Alma Haser subverts notions of traditional portraiture with staged narratives, questioning what identity means in a culture of visual abundance. Loaded with dystopian undercurrents, Haser’s images playfully consider the possibility of a transhumanist future and how we make sense of ourselves in a hyper-connected world.
Alma Haser (b. 1990, Black Forest, Germany) received a BA(Hons) in Photography in Art Practice from Nottingham Trent University in 2010. Shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in 2012 for her piece The Ventriloquist, a portrait of two childhood friends, Alma has gone on to win third place at the 2012 Foto8 Summer Show and then the Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award in 2013 for her Cosmic Surgery series. Haser is based in London.