Franziska Fennert


Born 1984, Rostock, Germany

Education
2009-11
Meisterschülerin mit einem Stipendium des Freistaates Sachsen // Postgraduated at Academy of Fine Arts Dresden with Grant of the Free State Saxony, Germany
2007-2008
Darmasiswa Scholarship in Yogyakarta from the Indonesian Government
2007
Study Tour China (Guangzhou, Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai)
2003-2009
German Diplom // Master at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden // Academy of Fine Arts Dresden 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
“Heaven Is Mindset”, Visma Art Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
2017
“Heaven Is Mindset”, Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
2015
“Place The King In the Right Position”, Sangkring Art Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017
“Fresh Winds International Biennale”, Iceland, 2017/18 with travel support from ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
2016
“Minimal Art Gallery”, Red Base Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Things, Human And Their Celebration”, Green Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Lore Ipsum”, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015
“Sequence”, Nuart Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonesia
“Art-Chipelago”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
“ARTJOG Infinity In Flux”, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Base Red”, Red Base Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Folk : Lore”, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Terracotta Biennale I”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Love”, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta and Syang Art Space, Magelang, Indonesia

Residency
2013
Vision of A Social Evolution Art Residency at Artsociates, Lawangwangi Art and science Estate, Bandung
Project Bonded art residency in Shanghai supported by Goethe Institut Shanghai and Research Center of World Culture & Arts of Chinese Language Council International, Shanghai 

Grants
2011
IEAA International Emerging Artists Award Dubai, „My king will be your king“ mentioned under best entries painting & mixed media
2009-2011
Grant of the Free State Saxony, Germany / Sächsisches Landesstipendium des Freistaates Sachsen
2007-2008
Darmasiswa Scholarship from the Indonesian Government


Collections
Museum Städtische Galerie Dresden
Collection of the town of Gordur, Iceland, as well as in private collections in Germany, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan and China



Power of Synthesis I

70 x 48 x 8cm | c-print on acrylic, artificial leather, feathers, metal, magnets, filling material
2018


Konsep Karya
The main object is a union of humans under a multi-colored stretchy “textile skin”. The faces, elbows, knees and hands are only guessable under the skin. Colored halogen-led lamps protrude from the gaps and underline the power of connection. Below the skin, many differently sized and differently colored feet come to light. The group stands on a hexagonal plate with a brick pillar and a tree branch rising from two corners. The plate in turn has six about 15 cm high feet made of different materials, such as brick, root, steel cylinder, acrylic tube, Merapi stone, representing the materials used for human habitat.
Social synthesis grasps the concept of enlightenment, especially through evolutionary humanism. Evolutionary humanism puts sel shness at the service of humanity.
Ethics, not morality are the cornerstones of being together in society.
Morality is de ned by an established belief system, but ethics are renegotiated over and over again in human terms, between individuals. How self-interest can be placed at the service of hu- manity is one of the greatest ethical, political and economic challenges of our time. 1
One of the most depressing problems of our time lies in religious fundamentalists of all stripes casually making use of the fruits of the Enlightenment (freedom of expression, constitutionality, science, technology) in order to prevent its principles being applied to the domain of their own belief.“ (...) „In the face of the dangers arising from the renaissance of unenlightened thinking in a technologically highly developed era, it is a matter of intellectual integrity to speak out clearly - especially where religion is concerned.“
Anyone who is capable of splitting the atom and communicating via satellites must possess intel- lectual and emotional maturity. That certain people or groups of persons avoid exposure to criti- cism by establishing “holy” (i.e. untouchable) rules and uphold their fallacies as mandatory for all time, may and can no longer be accepted practice in a modern society. 2
The emotional maturity is also requested in terms of seeing gender. Both women and men play an equal impact on creating a developed society - negotiate ethics - work on the self and gain for complex education.
1 www.leitkultur-humanismus.de
2 Michael Schmidt-Salomon: Manifesto of evolutionary humanism, englisch



Power of Synthesis II

52 x 45 x 9 cm | c-print on acrylic, artificialfur secondhand fabrics, accessories, magnets, metal, model tree
2018


Konsep Karya
The main object is a union of humans under a multi-colored stretchy “textile skin”. The faces, elbows, knees and hands are only guessable under the skin. Colored halogen-led lamps protrude from the gaps and underline the power of connection. Below the skin, many differently sized and differently colored feet come to light. The group stands on a hexagonal plate with a brick pillar and a tree branch rising from two corners. The plate in turn has six about 15 cm high feet made of different materials, such as brick, root, steel cylinder, acrylic tube, Merapi stone, representing the materials used for human habitat.
Social synthesis grasps the concept of enlightenment, especially through evolutionary humanism. Evolutionary humanism puts sel shness at the service of humanity.
Ethics, not morality are the cornerstones of being together in society.
Morality is de ned by an established belief system, but ethics are renegotiated over and over again in human terms, between individuals. How self-interest can be placed at the service of hu- manity is one of the greatest ethical, political and economic challenges of our time. 1
One of the most depressing problems of our time lies in religious fundamentalists of all stripes casually making use of the fruits of the Enlightenment (freedom of expression, constitutionality, science, technology) in order to prevent its principles being applied to the domain of their own belief.“ (...) „In the face of the dangers arising from the renaissance of unenlightened thinking in a technologically highly developed era, it is a matter of intellectual integrity to speak out clearly - especially where religion is concerned.“
Anyone who is capable of splitting the atom and communicating via satellites must possess intel- lectual and emotional maturity. That certain people or groups of persons avoid exposure to criti- cism by establishing “holy” (i.e. untouchable) rules and uphold their fallacies as mandatory for all time, may and can no longer be accepted practice in a modern society. 2
The emotional maturity is also requested in terms of seeing gender. Both women and men play an equal impact on creating a developed society - negotiate ethics - work on the self and gain for complex education.
1 www.leitkultur-humanismus.de
2 Michael Schmidt-Salomon: Manifesto of evolutionary humanism, englisch



Power of Synthesis III

75 x 53 x 8 cm | c-print on acrylic, acrylic color, artificial leather, styrofoam, fabric, metal, magnet
, 2018


Konsep Karya
The main object is a union of humans under a multi-colored stretchy “textile skin”. The faces, elbows, knees and hands are only guessable under the skin. Colored halogen-led lamps protrude from the gaps and underline the power of connection. Below the skin, many differently sized and differently colored feet come to light. The group stands on a hexagonal plate with a brick pillar and a tree branch rising from two corners. The plate in turn has six about 15 cm high feet made of different materials, such as brick, root, steel cylinder, acrylic tube, Merapi stone, representing the materials used for human habitat.
Social synthesis grasps the concept of enlightenment, especially through evolutionary humanism. Evolutionary humanism puts sel shness at the service of humanity.
Ethics, not morality are the cornerstones of being together in society.
Morality is de ned by an established belief system, but ethics are renegotiated over and over again in human terms, between individuals. How self-interest can be placed at the service of hu- manity is one of the greatest ethical, political and economic challenges of our time. 1
One of the most depressing problems of our time lies in religious fundamentalists of all stripes casually making use of the fruits of the Enlightenment (freedom of expression, constitutionality, science, technology) in order to prevent its principles being applied to the domain of their own belief.“ (...) „In the face of the dangers arising from the renaissance of unenlightened thinking in a technologically highly developed era, it is a matter of intellectual integrity to speak out clearly - especially where religion is concerned.“
Anyone who is capable of splitting the atom and communicating via satellites must possess intel- lectual and emotional maturity. That certain people or groups of persons avoid exposure to criti- cism by establishing “holy” (i.e. untouchable) rules and uphold their fallacies as mandatory for all time, may and can no longer be accepted practice in a modern society. 2
The emotional maturity is also requested in terms of seeing gender. Both women and men play an equal impact on creating a developed society - negotiate ethics - work on the self and gain for complex education.
1 www.leitkultur-humanismus.de
2 Michael Schmidt-Salomon: Manifesto of evolutionary humanism, englisch



Social Synthesis

100 x 100 x 130 cm (main object) + smaller wall objects | fabrics, wood, car paint, acrylic, artificial fur
2018


Konsep Karya
The main object is a union of humans under a multi-colored stretchy “textile skin”. The faces, elbows, knees and hands are only guessable under the skin. Colored halogen-led lamps protrude from the gaps and underline the power of connection. Below the skin, many differently sized and differently colored feet come to light. The group stands on a hexagonal plate with a brick pillar and a tree branch rising from two corners. The plate in turn has six about 15 cm high feet made of different materials, such as brick, root, steel cylinder, acrylic tube, Merapi stone, representing the materials used for human habitat.
Social synthesis grasps the concept of enlightenment, especially through evolutionary humanism. Evolutionary humanism puts sel shness at the service of humanity.
Ethics, not morality are the cornerstones of being together in society.
Morality is de ned by an established belief system, but ethics are renegotiated over and over again in human terms, between individuals. How self-interest can be placed at the service of hu- manity is one of the greatest ethical, political and economic challenges of our time. 1
One of the most depressing problems of our time lies in religious fundamentalists of all stripes casually making use of the fruits of the Enlightenment (freedom of expression, constitutionality, science, technology) in order to prevent its principles being applied to the domain of their own belief.“ (...) „In the face of the dangers arising from the renaissance of unenlightened thinking in a technologically highly developed era, it is a matter of intellectual integrity to speak out clearly - especially where religion is concerned.“
Anyone who is capable of splitting the atom and communicating via satellites must possess intel- lectual and emotional maturity. That certain people or groups of persons avoid exposure to criti- cism by establishing “holy” (i.e. untouchable) rules and uphold their fallacies as mandatory for all time, may and can no longer be accepted practice in a modern society. 2
The emotional maturity is also requested in terms of seeing gender. Both women and men play an equal impact on creating a developed society - negotiate ethics - work on the self and gain for complex education.
1 www.leitkultur-humanismus.de
2 Michael Schmidt-Salomon: Manifesto of evolutionary humanism, englisch