William Erhard Winter's work uses altered spaces, objects and digital media to fabricate experiences, stage social information, and reenact rituals – both personal and institutional – in order to raise questions about the validity of such practices.
His most recent works conclude a concept he has been developing since 2014 regarding the power and limitations of the ‘white cube gallery’ as a structure that both authenticates and imposes constraints upon that which it contains. The first piece in the series was called ‘Installation View,’ and was a site-specific installation in which he renovated part of an abandoned room in a dilapidated building in Moabit, Berlin. The renovation changed half of the space into a white cube gallery, prompting the viewers to question which half was in fact intended for display.
William studied at the School of Art Institute in Chicago, IL. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Pictured: "Best Face Forward" (2021)