Art from Luxembourg
Born in Munich in 1977, Catherine Lorent is a Luxembourg-based artist who, in contrast to prevalent artistic practices, plays with the notion of a synthesis of arts as seen in the Baroque period. She actively adapts this notion into her artistic creations.
She studied painting at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (1998-2003), history at the University of Freiburg (2002-2004) and art history at the Paris Sorbonne University (2004-2006). She concluded her studies of history and art history by obtaining doctorates from the University of Luxembourg (2010) and Heidelberg University (2012).
Lorent was awarded the “Prix d’encouragement Jeunes Artistes” in 2005 and the “Prix Révélation” in 2011 for her artistic endeavours by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture. She has previously exhibited her works in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and of course Luxembourg. Her installation at the Biennale di Venezia 2013, where she represented her home country of Luxembourg with her exhibition entitled “Relegation”, garnered particular international attention.
She also performs as a musician in a variety of formats. Her project “Gran Horno” is of particular note in this context. In keeping with her philosophy, her oeuvre spans three genres: visual arts, music and performance.