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– Beate Linne is based in Goslar, Germany. She mainly works in the field of performance art, video art and installation. In addition to her solo work, she has worked with various artists. For example, in the artist duo Linne & Vaara, as a guest at Black Market International and others. She gives workshops and has been a co-curator for various international festivals such as Transart Communication (HU), the International Performance Art Festival Blow! (DE) and the International Live Art Festival OPEN 19 (CN). She is the founder of NO W HERE, an international performance arts meeting that took place in Helsinki, Finland for the first time in 2019. Her academic studies range from fine arts to architecture and the German language to social work. These diverse experiences and knowledge form the basis of her art. Traveling and exchanging ideas with people from different cultures have enriched her a lot and challenge her to experiment and to continuously develop her artistic work. Linne’s works have been presented in different contexts in more than 20 countries around the world.

Performance selection:
2020 Festival det Tempo, Sermoneta, Italy./ 2019 Plato Gallery, Ostrava ,Czech Republic – BLV, Central Municipal de Destricto San Francisco, Bilbao, Spain/2018 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – Rebel Art Space Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand – Kahlil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallha, Palestine / 2017 Today Art Museum, Beijing, China-International Multimedia Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia – 4D Gallery, Slovakia – Contemporary Art Museum Oaxaca, Mexico / 2016 Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel-Contemporary Art Museum Valdivia, Chile – Hong Kong Art Week, Hong Kong – Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China- Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Thailand / 2015 Bone performance Art Festival, Bern, Switzerland – Transart Communication, Müszi, Budapest, Hungary – Streetlevel, Helsinki, Finland / 2014 Magyar Mühely Gallery, Budapest, Hungary – Transistory Acts, French Institut Yangon, Myanmar – Galleria Augusta, Helsinki, Finland.

Exhibition selection:
2019 Memory and Identity, solo exhibition, You and me space, Xiaozhou, Guangzhou, China / 2017 Black The horizontal eight II, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico /2016 Pentagramm, group exhibition, Parabiosis Communication and Coexistance, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China / 2014 five, Linne&Vaara, “Our Street” group exhibition, Vaanta Art Museum, Myyrmäki, Finland / Black-The horizontal eight I, solo exhibition, Magyar Mühely Galeria, Budapest, Hungary /2013 Suitcase Exchange, group exhibition, Linne&Vaara. Digital Live. YouYou Contemporary Art Center, Xiaozhou, Guangzhou, China /2012 Reflection C, GiftGötze, group exhibition, Produzentengallerie, Woltwiesche, Germany.

Statement:
My work investigates core issues of life and the condition of being a human. I am preoccupied with questions of identity, coexistence, and the conceptual decoupling of humans from nature. My art can be seen as poetical compositions that transforms life in odd (living images). It’s not about presenting ready answers to social and politic subjects, but rather an offer activating the spectator finding their own interpretations or associations.