Didi Lehnhausen has painted in photography darkrooms, silkscreen and batik workshops before focussing on oil paint. She draws imagery from personal and public archives or historical sites that she visits on pilgrimages. Didi's art practice began in Amsterdam where she experimented with unconventional materials in an intuitive and sensorial way. This led to the making of large scale darkroom prints in which she would paint with the photographic liquids. She later reconnected with her roots in Indonesia, developing unique painting methods with wax and dye. In 2023, she continues her painting practice in Italy.

2021 - AIR at the Grand hotel in Amsterdam
2019/2020 – Batik Leksa Ganesha, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2019 – Ruang MES 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2018 – AGA lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 – Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan
2017 – Transfer International Ruhr, Germany
2012/2016 – Gerrit Rietveld Academy, graduated with the Fine Arts prize (best FA graduate), Amsterdam
2015 – Urbane Kunste Ruhr, Germany
2015 – DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Solo/Duo exhibitions
2022 – “Angels are Aliens too” supported by the AFK at Temple-Amsterdam 
2021 – Presentation 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 – “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.

Group exhibitions
2022 - “Brief aan Karel” at Artist in Residence at the Grand Exhibition and auction by Christies, Amsterdam
2021 - Online exhibiton AGA-lab “LIFE IS A LUMINOUS HALO”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.

Film screenings
2020 – Online screening and artist talk “Tempat Kerja” presented by projectspace, Plan B.
2020 – “Away to Home” supported by the AFK, a video-album presented on Instagram.
2019 – Screening + talk at the symposium “Existentie en zingeving in de GGZ”.