In Shannon Bool’s works the body becomes the central “area of the images”. Her interest is based on the concept of the “Lived Body,” a term coined by the phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty contending that external reality and subjective identity are the reciprocal result of bodily experience and action in space. A crucial role in this regard is played by the adaptation of history and the production techniques of the most various cultural spheres, ranging from the corporeal processes of sculpture and painting all the way to the generation of synthetic, digital image worlds.
Born 1972, Shannon Bool lives in Germany since the 1990s. She is professor for Painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz. Her works are part of renowned museum collections such as Kunstmuseum Bonn, Metropolitan Museum New York, LBBW Collection, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Collection of the Federal Estate of Germany, Lenbachhaus Munich or The National Gallery of Canada. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris, Musée Joliette Canada (both 2018) and will inaugurate at Kunstverein Braunschweig in September 2019. She has participated at internationally renowned group exhibitions such as „Germany is no Island“ at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, „I am a Problem“ at Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt (2017), „Mentally Yellow“ at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2017), La Biennale de Montréal and at „In the Picture: Overpainted Photography“ (2019) at Sprengel Museum Hannover.