Susa Templin (born 1965 in Hamburg, lives in Berlin) completed her liberal arts studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and the Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main between 1987 and 1993. She presented her artistic work in solo exhibitions at Fotogalleriet Malmö, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Berlinische Galerie, Museo de Arte in Lima and Museum Folkwang Essen, among others, and participated in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle in Nuremberg and DZ Bank Kunstsammlung in Frankfurt am Main, among others. Many museums and institutions own works by Susa Templin, for example the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin.
Susa Templin works in the media of analog photography and photography-installation. In her artistic work, she deals with urban structures: in cities such as New York or Berlin, for example, she creates photographs that capture those places whose “builtness” fascinates the artist, and finished drawings in which space is abstracted. In dealing with the limitations imposed by architecture, gardens and parks are also part of her interest. For Susa Templin they are like “fantasy space” in the city, artificial landscape, constructed nature. From photographic image material she creates plastic models, in which she finally photographs again, so that proposals for the design of cities emerge and Susa Templin implements her imaginary designs for the transformation of urban space. From a technical point of view, Susa Templin’s photographs to this day are analog photography that is not post-processed in the computer.
A space-filling installation is to be created especially for the Kunsthalle Lingen, so that the actual two-dimensionality of the medium is expanded into a three-dimensional experience between photographs. The phenomenon of “space” is also conveyed in terms of content in these images created especially for the exhibition, and an irritation reminiscent of a labyrinth is evoked. Against the background of our today’s often diffusely evolving space, within whose boundaries no longer run clearly, this work conveys a topical aspect.