Lena Henke

I Think I Look More like the Chrysler Building, 2021Installation viewVleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg

I Think I Look More like the Chrysler Building, 2021
Installation view
Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg

Carina Bukuts, (Interview) Lena Henke Discusses Distances and Desires, in: Frieze (May 2021)

Lena HenkeCranberry House after Orsini, 2021Glazed ceramic on plexiglass pedestal

Lena Henke
Cranberry House after Orsini, 2021
Glazed ceramic on plexiglass pedestal

(top)Lena HenkeOURCRUELCROSSING, 2019Print on aluminium15.3 x 62 cm(bottom)Lena HenkeBaby Blue House after Orsini, 2021Glazed ceramic on plexiglass pedestal

(top)
Lena Henke
OURCRUELCROSSING, 2019
Print on aluminium
15.3 × 62 cm

(bottom)
Lena Henke
Baby Blue House after Orsini, 2021
Glazed ceramic on plexiglass pedestal

Seilerstaette

Babysteps into Masochism

Lena Henke

December 9, 2020 – February 27, 2021

Lena HenkeBabysteps into Masochism, 2020Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
Babysteps into Masochism, 2020
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henkeyou’re safe, 2020Leather, fabrics, forton, metal250 x 150 x 20 cmDetail view

Lena Henke
you’re safe, 2020
Leather, fabrics, forton, metal
250 × 150 × 20 cm
Detail view

Lena HenkeBROTHERSISTER, 2020Glazed ceramic70 cm (d) x 5 cm

Lena Henke
BROTHERSISTER, 2020
Glazed ceramic
70 cm (d) × 5 cm

(top)Lena HenkeBASH, BOND, ZOO, 2020Glazed ceramic70 cm (d) x 5 cm(bottom)Lena HenkeABDUCTION, DIRTIED, PHATOS, APPROVAL, 2020Glazed ceramic70 cm (d) x 5 cm

(top)
Lena Henke
BASH, BOND, ZOO, 2020
Glazed ceramic
70 cm (d) × 5 cm

(bottom)
Lena Henke
ABDUCTION, DIRTIED, PHATOS, APPROVAL, 2020
Glazed ceramic
70 cm (d) × 5 cm

Lena HenkeBabysteps into Masochism, 2020Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
Babysteps into Masochism, 2020
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena HenkeOrganic Architecture I, 2020Digital print on textured paper237 x 175 cmEdition of 3 plus 1 artist‘s proof

Lena Henke
Organic Architecture I, 2020
Digital print on textured paper
237 × 175 cm
Edition of 3 plus 1 artist‘s proof

Lena HenkeThe Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculptureDimensions variableDetail view

Lena Henke
The Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020
Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculpture
Dimensions variable
Detail view

Lena HenkeThe Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculptureDimensions variable

Lena Henke
The Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020
Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculpture
Dimensions variable

Lena HenkeThe Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculptureDimensions variableDetail view

Lena Henke
The Holy Trinity or Three Points In Time, 2020
Iron rack, iron pole, and a Forton and steel baby sculpture
Dimensions variable
Detail view

Lena HenkeIce to Gas, 2021Installation viewGaleria Pedro Cera, Lisbon

Lena Henke
Ice to Gas, 2021
Installation view
Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon

Bárbara Borges de Campos, (Review) Lena Henke Sculpts the Surreal From the Mundane, in: Frieze (October 2020)

Lena HenkeIce to Gas, 2020Installation viewPedro Cera, Lisbon

Lena Henke
Ice to Gas, 2020
Installation view
Pedro Cera, Lisbon

Lena HenkeLisbon 39º in the shade, 2020Glazed ceramic on custom made pedestal165 × 73 × 45 cm

Lena Henke
Lisbon 39º in the shade, 2020
Glazed ceramic on custom made pedestal
165 × 73 × 45 cm

Lena Henke2019, 2020Glazed ceramic70 cm (d) x 5 cm

Lena Henke
2019, 2020
Glazed ceramic
70 cm (d) × 5 cm

Lena HenkeFrieze Sculpture, 2020Installation viewRockefeller Center, New York

Lena Henke
Frieze Sculpture, 2020
Installation view
Rockefeller Center, New York

Lena HenkeFrieze Sculpture, 2020Installation viewRockefeller Center, New York

Lena Henke
Frieze Sculpture, 2020
Installation view
Rockefeller Center, New York

Lena HenkeNiche, 2020Soldered, burned and painted leather on wood70 x 75 cm

Lena Henke
Niche, 2020
Soldered, burned and painted leather on wood
70 × 75 cm

Lena HenkeFrieze Sculpture, 2020Installation viewRockefeller Center, New York

Lena Henke
Frieze Sculpture, 2020
Installation view
Rockefeller Center, New York

Lena HenkeL’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen, 2019Installation viewKunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

Lena Henke
L’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen, 2019
Installation view
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

Lena HenkeL’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen, 2019Installation viewKunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

Lena Henke
L’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen, 2019
Installation view
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeMy Fetish Years, 2019Installation viewMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena Henke
My Fetish Years, 2019
Installation view
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen

Lena HenkeHISHUMIDCORNER, 2019Print on aluminium15.3 x 62 cm

Lena Henke
HISHUMIDCORNER, 2019
Print on aluminium
15.3 × 62 cm

Lena HenkeHis Central Park Tower, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019Steel, rubber, sand176 x 58 x 37 cmDetail view

Lena Henke
His Central Park Tower, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019
Steel, rubber, sand
176 × 58 × 37 cm
Detail view

Lena HenkeOur Only One57, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019Steel, rubber, sand136 x 68 x 32 cm

Lena Henke
Our Only One57, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019
Steel, rubber, sand
136 × 68 × 32 cm

Lena HenkeOur Only One57, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019Steel, rubber, sand136 x 68 x 32 cm

Lena Henke
Our Only One57, (Female Fatigue Series), 2019
Steel, rubber, sand
136 × 68 × 32 cm

Lena HenkeDelirious, 2019Installation viewLustwarande, Tilburg

Lena Henke
Delirious, 2019
Installation view
Lustwarande, Tilburg

Lena HenkeDelirious, 2019Installation viewLustwarande, Tilburg

Lena Henke
Delirious, 2019
Installation view
Lustwarande, Tilburg

Lena HenkeDie Kommenden, 2017Silicon rubber, foam, pigmentDimensions variable

Lena Henke
Die Kommenden, 2017
Silicon rubber, foam, pigment
Dimensions variable

Lena HenkeDie Kommenden, 2017Silicon rubber, foam, pigmentDimensions variableDetail view

Lena Henke
Die Kommenden, 2017
Silicon rubber, foam, pigment
Dimensions variable
Detail view

Lena HenkeAb auf die Insel!, 2018Installation ViewKunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern

Lena Henke
Ab auf die Insel!, 2018
Installation View
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern

Seilerstaette

Themove

Lena Henke

May 15 – July 21, 2018

Lena HenkeTHEMOVE, 2018Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
THEMOVE, 2018
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena HenkeTHEMOVE, 2018Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
THEMOVE, 2018
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena HenkeFreedom Tower, 2018Digital print75 x 50 cm

Lena Henke
Freedom Tower, 2018
Digital print
75 × 50 cm

Max Feldman, (Interview) Lena Henke at Emanuel Layr, in: Spike (May 2018)

Lena HenkeMYIRONFEELINGS, 2018Print on aluminium15.3 x 62 cm

Lena Henke
MYIRONFEELINGS, 2018
Print on aluminium
15.3 × 62 cm

Lena HenkeOURPORCELAINTHOUGHTS, 2018Print on aluminium15.3 x 77 cm

Lena Henke
OURPORCELAINTHOUGHTS, 2018
Print on aluminium
15.3 × 77 cm

Lena HenkeThe other object, (self-portrait yellow), 2018Silkscreen on aluminium180 x 120 cm

Lena Henke
The other object, (self-portrait yellow), 2018
Silkscreen on aluminium
180 × 120 cm

Lena HenkeSystems for Architecture, 2017Glazed ceramic30 x 26.5 x 15 cm

Lena Henke
Systems for Architecture, 2017
Glazed ceramic
30 × 26.5 × 15 cm

Lena HenkeTHEMOVE, 2018Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
THEMOVE, 2018
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena HenkeAn Idea of Late German Sculpture; To the People of New York, 2018Installation viewKunsthalle Zürich, Zürich

Lena Henke
An Idea of Late German Sculpture; To the People of New York, 2018
Installation view
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich

Lena HenkeRobert Moses Mother Drives Through Wallis, 2018Plaster, fiberglass, rubber, paint200 x 170 x 180 cm

Lena Henke
Robert Moses Mother Drives Through Wallis, 2018
Plaster, fiberglass, rubber, paint
200 × 170 × 180 cm

Lena HenkeAldo Rossi’s Sleeping Elephant, 2018Plaster, fiberglass, rubber, paint70 x 220 x 225 cm

Lena Henke
Aldo Rossi’s Sleeping Elephant, 2018
Plaster, fiberglass, rubber, paint
70 × 220 × 225 cm

Lena HenkeDie Kommenden, 2017Silicon rubber, foam, pigmentDimensions variableDetail view

Lena Henke
Die Kommenden, 2017
Silicon rubber, foam, pigment
Dimensions variable
Detail view

Lena HenkeDie Kommenden, 2017Silicon rubber, foam, pigmentDimensions variable

Lena Henke
Die Kommenden, 2017
Silicon rubber, foam, pigment
Dimensions variable

Lena HenkeBetween the Waters, 2018Installation viewWhitney Museum of American Art, New York

Lena Henke
Between the Waters, 2018
Installation view
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Lena HenkeGolden Ages, 2017Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal18 x 15 x 36 cm

Lena Henke
Golden Ages, 2017
Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal
18 × 15 × 36 cm

Lena HenkeThe Green Language, 2017Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal25 x 20 x 35 cm

Lena Henke
The Green Language, 2017
Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal
25 × 20 × 35 cm

Lena HenkeNatures Threads, 2017Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal9.5 x 32 x 22 cm

Lena Henke
Natures Threads, 2017
Glazed ceramic on wooden pedestal
9.5 × 32 × 22 cm

Lena HenkeEmbrassade, 2018Installation viewGalerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

Lena Henke
Embrassade, 2018
Installation view
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

Lena HenkeIn and out of Place, 2018Installation viewCCS Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson

Lena Henke
In and out of Place, 2018
Installation view
CCS Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson

Lena HenkeFirst Ladies, 2017Installation viewContemporary Art Biennale, Timisoara

Lena Henke
First Ladies, 2017
Installation view
Contemporary Art Biennale, Timisoara

Lena HenkeUntitled (8), 2017Fiberglass, resin, steel140 x 100 x 90 cm

Lena Henke
Untitled (8), 2017
Fiberglass, resin, steel
140 × 100 × 90 cm

Lena HenkeUntitled (7), 2017Fiberglass, resin, steel220 x 110 x 100 cm

Lena Henke
Untitled (7), 2017
Fiberglass, resin, steel
220 × 110 × 100 cm

Lena HenkeProduktion. Made in Germany Drei, 2017Installation viewSprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

Lena Henke
Produktion. Made in Germany Drei, 2017
Installation view
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

Lena HenkeProduktion. Made in Germany Drei, 2017Installation viewSprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

Lena Henke
Produktion. Made in Germany Drei, 2017
Installation view
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

Lena HenkeSchrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017RotundaSchirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Lena Henke
Schrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017
Rotunda
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Vivien Trommer, (Review) In any case, it is loud, in: Schirn Mag (June 2017)

Lena HenkeSchrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017RotundaSchirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Lena Henke
Schrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017
Rotunda
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Lena HenkeSchrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017RotundaSchirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Lena Henke
Schrei mich nicht an Krieger!, 2017
Rotunda
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeCity Lights (Dead Horse Bay), 2016Bronze, painted wood105 x 125 x 65 cm

Lena Henke
City Lights (Dead Horse Bay), 2016
Bronze, painted wood
105 × 125 × 65 cm

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeCity Lights (Dead Horse Bay), 2016Bronze, painted wood105 x 125 x 65 cmDetail view

Lena Henke
City Lights (Dead Horse Bay), 2016
Bronze, painted wood
105 × 125 × 65 cm
Detail view

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeAvailable Light, 2016Installation viewKunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena Henke
Available Light, 2016
Installation view
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig

Lena HenkeMilkdrunk VI, 2017Acqua-resin, stainless steel, rubber bands, fiberglass32.4 x 25.5 x 13.3 cm

Lena Henke
Milkdrunk VI, 2017
Acqua-resin, stainless steel, rubber bands, fiberglass
32.4 × 25.5 × 13.3 cm

Lena HenkeEure Frankfurter Küche, 2016Metal, sand, silicone, fibreglass, epoxy resin, rubber70 x 70 x 45 cm

Lena Henke
Eure Frankfurter Küche, 2016
Metal, sand, silicone, fibreglass, epoxy resin, rubber
70 × 70 × 45 cm

Lena HenkeFieber, 2016Installation viewLayr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena Henke
Fieber, 2016
Installation view
Layr Seilerstaette, Vienna

Lena HenkeMein warmer Ofen, 2016Metal, sand, silicone, fiberglass, epoxy resin, rubber44.5 x 44 x 90 cm

Lena Henke
Mein warmer Ofen, 2016
Metal, sand, silicone, fiberglass, epoxy resin, rubber
44.5 × 44 × 90 cm

Lena HenkeSplit, 2016Clay, glaze45.7 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm

Lena Henke
Split, 2016
Clay, glaze
45.7 × 43.2 × 20.3 cm

Lena HenkeDead End, 2016Clay, glaze15.3 x 33 x 12.7 cm

Lena Henke
Dead End, 2016
Clay, glaze
15.3 × 33 × 12.7 cm

Lena HenkeMulberry House after Orsini, 2016Glazed ceramic48 x 37 x 77 cm

Lena Henke
Mulberry House after Orsini, 2016
Glazed ceramic
48 × 37 × 77 cm

Lena HenkeMy History of Flow, 2016Installation viewSalts, Basel

Lena Henke
My History of Flow, 2016
Installation view
Salts, Basel

Lena HenkeMy History of Flow, 2016Installation viewSalts, Basel

Lena Henke
My History of Flow, 2016
Installation view
Salts, Basel

Lena Henke & Marie Karlbergin bed with M/L Artspace, 2016Installation view9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin

Lena Henke & Marie Karlberg
in bed with M/L Artspace, 2016
Installation view
9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin

Lena Henke & Marie Karlbergin bed with M/L Artspace, 20169th Berlin Biennale, BerlinDetail view

Lena Henke & Marie Karlberg
in bed with M/L Artspace, 2016
9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
Detail view

Lena HenkeParkchester City Series, 2016Installation viewRod Bianco, Oslo

Lena Henke
Parkchester City Series, 2016
Installation view
Rod Bianco, Oslo

Lena HenkeGross Stehende, 2015Stainless steel, UV print on Duraclear365.75 x 122 x 122 cm

Lena Henke
Gross Stehende, 2015
Stainless steel, UV print on Duraclear
365.75 × 122 × 122 cm

Lena HenkeHellweg, 2015Installation viewKunstverein Dortmund, Dortmund

Lena Henke
Hellweg, 2015
Installation view
Kunstverein Dortmund, Dortmund

Lena HenkeGalocher (embrasade), 2014Fibreglass, resin, pigment, steel144.8 x 152.4 x 83.8 cm

Lena Henke
Galocher (embrasade), 2014
Fibreglass, resin, pigment, steel
144.8 × 152.4 × 83.8 cm

Lena HenkeGalocher (coeur), 2014Fibreglass, resin, pigment, steel238.7 x 248.9 x 139.7 cm

Lena Henke
Galocher (coeur), 2014
Fibreglass, resin, pigment, steel
238.7 × 248.9 × 139.7 cm

Lena Henke & Marie KarlbergFREAK OUT!, 2013Reading Lena Henke's "squin and super squin"Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Lena Henke & Marie Karlberg
FREAK OUT!, 2013
Reading Lena Henke's "squin and super squin"
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York


Lena Henke

*1982 Warburg/Germany

Education

  • 2010

    Academy of Fine Arts, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
    Meisterschüler of Michael Krebber

  • 2004-10

    Academy of Fine Arts, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
    Contemporary Art, class of Prof. Michael Krebber

  • 2008-09

    Master of Fine Art Multidisciplinary, Glasgow School of Art Scotland, as an Erasmus scholarship holder

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Babysteps into Masochism, LAYR, Vienna (AT)
    Ice to Gas, Pedro Cera, Lisbon (PRT)

  • 2019

    My Fetish Years, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (DE)
    Art Basel Hong Kong with Galerie Emanuel Layr (AT)
    Germanic Artifacts, Bortolami, New York (US)
    Solo Project at EXPO Chicago Art Fair, In Situ Program curated by Jacob Fabricius

  • 2018

    THEMOVE, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (AT)
    An Idea of Late German Sculpture, To the People of New York, Kunsthalle Zürich (CH)
    Embrassade at Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL)

  • 2017

    Schrei mich nicht an, Krieger!, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

  • 2016

    Lena Henke. Available Light, Kunstverein Braunschweig (DE)
    My History of Flow at S.A.L.T.S. Basel, Switzerland (CH)
    Heartbreak Highway at Real Fine Arts, New York (US)

  • 2015

    Hellweg, solo show at Kunstverein Dortmund (DE)
    One step away from further hell, Vilma Gold, London, (with Marie Karlberg) (UK)
    Looking at you, (revied) again, Off Vendome, New York, (with Max Brand) (US)

  • 2014

    Die, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (DE)
    Yes, I‘m pregnant, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (DE)
    GEBURT UND FAMILIE, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (US)

  • 2013

    From one artist to another, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (DE)

  • 2012

    SHE SAID SOMETHING LIKE DON‘T LET ME WALK THE STAIRS AGAIN I SAID BUT YOU LIVE THERE, Real Fine Arts, New York (US)
    Core, Cut, Care , Kunstverein Oldenburg (DE)
    Hang Harder, NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (DE)
    H. H. Bennett, Lena Henke and Cars. (together with H. H.Bennett), 1857, Oslo (NO)

  • 2011

    Schlangen im Stall, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (DE)

  • 2010

    WIR üBER UNS!, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt (DE)
    Scandinavian Blonde, Galerie Station Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
    FIRE, WATER, ICE, Opelvillen, Zentrum für Kunst, Rüsselsheim (DE)
    sculpt!, Deuxième Bureau, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (DE)

  • 2009

    you have four eyes, V8, Raum für junge Kunst, Karlsruhe (DE)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    Lives of an Object, Andreas Melas (GRC) (upcoming)
    Horses?, Chart Gallery. New York City (US)
    Liquidity curated by Severin Dünser, Fluc, Vienna (AT)
    MAM Online Exhibition, MAM WeChat Official Account and Mini-app (MAMall), WeChat Video Channel, Instagram, website & apps)
    TBA, darkZone, New Jersey (US)
    I Think I Look More Like The Chrysler Building, Vleeshall Middleburg, Middleburg (NL)
    Vigil, Wschód, Warsaw (PL)
    Lichtenfels Sculpture, Ruine Lichtenfes, Lichtenfels (AT)

  • 2020

    Various Others, SPERLING, Munich (DE)
    Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, September 2020, New York City (US)
    Fate of a cell, Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens (GRC)

  • 2019

    L‘Homme qui Marche - Verkörperung des Sperrigen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld (DE)
    Diplomacy, Yeh Art Gallery Queens (US)
    Allan Kaprow’s Words, Converso, Milan (IT)
    Tiny Hands, Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv (ISR)
    Abstract, Representational and so forth, Gladstone Gallery, New York (US)
    Delirious, Lustwarande, Foundament Foundation, Sculpture Garden Tillburg, Tillburg (NL)

  • 2018

    Citrus North, easy!upstream, Munich (DE)
    Positioner, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
    Claude Sandoz - Ab auf die Insel, Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH)
    10 Year Anniversary, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (DE)
    In and Out of Place, CSS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (US)
    Between the Waters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (US)
    Embrassade, Two person show at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL)

  • 2017

    in awe at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
    Galocher, Bortolami Gallery, New York (US)
    No Eyes Dry, One and J. Gallery, Seoul (KOR)
    Art Encounters, Timisoara Contemporary Art Biennale (RO)
    Dirge, JTT, New York (US)
    99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (US)
    Made in Germany III, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (DE)
    Huetti, Mini Goethe Institute, New York (US)
    Shortlisted for High Line Plinth, The High Line, New York (US)
    Art Basel Parcours, curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Basel (CH)
    The Year of the Monkey, at Emanuel Layr Gallery, Rome (IT)
    Vertical Gardens, Antenna Space, Shanghai (CN)

  • 2016

    La Biennale de MONTREAL, Montreal, (CAN)
    Fieber, Emanuel Layr Gallery in Vienna, Austria (with Lisa Holzer & Margaret Raspé) (AT)
    WHAT PEOPLE DO FOR MONEY: SOME JOINT VENTURES with M/L Artspace at MANIFESTA 11, Zurich (SUI)
    Groupshow at Kaufman Repetto, Milan (IT)
    Garden Show at Regards, Chicago (curated by Sam Korman) (US)
    with M/L Artspace at 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (DE)
    Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial, Stuttgart (DE)
    RUN, RUN, RUNWAY at Rod Bianco, Oslo (NO)

  • 2015

    National Gallery II, Empire, Chewdays, London (UK)
    SOME GALLERIST‘S, ML Artspace at the Duck, Berlin (DE)
    Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates sculpture park, Queens, NY (US)
    Triennial: Surround Audience New Museum, New York (US)
    The problem today is not the other but the self, Ludlow 38, New York (US)
    Please Respond, ML Artspace, Venice (IT)
    Flickr Café, Cologne (DE)
    G.I.F.T. at Der Tank, Zurich (CH)
    Random Rules, Aschaffenburg (DE)

  • 2014

    Revlery, Kunsthalle Bern (CH)
    Skulptur in Reflexion, Kuenstlerhaus Graz (AT)
    Bloomington, Bortolami Gallery, New York (US)
    Warm Math, Balice Hertling Gallery, New York (US)
    ML Artspace, New York, NY, DAS GESAMTSEXWERK (US)

  • 2013

    Soft Wear, Sandy Brown, Berlin (DE)
    Love of Technology, MOCA Miami, FL (US)
    Freak Out, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (US)
    Köln Skulptur #7, Skulpturenpark Köln (DE)
    One After One, Vilma Gold, London (UK)
    On Thomas Baryle, The Artist‘s Institute, New York (US)

  • 2012

    Neue Alte Brücke & Real Fine Arts @ Valentin, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris (FR)
    FLIP, ART METROPOLE, Toronto CN) (in Lena CV bei „2013“)
    If I had eight hours ......my axe., Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel (CH)

  • 2011

    KW69 #3, Kalte Gesellschaft, (curated by Judith Hopf), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (DE)
    Where Language Stops, Wilkinson Gallery, London (UK)
    Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (DE)
    The Long Day Wanes, The Malayan Triology, ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam (NL)

  • 2010

    Another Romance, The 2010 New Wight Biennial, (invited by Daniel Birnbaum) UCLA, Los Angeles (US)
    Geschmacksverstärker, Städelschule Absolventenausstellung 2010, MMK Zollamt, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
    Something Blue – A Curiosa, Contemporary Erotica – Pilot Issue, Book Launch at Archive Kabinett, Berlin (DE)
    Placed in the Heat of the Night, Förderpreis 2010, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (DE)

  • 2009

    UN DIMANCHE SANS FIN, 112 Hudson Street, New York (US)
    Übermorgenkünstler, Kunstverein Heidelberg (DE)
    Soleil, prends garde à toi!, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt (DE)
    openingheimer, Vanish, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
    Multiples, Mari Paz Gallery, London (UK)
    Peeping Tom, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland (GB)
    frankfurt good wood, Gallery HOLD & FREIGHT, London (UK)
    Boxer, Literaturhaus, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

  • 2008

    Hotel Marienbad 002: Sammlung Rausch, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin (DE)
    value is in activity, Stoltzestrasse, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Public Collections

  • Permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in New York, the CCS Bard Museums in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami in Florida, in the Mamco- the modern and contemporary Art Museum in Geneva, Switzerland and in the Kunsthalle Bern, in Bern, Switzerland.. As well as at the Sammlung Verbund Wien in Austria, the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York, The Skulpturen Park Koeln, at the Skulpturen Museum Glaskasten Marl, and the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, all three in Germany.

Artist Talks / Public Lectures / Presentations

  • 2021

    Visiting Artist Lecture, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden

  • 2020

    Artist Talk, Lena Henke, Dominique Knowles and Megan Francis Sullivan in Conversation with Stephanie Weber, online
    Visiting Artist Lecture, Jutland Art Academy in Arhus, Denmark

  • 2019

    Visiting Artist Lecture, Bard College Annadel on Hudson, New York
    Visiting Artist at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Swiss Institute, Senior Class education program, New York, USA
    Engadin Art Talk in Zuoz, Switzerland; A panel discussions led by Daniel Baumann (Director of the Kunsthalle Zurich), Bice Curiger (Artistic Director of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London) and Philip Ursprung (Professor for Art and Architectural History at the ETH Zurich).

  • 2018

    New Museum, Social Fabric: On Thomas Bayrle’s Expanded Network. A conversation with Alex Kitnick, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Jordan Wolfson. July 2018
    Artist talk, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland.
    Visiting Artist Lecture, Sitterwerk St. Gallen, Switzerland.
    Panel Conversation, Kunst und Kommerz, Trogen, Switzerland.

  • 2017

    BKM-Talks, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Zurich,Switzerland
    Artist talk, Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany.
    Visiting Artist Lecture, Harvard University, Boston.

  • 2016

    Visiting Artist Lecture, Akademie der Kuenste, Mainz, Germany.
    Visiting Artist Lecture, Akademie der Kuenste, Duesseldorf, Germany.

  • 2015

    Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, New York.

Publications

  • 2020

    Lena Henke: My Fetish Years, 2020
    The publication does not present Henke’s work as a chronological sequence but focuses rather on four central, recurring themes: intervention, appropriation, desire, and Self. The monograph will be published in conjunction with the exhibition Lena Henke: My Fetish Years at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen,
    27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020.
    Editors: Anna Goetz, Thomas Thiel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
    Text: Anna Goetz, Thomas Thiel, Simon Baier, Stefanie Böttcher
    Design: Fabian Bremer,Pascal Storz
    Published by Spector Book, Berlin
    252 pp. with 60 black-white and 240 color illustrations, perfect bound softcover
    Language(s): English, German
    Edition: 800 copies
    ISBN:978-3-95905-360-0

  • 2017

    LENA HENKE “SCHIRN ROTUNDE”
    A catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition: Lena Henke “Schrei mich nicht an, Krieger”
    at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt from 28. April - 30 Juli 2017.
    Editor: Katharina Dohm
    Catalogue Management: Antonia Lagemann
    Essay: Katharina Dohm
    Translation: Susanne Hondl
    Design: Michael Satter
    Lithography: Herbert Gartner
    Printing & Binding: Pöge Druck, Leipzig
    Images: Wolfgang Günzel & Topical Cream
    © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Authors and the artist
    Published by VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH www.vfmk.org
    ISBN: 978-3-903153-36-3

  • 2015

    Lena Henke 2010-2015:
    A concertina style artists book illustrating Lena Henke‘s body of work from 2010-2015, with a text by Alex Kitnick.
    Editor: GWK, Fürstenbergstr. 14, D – 48147 Münster,
    Illustration: Drew Alderfer | Essay: Alex Kitnick | Translation: Gerrit Jackson
    Copy-editing: Susanne Schulte, Daniel Berchenko | Design: Lena Henke & Drew Alderfer
    Production: Druckerei Kettler, Bönen, Germany © GWK, Verlag Kettler
    Edition of 400 copies + a unique artist edition of 40 hand colored copies
    ISBN: 978-3-86206-550-9

  • 2014

    Yes, I’m pregnant!
    This magazine was published on the occasion of the Project 25/25/25 - 25 Years 25 Artists 25 Pictures by the Kunststiftung NRW in collaboration with the Sklulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl and for the exhibitions: Lena Henke, Yes I’m Pregnant!, 2014 Skulpturenmusuem Glaskasten, Germany and Lena Henke, Geburt und Familie, 2014, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Publisher: Kunststiftung NRW
    Created by: Lena Henke, Andrew Alderfer
    Photography: Phillip Ruehr
    Print Production Design: Hugo Hoppmann
    Arthandling: Jonas Gerhard
    Printed by: DZA, Druckerei zu Altenburg, D-Altenburg

  • 2012

    FIRST FACES
    This catalog is published on the occasion of the exhibition by Lena Henke, Hang Harder at NAK. Neuen Aachener Kunstverein (5.Februar — 22. April 2012 ) and Core, Cut, Care. At (OKV) Oldenburger Kunstverein (1. Juni - 29. Juli 2012). © 2012 the Artist / the Authors/ the Photographers, NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
    Published by: Lena Henke, Julia Jung, Stephanie Seidel for NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
    Essays: Christian Egger, Felix Riemann, Kristina Scepanski
    Translations: Nicolas Grindell
    Proof Reading: Stephanie Seidel, Erik Smith
    Graphic Design: Dan Solbach
    Photography: Simon Vogel (NAK), Roman Maerz (OKV)
    Printed by: Altebach Leipzig
    Edition of: 500
    International distribution: www.mottodistribution.com
    SBN: 978-8-8674-9030-1

    Typecasting: An Assembly of Iconic, Forgotten and New Vitra Characters Edited by Robert Stadler, Vitra Design, Museum, English176 pages, approx. 350 images ISBN 978-3-945852-29-3
    Trinity Animation 2007-2009, Philosophische-Theologosche Hochschule Sankt Georgen (ed.), Frankfurt 2009
    Wandering No. 1, p. 162, ISSN:2235-4417, 2012, Wandering Magazine
    Geschmacksverstärker – Städelschule Absolventenausstellung, MMK Zollamt (ed.), Frankfurt 2010
    Art Encounters, 2017 Biennale in Timisoara and Arad. ISBN: 978-606-93957-8-3
    25 Jahre, Kuensterinnen, Museen, 2015. Published by Walter Koenig Verlag. ISBN: 978-86335-804-4
    Made In Germnay III, 2017. Published by Snoeck Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-86442-208-9
    Koeln Skulptur #7, 2015. Published by Walter Koenig Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-86335-469-5
    The Present in Drag, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2016. Published by Distanz Verlag: ISBN: 978-3-955476-155-5
    Ökologien des Alltags,13.Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, 2016. Published by Kerber Verlag: ISBN: 978-3-7356-0229-9

Press

  • 2021

    Lena Henke Discusses Distances and Desires (Interview), Carina Bukuts, Frieze Magazine, May 2021
    Artist Features: Lena Henke by Vivien Trommer, Tique Materialtour I, Stiftung Sitterwerk, May 2021

  • 2020

    Learning From Doxiadis: Object Lessons in Athens by Despina Zefkili, Ocula
    Artists As Mapmakers: Lena Henke Interviewed by Owen Duffy, Bomb Magazine
    New Gotham by Franklin Melendez, Kaleidoscope, Fall/Winter Issue 2020
    Frieze Sculpture to Return to the Rockefeller Center Later This Year by Jack Stanley, Hyperbeast
    Here’s a first look at Rockefeller Center’s major new sculpture installation by Shaye Weaver, TimeOut
    Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center Cultivates an Urban Garden with Mighty Artworks by Stephanie Sporn, Galerie
    Free outdoor sculpture garden opens at Rockefeller Center by Devin Gannon, 6sqft
    Review: Various Others by María Inés Plaza Lazo, Arts of the Working Class
    In München mit voller Kraft voraus by Brita Sachs, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    Your Guide to This Year’s Gallery Share in Munich by Carina Buktus, Frieze
    On the Weekends that were – Munich, Zurich, and Berlin by Colin Lang, Spike
    Ross, nicht Reiter by Evelyn Vogel, Süddeutsche Zeitung 2020

  • 2019

    10 Events to Attend in New York City this Week, ArtNews
    How Quitting Instagram Made Me Appreciate Art Again by Scott Indrisek, Artsy
    See Lena Henke: Germanic Artifacts by Jerry Saltz, New York 2019
    Keine Frauensache by Vivien Trommer, Frankfurt, Welt am Sonntag, 2019
    Metropolis, Netherlands: Lena Henke Push/Off/Against, 2019

  • 2018

    Flash Art Magazine, Interview with Tenzing Barshee, June 2018
    Spike Magazine, Lena Henke in conversation with Max Buschman, May 2018
    Collectors Agenda, Lena Henke in conversation with Alexandra-Maria Toth, May 2018
    Frieze Magazine, Casting Call by Laura Mac-Lean Ferris, April 2018
    Monopol Magazine, Portrait Lena Henke, April 2018
    Swiss Institute Visions: Lena Henke and Autocartography: New York based artist Lena Henke discusses her fascination with urban planning and design, and in particular the notorious city planner Robert Moses, who took a ‘meat axe’ to the New York as though it were a sculpture of his own. From the BQE to Dead Horse Bay, Henke describes personal psychogeography of the city. (Season 01, Episode 09)

  • 2017

    Tages Woche Basel, Art Basel Parcours, June 2017
    New Fantasies of Modernism by Aria Dean. Cura Magazine June 2017
    Berlin Art Link, Fantasy / Private as Public: Lena Henke in conversation with Penny Rafferty, May, 2017
    Hessische Kultur Stiftung: Stipendiatin Lena Henke, January 2017
    Irrationality Versus Modernism by Vivien Trommer at Schirn Magazine, February 2017
    Sand im Kunstgetriebe: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 2017
    Artforum: Critics Pick by Vivien Trommer, July 2017
    Leise rieselt der Sand und die Gedanken: Frankfurter Neue Presse, April 2017

  • 2016

    Monopol Magazine: Auf den Spuren der Vergangeheit: Moritz Gaudlitz on‚ curated by_Vienna‘, September 2016
    Artnews: Into the void: Andrew Russeth on spring shows in New York, February 2016
    Kaleidoscope news: Amory week must see, Lena Henke ‚Heartbreak Highway‘ at Real Fine Arts, March 2016
    Spike Magazine: Laura McLean-Ferris on Lena Henke’s Heartbreak Highway, Spring Issue 2016
    Topical Cream Magazine: Laura McLean-Ferris on Lena Henke’s Heartbreak Highway, May 2016
    Art in America: Sam Korman on Lena Henke at Real Fine Arts New York, May 2016
    Female Genius, Fall/Winter Issue, Pin Up Magazine for Architectural Entertainment
    Artforum Lena Henke’s Top Ten, summer Issue, 2015
    New York Times, Where Virtual Equals Real, by Randy Kennedy, February 2015
    Art News, About Off Vendom by Andrew Russeth, January 2015
    Spike Magazine, In the Studio of Lena Henke, summer Issue 2015,
    Cura Magazine, Dead Horse Bay, Focus on Lena Henke by Anna Gritz, October 2015
    Vulture, Digital Bitches: the New Museum Triennale by Jerry Saltz, March 2015

  • 2014

    Artforum review by Karen Butler, Summer Issue 2014
    W Magazine Culture, Lena Henke Star Material, December 2014
    Skulpturen Love Story in Marl, Radio Show Scala, Aktuelles aus der Kultur, WDR 5., 2014
    Street Smarts: Lena Henke’s Work Is All Over Town This Frieze Week, by Andrew Russeth.Gallerist NY, May 2014
    Art and the City: Lena Henke in Vogue Casa, Frame section of Frieze NY, chosen by Tim Saltarelli June Issue 2014
    Lena Henke in Flaunt Magazine, LA, USA, May Issue 2014
    Judith Hopf in conversation with Lena Henke.‘ Mousse Magazine, April-May: 140-147
    Pablo Larios. ‚Focus on Lena Henke.‘ Frieze Magazine, June-August: 118-119

  • 2012

    New York Magazine 12/2012, Critic’s Pick/ by Jerry Satz about Lena Henke’s Solo Show at Real Fine Arts
    Oldenburger Kunstverein, Nord West Zeitung Oldenburg 30/05/2012
    Neuer Aachener Kunstverein in Aachen, Aachener Zeitung 04/02/2012

  • 2011

    Watchlist, in: Monopol Magazin, Issue 9/ 2011, p. 26-27
    Der Duft des Reitlehrers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Rhein-Main-Teil, Kultur, 2011

  • 2010

    Another Romance, The New Wight Biennial, Los Angeles, 2010

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