DIDI LEHNHAUSEN


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PROJECTS


PAINTING PICTURES
BIG ART okt 2023

Three paintings of pictures. A postcard of a Jean d’Arc persiflage, “An American girl in Italy” and a picture of an actrice protesting on the highway. The paintings were installed at Big Art in the former prison, Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam.
NO NIGHT DREAMING
2023

Dye pigments beeswax oilstick and pastel on antique bed linen. installed in a garden near the mountains in Tuscany.
ANCIENT EYES WITH PURPLE GLASSES 
dec 2023

A book with paintings and stories on seven colors made with the support of the AFK stipendium. Limited edition with handpainted cover available. Order by sending a message.
ANGELS ARE ALIENS TOO
TEMPLE Amsterdam dec 2022


Angels are Aliens too is an installation of paintings on the stage of Temple, a former theological centre in Amsterdam. The paintings are presented on the stage together with a sound piece. The residency was focused on the act of painting in relationship to the body of the painter.

This residency was supported by the AFK fund.
BRIEF AAN KAREL
2021, publicatie

Brief aan Karel” is a letter published together with 5 photo collages printed with the Riso machine by Terry Bleu. The prints come together in a big drawing (85x85cm) folded as a Victorian envelope. The work will be presented and auctioned at the Grand hotel next year.
Brief aan Karel at the Grand
2022, exhibition

51 artists participated in the Residency and exhibition initiated by Yvo Weyel at the Grand hotel in Amsterdam during the pandamic.

Brief aan Karel was featured in two Dutch newspapers with an interview, het Parool and de Volkskrant.

SEVEN ANGELS
2021, installation

Seven Angels x 2 + the Union is made especially for the windows of Radio Kootwijk. The work is made to transform the building into a sanctuary uniting two different sides. The windows that face each other are drawn as inversion. The original purpose of the monumental concrete building was to serve communication between the Netherlands and the Dutch Indies. The windows are made to travel through light to different levels inside oneself.
ELEVEN SPELLS
2020, installation


A textile installation of 11 pieces on cotton each approx 200x116cm. Made and presented at the batik gallery Batik Leksa Ganesha.
WE DON’T WEAR LONG DRESSES WHEN WORK
2020, installation, textile, film, ceramics

Window exhibition at Plan B project space presenting the textile installation Eleven spells, 22 ceramic snakes and the film Tempat Kerja

”During a residency at the batik workshop Batik Leksa Ganesha in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2019, Lehnhausen researched the divination of techniques. From this perspective she approached the workshop as a space to create, learning the specific rules and rituals of the batik technique and following the routines of the workshop. In search for the meaning of all patterns, forms and color, she found their definition is as fluid as the changing of time.”

 
PRACTCICING MEMORIES
2019, photographic digital print, acryl-glass


Wall installation of 5 prints. The prints are between 60x90cm and 91x150cm. The wall is 12 meters long and 4 meters high. The work was created during a residency period at Ruang MES56 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The wall installation was presented during the exhibition “Paper Spirits / Soil Mates” in Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
PAPER SPIRITS
2019, analog print mounted on alluminium  

Seven prints created in printing performance (see printing traces ︎︎︎),  presented with the exposure video’s at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
PAPER SPIRITS
2019, performance and exhibition 

Performance in the darkroom, three video’s and seven prints. This work is a collaboration with Afdruk56, part of the collective Ruang MES 56 in Yoygakarta. Afdruk56 is a project with focus on darkroom techniques and collecting negatives from the 20th century in Indonesia. During the exhibition in Yogyakarta, the making of the prints was presented as a performative act in itself. The visitors could join in to the darkroom and witness the ritual of printing the portraits.

SIX LUCID SENSEBILITIES 
2019, ART ROTTERDAM


An installation of six silkscreen frames in front of lightboxes. The size of one lightbox is 160x120x30cm.

“Six lucid sensibilties” is an installation build with silkscreen frames that are imprinted with photographic images and presented with the residues of silkscreen ink. Made during an artist in residency period at the AGA-lab, Amsterdam. Presented at Prospects and Concepts in Februari 2019 at Art Rotterdam
TEN METERS OF EVIDENCE 
2018 NEU/NOW at ART BASEL


Installation of a ten meter long zilver gelatine print created in a darkroom performance. 1000x127cm. Presented at the Neu/Now festival at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and during Art Basel 2018. The print has also been exhibited at BIG ART 2018 in the Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam


FOR REASONS YET UNKNOWN 
2018 Studio Kura

Installation of seven cyano prints (100x200cm) and a series of small silver gelatine prints. Made during an artist in residence in Itoshima, Japan. In the printing process found materials, brought to the shores by the ocean near the studio, were gathered and used in ritual acts in the studio. 

Ten meters of evidence: The choreography 
2017, performance, film, light sensitive paper


A choreagraphy in the dark room using negatives, objects, fluids and filmprojections to expose 10 meters of light sensitive paper. The performative act was carried out three times in the Amsterdam Studio’s, a total of 30 meters of print was made in the process
TEN METERS OF EVIDENCE 
2017 NEU/NOW at de Westergasfabriek

Installation of a ten meter long zilver gelatine print created in a darkroom performance. 1000x127cm. Presented at the Neu/Now festival at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and during Art Basel 2018. The print has also been exhibited at BIG ART 2018 in the Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam
 
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KEEPS THE ROOSTERS ALIVE 2016, Ernstig Geschikt @ Studio Omstand in Arnhem. 

Looking for someone who keeps the roosters alive installed at the best graduates exhibition “Ernstig Geschikt” at Studio Omstand in Arnhem.
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KEEPS THE ROOSTERS ALIVE 2016, Graduation Rietveld Academy, installation, silver gelatin prints, wood

Installation of 6 silver gelatin prints, presented in wooden frames. Didi Lehnhausen graduated from Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with this work and won the Fine Arts prize. Thereafter the work was exhibited in Studio Omstand in Arnhem and the Lumen Travo Gallery in Amsterdam. 

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