Artist in Residence
Gasworks website: gasworks.org.uk/studio-artists
Lina Hermsdorf (b.1985, Germany) lives and works in London. Often mediated through lecture performances and text-based installations, her works unfold narrative threads which explore how power structures, technology and biological components interact with one another. She regularly incorporates the biographical data of her performers and the history of the site into her pieces. After spending time on the ‘Artist’s Books Residency Program’ at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in 2018, Hermsdorf will continue her research into a little-known, ancient and sacred forest near Spoleto which was exclusively for women.
In Germany Hermsdorf studied Theatre at the University in Giessen and Fine Arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Recent shows include While you wait for it (2019), II, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Doing things with words, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2018); State 0, Flat Time House (2017), Vantage Point, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2017), Immortalismus, Kunstverein Freiburg (2017), among other venues. She was part of the Symposium ‘Women in Conceptual Art’ at the Chelsea College of Arts (2018) and contributed to Pfeil Magazine 9 ‚Error‘.