Lena Skrabs lives and works in Berlin. She holds an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. During her master studies, she spent one year abroad at the Tokyo University of the Arts in the Department of Intermedia Art.
In her artistic practice, Lena Skrabs investigates the absurdity of the human species. She is interested in the performative aspect of everyday life and the celebratory possibilities of the ordinary. She translates her observations of mundanity into unexpected experiences with a focus on the subjects of work and non-work, leisure, play and their relationship to one another. Her work englobes small and big gestures, non-production, boredom, fun, and often some sort of disappointment. It covers diverse media and moves at the interface between object, performance, and event.
Since 2016 she has been working as one of two members of the collective g.a.d.o. (great artists doing okay), together with Paloma Sanchez-Palencia. Promoting concepts of averageness is their declared aim. g.a.d.o. likes to play with the expectations of the professional art context, exploring relaxation, fun and care as a form of institutional critique.
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