Kolber, Véronique

Véronique Kolber, Bourglinster, Luxembourg

Although Véronique is born 1978 in Luxembourg, she has spent the vast majority of these last years evolving her artistic skills abroad. After graduating with distinction from the well-known school of photography “Le 75” in Brussels/ Belgium, Véronique continued her studies in Fine Arts at the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg/France, where she achieved her Masters degree in 2005. In 2001, Véronique received an advancement award by the “Centre National de l’Audiovisuel”, which released her monographic publication “Reflections”. From 2001-2014, she has exhibited in Europe, the United States, India & China. Furthermore, the photographer released several experimental short films in coproduction with the musician Daniel Balthasar. Interested in film set photography, she has lately started to work in this domain as well. Véronique lives in Bourglinster/Luxembourg, where she works as an independent photographer.

Apparetions

The past is always present. You can see the marks that time left in every object, every face. The hybrid photographs of the series Apparitions are confronting past and present in an unnatural way: superposing pictures of the family-album, taken by the grand-father in the middle of the last century, with new photographs, taken by Véronique Kolber at the exact location, visualizes the effects of time. The memories of a past long gone are combined with the present situation.

Moving trough time

At the discovery of disappearance / 2003 - 2005 The past is always present. You can see the marks that time left in every object, every face. The hybrid photographs of the series Apparitions are confronting past and present in an unnatural way: superposing pictures of the family-album, taken by the grand-father in the middle of the last century, with new photographs, taken by Véronique Kolber at the exact location, visualizes the effects of time. The memories of a past long gone are combined with the present situation. The photographs of the series Absences on the other hand are showing the reality of a disappearance. By hanging of the photographs and paintings in the grand-parents house, Véronique Kolber is getting aware of the traces that time has left on those walls. The absence of the pictures is making time visible and is leading to a discovery: the discovery of disappearance.

collections

Arendt and Medernach, Kirchberg (LU)
CAPE - Centre des Arts Pluriels d’Ettelbrück (LU)
CNA - Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange (LU)
Embassy of Luxembourg, Washington DC (US)
MHVL - Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU)
Ministère de la Culture de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles (BE)
Galerie Nei Liicht, Ville de Dudelange (LU)
Swisslife (LU)
Thomas Kellner, Siegen (DE)
CID-Femmes, Luxembourg

books

2012 Gespenst des Feminismus - Sonja Kmec / CID-Femmes - JONAS Verlag
2011 Cucina mia - with Georges Hausemer – Editions Guy Binsfeld
2010 Saz fir saz - Anthologie – Walfer Bicherdeeg – Editions Guy Binsfeld
2010 Not the girl you´re looking for? Melusina rediscovered – Editions Schortgen
2009 Images for life – One day on the Filmset: Houre of boys by director J.-C. Schlim
2008 Photography – The Arendt & Medernach Collection
2006 About life – Les Âges de la Vie – Editeur: Swiss Life
2002 Reflections (monographic publication - Laureate)
A photographic monography presented by the French photographer Bernard Plossu and
edited by the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel in Dudelange.

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