“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” ― Susan Sontag
Do you know who I am is an ongoing project that focuses on the homogenization in Western culture, namely in the sphere of instagram / social
media, and its immediacy, brought about by constantly and instantly taking smartphone pictures. Working with photography, video, internet generated texts and performances, Jessica Wolfelsperger examines social media’s potential in achieving ultimate freedom, allowing everyone to create content and take part in the flow of images.
Jessica Wolfelsperger (b.1979 in Basel) studied photography at BTK University of Art & Design in Berlin. During and after her studies, she has assisted various photographers and artists in Berlin, New York and Copenhagen. Beside that, she attended courses at the Ostkreuzschool for Photography and completed a certificate as a curator at the University of the Arts (UDK) in Berlin. In 2015, she won the first prize of the vfg for emerging talent as young photographer Switzerland and in 2017 the Swiss Photo Award in the category Fine Art. In the same year she was invited for the Artist Residency of the Verzasca Foto Festival. 2018 she was selected to participate in the mentoring program Parallel Photo Platform conceived by Procur.arte. Jessica Wolfelsperger’s work has been exhibited internationally.