Science, art and the Big Bang

Judith Egger is an artist who grew up in a family of scientists, in a world where only things that can be proven are considered important. She rebelled against that point of view and created art focusing on the beauty of imperfection and chaos. Teaming up with Prof. Dieter Braun, a biophysicist who tries to simulate the origin of life in his lab, took her completely out of her comfort zone. Inspired by his work and through their many discussions, Judith created a variety of installations focusing on the origin of life and evolution, discovering that science and art are not so different after all.

About Judith Egger

Judith Egger (*1973, living and working in Munich) started her studies with an apprenticeship at
the school for woodcarving in Oberammergau, and finished (so far) at the Royal College of Art in London, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 2001. She has received several grants and awards, including a one-year DAAD scholarship to London, a work scholarship from Bundeskulturstiftung Bonn, and the Munich interdisciplinary art prize "zwei:eins", which she received for the project proposal Ursprung/Origins, which she presented last year together with her project partner Prof. Dieter Braun. Performances, installations, objects, and drawings by Judith Egger have been shown in cities like Kitakyushu (Japan), Paris, New York, London, Milan and Beijing.