Dorothea Seror - Portrait

Dorothea Seror is a multidisciplinary artistartist and a lecturer for performance art and more. Her fine art artwork includes conceptional and performance art, textile art, installations, objects, land art and many more.
She is a mother of three adult children.

She studied fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany graduating in 1998 (Diploma and state exams). She has also completed advanced studies in dance and body therapy. Her activities include teaching art, at high schools, universities and art academies, as well as leading workshops and coaching stage work and performance art. She also conducts lectures and public debates.

She received several Grant of the City of Munich, the FONDS darstellender Künste and others. 

As a solo artist she has been invited to international Biennials in Netherlands and Nigeria, to performance art festivals and platforms in India, Mexico, USA, Northern Ireland, Brasil, Israel, Nigeria, Sweden, Italy, France and China and to artist's residences in Denmark, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel and many more. Her works are carried out in cooperation with numerous institutions in Germany and abroad, including the following: Kulturreferat München; Galerie der Künstler; Künstlerhaus; Pathos Theare Munich; Bayerisches Staatsballett; Spielart- und DANCE-Festival; Digital Analog; platform Munich; Ecumenical, Protestant and Catholic Church in Germany; Art and Amicitae Gallery, Amsterdam; Hongcheon Art Museum, Korea; Guangzhou Art Museum, China; Performance Art Platform Tel Aviv, Israel; afiriperfoma, Lagos, Nigeria; la plataformance, Sao Paulo, pARTE, AT AL 609, Curitiba and Campinas, Brasil; BONE Festival, Bern Switzerland; Art Summit, Jaipur, India; MIPAF Macao and OPEN Guangzhou and Guilin, China, Performancear o Morir, Mexico and at the ITINERANT- Festival in Brooklyn, at the DFB Performance Art Gallery in Chicago, at the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, at DB Kunstraum and at the TIM (textil and Indudtry Museum) Augsburg and many  more.

In her work, she draws attention to the possibilities and responsibilities that man has over planet Earth and the peaceful coexistence of all beings.
For that she deals with the topic of recycling. The solution to the garbage problems of the world for her is obvious. Rather than using resources to generate works of art, she recycles existing ones, including her own artwork so it is constantly undergoing a process of renewal.
So the resulting work is more than just what you see. It contains all the information, circumstances and memories of other works and people and represents a continuity in her work as well as in a respectful treatment of the environment.

She participates in and researches about rituals and spiritual practice from different cultures, which support to take care of healthy environment and mankind.

In her momentarily biggest project "JOY OF WEAVING" she weaves objects from used clothes. She is concerned about the meaningful and direct recycling of old clothes. Because only a maximum of 1% of used clothing is actually recycled by industry, she teaches simple techniques that allow anyone, to produce new items and even art objects from old clothing. Supported by sponsors such as the Munich Cultural Department, the BBK and the Government of Oberbayern and others, invited and invites artists and textile craftswomen from various countries to collaborate and thus generates a global network to support those working in this field, including the protection against imitation of traditional techniques and motifs in all cultures.
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She alsao established an interdisciplinary group (food and skillsharing, politics, arts, permaculture...) called “Zona Libre” at the “Creative Quarter” Munich.