Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Janine Mackenroth

Janine Mackenroth

Name: Janine Mackenroth
Residency Dates: April-July
Place of Birth: Munich, Germany
Lives and works: Munich, Germany
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Education: 2014-16 painting and graphic studies, Prof. Anselm Reyle, Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Hamburg, DE 2010-16 Diploma, Honour as Master Scholar,painting and graphic studies, Prof. Axel Kasseböhmer, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, DE


Janine Mackenroth's multidisciplinary practice addresses pressing global issues.  In 2013, she detonated 194 old loaves of bread arranged as a map of the earth – symbolizing the world's 194 nations - with the happening "BREAKING BREAD" as a comment on world hunger. Every three seconds, a loaf exploded, the same time interval it takes for someone somewhere in the world to die from the effects of famine.  With the installation ONE SECOND she raised awareness of climate change by inviting the entire population of the  city of Munich  to touch and walk on the symbol "I" that she had painted in white paint and that covered the entire space of the Olympic Park in Munich.

Mackenroth's recent work with nail polish and other cosmetics is to be understood as a commentary on a male dominated art world. The shedding of gallons of expensive nail polish is a self-assured arising in front of this art world, poured out feminism on canvas. The materiality and conceptual organization of her work and projects seeks to challenge issues that affect equally society, environment and herself.

Selected exhibitions by Janine Mackenroth include: Upcoming: "PANGLOSSIAN PAINTING", Galerie Leidel, Munich, DE (2018); "PIECE OF CAKE", Kulturbahnhof, Kassel, DE (2017); "PARADOXAL PAINTING“, Kunstraum, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE (2017); VIDEOKUNST.CH @, Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern, CH (2015); "ONE SECOND“, Olympic Park, Munich, DE (2013); Fine Art Zurich, Art Fair, Galerie Francaise, CH (2013); ART Salzburg, Art Fair, Galerie Francaise, OE (2013), "BREAKING BREAD“, Siegestor, Munich, DE (2012) Honours: Nominated for BLOOOM Art Award, Art Dusseldorf, Art Fair, DE (2017); Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung, Munich, DE (2017); Studio sponsorship, state capital Munich, DE (2017-20); Studio sponsorship, Genius Loci e.V., Munich, DE (2016-20); Residency Platform, Munich, DE (2015-16); Lab 3.0, Unpainted Media Art Fair, Munich, DE (2014)


Galerie Leidel

Select Permanent Collection/s: Sammlung Ketterer-Ertle, CH
CHANEL Deutschland, DE