New book

56 pages
Published by Lena von Goedeke & DEW21
Text: Julia Sonnenfeld-Wurthmann
Greetings: Xenia von Poser, DEW21
Available from november 2019
Layout: Visuelle Konzepte & Lena von Goedeke
35 €


In autumn 2019 I realized three solo shows, focusing on the complex matter of beauty and unavailability of the arctic hemisphere; the disability of humankind to fully comprehend and thus save this hostile environment, the solid darkness of a long polar night and the existential threat of climate catastrophy.

Thanks to the DEW21 Art Award, a new catalogue has been published, showing the brand new pieces of these three solo shows. The introduction to Lena von Goedeke’s works was written by Julia Sonnenfeld-Wurthmann.

Abb.: Lena von Goedeke, “Habitate”


Kunstverein Neukölln

January 11th 2020 – February 23rd 2020
Opening: Friday, January 10th 2020, 19:00

Kaleidoscope – five ways to think about glass

Kristina Berning · Carla Guagliardi · Lena von Goedeke · Sebastian Richter · Julius Weiland



Museum Marta Herford

February 29th 2020 – June 7th 2020

Glass and Concrete – Manifestations of the Impossible

Matti Braun, Andreas Bunte, Daniel Buren, Louisa Clement, Thomas Florschuetz, Daniela Friebel, Vincent Ganivet, Isa Genzken, Lena von Goedeke, Isa Melsheimer, Pennacchio Argentato, Túlio Pinto, Kilian Rüthemann, Kai Schiemenz, Tatjana Trouvé, Martin Walde etc.

Fragile delicacy or cool grandeur? Iridescent brilliance or brittle surface? Despite their apparent differences, glass and concrete are connected by a long history. Like almost no other material they are associated with great architectural visions: from brightly illuminated church buildings to military fortifications, right up to functional domestic appliances. The artists in the exhibition react not only to the changed life in the metropolises of the world. Like in an alchemist’s laboratory, they explore the path of the material between flowing and setting, testing the limits of the possible to pose new questions about crumbling social concepts. Constructions of glass and concrete are staged elegantly and brutally while at the same time energetically shattering the apparent beauty of a hollowed-out metaphor. – In cooperation with Anne Schloen, Cologne


Marta Herford

50 years of Galerie m


May 3rd 2019 – March 31rd 2020
Galerie m Bochum, Schlosstrasse 1A, 44795 Bochum

50 years of Galerie m

Sybille Berger | Anja Bohnhof | Evelina Cajacob | Lucinda Devlin | Antje Dorn | Paco Fernández | Thomas Florschuetz | Lena von Goedeke | Claus Goedicke | Kuno Gonschior | Gotthard Graubner | Caroline von Grone | Carla Guagliardi | Marta Guisande | Evelyn Hofer | Aino Kannisto | Barbara Köhler | Laura Letinsky | Adolf Luther | Melanie Manchot | François Morellet | Simone Nieweg | François Perrodin | Alfredo Álvarez Plágaro | Tanya Poole | Arnulf Rainer | Dirk Reinartz | Boris Savelev | Stephan Schenk | Richard Serra | Lee Ufan | Elisabeth Vary | Jan Wawrzyniak | Peter Wegner



Duo in Munich

April 2020

Duo with Sophia Pompéry

In April Lena von Goedeke and Sophia Pompéry will open their show about “Hyperobjects” at Galerie Rettberg in Munich.


Galerie Rettberg

Logbuch Februar

Collection Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

October 3rd – January 20th 2020
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Hanck’s Universe

Wolfgang Hanck, retired Catholic priest, is a passionate collector of contemporary drawings. Eleven years ago, he made a first donation of more than 1,800 works to the Kunstpalast.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Wolfgang Hanck once again bestowed a generous donation on the Kunstpalast. Alongside a number of paintings, 76 works on paper by a total of 39 artists have entered the collection of the Kunstpalast. The donation includes works by Kaja el Attar (*1979), Pius Fox (*1983), Lena von Goedeke (*1983), Thomas Hartmann (*1950), Akane Kimbara (*1971), Lars Otten (*1982), David Storey (*1948), Gert und Uwe Tobias (*1973) und Natalia Załuska (*1984).