Nadja Schlenker


Nadja Schlenker

Nadja Schlenker (1989 DE/CH) is currently living and working in the Netherlands and has recently graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

Her works reach from smaller objects and sculptures to large scale installations that invite to move through, discover and experience. She is interested in the relation between viewer and object as well as in the role architecture plays in cities as spaces that aren't static but that are rather a continuously changing production of spatial, cultural and historical relations. In her practice, Nadja Schlenker is moving between art, design and architecture and creates works that can be looked at as sculptures, but that can often be used as functional pieces, too.


Nadja Schlenker, testing the limits of her materials 

Travelling and living in different places has always been an important part of her life, encounters with people and cultures are sources of inspiration for her practice. Her curiosity for different views and perspectives comes back in her interest for materialresearch in which she tests the possibilities and limits of different materials and techniques from ceramics to paper sculpting and working with construction materials.