Artist Projects

problemkinder / Mercy Killing Aktion


Quintan Ana Wikswo

In problemkinder / Mercy Killing Aktion, Quintan Ana Wikswo explores clandestine sites where state-sponsored programs conducted biosocial crimes and human rights atrocities against female, queer, disabled, ethnic, and psychiatrically-targeted communities. The artist uses damaged, broken, and salvaged cameras, typewriters, administrative and industrial materials manufactured through forced institutional labor to create a constellation of projects in text, literature, photography, film, video, fieldwork documentation, site-specific installations and collaborative performance works. These materials become unexpected tools to subvert the secrecy, censorship, silencing and suppression surrounding how the state defines normalcy, and the institutions it uses to control, contain and eliminate those whom it deems abnormal.

Project Updates

  • Wikswo presents a solo exhibition at the Berlin Jewish Museum from October 6, 2013—April 1, 2014, including photographs, films and poems from SONDERBAUTEN, part of Mercy Killing Aktion