Alexandra Bircken, Lop Lop, 2019, exhibition view Secession 2019, Courtesy of the artist, BQ, Berlin & Herald St., London, photo: Sophie Thun

Alexandra Bircken


September 13 – November 10, 2019

The human body and the various shells that, as skin and attire, define its relation to the world are key motifs in Alexandra Bircken’s work. Many of her sculptural investigations probe the question of the boundary between inside and outside and its relatedness as a permeable membrane, interface, and suture.

For her exhibition Unruhe [Unrest], Bircken has developed numerous new works that interweave themes such as gender, body and machine, power and vulnerability.


Alexandra Bircken, born in Cologne, lives and works in Berlin and Munich.