In her projects, which revolve around the thematic complex of Fake, Emma Adler challenges familiar viewing patterns and questions supposed certainties about the relationship between reality and media representation. Since 2017, the focus of her extensive, multimedia installations has been on conspiracy theories and the related question of different layers of reality. In her most recent works SIMULATOR [SIC!]NESS (2021) and and 7HE GREA7 RESE7 (2022), the first two parts of a new and ongoing series of works, Adler examines the characteristics and mechanisms of conspiracy concepts in the post-factual age between pandemic and populism.

Emma Adler, born in Besch, studied fine arts in Saarbrücken and Berlin. She was a master student of Else Gabriel at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin until 2015. Adler’s work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Neuer Kunstverein Gießen, Kunsthaus Dahlem, Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen and KINDL Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, as well as Copenhagen and New York. She was artist-in-residence there in 2017, sponsored by Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral. In 2021, Emma Adler was a fellow of the ZF Art Foundation. For 2022 she receives a workstipend of Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn and will be fellow of Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Emma Adler: ‘(sic!object)’ from ‘SIMULATOR [SIC!]NESS,’ 2021, Detail, PU-foam, car effect paint, plastic film, sand pile with 3D print of middle ear snail, acrylic paint // Photo by Rafael Krötz