Growing up in Eastern Germany, Henrike Naumann experienced extreme-right ideology as a predominant youth culture in the 90s. Her work reflects on the history of the right-wing terrorism in Germany as well as on today‘s broad acceptance of racist ideas. She is interested in the mechanisms of radicalization and how they are linked to personal experience and youth culture. She likes to explore the friction of contrary political opinion through the ambivalence of personal aesthetic taste. In her immersive installations she combines video and sound with scenographic spaces. In recent years she widened her focus to the global connectivity of youth cultures and the reversion of cultural othering. Notable exhibitions include “The Museum of Trance” at the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), “Intercouture” at the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédias de l’Echangeur in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and “Aufbau Ost” at Galerie Wedding, Berlin.
As of February 2019
Artistic Practices, Cultural Work and the War in Ukraine
With Berlin based artist collectives and cultural initiatives
Thank You For Bringing My Work Back Home
With Henrike Naumann and Valeria Schiller
Palast der Republik
Day 1: Re-Vision
with Almuth Berger, Tatjana Böhm, Susan Buck-Morss, Boris Buden, Augusto Corrieri, Bernd Gehrke, Trajal Harrell, Max Hertzberg, Pan Daijing, Bénédicte Savoy, Bernhard Schlink, Technosekte + Henrike Naumann u.a.