Noemi Yoko Molitor, M. A., is a Berlin based visual artist, researcher and journalist. She studied Gender Studies and European Ethnology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Cornell University.
Her artistic practice includes abstract painting, illustration, installation and working with photographs and found objects.
Tracing young queerness in memorial objects, Molitor digitally re-works childhood photographs of herself and others and builds sculptures and film-sets out of toys. Concerned with the queer relationships between artists, spectators and objects, her paintings and installations explore the im/possibility of merging with an art work or ‘becoming’ the media one works with.
In her dissertation project at Emory University she thus explores the autonomy of color, queer migrations through time and space and the sexuality of painting. For the practice component of the project, Molitor received an artist grant from Emory’s Visual Scholarship Initiative toward the sculpture „King Midas of Germany“.
Molitor’s essays on lesbian and queer film have appeared in Sissy and other magazines. In 2015, she worked as a research assistant for the exhibition Homosexualität_en / Homosexuality_ies at the German Historical Museum and the Schwules Museum*, Berlin. In 2015 she exhibited works from her series “How to Bring Yourself Up Gay” at the group exhibition Queer: Post-sexual – The Box Re-examined during the 15th FRINGE! Queer film and arts festival, London. She recently exhibited works from the series “men acting super kinky” during the 2016 Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, Canada. Currently, Molitor works as an art editor for taz.plan at taz.die tageszeitung, Berlin.
Portfolio 2016: molitor_portfolio