Henry Wolff (b. 1993) is a visual artist based in Tarntanya/Adelaide, Australia.
Wolff creates allegorical photographic, moving image, and performative works about connection. They explore the slippages between gesture and intention – how bodily utterances and internal narratives complicate one another. Their image-based works conjure visions of the intangible sensations of connection and the space between interacting phenomena.
In their practice temporality exists like a constellation. It is nonlinear and comprised of layers of process, materiality, and versioning of their collaborators. This entangled state of practice allows Wolff to consider the complexity of their own queer and non-binary experience, while navigating themes of identity, vulnerability, intimacy, virtue, and care.
Wolff exhibits and performs in galleries, public spaces, and online across Australia and inter/nationally. They have undertaken mentorships with several leading Australian artists (Hoda Afshar, Amos Gebhardt, Eugenia Lim, David Rosetzky), and residency programs with institutions including Centre for Projection Art (VIC, AU). Recent career highlights include a commission by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022, an international photographic biennial (VIC, AU), and exhibiting as the feature artist for the 2022 Gertrude Street Projection Festival (VIC, AU). In 2020 Wolff’s work ‘Sibling’ was identified as one of the top 125 works from around the world by Aesthetica Art Magazine (LDN, UK), and they performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia with Melbourne collective APHIDS for the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres' (SA, AU).