Shannon Sinclair

*1994 in Bielefeld, Germany

“I am my mothers daughter” is a video installation that documents the mental emancipation process of a young woman who sees herself trapped in a world full of noticeable existential problems – characterized by capitalism, war, sexism and the climate crisis. The young woman’s powerlessness and discomfort are revealed through a scarlet color scheme that unites the figures of mother and daughter. The daughter inevitably becomes the guardian of the ideas of previous generations of mothers and thus refers to the “original symbol” of the image of the Virgin Mary – the futuristic head of the Madonna. In her red robe, the “eternal mother” stands for solidarity, care, fertility and vitality, but also for the will and courage to resist in the face of approaching tragedy.


2023 Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf

2023 OLPE, Dortmund

2023 St. Andreas Church, Düsseldorf

2023 Artists’ Association Malkasten, Düsseldorf

2023 asphalt Festival, Düsseldorf

2022 Stapeltor, Duisburg

2022 Nilsson, Düsseldorf

2022 K4, Feminism, Düsseldorf

2022 curatedbygirls, Third Base, Lisbon, Portugal

2022 NEXT!, Festival of the Young Photo Scene, MAKK, Cologne

2021 the Pool, Düsseldorf

2021 Sternverlag, Düsseldorf

2021 Photo +, online 2019 Athens Photo Festival

2019 Alte Kämmerei, Düsseldorf

2019 f2 Photo, Dortmund 2018 reinraum e.V., Düsseldorf

2019 HSD Düsseldorf

2018 ODEON, Dortmund

2017 Fashion Obsession, Düsseldorf

2016 Depot, Dortmund

2015 podium, Dortmund

2012 picture hike, Burgsteinfurt


2023 Germany Scholarship

2022 Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival

2022 Take Heart, residency, performing arts fund

2022 Let’s go!, scholarship

2021 Let’s Go!, Scholarship

2020 Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival

2019 Shortlist, Athens Photo Festival


since 2021 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy

2024 Master of Arts, Communication Design (Photography and Film), Peter Behrens School of Art, Düsseldorf

2020 Bachelor of Arts, Photography, FH Dortmund