© Lena Heubusch, Pointer, 2018
© Lena Heubusch, Pointer, 2018

“Pay attention to the interconnectedness of things.”


Lena Heubusch





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Lena Heubusch, copyright Pearlie Frisch

Who are you? What do you do?

I am an artist/researcher. Developing work across a range of disciplines, I explore the systematic treatment of image and how the ordinary of the everyday creates our experience of knowledge. The categories we have created are exploding rapidly and call for restructuring of previously conceived systems.

Where are you from?

I was born in Nuremberg, Germany and I am currently based in London and Berlin.

Your style in 3 words?

liminal, multi-disciplinary, collective

© Lena Heubusch, Everything in between, 2015
© Lena Heubusch, Everything in between, 2015

Your weakness? Your strength?

Perfectionism. Perfectionism. 

What makes you different?

Everyone is unique.

When did you decide to become an artist?

When I realised how art is capable of integrating any category and transforming it.

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?

The process itself.

© Lena Heubusch, untitled (game), 2018
© Lena Heubusch, untitled (game), 2018

A few words about your favourite creation?

I don’t have a favourite creation as such. Everything is connected with everything.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

I recently had the opportunity to work with Otobong Nkanga during Documenta14 and was deeply inspired by the endless layers of knowledge that go into her work. She’s amazing!

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

A project implementing fluid systems within collective settings.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is

Feeling passionate about what I do.

2018: Where are we going?

Towards empathy. 

When the going gets tough…

Dance it off. 

Your city’s favourite spots?

I love walking the streets and just let places find me.

Do you have a vision?

Fluid systems. 

© Lena Heubusch, Pointer, (performance), 2018
© Lena Heubusch, Pointer, (performance), 2018

What would you do if you could change the World?

Pay attention to the interconnectedness of things.

Tell us about your future plans

I’m very much looking forward to an artist residency with Spazju Kreattiv Malta as part of the official programme of Valetta 2018 European Capital of Culture. I’ll be leading a workshop within the residency programme and am currently working on a series of interactive events for 2018. Stay tuned!

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

I love music so it’s hard to pick a favourite. Right now, I’m listening to Air All I Need.



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