Broken presents new sculptures and photographs by Aurora Reinhard. Her latest body of work seeks inspiration in the everlasting myths and art history of Western imagery while contemplating her dual role as the artist’s muse and the heroic creator of art.
Aurora Reinhard is known for her photographs, sculptures and videos often dealing with themes of gender and sexuality, moving between documentary and surreal approaches. For her latest body of work Broken, the artist has sought inspiration in the everlasting myths and art history of Western imagery while contemplating her dual role as the artist’s muse and the heroic creator of art.
Reinhard (b. 1975 lives and works in Helsinki) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2003 and her works are found in numerous private and public collections such as the Finnish National Gallery’s collection, the Saastamoinen Foundation’s Art collection, Amos Anderson Art Museum’s collection and the German Historical Museum’s collection. Her sculpture Flowers, 2006 has been widely shown in the traveling exhibition The Desire for Freedom (2012-2014), originating in the German Historical Museum, Berlin and a large selection of her works were shown in Invisible Lady at Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (2013). Reinhard’s video Boygirl, 2002 was awarded the international Media Art Award by Zentrum Für Kunst und Media ZKM, Karlsruhe. Most recently Reinhard was nominated as one of the five candidates for the Ars Fennica 2019 Award.