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 was born in Frankfurt am Main and lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo museum exhibitions include: The Menil Collection, Houston (2019); Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany (2019); St. Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany (2018); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2016); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2015); MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (2014); Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (2013); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2012); Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (2011); and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (2010), among others.
Recent group exhibitions include: Instanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey (2020); MAK, Vienna, and Albertina, Vienna, Austria (both 2019); Pelaires Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma, Spain and Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany (both 2018); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE, and 14th Lyon Biennale, France (all 2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia, and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belguim (all 2016); Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and deCordova Sculpture and Museum, Lincoln, MA (both 2015); Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2013); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands (2012); 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy (2011); and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2010), among others.
Voigt's work is represented 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. In 2012, she received the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize, and since 2014, has held the position of Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany.