpture, urban planning, geometry, geophysical mapping, and music. Barbara uses site-specific work that involves sculpture, prints, architecture, and engineering. I use sculpture to ‘embody’ utilitarian objects.
Barbara has shown her work widely, including single shows at Malkasten in Düsseldorf Germany, the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Freiburg Museum of Contemporary Art in Germany. She delivered a lecture called ‘documenta urbana’ at the documenta 13 this summer in Kassel, Germany and completed a fellowship at the Raketenstation Stiftung Hombroich in the fall of 2012. She publishes prints with Clay Street Press in Cincinnati.
Her art has been shown at the Tate in London, the Whitney Biennial, MOMA/PS1, the Dia Art Foundation, Paula Cooper Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, E|AB Fair, Clay Street Gallery, Momenta Art, Proteus Gowanus, the Museum of the National Library of Spain, Brooklyn Museum, Hamburger + Munchner Kunstverein, Hamburg/Munich, Germany, New Museum for Contemporary Art, and numerous other venues in the States and Europe.