Frauke Dannert (b.1979 in Herdecke, Germany) studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her works on paper as well as in her spatial installations, she follows the principles of collage. In 2016 the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and the Kunstmuseum Luzern both hosted a solo exhibition of her works. Additional solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig are following in 2018. Currently, Frauke Dannert holds the Dorothea-Erxleben scholarship and teaches at the Braunschweig University of Arts. She lives and works in Cologne.
In her second solo exhibition at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Frauke Dannert transfers her constructional and analytical strategies of collage from architecture to plant life. The title ‘folie’—the French term for a formally thought through, but otherwise useless building in garden architecture—refers, as regards content, to Dannert’s emblematic architectural collages. Phonetically the term simultaneously adds new clusters of visual motifs to her work: works on paper, photographs and a mural are dedicated to elements from the field of botany, such as the leaves (ital.: foglia / fr.: feuille) of a tree or a plant.