Fee Kleiß modifies the remnants of recent history: experimentally, deconstructively, almost archaeologically, she works on uncovering a confusing network of connections between grown and culturally produced objects: she disassembles, transforms, and establishes new connections until things lose their meaning and merge into something new.
She engages in the deconstruction of waste products from industrial mass production into artificial models of nature. Complex structures reminiscent of landscapes are created, whereby the original function of the objects used only sporadically returns: here a toothbrush, there a bay leaf, a lake of coffee beans next to a single raisin filling the palm of a tiny plastic hand.
Fee Kleiss was born in Kuchen in 1984. She first studied fine arts as well as philosophy in Mainz and then became a master student at the Berlin University of the Arts with Valerie Favre. She has received awards and scholarships, including the Regina Pistor Prize (2011), DAAD travel scholarship to Indonesia (2013), Dorothea Konwiarz Scholarship. Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Kunstverein Siegen, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Salon Mutlu, at Galerie Schwarz Contemporary, and in galleries and cultural venues in Copenhagen, Paris, and New York.