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Lena Henke

Jun 2011 to Sep 2011
1982 Germany

As part of the exchange program with Kulturbunker Frankfurt Lena Henke was selected for a residency period of 3 months in AIR Antwerpen.

Her practice exists primarly out of sculptures, using material like silk, carpet, but also plexiglass, plastic and expoxy. She uses them in other contexts, mixing them with found objects, researching traditional presentation forms and sculpture as a medium. She questions the perception of these materials, but also the struggle of a young female artsist with these different traditional forms of presentation.

Lena Henke has been invited for the following solo exhibitions: Wir über uns, Neue Alte Brücke Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 2010; Sculpt!, Parisa Kind Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 2010; You have four eyes, V8, Karlsruhe, 2009. Here work was also presented in the following group exhibitions (a selection): DEATHANDDADA, Glasgow, Scotland, 2010; Un Dimanche Sans Fin, 112 Hudson Street, New York, 2010; Übermorgenkünstler, Kunstverein Heidelberg, 2009; Hotel Marienbad 002, Sammlung Rausch, KW Berlin, 2008; No Big Deal; Sammlung Gelsenkirchen, 2007. She studied at the Städelschule in Franfurt am Main and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.