Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA), Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) 2023/2025
Master of Arts in Fine Arts (MA), KASK The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (high distinction) (BE) 2010/2012
My artistic practice starts from my fascination for concepts like ‘presence’ and ‘fulness’. Immersing myself in experience is a constant task for me, which translates into the practice of art, philosophy and aikido.
I search for aesthetic strategies to deal with the impossibility of showing an open experience since every showing is a showing of something. Bringing together dichotomies, lifting dualities and distilling the difference between modalities are my main strategies. To make an entering of an open experience possible, I search for moments in which a failure of the strategy takes place. After all, if the desired openness has been fulfilled, every possibility to communicate about it has evaporated. As a result of this, distances, differences, errors, flaws, transmissions and translations have become my artistic parameters. By means of artistic interventions I show the elusive, what is absent in our observation, by the detour of imagination.
Linda Lenssen exhibited and presented work in several group shows amongst others ON CHANGING YOUR MIND, Institute Cervantes, Dublin (IE), ALLES ZWIJGT, CIAP, Hasselt (BE), LOOP Festival, Barcelona (SP), CICA EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO 2019, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, Gyeonggi-do (KR), FILM AS IDEA, FILM AS FILM, FILM AS ART, ARTUM Foundation, Bobrowice (PL), PLAYHOUSE, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo (NL), MARL MEDIA ART AWARD, Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten, Marl (DE), ACSA SHOW, Autocenter Space for Contemporary Art, Berlin (DE), WHEN I BECAME AN IMAGE, Ghent (BE), THE RESEARCH AND DESTROY DEPARTMENT OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, W139, Amsterdam (NL), FRIS IX, Entrepot Fictief, Ghent (BE). She is awarded with a young talent grant by Mondriaan Fund, Stichting Stokroos and the French Ministry of Culture.