Lena Henke

1982 · Germany

Artist biography

Lena Henke is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Dariusz Walenicki, Volker Saul, Friederike Feldmann, Henry Woller, and Jonas Hoedicke. Lena Henke was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lena Henke's work is on display at Bortolami Gallery located in New York, the United States. Lena Henke's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Material Art Fair, Mexico City (06 February 2020 - 08 February 2020) at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna and Tiny Hands (19 July 2019 - 29 August 2019) at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. Lena Henke's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Positioner and took place at Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove in Los Angeles, the United States from the 13 November 2018 to 22 December 2018.

Lena Henke in private collections

It is the collector Andrea Festa Fine Art, who is in possession of work by Lena Henke at Artland. Andrea Festa Fine Art also has works by other artists including Liam Fallon, Philipp Keel, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for Lena Henke

Lena Henke was born in 1982 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Lena Henke

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 6

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