Felicitas Rohden (°1984) is a visual artist living and working in Düsseldorf and Brussels.Her installation based work addresses the shift between image-planes and space and aims to turn mathematical space concepts into pictorial images. Scientific theories and close collaborations with scientists form the starting point of her artistic interests. This results in a visual language where she unfolds, deconstructs or alienates diagrams and formulas such as e.g. the topological theories of Henri Poincaré.
Rohden achieved her Masters in Fine Art in 2009 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and has since been exhibiting internationally. She received a studio grant from „Kunstverein für die Rheinlände und Westfalen“ between 2011-2013 and participated in residency programs such as „FAAP-Residência Artistica“ in São Paulo, and „Kuntstiftung NRW-Atelier Galata“ in Istanbul. Currently she is an artist in residence at MASS MoCA Museum, Massachusetts, USA.
She is also a lecturer at the Fine Art department at St Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.
As part of her artistic practice, Felicitas Rohden brings logical and allogical visual languages together in close collaboration with the scientific field. This mediation between theoretical abstraction and a physical haptic experience result in installations and book objects.
In this lecture, she draws a line between those collaborations and ‘INKTprojects’- an Antwerp based platform she co-founded in 2016 which encourages the exchange between artists and institutions by rethinking the graphic medium.