Jenny Brockmann

Nature of Knowledge - the Uncertain Structure‚ 2019. Monitors, models, drawings. Installation view, BOZAR, Brussels. Photo: Jenny Brockmann © the artist
Cold - On Sensitivity, 2019. Aluminum, refrigeration unit, Aluflex pipes, valves, controller. Exhibition view at Pavillon im Ilm Park, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, project 'Heat Cold Devices. Bauhaus – Attempting Balance’. Photo: Thomas Müller © the artist
TERR-series, 2017. Icelandic basalt, frequency generator. Exhibition view, Gallery Gerken, Berlin. Photo: Bernd Hiepe © the artist
Sundial 20-17-040-1, 2017. Aluminum, motors, light, controller. Exhibition view, Gallery Gerken, Berlin. Photo: Bernd Hiepe © the artist
Open Lab ‚Irreversible Moment, 2016. Various materials. Exhibition view, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin. Photo: Bernd Hiepe © the artist

Jenny Brockmann is an artist and sculptor living in Berlin and New York. Her works combine technology, science and art, and have been shown internationally. She studied fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she was a student of Rebecca Horn, and received a diploma in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin. Brockmann creates works characterised by discursive aesthetics. In the form of sculptures, interactive spatial arrangements, or outlines of thought, the artist has, for years, researched dynamic, spatial, and social processes, as well as natural cycles. Brockmann’s works are a starting point for philosophical discourse, and for questions about patterns of human behavior and social structures.

Jenny Brockmann has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Manege, St. Petersburg; Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador; Nordart, Rendsburg; Kasko, Basel, Switzerland; St. Pancras, London, UK; Gallery Gerken, Berlin; Museo para la identidad Nacional, Tegucigalpa; Jam Factory Art Center, Lviv, Ukraine; Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland; Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin; Kaohsiunh Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Breiddalssetur, Breiddalsvik, Iceland; Genia Schreiber University Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Carriage Trade, New York; Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark; 601Artspace, New York; BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.

During my residency at AiR351 I’d like to learn more about the history of Portugal and specifically of the city of Lisbon. I’ d like to research about the earthquake of Lisbon in the year 1755 and its global impact at that time. For the planned project I’d like to reveal and investigate historical layers: layers of biological and social systems, as well as cultural and anthropological layers. As I work with various media, and often model my works and installations on the forms of scientific experiments, I will collect samples and artifacts and gather them in the exhibition space, documenting and evaluating them in the form of recordings, drawings of objects, or topographical conditions, and filmic, photographic, or audio documentation.

06.2021 – 07.2021
Research Grant from Kunstfonds Foundation
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