Petra Mueller

is a photographer of impossible objects





Artist book, and exhibition 2017





Curated by Nancy Shaw, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, 1999, as part of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

 big blue Station. Inkjet print.

With the rise to predominance of digital imaging technologies and in light of changes wrought by globalization, queries surrounding the status of the real and its representation are no less contentious today. At stake, as with earlier cultural configurations, is the question of how art can best contribute to constructing livable realities, and conducting social critique. In their approach to the photographic document, Moyra Davey, Stan Douglas, Charles Gagnon, Petra Mueller, and Catherine Opie explore the material and perceptual limits of media while engaging representational modalities constituting the differentiated and conflicting social spaces of the city, domestic interior and nature.
— Nancy Shaw


Curated by France Choiniére, Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montreal, 1999.  Photographs by Petra Mueller. Text by the playwright Larry Tremblay.  The book presents a double access to a single artistic work through the juxtaposition of genres.

.. un espace ouvert au croisement des genres, un lieu de recontre ou photographie et ècriture composent une méme oeuvre à double entrée
— France Choiniére


Curated by Claire Paquette , Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montreal, 1990


You and me, honey, London Underground. Silver gelatin prints on gold photographic paper.




Hyman Kreitman Collection, Tate Library and Archive at Tate Britain, London.

Hirsch Library Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany.

Collection patrimoniale des livres d’artistes et d’ouvrages de bibliophilie, Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec,Canada.

Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.

Collection des Photographes, Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

International Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales Research Library and Archive, Australia.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Collection, University of Toronto, Canada.

Malaspina Printshop Archives of the City of Burnaby Permanent Collection, Burnaby Art Gallery, British Columbia.

Artist Publications, Artexte, Montreal, Quebec.