Working principally within the medium of drawing, Jorinde Voigt's works have been likened to musical scores, scientific diagrams, or notational thought models. Using a precisely coded system of mark making, the artist gives pictorial form to an array of natural or psychological phenomena. In recent series, Voigt has applied her unique visual method in the deconstruction of works of literature and philosophical texts, highlighting specific words and passages that resonate with her. Voigt deems that language alone fails to adequately describe the complexities of what she perceives around her, and it is in her art that she finds a means to visually express her personal experience of the world.
Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Frankfurt, Germany) has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including the Menil Collection, Houston; Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany; St. Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Kunsthalle Krems, Austria; MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy; Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany; and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands, among others. Recent group exhibitions include Instanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey; MAK, Vienna, and Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma, Spain and Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE, and 14th Lyon Biennale, France; Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia, and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belguim; Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and deCordova Sculpture and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands; 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy; and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, among others.
Voigt's work is included in prominent public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The British Museum, London; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthaus Zürich; and UBS Art Collection, New York, among others. Voigt lives and works in Berlin. She is currently Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.