Petra Morenzi

In her work, Petra Morenzi challenges us to believe what we are seeing. Her sculptural and drawing work is based entirely around ‘standard’ human figures that are far from being ‘normal.’ To be in their presence is to feel that you came in at a point of mid-adoption, as if the figures have been given the task of managing and contemplating the physical forms they find themselves in.

Petra Morenzi (1954, Heilbronn, the Netherlands) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She has exhibited her work at AKINCI, Amsterdam (2009), Art Rotterdam (2009),and  Arco Madrid (2008). Morenzi’s work is to be found in various collections, including Caldic Collection, Wassenaar, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Sammlung der Deutschen Bank Frankfurt ABN Amro Collection, and  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

  • Overview Petra Morenzi at AKINCI, Amsterdam 2008 (Hoekman II / Man in corner II, 2008, bronze, 70 x 44 x 45 cm  and Bollenman / Bead man, 2002, bronze, 105 x 18 x 88 cm)

  • Untitled, 2011, charcoal on paper, 60 x 40 cm

  • Heads I and II, 2008, bronze, ca. 20 x 30 x 15 cm