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Ivonne Thein

Ivonne Thein

Berlin / Germany

Installation, Mixed media, Photography, Video • Born in Meiningen / Germany • Studied at RMIT Melbourne (Australia), University of Applied Science, Dortmund (Germany)

Published  20/09/2021   |   Updated  22/09/2021

When people meet in everyday life, they also perceive themselves as bodies...

At the center of my cross-media practice is the human body, its socio-political status and our contemporary idea of ​​the body in the digital age. When people meet in everyday life, they also perceive themselves as bodies. In our performance-oriented society, there is a growing tendency towards objectification that encodes the body as an arbitrarily manipulable mass. We can do something with our body, shape it or manipulate it. Today it...

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At the center of my cross-media practice is the human body, its socio-political status and our contemporary idea of ​​the body in the digital age. When people meet in everyday life, they also perceive themselves as bodies. In our performance-oriented society, there is a growing tendency towards objectification that encodes the body as an arbitrarily manipulable mass. We can do something with our body, shape it or manipulate it. Today it seems omnipresent, permeable and somehow overcome, and increasingly resembles a set of possibilities. In some works I deconstruct him and create body images that also raise the question of identity, dissolution, transience, gender and post-humanism. In other works, I refer to the strongly taboo topics of failure and motherhood in the art world. Failure is an essential part of artistic practice. The process of failure often results in an intensive examination of the creative process with one's own work. In the art world, however, failure is only negatively proven. The potential of failure is only recognized in success and at a distance from being overcome.

Ivonne Thein, studied photography and film with Susanne Brügger and 
Cindy Gates at the University of Applied Science Dortmund and find art at the RMIT Melbourne. Thein has received support through fellowships including Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and Berlin Senat. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Lentos Linz, CO Berlin, Kunsthalle Kiel, Deutsche Hygienemuseum Dresden, and Amelie A. Wallace Gallery New York.

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human, 2021 (mixed media installation)

human, 2021 (mixed media installation)

how not to be seen as a body I, 2020

how not to be seen as a body I, 2020

untitled body, 2021 (image synthesis)

untitled body, 2021 (image synthesis)

how not to be seen as a body II, 2020 (mixed media, silicone, acrylic glass)

how not to be seen as a body II, 2020 (mixed media, silicone, acrylic glass)

Empowerment, 2020 (mixed media installation)

Empowerment, 2020 (mixed media installation)

I feel much better since I stopped eating chocolate, 2019 ​(mixed media installation)

I feel much better since I stopped eating chocolate, 2019 ​(mixed media installation)

the self and the other, 2019 (mixed media installation, styrofoam, resin, acryl, fabric, c-print on fabric)

the self and the other, 2019 (mixed media installation, styrofoam, resin, acryl, fabric, c-print on fabric)

disobedient bodies, 2014 - 2018 (Installation view Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany, 2019)

disobedient bodies, 2014 - 2018 (Installation view Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany, 2019)

Zweiunddreißig Kilo, 2006 - 2008 (from the solo show at Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, 2010)

Zweiunddreißig Kilo, 2006 - 2008 (from the solo show at Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, 2010)

how not to be seen as a body, 2020 (excerpt)

mixed media installation ( full video on request)
five computer generated photographs (50 x 50 cm), photo print on fabric with silicone, carpet with photoprint, 4K video loop with sound, 5:12 min

7 steps to become a good mother and remain a good artist, 2018 (excerpt)

single channel video installation, full HD loop, sound, 06:02 min (excerpt, full video on request)


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2018

body options, Art55 Galerija, Niš, Serbia

2010

Thirty-Two Kilos, Goethe Institut Helsinki, Finnland


Incredible me, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf

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GROUP

2019

DEW21 Art Prize, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Auf Herz und Nieren, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany

2017

Gesichter, Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

CO Berlin, Berlin, Germany

DZ Bank, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Deutsche Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany

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PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2020 Neustart Kultur, working Grant Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn

2019 working grant by Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn

2008 CO Berlin Talent Award

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