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Henrike Naumann

Country(activity based):
Germany
Genre:
Visual Arts

Profile

Graduated from Filmuniversity Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2012.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

-"2000", solo, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (Germany), 2018

-"1st Riga Biennial", group, Residence of Kristaps Morbergs, Riga (Latvia), 2018

-"5th Ghetto Biennale", group, Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince (Haiti), 2017

-"3. Herbstsalon", group, Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin (Germany), 2017

-"Art Rotterdam", group, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2017


Other activities (including awards received) are

-Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-scholarship (shortlisted), 2018

-Ars Viva prize (shortlisted), 2018

Henrike Naumann grew up in Eastern Germany in the 1990s. She is interested in the mechanisms of radicalization and how they are linked to youth culture. She likes to explore political opinions through the ambivalence of aesthetic taste. In her immersive installations she combines video and sound with scenographic spaces.

About works / performance

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Triangular Stories, 2012, mixed media, various dimensions, Photo: Inga Selck,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

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Desolation, 2014, mixed media, various dimensions,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

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Thug Life, 2015, mixed media, various dimensions, Photo: Nadia Mounir,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

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Aufbau Ost, 2016, mixed media, various dimensions, Photo: Inga Selck,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

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New Beat, 2017, mixed media, various dimensions, Photo: Chris Shongo,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

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Das Reich, 2017, mixed media, various dimensions, Photo: Inga Selck,
Courtesy of Henrike Naumann and KOW Berlin

Comment

Growing up in Eastern Germany, Henrike Naumann experienced extreme-right ideology as a predominant youth culture in the 90s. Her work reflects on the history of the right-wing terrorism in Germany as well as on today‘s broad acceptance of racist ideas. She is interested in the mechanisms of radicalization and how they are linked to personal experience and youth culture. She likes to explore the friction of contrary political opinion through the ambivalence of personal aesthetic taste. In her immersive installations she combines video and sound with scenographic spaces. In recent years she widened her focus to the global connectivity of youth cultures and the reversion of cultural othering.
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