Lena Henke

Was born in 1982 in Warburg, Germany. Lives and works in New York. She has studied at the Städelschule under Professor Michael Krebber. Her work draws on the spirit of her adopted city and features materials such as tar, concrete, resin, steel, and sand, which are used to examine the structures of street life and the ideas of city planners and urban theorists such as Jane Jacobs, Roberto Burle Marx, and Robert Moses. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Real Fine Arts, New York 2016, two-person collaborative exhibitions at Vilma Gold, London (2015) and Off Vendome, New York (2015), as well as solo exhibitions at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl (2014); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2014); and Real Fine Arts, New York (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Surround Audience: 2015 New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York (2015); The Problem Today Is not the Other but the Self, Ludlow 38, Goethe Institute, New York (2015); and… Revelry, Kunsthalle Bern (2014). In 2013 Henke co-founded M/L Art Space, a collaborative curatorial project that usually resides in the streets and semi-public spaces of New York.

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