Noemi Yoko Molitor, M. A., is a Berlin based visual artist and researcher. She studied Gender Studies and European Ethnology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Cornell University.
Her artistic practice includes abstract painting, digital photo art, video, installation and working with 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. As homonym she works as a VJ with moving images / Live A/V, and is a member of the feminist VJ-collective Trial and Theresa.
Invested in the queer relationality between artists, spectators and art works, her paintings, live-video works and installations explore the im/possibility of immersion into color or ‘becoming’ the material one works with. Interested in when we see a painting, her recent project “found paintings” uses digital photographs of grounds and surfaces and subjects them to further digitizing techniques until the anticipated painting emerges. This is followed by transferring the paintings onto archival paper or canvas via pigment-ink based printing.
Exhibitions include Queer: Post-sexual – The Box Re-examined, 15th FRINGE! Queer film and arts festival, London (2015); “Deep Trash from Outer Space” by CUNTemporary, Bethnel Green Working Men’s Club, London (2016); the 2016 Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, Canada; and Lesbisches Sehen, Schwules Museum, Berlin, 2018.
In her dissertation project “Chrononauts in Chromotopia: Queer Art Movements through Space, Time and Matter” housed at the department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at Emory University, USA, she explores immersive painting as a form of queer relationality.
Molitor’s essays on contemporary art and queer film have appeared in CURA, Sleek, Missy magazine, and Sissy. In 2015, she worked as a research and curatorial assistant for the joint exhibition Homosexualität_en / Homosexuality_ies at the German Historical Museum and the Schwules Museum*, Berlin.