Andrea Hold-Ferneck

Born in 1963 in Hannover, lives and works in Wuppertal

Numerous grants (including the one of: Foundation Art and Culture, NRW) with residence (among others in Antwerp, Ahrenshoop, Darmstadt/Mühltal); since 1997 regular exhibitions in many a ‘Kunstverein’ and galleries all over Germany and the Benelux

The works of Andrea Hold-Ferneck are sensitively recorded moments, fragments of reality, filtered and retained by the artist with an investigating eye. Only ephemerally looked at they might seem to be photographical copies of nature, banal scenes of everyday life.

She abstracts tree bark to a series of wonderful structures, she transforms a flower meadow into an impressionistic adventure, shows moments in nature with fascinating accuracy and spatial density. Her enthusiasm for details -like in the edition ‘soap bubbles’- makes her create pictures that can almost be a haptic experience. Her ‘cutouts’ function so irritatingly three-dimensional that you take them for plastic objects.

For her installations the artist composes ensembles from reproducing photographs, trivial things like chairs or plants, and monochrome photographic plates. The latter complete the installation in a corporate color-mood sensitizing the spectator.

Works of the artist

Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_01_Blaetter    Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_02_Ensemble    Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_03_Platanen_A    Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_04_Platanen_B  
Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_05_Magnolie_links    Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_06_Magnolie_rechts    Referenzen_Andrea_Hold_Ferneck_07_Gruen    Weitere Arbeiten des Künstlers

exibitions/grants/awards (selected):


2008        Fotografien, Goethe Institut, Rotterdam
2006        damit die Zeit nicht stehen bleibt, Kunstverein Flensburg
2002        Gewächse, Kunstverein Heinsberg
2001        Gewächse, Kunstverein Bremerhaven
1999        intervalle, Ausstellungsraum Karl-Liebknechtstraße, Leipzig


2005        Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen
2003        Wonderlands – Perspektiven aktueller Fotografie, Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg
2001        eilt: brummen, schauen, kommen, KX-Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg
1998        Junge Kunst, Saar-Ferngas Förderpreisausstellung im Saarlandmuseum Saarbrücken,
                 in der Brandenburgischen Kunstsammlung Cottbus und im Kunstverein Ludwigshafen


Editionen oder Unikate

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Andrea Hold-Ferneck

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1994/2014, edition 10 (+2),
print on aluminium,
2 x 19 x 19 cm