from Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Galerie XII Los Angeles
Galerie XII LA is delighted to announce the first exhibition of Anja Niemi on the West Coast, in conjunction with the publication of her career monograph by Thames & Hudson.
Niemi’s work has emerged as a distinctive force within the venerable tradition of conceptual self-portraiture. She works alone and always in character. With her purposeful and elaborate stagings, Niemi is photographer, director and female lead, inserting herself into the lives of her fictional characters. Extending the genre of self-portraiture, Niemi is at heart a story-teller, a creator of fictions. Her images offer a multilayered, cinematic exploration of identity, gender roles and, crucially, our relationship with ourselves.