Henry Wolff is an artist, arts administrator and graphic designer practicing in Adelaide on Kaurna Country. Their background is grounded in fashion design, having worked as a designer on two global brands.
As an artist Henry’s practice explores the complexity of human connection and relationships. They work in a socially responsive manner and investigate how we navigate trust, vulnerability and identity through collective and familial support. Using performance, video and photography they engage these concerns throughout their emerging practice.
Henry is mentored by leading Australian artists Hoda Afshar and Eugenia Lim (2019-ongoing). Through this relationship they have developed and refined their practice, and engaged in projects with each mentor, including; Easy Riders with Eugenia Lim and APHIDS at MPavilion (2019) and Agonistes with Hoda Afshar for PHOTO2021.
They performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia with Melbourne collective APHIDS for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres; their work Sibling was identified as one of the 125 most exciting artworks from around the world by Aesthetica Art Magazine (UK) which resulted in the work being presented online with their Future Now symposium (2021) and published in their Future Now anthology (2021); Henry's practice was profiled as an Australian artist to watch by Joanna Kitto in the Undiscovered issue of Art Collector (2021); They created and exhibited the work Ourselves with Bus Projects (VIC) for their lockdown response program, which was subsequently reviewed by Sarniah Masukor for Memo Review. They are a Carclew Fellow (2020) and exhibits works in galleries, public spaces and online across Australia and inter/nationally.