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Lena Schmidt
Works at visual artist www.lenaschmidt.com
Lives in Hamburg, Germany
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The images of dark, wet, empty nighttime urban streets are haunting, populated by power lines and the harsh light of an uncovered street lamp. However, the canvas that German artist Lena Schmidt uses are pieces of found wood, which she then scratches with a thin knife to come up with her cityscapes—all of that eerie light, the brick facades, the watery streets are created by scraping, all in tones of off-white and black. Schmidt calls her artworks urbanscapes—they refer to places that generate themselves from nonplaces, she says, from the transit zones of the city, traffic interchanges, road systems, crossroads and deserted old industrial brick buildings.
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bio ARTIST BIOGRAPHY::::: Born 1981 in Bremen.:::: EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)::::: 2011"Urban Scapes", solo exhibtion, Victory Gallery, Portland Oregon, USA:::::::: "New Small Works", group exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach, Primary Projects, Miami USA ::::::::: "Kunst bei InterSearch" group exhibtion, InterSearch, Hamburg, Germany! :::::::::::::“Lucid”, Exhibtion with Evan Robarts, Primary Projects, Miami, USA :::: “Helping Hounds of Hell” Charity group show, Berlin Art Projects Gallery, Berlin and Hamburger Botschaft, Hamburg ::::: “Dirty Works @ 30works Volume 2″, group show at 30works Gallery, Cologne 2010 ::::: “Nord Art 2010″, group show at KIC; Rendsburg, Germany ::::: 2009 “Hamburger Aussichten”, Gängeviertel; Hamburg, Germany :::: “INDEX 09″, Kunsthaus Hamburg; Germany ::::: “urbanscapes”, solo show, heliumcowboy artspace; Hamburg, Germany ::::: 2008 “Junge Kunst im Bundesumweltministerium Erwerbungen 2006 und 2007″, group show; Bonn, Germany :::::“5 years heliumcowboy artspace”, group show, anniversary exhibition at Bieberhaus; Hamburg, Germany ::::: “tod bis tödlich”, group show with Kunstkollektiv Brandshof; Hamburg, Germany ::::: 2007 “outdoor”, group show at Westwerk; Hamburg, Germany :::::: 2006 “Index06″, group show at Kunsthaus Hamburg; Germany ::::: “Plattform #3″, group show at Kunstverein Hannover; Germany ::::: “Ballistische Brücke/Brandshof Festiv”, group show with Kunstkollektiv Brandshof; Hamburg, Germany ::::: “Hammerbrook:Kunst in der Stadtentwicklung”, group show at KuBaSta; Hamburg, Germany ::::: 2005 annual group exhibition at HFBK/Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg; Germany :::: group show at Projektraum Rothenburgsort; Hamburg, Germany ::::: 27 Künstler wahllos – group‐show at Galerie Oel‐Früh; Hamburg, Germany ::::: Nacht des Wissens – exhibition throughout the city; Hamburg, Germany :::::: group show at Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße e.V.; Hamburg, Germany :::::::: AWARDS AND GRANTS ::::: 2011 The Fountainhead Residency Programme, Miami, USA :::: 2010 The Fountainhead Residency Programme, Miami, USA :::: 2007 – 2010 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes / German National Academic Foundation
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