Elke Finkenauer’s work is motivated by behaviours people adopt to navigate the systems and structures containing them (such as markets, social situations, work environments and relationships). Positing the co-existence of simultaneity and contradiction her work is underpinned by matters of gender politics, economics, and the relationship between the said and the unsaid.
Elke Finkenauer (of New Zealand/German descent) lives and works in Glasgow. She has a Master of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art (2015) and a Bachelor of Business Studies from AUT, New Zealand. Elke was awarded the Glasgow Art and Craft Maker Award (2018/19) and the Hospitalfield Summer Residency (2018). Recent works and exhibitions include People like you and me for Quality Sleep Harmony Life! at the Edinburgh Art Festival (2019): Knock Knock at Glasgow Print Studio (2019); Members Club for We’re not too big to care at Gus Fisher Gallery (2019); Something to Remember at The Suter Art Gallery/Gus Fisher Gallery (2019/2018); and Priscilla (75) & Friends: A Portrait at #24hrwindow (2018).