Didi Lehnhausen is a visual artist mainly working with painting and printmaking. With her paintings she creates installations, publications and occasional video works and performances. Lehnhausen devotes herself to tracing back materials to their origins while experimenting with and deconstructing traditional methods of creation.

Lehnhausen completed her BA in Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with a series of darkroom paintings, partially created in Java, Indonesia. Following her studies, she returned to Yogyakarta, where she worked with the contemporary artist collective Ruang Mes 56 and refined her darkroom painting techniques. She explored the intricate processes of batik, which allowed her to develop unique methods of painting with wax and dye. Returning to Amsterdam in 2020 she began studying the traditions of oil paint that made its way into her practice. Currently based in Lucca, Italy, the changing seasons imprint themselves on the surfaces of her work.

2023 - NYC Crit Club program with Loren Erdrich
2021 - Artist in Resident at the Grand, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019/2020 – Batik Leksa Ganesha, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2019 – Ruang MES 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2018 – two-month residency at the AGA lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 – one-month residency at Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan
2017 –  one-month residency Transfer International Ruhr, Germany
2012/2016 – BFA Gerrit Rietveld Academy, graduated with the Fine Arts prize (best FA graduate), Amsterdam
2015 – Group residency at Urbane Kunste Ruhr, Germany
2015 – Group residency at DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands

2023 - “Ancient Eyes With Purple Glasses”, book publication
2023 - “21 seizoenen” at Hotel Arena with the 4/5 Mei comité
2022 - “Angels Are Aliens Too” an installation at TEMPLE Amsterdam
2021 – Installation of the work “Seven x two angels + the Union” at Radio Kootwijk
2020 – “We don’t wear long dresses when we work” at Projectspace Plan B, Amsterdam, NL.
2020 – Online screening and artist talk “Tempat Kerja” presented by projectspace, Plan B.
2020 – “Eleven Spells” at Batik Leksa Ganesha, Tembi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2019 – “PAPER SPIRITS / SOIL MATES” duo-exhibition at Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2019 – “Paper Traces” at Ruang MES 56 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2018 – “For reasons yet unknown”, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan
2018 – “Six Lucid Sensibilities” at the Bouwput, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2017 – “KEEP IN TOUCH” a trio-show part of the “Transfer International” festival at the Kunstliedering Halfmannshof, Germany.

2023 - BIG ART 2023 at the Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam
2022 - AIR at the Grand hotel exhibition and auction by Christies Europe.
2021 - Online exhibiton AGA-lab “LIFE IS A LUMINOUS HALO”
2019 – Screening + talk at the symposium “Existentie en zingeving in de GGZ”.
2019 – Prospects&Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2018 – NEU/NOW at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
2017 – NEU/NOW Festival “Europe’s Emerging artist”, De Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL.
2017 – “Making Waves” at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2017 – “Matter of Time”, de Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands.
2016 – “Hesitation”, Lumen Travo galery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2016 – “Ernstig Geschikt” at Studio Omstand in Arnhem, Netherlands.
2016 – “BOTS, BODIES AND BEASTS”, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL.
2015 – “Mobility”, Urbane Kunste Ruhr, Germany.
2015 – “de Beeldenroute Witte de Withstraat”, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2015 – “Performing a trace” at DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands.