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Suzan Noesen’s practice dwells on the nuances in the correlation between individual and collective perception, and its influence on the conception and expression of the self, focusing on psychosocial heritage, the interplay of presence and absence, (in)visibility, gestural language, or the nature of the body. Both embedding and confronting worldviews and social paradigms, she counterpoints the intimacy of everyday subjects with reflections inpired by social sciences, philosophy, history, and politics. Her practice explores the performative positionality and the body’s gestures at the interface between ‘hidden spaces’ and a ‘stage’. Her works play with conceptual, metaphorical, and sensual analogies materialised through skin- or film-like media – painting, photography, or video –, and presented on translucent or transparent materials, textiles, and screens. Assembled into installations, her displays create a constant, receptive oscillation between experience and observation by combining elusive images with physicality and material textures.

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La démarche artistique de Suzan Noesen traite les nuances dans la corrélation entre la perception individuelle et collective, et son influence sur la conception et l’expression du soi en s’intéressant à l’héritage psychosocial, la présence et l’absence, l’(in)visibilité, le langage gestuel ou la nature du corps. Elle se base souvent sur l’intégration ou la confrontation des visions du monde et des paradigmes sociaux. Ainsi, elle contrebalance l’intimité des sujets tirés de l’expérience quotidienne avec des réflexions inspirées des sciences sociales, de la philosophie, de l’histoire et de la politique. Son travail explore le positionnement performatif et les gestes du corps à l’interface d’un « espace caché » et d’un « espace scénique ».

Ses œuvres jouent avec des analogies conceptuelles, métaphoriques et sensuelles à travers des supports qui rappellent la peau ou une fine pellicule – la peinture, la photographie ou le vidéo – présentés sur des matériaux, textiles et écrans transparents ou translucides. Souvent assemblés en installations, ses travaux font constamment basculer le spectateur entre expérience et observation en associant l’image élusive à une corporalité et des textures matérielles. 

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Suzan Noesen studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK), in the “autonoom” section with a focus on conceptual, interdisciplinary and performance art. She also followed voice training workshops and physical theatre courses at Theaterschool Amsterdam (AHK). After her BFA Suzan Noesen worked as an independent artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam and spend several months at a research residency in the Ecovillage “Sieben Linden”, where she was trained in different community communication and decision-making techniques. After her stay in the former East German rural area, she continued her postgraduate studies in Fine Arts studies with a focus on painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (HGB). Suzan Noesen lives and works in Luxembourg.

  • 2020 | LEAP Prize | Rotondes, Luxembourg | group | cat.
  • 2020 | Labyrinth der gestischen Tropen | CAPE Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbrück | solo
  • 2021 | Brave New World Order | Rotondes / Casino Luxembourg –Forum d’Art contemporain | group | curated by Kevin Muhlen
  • 2019 | Livre d’heures | BlackBox Casino Luxembourg- Forum d’art contemporain | solo
  • 2019 | Points-of-view | Cercle Cité, Luxembourg | duo | curated by Anouk Wies
  • 2019 | At the Car Dealer | Pop-up show, Leipzig | group | curated by Ines Brands
  • 2019 | Cherry Pickers | Podium Podium, Luxembourg | group | curated by Stilbé Schroeder and Vincent Crapon
  • 2018 | blindfolded | Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg | solo as lauréate Bourse Francis-André | curated by FOCUNA
  • 2018 | Destillat | Kaufhaus Held, Leipzig | group | curated by Jan Apitz, Julian Rauter and Sophie Thomas for Lindenow #14, Leipzig
  • 2018 | Freedom of the Body | Pop-up format, Luxembourg | group | curated by Friday Island
  • 2017 | Sensibility as Media | pop-up show, Luxembourg | group | curatorial project as smartransfers, Luxembourg
  • 2017 | Artistes révoltés ou domestiqués | Atelier D, Dudelange | group | curated by Nora Wagner
  • 2016 | und ich dachte Sie wären nur ein armer Schlucker | Kommunalka, Leipzig | group | curated by Ines Brand, Lydia Wahrig and Florian Harrlandt
  • 2016 | Klassentreffen | Kulturstiftung Bayer, Leverkusen | group | curated by Andrea Peters | cat.
  • 2015 | Stimmungsmache| GapGap, Leipzig | solo
  • 2015 | Transmission | Gallery Triumph, Moscow | group | curated by Olga Vostretsova and Kristina Semenova | cat.
  • 2014 | SomaChroma| Bükü, Leipzig | solo| as part of the series Backstage Painting
  • 2014 | Die Pferde sind tot| Forum Kunst Rottweil | group | cat.
  • 2013 | Cercle Artistique Luxembourg| Exit, Luxembourg | group | cat.
  • 2013 | Winterwille | Pilotenküche/Spinnerei, Leipzig | group | curated by Kontingenzkollektiv
  • 2012 | Visual Detention and Distance | Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam | performance| as part of Capital A
  • 2012 | Kann es Liebe sein? | Grimmuseum, Berlin| group | curated by Gilles Neiens and Nora Mayr
  • 2012 | Kann es Liebe sein? | Cercle Cité, Luxembourg | group | curated by Gilles Neiens and Nora Mayr
  • 2012 | Kann es Liebe sein? | Sammlung Lenikus, Wien| group | curated by Gilles Neiens and Nora Mayr
  • 2012 | Répèretoire | Festival Schmelzkultur Steinfort | performance
  • 2012 | to make a show it takes a thought and more than a word | Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam | group
  • 2012 | Gemeinschaft und soziale Werkzeuge | Pop-up show KLP Wendland | group | project by STRCHHLZSCHCHTLCHN
  • 2011 | more information togather at the opening | AP/Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam | solo
  • 2011 | Projektionsfläche | Pop-up show, Sieben Linden | solo
  • 2011 | In Between | Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam | group
  • 2010 | Moved by Position | Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag | performance-intervention
  • 2010 | Zwillingspflaumen haben zwei Kerne | Secondhome Projects, Berlin | duo
  • 2010 | groenlicht | Pop-up show, De Besturing, The Hague | group
  • 2010 | Waiting for the Sun | KABK, The Hague | performance
  • 2010 | The Coffee Cycle | KABK, The Hague | performance
  • 2009 | Stairrolling | KABK, The Hague | performance
  • 2009 | Nine Actions | Gallery KABK, The Hague | group performance | as part of 325 anniversary programm
  • 2008 | Valse Hoop | Villa Nuts, The Hague | group
  • 2008 | Magic | Stichting STOEMP, The Hague | group
  • 2008 | Sorry for Saying Sorry | KABK, The Hague | performance
  • 2008 | Yellow Room | Pop-up at Stroom studio-house, The Hague | performance
  • 2019 | Livre d’heures | short | independent production in collaboration with Yasin Özen | involved as Director, Writer, Producer, Actress, Painter
  • 2020 | Book of Hours (EN Title Livre d’heures) |16th FEST New Directors | New Films Festival NEXXT competition
  • 2019 | Livre d’heures | BlackBox Casino Forum d’art contemporain
  • 2019 | Livre d’heures | 9th Luxembourg City Film Festival (national premiere)
  • 2020 | shortlist LEAP Luxembourg Encouragement for Artists Prize
  • 2019 | nominee International Edward Steichen Award
  • 2018 | laureat of FOCUNA Bourse Francis-André, including residency at Annexes Bourglinster
  • 2018 | Bourse CNA
  • 2018 | nominee Lëtz Arles stART-up for Les Rencontres d’Arles
  • 2018 | Carte Blanche by Film Fund Luxembourg
  • 2018 | Aide à la Création by Ministery of Culture
  • 2017 | Grant Œuvre Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Fonds stART-up
  • 2011 | EU Leonardo stipend for artistic research residency at Ecovillage Sieben Linden
  • 2020 | Fonderie Darling, Montréal (CA)
  • 2018 | Annexes Bourglinster | as laureat of FOCUNA Bourse Francis-André
  • 2017 | Atelier D, Dudelange | micro-résidence Artistes révoltés ou domestiqués
  • 2011 | Ecovillage Sieben Linden | artistic research : What would be the role of art in a sustainable society?
  • 2019 | workshop and masterclass at Luxembourg City Film Festival
  • 2019 | painting series for EU LEADER HISTOSCHOOL project of commune Septfontaines
  • 2017 | series of video workshops for teenagers at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
  • 2014 | workshop Ist eine Kunstklasse eine Gemeinschaft? at the exhibition AGzkL, Gallery HGB Leipzig