Cornelia Hediger, Doppelganger I & II

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Born in Switzerland, Cornelia Hediger lives and works in NYC.She earned both her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her imagery has been presented in exhibitions at Wallspace Gallery in Seattle, WA; Anita S. Wooten Gallery in Orlando, FL; PS122 Galleryin NYC; the International Center of Photography in NYC;Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and the Massachusetts College of Art. In addition Hediger has shown her work abroad at the Gallery Del Mese-Fischer in Switzerland andLimilight9 Gallery in Halifax, Canada.

Hediger’s photographic assemblages are an autobiographical dialog between herself and a series of doppelgängers or doubles.Hediger is both photographer and model, acting out a series of characters representing hope, despair, good, evil, past and present.She describes the interactions between characters as “an internal dialog and struggle between the conscious and the unconscious”.Herimages toy with perceptions of self and the variety of selves that can exist within an individual. At times her work speaks of an internal darkness and mistrust of self but ultimately humor takes over forming a more playful exploration. (via)