Bettina Schroeder’s art ranges from performance, video art and installation to painting, drawing, photography and music. Her inspirations are the events of day-to-day politics and the minutiae of everyday life. This can take many forms, and what ever seems the most appropriate medium at hand will do. The initial motivation, the reason for working is always paramount.
After her family’s escape from the former East Germany in the 1950's, Bettina moved from Berlin to London in 1982. Exposure to art movements like Dada, 'Junge Wilde' in Berlin, the Situationists, and later, Britart, encouraged her belief that "the making of art has no limits, either in the technical sense, or in subject matter."
Bettina Schroeder has exhibited internationally, including solo and group shows in Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and America. Recent major shows and performances took place at Lubomirov/Agnus-Hughes Gallery, London (2015, 2016), Bookartbookshop, London (2015), Camden Image Gallery, London (2015), London (2014), Hundred Years Gallery, London (2014), Vibe Gallery, London (2013), A & D Gallery, London (2012 - 2016), Galerie Pamme-Vogelsang, Cologne, Germany (2012) and Rivington Gallery, London (2008). Bettina Schroeder is a member of the ‘Pataphysical Society’, London, and music groups - the ‘Jerico Orchestra’ and ‘The Beach Bullies’. She lives and works in London.
Recent works include installations such as The Rescue Dress, in which an evening robe knitted out of discarded carrier bags, with several meters long train on which found objects are adrift, represents floods of water and crude oil. Another PVC dress sculpture is called Stau (traffic jam), and presents toy cars on a shiny, jet-black surface like a motorway. News Feeds, Joan Wayne as John Wayne, etc. are performances situated in the no man's land between live art and painting or sculpture, taking a more narrative approach. The same can be said for photographs based on characters from classic literature by authors like J. Joyce and P. B. Shelley, or referencing pop art, such as the graffiti by Banksy, just visible behind the group of clay models in The Gang Met by Chance at the Chemist on Essex Road.
For a full list of exhibitions go to Biography - CV