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.