bio

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Born in Basle, Switzerland
Lives & works in Goldau and Steinen, SZ, Switzerland

 

irene.haenni@bluewin.ch

My works are created on the base of  photographs. In part, I incorporate different photographs and geometric elements into one picture, thus developing very complex works, analogous to the condensation that currently manifests itself everywhere in our lives, for example in the sensory overload, but also in the dense building development in the country and in towns or in the partly chaotic political situation in various countries. These works are printed on different media and shown either as an installation (also with light) or as single or multi-element pictures. Since the end of 2014, I have also been exhibiting my photographs as lightly edited works. Here again, the multi-layered, condensed and extremely chaotic, the reflection, the depth, the special light situations and scenes is what captivates me over and over. The visitors keep telling me my works have an incredible depth and such a fascinating density that you can look at them anytime and always find something new in them. This is exactly what my work is all about: the observer of my pictures should become aware, in the confrontation with my work, of how his or her current condition influences and determines his or her very own point of view on this particular day. The first impression of something not always says the most about what is important to us, sometimes it is essential to let several aspects of an event or a person have their say. (translated by Lucia Sollami Bützer)

Awards, Grants, Nominations & and Sells 

2021

Contribution by Community of Arth, Arth, Switzerland

2020

Contribution by Schlossverein, Zwingen, Switzerland

Nominee Palm Art Award 2020

2019

Contribution by Cultural Commission Canton of Schwyz, Schwyz, Switzerland

2017

Contribution by ZPK, Zurich, Switzerland

Nominee Palm Art Award (certificate of excellence)

Nominee Muba photo award, Basle, Switzerland

 

2014

Contribution by Schlatter Fonds, SGBK, Basle, Switzerland

 

2011

Sell of the artist's book "Aus der Traum", 2011 to the Universitary Library, Basle, Switzerland

2009

Contribution by Community of Arth, Switzerland

2006

Sell of 3 silkscreen-prints to the cultural commission of the canton of Schwyz, Switzerland

1995

Sell of 9 silkscreen-prints to F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Basle, Switzerland

Memberships

Since 2017

Basler Künstlergesellschaft

Vereinigung Fotografischer GestalterInnen vfg

Since 2012

Visarte Zentralschweiz und Schweiz

Since 2010

Schweizerische Gesellschaft Bildender Künstlerinnen SGBK

Since 2005

Kunst Schwyz (Kunszt)

Since 2004

Forum Künstlerbuch Basel

 

Project-Collaborations

2021

"Kunst macht sichbar" (art makes visable)

Project by Andreas Weber due to 125- years of Visarte Zentralschweiz

find more: www.andreasweber.tv

2021

"Frauen im Bundeshaus" (women in the Bundeshaus)

Project of Swiss Society of Female Artists SSFA due to 50 years of the Swiss Women's right to vote

find more: Frauen im Bundeshaus

2020

"Skizzen aus dem Lockdown" (sketches out of a lockdown)

Project by Andreas Weber

mehr unter: www.visarte-zentralschweiz.ch

2018

"Das grosse Heft" (The big folder)

Project of Forum Artists'books Basel

Idea: Marianne Vogler

Exposet at Schloss Pratteln 2018 as well as at Trotte Arlesheim 2021.
find more: www.forumkuenstlerbuchbasel.ch

2016

Project

of Swiss Society of Female Artists SSFA due to 50 years of the Swiss Women's right to vote at Canton Basle-Stadt

Exposed at the courtyard of Rathaus Basle and at the courtyard of the church Kleinhüningen

2012

"A Word for a Play"

by Sara Bernauer and Franziska Glozer

Exposed at Regionale 13 in Kunsthaus Baselland and FabrikCulture Hegenheim

2012

Armed Amor, 2012, by Irène Hänni

pigmented Inkpint on China Paper, knitted, in folder-box. 47 x 35 x 14 cm.

My contribution to the Exhibition "Mein Wort - mein Kleid" (My word - my dresss) with Forum Artists's books Basle at Galerie Maison 44, Basle

Publications (German, Selection)

find more: artist's books