Eno Henze

Eno Henze lives and works in Berlin. He divides his time between creating art and stage design and being a creative director for large-scale media environments. His artistic work examines 'how machines transform aesthetic reasoning and notions of the human'. Combining theory with technology and computation, Henze creates images and spaces that 'oscillate between human and machine origin'. Henze has been curator of the exhibitions and symposiums at the past three installments of the NODE Forum for digital arts in Frankfurt. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including the Moscow Biennale, Art Cologne and Frankfurter Kunstverein. His creative direction for commercial clients such as Mercedes-Menz has gained international awards including D&AD's Black Pencil and ADC Gold.

Since 2011 Henze has collaborated regularly with David Dawson on designs for Dutch National Ballet and Royal Ballet.  

1978 born in Frankfurt / Germany
1998 - 2004 studies of media art at HfG Karlsruhe with Dieter Kiessling and Lois Renner
2001 - 2004 scholar of the German Foundation for Studies
2003 - 2006 student at HfbK Städelschule Frankfurt in Ayse Erkmens class

Exhibitions / Awards / Stipends (selection)


  • Talk at Resonate, Belgrade
  • Set Deisgn for a new ballet Overture by David Dawson for Dutch National Ballet
  • Set Design for a new ballet The Human Seasons by David Dawson for Royal Ballet
  • 'The Rules' - curator of exhibition and symposium of NODE13, at Frankfurter Kunstverein


  • 'Z-Land' Group show at Hengesbach Gallery, Berlin (with Calibration)
  • 'Basic Life Functions', Galeria Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
  • 'Long Day, Short Day', Max-Planck-Institute for Plant-Breeding Research, Cologne (with randomCondition(Arabidopsis))
  • Honorary Mention at PrixArsCollide@CERN
  • 'Aus der Zeit', frontviews Gallery, Berlin (with Calibration)
  • 'Unternehmung 3', _von Kraft, Karlsruhe


  • 'Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em', Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • 'Photonuclear', Lichthaus Kunstverein Arnsberg. Solo show
  • 'And like this you keep them alive / on love', Neue Berliner Räume, Berlin
  • 'd'accord', Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin. Curated by 44flavours
  • Set Design for a new ballet timelapse/(Mnemosyne) by Daivd Dawson for Dutch National Ballet
  • 'line up', Galerie Marion Scharmann
  • 'Generative Art', 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Projects
  • 'New Contemporaries', Art Cologne, Galerie Marion Scharmann


  • Curator of ‘abstrakt Abstrakt - die systematisierte Welt’ exhibition and symposium at Frankfurter Kunstverein as part of NODE10
  • ‘New Works’ , Untitled Projects Berlin at Anna Ericksons residency, solo show. Curated by Stephen Riolo
  • ‘Tomorrow will be like today’, Soho House Berlin. Solo show
  • ‘Once upon a time there was a story that began once upon a time...’, Galerie Marion Scharmann, Cologne


  • ‘Von dunkler Materie und Grauer Masse’, Galerie Marion Scharmann. Solo show
  • ‘Lichtjahre entfernt’, Dixit Algorizmi Galerie. Solo show
  • ‘Auszeit’, Kunstverein Arnsberg
  • ‘Timeout’ Artnews Projects Berlin
  • ‘Hecatomb’, Video and Stage Design for Audion’s world tour


  • Curator of Node08, Frankfurt
  • 'Generator X - beyond the screen', Transmediale, Berlin. Groupshow
  • ‘Processing Light', Maxalot Gallery at Todaysart, The Hague


  • ‘Ich will eine Maschine sein, Arme zu greifen, Beine zu gehn, kein Schmerz, kein Gedanke’, COMA project space, Berlin. Solo show
  • ‘Projector Spectre’, Stichting KOP, Breda, Netherlands
  • ‘Systemstrahlung’, interim-projekte @ Hafen2, Offenbach am Main. Solo show
  • ‘Metaphysischer Grenzverkehr’, Kunstraum Marion Scharmann, Cologne. Solo show
  • ‘My Vision’, Zephyr Mannheim
  • ‘Angel’s Share’, Spor Klübü, Berlin. Solo show with Yvonne Roeb


  • 'former airlines', Galerie Marion Scharmann. Solo show
  • 'The Graduates', HfbK StЉdelschule Frankfurt
  • 'Kulturzone 06', conference and exhibition hosted by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
  • Contemporary Art Biennale Fukushima, Japan
  • ‘Rio', Artnews Projects, Berlin Student at Cooper Union, New York


  • 'Trafo' at WMF Club Berlin
  • 'Architektur und Wirklichkeit' at Kunstverein Frankfurt
  • ‘No Big Deal’ Class of Ayse Erkmen at Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen
  • ‘Bits and Pieces’, T-Online Headquarters, Darmstadt
  • ‘One Lap, Two Continents’, Dialog / Performance. Atelier Frankfurt. mit Dennis Rudolph