Imke Rust is a multidisciplinary Namibian artist, based in Germany. In her work she explores relationships between myth, reality, humans and nature. She challenges entrenched perceptions about being human and offers fresh perspectives. Her art making is deeply personal in an attempt to create meaning through process, narrative and material. Simultaneously she easily bridges the divides between cultures and continents, between history and the present and between humans and nature, establishing a universal narrative and understanding. Her works range from site-specific installations, lens-based performances to mixed media paintings and usually are process-orientated, site-responsive and often ephemeral.
Rust holds a BVA of Visual Arts Degree from the University of South Africa.