In her artistic practice, Lena Skrabs mainly tries to investigate the oddity of the human species. She feels committed to the celebratory possibilities of the ordinary. Her work covers diverse media and moves along the interface between object, performance and participation. Touching topics such as leisure, work and play, Lena Skrabs enjoys to translate her daily-life observations into serious games in which she is making use of stereotypes and familiar images. She is an explorer of virtual and physical public space and interested in all kinds of processes. Her work is connected in unconventional methods that trigger surprise and irritation and often reveal to its full extend only at second glance. Another big part of her practice is the organization and hosting of social events as well as running spaces open to the public. Her passion presently focuses on daily-life performances, dilettantism and Kiosk-culture.
Lena Skrabs was born in Hamburg/Germany. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus University Weimar as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Art-Education-Therapy from Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Bonn. During her master studies she was partially living in Tokyo, spending one year at Tokyo University of the Arts in the Intermedia Arts department.
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