Regina (Maria) Möller is a German artist, founder of the magazine regina and the label embodiment. Her working method is context oriented, conceptual and involves a wide range of media and material formats interweaving complex stories. Thus, her art works are not easily categorized in one or the other genre, and rather challenge the boundaries of artistic formats to create spaces that are interlinked with a variety of disciplines to open new perspectives.
In 1994 she founded the magazine regina – which achieved international acknowledgement. It is an artwork / artsitic research project in printed matter format. regina magazine is an adaptation of the format of mainstream women’s fashion, life style magazines and their notion of women’s everyday life. Her magazine includes the familiar sections of fashion, work, home & garden, recipes, partnership, but the real content of regina is evident how this everyday is dealt with differently, often through the production of discourse.
In the same year she launched the label embodiment, under which she produces artworks that relate to "Bekleidung" – interior design and clothing. She creates, for example, sculptures that can be worn or used as functional objects. The works of embodiment are situated between the contexts of art and deisgn but also between the body and the environment. This allows Möller to explore the role and function of art while also investigating social and cultural traces – historic and contemporary – that are interwoven in the fabric called society.
The projects and works of Regina (Maria) Möller have been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in venues including 45th Venice Biennial; Manifesta 1, Rotterdam; 3rd Berlin Biennial; NTU Center for Contemporary Art (NTU/CCA), Singapore; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Tate Liverpool: Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Wiener Secession, Vienna; Sprengel Museum Hannover; Tate St. Ives; Kunstverein München, Munich; Kunstverein Graz; Tensta konsthall, Stockholm; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (mumok), Vienna, Passerelle - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest, among others. 2012 she co-curated ZERO 1 San Jose Biennial, Silicon Valley / USA
"The multitude of voices into which Regina (Maria) Möller splits her artistic work corresponds to the various positions she adopts with regard to that which she confronts. Similar to the way in which overlapping circles form intersections that shift previously peripheral material into a (new) center, Möller shifts attention and reshuffles the cards, so to speak: secondary characters become protagonists, coherencies become contents, opposites are robbed of their oppositions. Möller uses the strategies inherent in her media, overwriting and adapting them for her own purposes, and shows that there are always a number of different versions underneath and alongside the official interpretation." (Matthias Herrman)
Represented by Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin