in May 2022, Andrea Geile was delighted to be artist-in-residence at Gerard Marcks Haus https://marcks.de/de/startseite/, the museum for modern and contemporary sculpture in Bremen, Germany. The residency was in preparation for her solo show opening 21 May 2023 until 13 August 2023.
The museum collaborated with ArcelorMittal https://bremen.arcelormittal.com/ who facilitated an art residency for Andrea at the steel plant. During her stay in the apprentice training centre she worked with a number of trainees and the highly skilled trainers. The trainees honed their forklift driving and metal working skills while gaining an insight into art practice and decision making processes. It was a really fun time while packed with new knowledge gained.
The Kuenstlerhaus Bremen https://www.kuenstlerhausbremen.de/de/ kindly invited Andrea to stay in the guest studio for the duration. The generous studio space was very useful for the large scale preparatory drawings she made.