Iris Buchholz Chocolate

Born in Germany in 1974, is a visual artist who lives and works in Luanda, Angola.

Much of her work dissects and brings into question, notions of perception and memory,
somewhere between the canon of history – with its linear narratives – and the collective memory archive. Bodies carry past experiences and reflect on appropriation and cultural reproduction. At the same time there is a clear reference to local culture as the substratum of this questioning. Using different medias and working closely with local artisans, she develops a poetic narrative that encompasses different time frames and questions their consequences in memory.

Iris Buchholz Chocolate studied Communication Design with her main focus on theory-
text-conception by Dietrich Diederichsen.

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