Artist of the Collection

Yngve Holen

Yngve Holen dissects washing machines, eviscerates vending machines, and scans crushed mobile phones. He is interested in the machines that mark our daily lives by analysing their capacity to drive us to consumption. His work uses industrial production techniques to attack symbols of strength and speed such as the car or the plane and thus rethinks the human being, our limits and our fragility in this era of new technologies.

Born in 1982 in Braunschweig, Yngve Holen studied at the HfBK Städelschule in Frankfurt, from which he graduated in 2010. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

In the Collection