Lena Maria Thüring’s work explores individual stories in a reflection on social systems and their underlying constructions using various media, such as photography, performance, video or installation.

The interview forms both the starting point and the staging ground for much of Lena Maria Thüring’s recent filmic work. Her films and videos explore how individuals forge their identities and shield their memories in the shadow of larger group dynamics and the socio-political systems in which they are cast, using personal narrative—its gaps and elisions, its specificity and opacity—to reveal how meaning is constructed, projected, protected, and perhaps deconstructed. Detaching the spoken narrative from the subjects’ bodies and even their voices, Thüring creates a fissure between seeing and hearing, identity and biography. Within this space we can consider the nature of memory, the power of words, and the significance of all that remains unsaid.

Lena Maria Thüring
Lena Maria Thüring
Basel, 1981

Solo Shows

Do you remember?, Video window, Screening, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich

How to decide what to do with your life, Le Foyer, Zurich

Strings, Progr, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Future Me, Screening, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Meet the Artist, Screening, Xenix, Zurich

Manorkunstpreis”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Nachbilder, Screening, Stiftung FFV, Kino Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern

Kamikaze Style, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, CH

Group Shows

New Buenos Aires, Corner College, Zurich
Wasserfest, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
Kein schöner Land, Kunstraum Baden
Rendering Time, Screening, Neues Kino, Basel
Prix mobilière, Mobiliar, Bern
Rendering Time, Screening, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg
Ernte, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
Art in Action, Kino ZHdK, Screening, Zurich
Games and fresh air, Dramatic Theater, Sochumi, Abchasia
Prix mobilière, art-genève, Geneva




Qu’est qui ce passe, TSL, St.Hudson
Videoförmig, Screening, Neues Kino, Basel
Lange Nacht der bewegten Bilder, sic, Raum für Kunst, Luzern
Swiss Art Awards, Basel
Plattform 15, EWZ, Zürich


RoundAbout, akku, Emmen,
Kammerspiel, Kathedrale, Olten
Here and Now, Perla-Mode / Winterhalde, Zürich, Zurich
Salon distingué, Museum Langmatt, Baden
Blackboard / White Page, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord, Zürich


Making Visible, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Basel Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: Zürich, Switzerland