Anita Markmiller

With an academic background in Art History and Psychology I am intrigued by how the things we see shape our understanding of aesthetics, knowledge, and truth.

As a graduate student of Art History and Transcultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg, I have incorporated my passion for diving into my research through an interdisciplinary approach to how humanity perceives itself in relation to the ocean. In my master’s thesis, I am therefore exploring the sea as a contact zone for humanity, human creations, and nature and examine how this is reflected in art made with synthetic materials collected on the beach.