Lena Henke's Biography
Lena Henke is a German artist known for her large-scale sculptural works in a variety of materials, including concrete, glass, and bronze. Born in 1982, Henke studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, where she received her Masters in Fine Arts in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Europe and the United States, and is held in the permanent collections of Berlin's Jewish Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. Henke's sculptures explore the physical and psychological boundaries of the human body. She often explores the tension between man-made structures and natural forms, and the relationship between the body and its environment. By combining hard materials with soft, she plays with notions of fragility and strength, and creates dynamic and evocative works that challenge viewers to consider their own boundaries and limitations. Henke's work has been featured in a number of publications, including Artforum, Flash Art, and Frieze, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Sculpture Symposium’s Grand Prize in 2010 and the German Federal Cross of Merit in 2012.