Franziska Fennert

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FRANZISKA FENNERT
Born 1984, Rostock, Germany
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

EDUCATION
2003-2009
Study Fine Arts, with Prof. Ralf Kerbach, Prof. Elke Hopfe, Prof. Wolfram Hänsch, Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, Germany
2007-2008
Darmasiswa-Scholarship Yogyakarta from the Indonesian Government, mentored by Dr. Basuki Totok Sumartono, PPPPTK Kesenian
2009-2011
Meisterschülerin/ post graduated studies at class of Prof. Ralf Kerbach Sächsisches Landesstipendium des Freistaates Sachsen / Grant of the Free State of Saxony

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
“Heaven is Mindset”, Visma Gallery, Surabaya
2017
“Heaven is Mindset”, Semarang Contemporary Gallery, Semarang
2015
“Place the King in the Right Position”, Sangkring Art Space Yogyakarta, co-funded by ARTSociates Bandung and Goethe Institute Indonesia
2014
“Place the King in the Right Position”, Lawangwangi, Bandung co-funded by ARTSociates Bandung and Goethe Institute Indonesia
2013
“Vision of a Social Evolution: inauguration of an outdoor installation”, Lawangwangi, ARTSociates, Bandung, Indonesia
“Contemporary Fairytales - Zeitgenössische Märchen”, Börse Stuttgart, Germany
“Die Hirschkuh säugt den Tiger”, Galerie Michaela Helfrich, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
“Manusia dan Kemanusiaan”, Museum OHD, Magelang, Indonesia
2018
“Nature Is the Art We Are Part of”, Tsukuba Art Centre, Tsukuba, Japan
“Spektrum Hendra Gunawan”, Ciputra Artpreneur Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

“ART|JOG 10: Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“TRANSCODING”, International Visual Culture Exhibition #2, Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Indonesia
2017-2018
“Fresh Winds Biennale”, Iceland, with travel funds from ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
2016
“Minimal Art Gallery MAG HOME”, Red Base Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Things, Human & Their Celebration”, Green Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Lorem Ipsum”, Sangkring Art Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

AWARDS
2018
Nomination for the Bloom Award by Warsteiner with the work Social Synthesis
2006
Art prize of the Cursächsischen/Cursaxonian Festival according the exhibition Bildwelten

ARTWORK
Franziska Fennert is a German artist living in Indonesia. With this theme, she tries to question how the image of the body affects our memories in the past; how the national identity and image can be read in a social context. This work depicts a body divided into two charms, having a dualism of character. She tries to compose an understanding of two publics in viewing the identity of the Western nation today - especially the people of Indonesia. Our memory of the West is deeply influenced by several different layers of images. On the one hand, a figure of a Westerner is often associated with the group/the white people and also with the colonialists. On the other hand, the white people’s image also represents intellectual symbols, which are projected on technological and scientific products that have profound influences in nations all around the world, including Indonesia.
Memory Projections on Contemporary Western Humans
140 x 85 x 15 cm | Canvas, artificial hair, acrylic paint, secondhand clothes, accessories, fabric | 2019