Esther Teichmann

PhD Work

Esther Teichmann’s practice moves across still and moving image, collage and painting, creating alternate worlds that blur autobiography and fiction. Central to the work lies an exploration of the origins of fantasy and desire and how these are bound to experiences of loss and representation.


Ideas of an impossible return, of grief and a sense of inherited homesickness, return us to the womb, to the original home of mother and beyond, a place to travel to: backwards and towards.


Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    Photography, 2006–2012

  • Esther Teichmann’s practice moves across still and moving image, collage and painting, creating alternate worlds that blur autobiography and fiction. Central to the work lies an exploration of the origins of fantasy and desire and how these are bound to experiences of loss and representation.


    Ideas of an impossible return, of grief and a sense of inherited homesickness, return us to the womb, to the original home of mother and beyond, a place to travel to: backwards and towards.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Photography, University of the Creative Arts, 2001
  • Experience

  • Senior lecturer (Photography), London College of Communication, London, 2008-current; Senior lecturer (Photography), University of Brighton, Brighton, 2005-11
  • Exhibitions

  • Lulled into Believing (solo show), Man&Eve, London, 2009; Stillend Gespiegelt (solo show), Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008; Wahlverwandschaften, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany, 2011; Regarding Painting, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, Royal College of Art Fine Art Bursary (Photography), 2010