The artistic practice of Danish artist Helene Nymann addresses the notion of embodied knowledge and the ways in which associative images stimulate memory. Applying mnemonic devices and memory-systems for image-making, Nymann constructs performative environments in which the moving image, sound and sculpture make way for transformative arrays of consciousness, deepening the understanding of the fundamental aspects, by which we process information, store knowledge and create memories for more sustainable futures.
Nymann is currently an artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Anthropology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Her project “Memories of Sustainable Futures: Remembering in the Digital Age” is supervised by Professor Andreas Roepstorff. In 2018 Helene Nymann is the recipient of the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen grant for artistic research with special mention and a fellowship for The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in NYC. Nymann received her MFA from Malmø Art Academy and BFA from Goldsmiths University.
Recent solo-exhibitions include Ars Memoria: Memes for Imagination, Kunsthal Aarhus (Dk), Screen Series, New Museum, New York, USA (2019), INSCRIBED Oh Locus Locus, Fridman Gallery NYC, USA (2017), ARS MEMORIA -Memes for Imagination, The Round Tower, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017), Le-sous-commun, Berlin, Germany (2016), Return To Centre, Lincoln Centre – David Rubinstein Atrium, New York, USA (2010). Group-shows include; CHART EMERGING; I AM OUR COMMON PRONOUN, curator Helga Christoffersen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017), Mnemonics, The Social Life of Memory, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany (2017), The Map is not the Territory, Pfizer Building, Group-show, New York, USA (2017) Pioneer Works, Village Fête, New York, USA (2017) Stamp, project by David Horvitz (US) at Printed Matter, New York, USA (2017), ABOUT:BLANK, Group show, MACRO, Museo D´arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (2016).