Petra Klusmeyer


Petra Klusmeyer, a digital media and sound artist, joined SMARTlab at UCD as a PhD student in 2009. She is currently a lecturer of Sound Studies at the University of the Arts, Bremen. Petra completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Time Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. As a post-graduate student with SMARTlab at UCD, she conducts research in the area of ‘Sonic Art Practices in the Expanded Field’. The research aims to delineate sonic art practices in the expanded field and seeks to identify the notion of ‘inbetweenness’ emerging through acoustic practices in the arts. She is investigating selected examples of works of sonic art where ‘inbetweenness’ is part of the experience and understanding. Furthermore, she is exploring artist-led curatorial practice for sonic works as part of her artistic research, in order to further investigate questions of sonic conceptualism and materialism. This part of the research aims for a rethinking of curating practice that facilitates as well as challenges how sound art is received. Petra’s work has been performed internationally and her extensive list of exhibitions includes: 2008 – ‘Not Berlin and Not Shanghai’, Guangxi Arts Institute Nanning, China; 2006 – ‘Dislocate’, Trampoline, Tokyo; 2006 – ‘Terra Cognita’, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; 2002 – ‘Creation in Movement’, Canard Galeria Central, Mexico City; 2002 – ‘Music in Me’, GAK, Bremen; 2001 – ‘x-tract: Chicago Sounds’, Podewil Berlin; and 1999 – ‘Groove, Pit & Wave’, ZKM, Karlsruhe. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, such as the Joan Mitchell Foundation Stipend, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Scholarship and the 2000 John Quincy Adams Fellowship. Her sound works are published on Staalplaat, Boxmedia and Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. To read more about Petra please visit:
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