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JORINDE VOIGT (1977, Germany)

"Something is beautiful, and also natural and good if it bears its own variations within itself.“

Jorinde Voigt is a leading conceptual artist based in Berlin, Germany. Born in 1977 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Voigt studied with Katharina Sieverding at Universität de Künste, Berlin, graduating with her Master's of Fine Arts in 2004. From 2014 to 2019, she taught at Akademie der Bildenden Künste (AdBK) in Munich, and today she is a Professor of Conceptual Drawing and Painting at University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HfBK).

In her work, Jorinde Voigt observes and explores the inner processes of perception in relation to various aspects and subjects such as affects and emotions, imagination, memory, sensory experience, natural and cultural phenomena, scientific data, interpersonal actions, and relationships. She creates complex systems of charts, diagrams, and thought models to depict the intersection of subjective, personal experience with seemingly objective external stimuli. Voigt understands her artistic practice as a “performative act out of the creative action with the objective to draw spaces of potency within an endless spectrum of possibilities.”

Voigt often uses as her starting point a musical composition or a philosophical text. In her early work, she took an analytical approach to highly emotionally charged erotic Chinese artwork, deconstructing and de-contextualizing the drawings into diagrams, thereby depriving them of their psychological effects.

Throughout her career, Voigt has transformed complex and intangible notions from music, philosophy, and phenomenology into visual models characterized by intricate lines organized into patterns, networks, and entire systems that strike a balance between order and chaos.

In her Studies on Reality (2021), Voigt combines drawing and collage, mounting a three-dimensional collage onto mirror glass. While smaller in scale than most of her work, this series creates the illusion of infinite space and incorporates the element of time, playing with the viewer's perception and the changing effects of light. Voigt often brings together drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture, inviting the viewer to create layers of subjective meaning through an aesthetic that feels at once personal and universal. Her artistic practice maps the natural rhythms that govern our experience of reality, and through her unique visual language she presents a world of complex, abstract concepts formally reduced into aesthetically pleasing, while conceptually charged, works of art.

Besides several grants and prize nominations such as the the Zurich Art Prize in 2021, Voigt was rewarded the prestigious Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize in 2012. She has participated in biennials worldwide, most notably the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2011), Venice, Italy; Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2017); Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2017); and Vienna Biennial for Change, Vienna, Austria (2019).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022    
Jorinde Voigt, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Jorinde Voigt: On Reality, König London, London, UK

2021    
Trust and Rain, David Nolan, New York, NY, USA
Jorinde Voigt, Klosterfelde Art Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Potential and Coincidence, P21, Seoul, South Korea
Resonanz, König Galerie, Seoul, South Korea

2020    
Jorinde Voigt: The State of Play, David Nolan, New York, NY, USA
Jorinde Voigt: The Real Extent, König Galerie, Nave, Berlin, Germany

2019    
Wall Drawing Series: Jorinde Voigt: Vertical, Menil Drawing Institute, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA
Jorinde Voigt: Universal Turn, Horst–Janssen–Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Prototypes and Multiples, Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt, McNamara Art Project, Hong Kong, China

2018    
Jorinde Voigt: Immersive Integral, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Jorinde Voigt: Divine Territory, Kirche St. Matthäus, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt, Mao Space, Shanghai, China; Lisson Gallery London, UK
Jorinde Voigt & Christian Jankowski: Wahlverwandtschaften/Afinidades electivas, Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Spain
Jorinde Voigt: Integral, David Nolan, New York, NY, USA
Jorinde Voigt & Alicja Kwade: Shift Matters, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Immersion, Lempertz, Brussels, Belgium

2017    
Jorinde Voigt: Hills and Turns, König Galerie, Nave, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Both Sides Now, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Jorinde Voigt: A New Kind of Joy, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Song of the Earth, David Nolan, New York, NY, USA

2016    
Jorinde Voigt: SCORES, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Kunst wird Partitur: Jorinde Voigt, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Jorinde Voigt, Pavillon Kaiser–Wilhelm–Promenade, Bad Gastein, Austria
Jorinde Voigt: Radical Relaxation, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Komplexe Systeme: Jorinde Voigt, Galerie E–Werk, Freiburg, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Considerations in the Now, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015    
Jorinde Voigt: Now, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Now, The Baker Museum/ Artis–Naples, Naples, FL, USA
Jorinde Voigt: Now, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Krems–Stein, Austria
Jorinde Voigt: Synchronicity, The Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, USA
Jorinde Voigt: The Edge of Sensation, Dahlmann Preis 2015, Leopold–Hoesch–Museum, Düren, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: YOU, Grieder Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
Jorinde Voigt: Salt, Sugar, Sex, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy

2014    
Jorinde Voigt, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
Dialog 2: Jorinde Voigt & Marcela Armas, Flex, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Codification of Intimacy: Works on Niklas Luhmann, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Jorinde Voigt, Galleria Marie–Laure Fleisch, Rome, Italy

2013    
Jorinde Voigt: Superpassion, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rome, Italy
Jorinde Voigt: The Day before Yesterday – The Day after Tomorrow, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate 1–32, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: C.G. Jung, Grieder Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
Jorinde Voigt: 9 times Philosophy, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

2012    
Jorinde Voigt: Systematic Notations, Nevada Museum of Art (NMA), Reno, Nevada, USA
Jorinde Voigt: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata 1–32, Luminato Festival, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario, CA
Jorinde Voigt: Views on Views on Decameron, Marie–Laure Fleisch, Rome, Italy
5th Drawing Prize Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Salon du Dessin, Paris, France
Jorinde Voigt: Konnex, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Jorinde Voigt: Piece for Words and Views, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Nächtliches Konzert: Jorinde Voigt & Gregor Hildebrandt, Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands

2011    
Jorinde Voigt: Gardens of Pleasure, Galerie Helga Maria Kolsterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Nexus, Galerie Klüser 2, Munich, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: 1000 Views, Regina Gallery Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Jorinde Voigt: Superdestination: Choreographed Coincidence, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
Jorinde Voigt: Territorium, Pécsi Galeria, Pécs, Hungary
Jorinde Voigt, Von der Heydt–Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

2010    
Rosenkranz Kubus IX: Jorinde Voigt, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Superdestination, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Territorium, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: STAAT/ Random I–XI, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands 
Jorinde Voigt: Collective Time, Galerie Martin Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany 
Jorinde Voigt: Axioma, Galleria Marie–Laure Fleisch, Rome, Italy
Systema Magicum Universi, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany 
Jorinde Voigt, Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany

2009    
Jorinde Voigt: Collective Time, Forgotten Bar Project / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Symphonic Area, Heidelberger Kunstverein (HDKV), Heidelberg, Germany 
Jorinde Voigt: STAAT/ Random I–XI, Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation (BHWF), Water Mill, NY, USA
Jorinde Voigt: Stochastic Storms, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany

2008    
Jorinde Voigt: Matrix/Lemniscate, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany 
Jorinde Voigt: STAAT/Random I–XI, Galerie Fahnemann/Fahnemann Projects, art forum berlin, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: STAAT und Lemniscate, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY, USA
Terz, mit/ with Ralf Ziervogel, Neuer Kunstverein Gießen, Giessen, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: DUAL, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (NKV), Wiesbaden, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: ReWrite: Constellation of One, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany

2007    
Jorinde Voigt: Konglomerat, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
Jorinde Voigt: Perm Millennial, Fahnemann Projects, Berlin, Germany

2006    
Jorinde Voigt: Partituren, Fahnemann Projects, Berlin, Germany

2004    
Jorinde Voigt: EPM – emotion per minute, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, France

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

Bundeskunstsammlung, Bonn, Germany

Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

Fondation d’art contemporain, Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Paris, France

Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. (PIN), Munich, Germany

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Stuttgart, Germany

Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Kunstsammlung des Europäischen Patentamts, Berlin, Germany

Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Sachsen–Anhalt, Halle, Germany

Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA

Sammlung der Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Sammlung Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany

Sammlung Landesbank Hessen und Thüringen, Dependance, Paris, France

Sammlung TUI Cruises, Mein Schiff 4

Sammlung Von der Heydt, Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany

Schering Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, USA