Petra Bauer works as an artist and filmaker. She is concerned with the question of film as a political practice, and sees film as a space where social and political negotiations can take place. Right now she is interested in whether film can also be a place from where one can listen.
Petra Bauer graduated from Malmö Art Academy in 2003. Between 2007 and 2010 she did Cinema studies at the Stockholm University. Currently she is doing her Phd at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. She lives and works in Stockholm.Her work has been exhibited widely, including festivals and exhibitions at institutions such as Van Abbe Museum Amsterdam, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson New York, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, Frankfurter Kunstverein, CAC Vilnius, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Casino Luxemburg and Tallinn Art Hall.
Her most recent work Coreography for the Giants (a publication and a video installation in collaboration with Marius Dybwad Brandrud) looks at the a world heritage procession known as the Mechelen Ommegang (or Cavalcade), which only takes place every twenty-five years. Premiered at the 6th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium the work has been shown successively at the Göteborg International Bienniale for Contemporary Art and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Her video installation Sisters!, a collaboration with the Southall Black Sisters, the radical, pioneering London-based feminist organisation, has been nominated for the New Vision Award at CPH:DOX festival, Copenhagen in 2011.