Bettina Hoffmann has worked since the late nineties in installations and photography and now choreographs movements to develop videos and life performance. Her work is located at the intersection of photography, sculpture, film, dance and theatre. She is challenging the boundaries of the lens-based medium to create new spaces, both in a spatial and psychological sense. In recent work she reconstructs and subtly dramatizes everyday situations or uses ‘displaced movements’ to facilitate the examination of the underlying mechanisms of social relations, conflicts and communication.
Her work is shown in group and solo shows across Europe, the USA and Canada, as well as at festivals and video art fairs worldwide. She has received numerous grants and awards, and her work is in several private and public collections in both North America and Europe, namely the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin.