Mechthild Ackermann, born in Germany, lives and works in the french part of Switzerland. 

She studied art history and theater science at the University of Munich before continuing her education in costume creation at the National Opera of Munich. In succession she worked for differnt opera houses (Stuttgart, Basel, Nice, Chicago, Geneva). Mechthild complemented her education in Haute Couture and subsequently worked for several fashion brands such as Hermès Paris and Bogner Munich. 

 

Today, Mechthild Ackermann’s work draws on a range of different materials and formal references. Her practice encompasses experiences from creating costumes, fashion design, painting, drawing and calligraphy; therefrom her compositions show a variety of  fabrics and special papers. 

 

The basic material is painted or dyed before being folded or pleated to create with this structured surface, rythm, intensity and movement, while suggesting a new meaning to the employed material.

Her recent works are positioned in covering layers with a distance of 1-2 inches, the transparence of two organdy panels show a different and moving appearence, depending on the spectator's position and movements. 

Ackermann explores a philosophical quest for the differences of perception, depending on the point of view and her compositions appear different from each angle; they engage with perception, experimenting with different concepts of structures, shades and light. 

Understanding the difference of perception  based on descent, backround and preconditions -  It fascinates me and it is at the heart of my work.

 

In recent years M.A. has taken part in group exhibitions and art projects in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

Exhibitions 

2019

Clinique la Prairie, Montreux

2018

2018

Art comme à la Maison, Nyon

Galerie Claudine Hohl, Zürich

2017

Galerie Ditzoff, Coppet

2017

IC Home, Verbier

2016

LAURA GUZZO & YOHANN GALLERY, Bruxelles

2016

Jardins en Fête, Château de Coppet

2016

Swiss Art Space, Lausanne

2015

Galerie Ditzoff, Coppet

2015

Hügi, Zürich

2014

Bijouterie AUREA,  Morges