Jochen Dehn

Born 1968 in Hamburg, DE
Lives and works in Paris, FR

Jochen Dehn is as much scientist, inventor and explorer as he is an artist. Seeking inspiration from meteoric collisions and ancient rock crystals, he seeks to expand the boundaries of knowledge and consistently succeeds in creating absurd scenarios. Many of his performances take the form of experiments, yet are never conceived with a specific goal in mind, intended rather as open-ended inquiries. He has worked, exhibited and performed in numerous international institutions including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Volksbühne, Berlin, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, and the 11th Biennial of Contemporary Art Lyon among others.

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Exhibitions

Clementine / RTP, 2015

Graphite on paper, 75 x 50 cm

Claudia / RTP, 2015

Graphite on paper, 100 x 60 cm

28, Boulevard de la Chapelle, 2011

Asphalt, Q-Tipp

Das Nest des Rosttöpfers, 2012

Mixed Media 22 x 28 x 24 cm, Edition of 5 + 1 AP (1/5)

Dinosaurierei mit Ginsengwurzel und schwarzen Pilzen, 2012

Clay, 14 x 100 x 40 cm

Hunting an Elephant, 2012

Photography, 56 x 42 cm

Bowling Ball Beach II« (2/3), 2013

Elm and scots elm, dimensions variable

Bowling Ball Beach II« (2/3), 2013

Elm and scots elm, dimensions variable

Nilpferd II, 2013

Nylon stocking, vase, book, hammer, dimensions variable

Odd Lot, 2012

Part of a performance

Odd Lot, 2012

Part of a performance

12 Pferde, 2012

Mixed Media, dimensions variable

Savon expansé, 2012

Soap, porcelaine, microwave, dimensions variable

Sommer 12, 2013

Newspaper, 30 x 20 cm

Tarita Teripaia, 2012

Black Tahiti pearl, silver chain, dimensions variable

Trainingsobjekt zum Denken in 4 räumlichen Dimensionen, 2009

Caoutchouc, antennas

Trainingsobjekt zum Denken in 4 räumlichen Dimensionen, 2009

Installation view, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin 2013

Why stand when you can fall, 2013

Performance, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin