In her artworks, Anna-Maria Dirrigl deals with diverse aspects of her life. In addition to processing personal experiences, she uses her art in politically turbulent times as a means of activism. We live in a world structured, inter alia, by racism, sexism, heteronormativity and ableism. Therefore, we internalize behavior and ways of speaking and thinking which reproduce and perpetuate social injustices. Hence, it is our responsibility to consciously deal with these societal structures and our own position therein. In multilayered ways, the works of the exhibition | Fight or Flight | process this complex issue and reflect the artist‘s life at the intersection of different oppressions and privileges.
Anna-Maria Dirrigl was born in Regensburg, Germany, in 1989. She studied Educational Science (BA) and is doing her Master‘s in Visual Arts and Aesthetic Education (MA) as well as Gender Studies, Intersectionality and Change (MSSc) and she co-founded the social organisation Queerlig.