Regina (Maria) Möller is a German artist, author and educator based in Berlin, Germany. She is the founder of the magazine regina and the label embodiment. Her working method is conceptual, context oriented 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 / artistic research project in printed matter format. regina is an adaptation of
the format of popular women’s fashion, life style magazines and their notion of everyday life. Her magazine includes the familiar sections of fashion, work, home & garden, recipes,
partnership, but through subtle shifts she undermines the mainstream construction and it becomes evident how this everyday is dealt with quite differently.
In the same year Möller launched the label embodiment, under which she produces artworks that relate to "Bekleidung" – clothing / shelter, interior design. She creates "sculptures" that can be used or worn. The works of embodiment are situated between the contexts of art and design but also between the body and the environment - the second skin. This allows Möller to explore the role & function of art while also investigating the social, cultural and environmental traces – historic and contemporary – that are interwoven in the very textiles, garments and patterns.
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 Projekt, 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, NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA), among others. 2012 Möller co-curated ZERO 1 San Jose Biennial, Silicon Valley / USA
Her works are in national and international private and public collections.
Aside from her artistic practice she has given talks and taught as professor and guest professor at renowned universities such as MIT, Cambridge/Boston; NTU, Singapore and at art academies such as Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU, Norway, among others.
"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)