Porträt Lena Gätjens. Foto: Martti Kaartinen
Lena Gätjens, born 1983 in Dachau, lives and works in Munich.
She studied Stage and Costume Design at University for Music and Performing Art, Graz/Austria with Prof. Hans Schavernoch, at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisboa; and Architectural Lighting Design at University of Design in Wismar. She works as light artist, lighting designer, illustrator, stage and costume designer for theatres, independent productions and film. Her works were on view at following selected institutions: A room that…/Spinnerei, Leipzig; Raumars, Rauma/Finland; Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma/Finland; Styria A.I.R., Graz and HU Berlin.
Observing light and using it as an expressive and narrative tool, is a continuation of Lena Gätjens involvement with the scenic space. She realized her masterthesis within the project Grandhotel Cosmopolis, where she researched about light in the context of a Social Sculpture. Since 2013 she works mainly as a light artist, lighting designer and illustrator. The potential of light to design space, perception and narrative scenes is being investigated about in Lena Gätjens‘ installations and illustrations. She works alone or with collectives like Grandhotel Cosmopolis, 333 and horstjensolé.