Susanne Junker is an artist with focus on photography. Born 1973 in Germany, she lives and works in Paris France and Shanghai China. Autodidact, her work concentrates on identity and femininity.
Practicing observation of herself since early childhood, Susanne has used her own body as a canvas for interpretation of social themes, feminist and female behaviour and turned around her meiotic exposure to firstly break the preconception of her then current job as a model in the 1990s and her own struggle with what she describes as "24/7 demanded perfection". Since then, she embraced themes of gender identification, the objectivisation of women and the use of sexuality in media via photography, video, drawing and performance.
Additionally, Junker founded and directed stage候台BACK, an artist run space in Shanghai China from 2008 – 2013.
Susanne Junker pasting her works "portrait-parole" in a public space in downtown Brussels, July 2018.
To be like water, WhyWhyArt, curated by Zane Mellupe, Suzhou China.
On starting another conversation about comparative feminism, WhyWhyArt, curated by Zane Mellupe, Nanjing China.
ID-Identity Montvalent Art Festival, Montvalent France.
Portrait-Parole, Green-Chills Festival, Paris France.
The Artist is not Present Art is Present, WuZoren Art Foundation, curated by Tina Ting Zhang, Beijing China.
Community Hospital, WhyWhy Ar, curated by Zane Mellupe. Shanghai China.
Playing with Beauty, RedLine Art Center, curated by Mark Sink, Denver, USA.
Mauvais Genre, Addict Gallery, curated by Samantha Barroero, Paris France.
Secret 7, Artist Collective, curated by Chris Gill, Shanghai, China.
ID-Identity, Brownstone Foundation (workshop, presentation), Paris France.
ID-Identity, Women Museum Hittisau (workshop, presentation), Hittisau Austria.
Paris, Shanghai, Schnifis, 12C Space for Art, Schnifis Austria.
Body Noise, Museum of Textile and Costum, curated by Wang Yuhong / Shanghai China.
Féminité 0.1, Maison Particuliere, Brussels Belgium.
Aviation, 1918 Art-Space / Shanghai, China.
Dialog IV Beijing-Jena, Volksbad, curated by Rolf Kluenter, Jena Germany.
X-SPACE, Hubei Art Museum, curated by Liu Fan, Wuhan, China.
M120 ‒ Moganshan re-used!, Moganshan Lu 120, Shanghai, China.
Groupshow, Eastlink Gallery, curated by Li Liang, Shanghai, China.
Vomiting world, Teapot Gallery, Cologne Germany.
Tete à tête, Galerie Acte 2 / Paris France.
5 Shanghai Germans, stage 候台BACK project space, Shanghai China.
BCDF, Moonriver MoCA, Beijing China.
Our Lives, Xujiahui Art Center, curated by Wu Wenxing, Shanghai China.
Geiles Globales Gesicht, stage 候台BACK project space, Shanghai China.
Stage Back, Galerie Acte 2 Photo, Paris France.
© SusanneJunker 2018