After Andrea Geyer studied Photography and Film Design at the Fachhochschule in Bielefeld, she went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Braunschweig and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Geyer uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image and text based installations that are intended to intervene in diverse mechanisms of verbal and visual control and regulation. She investigates historically evolved concepts such as national identity, gender and class in the context of the ongoing re-adjustment of cultural meanings and social memories within current politics. Fictional elements and theoretical references, interviews and extensive research flow into her works, which pursue an interest in interpreting identities not as static, fixed images, but rather as flexible configurations.

Geyer is an Assistant Professor of New Genre, at Parsons the New School for Design. Her work has been shown, amongst other places, at Documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany), the 2009 Athens Biennale (Greece) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, USA).