Author(s): Jean-Francois Bélisle (Editor)
Ashley Hans Scheirl overcomes the limitations of media as easily as she deals with gender and cultural norms. Born Angela Scheirl, the artist achieved international fame in the late 1980s for her experimental films and videos. She is now considered a trailblazer and a cult figure of the international queer and transgender artists scene. Scheirl's work examines questions about her own identity by surmounting predefined genres and classifications. Her three-dimensional installations unite paintings, spatial designs, videos, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and performance props. The artist is interested in questioning the economy and power of social conditions and the libidinal structures active in them.