Frauke Dannert

Frauke Dannert b. 1979 in Herdecke and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf and at the Goldsmiths College in London.

Currently, Frauke Dannert holds the Dorothea-Erxleben scholarship and teaches at the Braunschweig University of Arts. She lives and works in Cologne.


Dannert has exclusively devoted herself to the art of collage. These collages manifest themselves on paper, wall paintings, carpet inlays, curtains, projections, films and photographs.

The collage technique always takes from the existing and manages to reassemble the real, without being tied to a style or a medium. Dannert source material ranges from print media, images found on the internet, to her own her own photographs. Once she has decided on a motif, she replicates it with the help of a photocopier. The loss in the sharpness and other nuances created by this process change the original image and are consciously accepted, creating a development of the original image into a unique copy. By reducing the photocopies to black, white and grey tones she creates a distancing from reality. After duplication, the gap comes into play, with which Frauke Dannert determines the shapes and thus the further degree of alienation of her motifs.

In her installations of projects, wall- and ground-works she transfers photographic architectural fragments into a room and therefore allowing the viewer to experience these architectural fragments in a new architectural composition.


Recent solo exhibitions include: 'Zukunftsräume', with Christof Klute, Die Landesvertretung Berlin, 2019; 'Reichtum: Schwarz ist Gold', Lehmbruckmuseum, Duisburg, 2018;  'Ausgezeichnet', Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, 2018; 'Bosco', Osthaus Museum, Hagen, 2018; ‘FOLIE [FƆLI]', Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2018; 'Frauke Dannert. Collage', Kunstmuseum Luzern, 2017;  'Makom', Johanneskirche Stadtkirche Düsseldorf, 2017;  'Jasmin', Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Köln, 2017; 'botanicals', Galerie Rupert PfabDüsseldorf, 2017; 'Frauke Dannert. Collage', Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 2016.

She has been included in recent group shows: 'Visionen der Moderne heute', Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, 2019; 'Interwencje. Przestrzeń, czas, pamięć'/'Interventionen. Raum, Zeit, Erinnerung', Muzeum Śląskie, Katowice, 2017; 'against representation', Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Aachen, 2017; 'Expanding Photography', HDLU Mestrovic Pavilion, Zagreb, 2017; 'Anderland', Kunstverein Duisburg, 2017; 'Dem Frühling entgegen', Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, 2017.

Her work was displayed, among other places, at the Lehmbruck Musem 2018, MARTa Herford Musem 2013, the Pori Art Museum Finland 2014 and the art collections of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum 2014. 


Frauke Dannert was awarded with many scholarships and awards, to mention a few: The Travel Scholarship of the Art Society of the Rhineland and Westphalia in 2010, Düsseldorf; The Residential Scholarship Schloss Ringberg of Rhineland-Westphalia in 2012; The Audi Art Award 2012 as well as the working scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfond Bonn 2014. 


Her work can be found in significant collections such as: Sammlung Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Sammlung Kunst aus NRW (Kornelimünster), Sammlung Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Kunstsammlung der Landesbank Hessen - Thüringen.