Education 2013-2015: Buddhist University Phendeling, Copenhagen 2006-2011: Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense
2019 Das Narrenhaus, galleri NB, Viborg, DK Art Vilnius 2019, galleri NB, Lithuania 2017 Your Quiet Riot, galleri NB Viborg, DK ArtHerning 2017, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark 2016 ArtCopenhagen, Art Fair, galleri NB, Copenhagen, Denmark G.R.A.F.O Gallery, Vilnius, Litauen ArtHerning 2016, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark 2015 Vægtløs, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark G.R.A.F.O Gallery, Vilnius, Litauen Art Copenhagen, galleri NB, Denmark GendErotica, Eyes Wild Drag, Rom, Italie Ich Bleibe, VKunst, Galerie Greulich & Kunstverien Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany Filmideo, Index Art Center, New York, USA All of that needs to go, mini-entzaubert, Beaver, Athen, Greace 2014 The Museum of Transgender History & Art (MOTHA), San Francisco, USA Queer art screening at Cine-k GdR, Oldenburg, Germany Points of view, NE fest 2, Sofia, Bulgaria Annihilated, solo show at C4-Projects, Copenhagen Entzaubert DIY Queer Film Festival, Berlin, Germany V-Kunst, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt, Germany &c Dark Matters, 48eight Gallery, Kent Sussex, England "Holes and Other Vaginas", Gallerie Kulturwerkstatt, Berlin, Germany 2013 The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog, C4-Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark Art Verona, Art Project Fair, Verona, Italiy Cantania Pride, Torino, Italy GendErotica, Eyes Wild Drag, Rome, Italy 2012 1 year birthday event, C4-Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark "StressHat" solo show at NLH-Space, Copenhagen Stoff, Stockholm Fringe Fest, Stockholm, Sweden Entzaubert DIY Queer Film Festival, Berlin, Germany "Queere Filmtage Zürich", Traumschicht Kollektiv, Zürich, Switzerland 2011 The Quick Brown Dog Jumps Over The Lazy Dog, C4-Proejcts, Copenhagen, Denmark "The day of the dead", Gallery DAMP, Copenhagen “Titanic NBeX project”, Vilinius, Lithuania “She´s lost control again”, Gallery Jesper Tae, Copenhagen “Family”, März projectroom, Tallinn, Estonia World in My Eyes, Brandts, Odense, Denmark Woman wheres your tower?, Gallery NB, Roskilde Art Herning, galleri NB, Herning 2010 Christmas Event, galleri NB, Viborg Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Copenhagen Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage – International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg “Abject and Object”, galleri NB - NBeX, Viborg Entzaubert Film Festival Berlin 2010, Germany Overgaden, Kunstpublikationer 2010, Copenhagen The Artists Easter Exhibition, Aarhus 2009 Threads, SOMArts Cultural Centre, San Francisco, USA ArtBeat, Odense International Music Theatre, Odense Charlottenborg´s Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen Crash, The Janus Buildings Easter Exhibition, Tistrup 2008 [PAM ] Perpitualartmachine, Utsikten Kunstsenter, Norway Unitedtwentyfifteen, Unicef/IMCC, Odense The Artist Easter Exhibition, Aarhus Kunsthal, Denmark HomoEvent, Ridehuset; Aarhus, Denmark 2007 Machine-Raum, Vejle The Artists Easter Exhibition, Aarhus Kunsthal, Denmark Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark Super Market, Koh-i-noor, Stockholm, Sweden
Awards: VKunst award 2015, Frankfurt, Germany Fremragende arbejde på Baltic Pride 2011
Foundations: 2015 Statens Kunstfonds working grant for continuing artistic practice 2014 Vesterbro Lokaludvalg arbejdslegat for soloexhibition Annihilated Ole Haslund Kunstnerfond, Artist in Recidence, Ræveskiftet Ophold Løgum Kloster Refugium 2009 Ragnvald & Ida Blix Fonden, travel support for exhibition/networking, San Francisco, USA
Literature: 2014: Passage & Place, anthology about home, published by Lex Non Scripta and Annah Anti-Palindrome, San Francisco, USA 2010: The Little Lebsikon, a small booklet about the evolution of lesbians
Teaching and lectures: 2014 Gæsteforelæser, Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, undervisning i ofring og foredrag om feminin street-art, dårlig musik i kunst og klitoris i kunsten 2013 Gæsteforelæser, Tårnby Malerne, abstrakt portræt workshop Gæsteforelæser, Aarhus Kunstskole/Byhøjskolen, kontrast dynamik workshop og foredrag om død og lykke i kunstværker Gæstetaler, Salon Indigo, en snak om Queer Art/Feminisme. Sammen med blogger Birthe Havmøller fra feminemoments.dk. Arrangeret af forfatteren Inuk Hoff, grundlægger af Salon Indigo Gæsteforelæser, Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, workshop om at være frygtløs og foredrag om maleri eller farvning 2012 Gæsteforelæser, Aarhus Kunstskole/Byhøjskolen, krop workshop og foredrag om performativitet og ynkelighed.
Henriette Hellstern is a big fan of thematic exhibitions. They stay focused and create an interesting and intense experience for the audience. Therefore, it is with great expectations that we look forward to the upcoming exhibition.
Henriette Hellstern is remarkably strong, dynamic and very personal in her expression and profile. She herself says: I think I became an expressionist, as working with real true emotions every day. It was a taboo in my childhood, but today I can tell the present, the incoming and the stories through this technique, says Henriette Hellstern, adding: precisely this, talking about things through art is important to me. I think we can meet across differences if we can communicate, and what's better than the art of making paintings on words we can't say?
Therefore, we look forward to the thematic exhibition Das Narrenhaus, which takes an affectionate starting point in the doctors' practice towards the patients at the Insanity Hospital in Viborg in 1877.
Das Narrenhaus is also the story of being an outsider and misunderstood individual. In Henriette Hellstern's childhood in East Jutland, artists also felt differently. The need for a psychologist was completely outlawed, and they looked down at those in the community who needed help. Something that the artist feelled on her own body as she went down with social phobia and then severe depression. The understanding of the outside world was missing.
The exhibition is therefore a two-part experience where one can choose one's focus in relation to a personal interest in either the professional side of psychiatry as it was 142 years ago, or as an insight into the artist’s challenges of life's vital issues.