Born 1989 in Germany
Lives and works between South Africa & Germany
Andy Kassier is a conceptual artist whose work includes installations, performances, photography, videos, sculptures and painting. In 2018, he graduated with distinction in Media Arts from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where he studied with Mischa Kuball and Johannes Wohnseifer, among others.
In 2013, he created his alter ego Andy Kassier, who ironically breaks the narrative of wealth and happiness in late capitalist society. On Instagram and in international solo and group exhibitions, he continuously develops the long-term performance according to the current zeitgeist. How does photography change in the digital age, when images become the medium of communication and at the same time the medium of photography is expanded through performances and livestreams? In exhibition spaces, Kassier sets up installations and performs and streams live on social media.
Kassier observes phenomena in social media and the development of digital image cultures. Based on his findings, he searches in his artistic work for answers to currently socially relevant questions: What is happiness? ("the science of happiness", Pop; 68, Cologne, 2016) How do I become successful? ("On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Performance Artist. Andy Kassier and Signe Pierce", NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, 2018) How is masculinity portrayed? ("How To Take A Selfie", Goethe-Zentrum Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019) How do I accept myself? ("Link in Bio. Art After Social Media", Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, 2019/2020) What is the role of the artist in the digital age? ("palm down", HANZ.studio, Gallery Weekend Berlin, 2020).