#FNCCities: Loretta Fahrenholz

Loretta Fahrenholz (*1981, Starnberg, DE) combines elements of different genres in her films, such as science fiction, disaster, documentary or porn. The loose narrative structure of her docu-fictions is sustained by the movements of the performing bodies supplementing language and plot. The protagonists are often isolated bodies that try to function as a community. In the tight, claustrophobic constellations, the artificial character of the filmic staging always remains recognizable. At the same time, analogies to social realities are formed and further social contexts and phenomena are evoked.

Loretta Fahrenholz studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig with Prof. Astrid Klein and Prof. Timm Rautert, and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna with Prof. Harun Farocki and Prof. Heimo Zobernig. In 2010-11 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program, and in 2011 she received the Marion Ermer Prize. Her work has been presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions: including solo exhibitions at n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2021), Company Gallery, New York (2020), mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (2018), Fridericianum, Kassel (2016), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016) or Kunsthalle Zürich (2015), and in group exhibitions at, among others. at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin (2020), NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Munich (2019), Kunsthalle Bern (2019), Goethe-Institute, Toronto (2017), Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2016), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016), MoMA PS1, New York (2016), Whitney Museum, New York (2016), Kunsthalle Basel (2014), Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2011), as well as film screenings at Ann Arbor Film Festival (2019, 2020, 2021) the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2014, 2020), the ICA London (2019), Image Festival Toronto (2016), at MOCA, Miami (2015) and Anthology Film Archives New York (2015).