Residency Period: February–March 2013
Born in Neustadt, Holstein (Germany), Hannes Bend moved to Berlin in 2000, where he currently lives and works as an artist and independent curator. Since graduating in 2007 from Berlin-Weissensee College of Art, he has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at Souterrain, Berlin; Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami; Half Gallery, New York; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; and Freies Museum, in Berlin. He has participated in artist residencies at Wassaic Project, New York and Fountainhead Residency, Miami. His work has been featured in serveral publications, such as Art21, Artnet, Inhabitat, The Huffington Post, taz.die tageszeitung, and The Art Newspaper.
In 2012, Hannes Bend presented Eclipse at Charest-Weinberg Gallery, his first solo exhibition in Miami. The large-scale, multi-media installation featured car tires and video documentation of the artist removing them from the failed artificial Osborne Reef, an ecological catastrophe off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Most recently, Bend’s work is featured in a solo exhibition, IN & OUT, 2004/2013, at Souterrain in Berlin.