Annina Roescheisen German, b. 1982

Roescheisen is a multimedia fine artist. Her work includes video, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance art, and documentary.


Her multimedia works deal with spiritual and human investigations. Themes of the self & the other, the inner & outer world, the visible & the invisible, dream & reality and moreover shifts in perspective, impact of color and its symbolism as well as human emotions.

Roescheisen’s early work (2013-2017/18) shows an autobiographical part that is mixed with underlying concepts such as iconography, poetry, literature, medieval art, German romanticism, Gothic architecture and fairy tales. Dream and reality switch in a constant interplay. Furthermore her work shifts between child- and adulthood, shedding light on human existence through diverse artistic mediums.


The videos for example, considered by the artist as ‘painting in motion and emotion’, are slow and deliberate, the music compositions shaped to form a new level of interpretation, encouraging the viewer to exist outside time binding constraints and any given pressures.


A shift into a new form and state of artistic and human presence is perceptible underlying Roescheisen’s current works in a new realm of depth and artistic freedom.

A direct and bold presence is emerging. Autobiographical themes and trains of such thoughts have moved into the background. Subsequently Roescheisen’s new work transpires a new form of authenticity. Her palette of vivid colors continues to thrive in her new work, especially in the oil paintings, where new shapes and structures align on the canvas and new visual theosophical thought forms are built.


Thus Roescheisen’s new work conveys suspension of a powerful and raw tenderness while still transpiring strength and depth.


Roescheisen graduated from the Elite University of Ludwig Maximilian, Munich with a Masters in History of Art, political Philosophy and Folklore.


She is the granddaughter of the well-known German artist Ernst Moritz Geyger (1861-1941).

Roescheisen’s work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including the 56th Venice Biennale, at the GAA Foundation in the context of the European Pavilion where her work was shown among artists such as Daniel Buren and Yoko Ono. Since 2012 she is performing in ”Systema Occam” by highly acclaimed French contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan. This performance was shown at the MAMO/ Le Corbusier in Marseille, the Delacroix Museum in Paris, the Hermès Foundation in Paris, and the French Alliance Institute in New York, to name a few. In 2016, Time Out New York named her as one of the top 10 emerging artists to follow. In their 2015 review of her series, “What are You Fishing For”, Wall Street International emphasized “Her “holistic” approach to art allows for a broad spectrum of activities and has seen the artist become an active participator in the human rights field and a collaborator with fellow artists.”


In the context of Roescheisen’s social and philanthropic engagements, through her project entitled #WhatBringsPeace (2016 -2019) she collaborated with institutions worldwide such as the United Nations Foundation and the BWM Foundation Herbert Quandt. Roescheisen was invited as a public speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos), Global Table (Bogota & Berlin), and Summit of Peace (Bogotá), speaking about the importance and impact of art on a personal as well as global scale.


Annina Roescheisen lives and works between New York and Munich.