Henry Wolff’s practice is concerned with images that articulate vulnerability in their participation with the world/s of their collaborators. With an empathetic observational methodology, they produce moving image, photographic and performance works that attend to the power of marginality and diffraction within society. Through attention to human connection, they explore entangled experiences of being, and foster the moral virtues of compassion, care, and love.
Henry has been commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022, an international photographic biennial (VIC, AU); they are a feature artist for the 2022 Gertrude Street Projection Festival (VIC, AU); they performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia with Melbourne collective APHIDS for the '2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres' (SA, AU); 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); They are fine print magazine’s second 'pause~play' digital commission (2021) which led to the creation and presentation of the work 'CARE'; Henry’s practice was profiled as an Australian artist to watch by Joanna Kitto in the 'Undiscovered' issue of Art Collector (2021); and they exhibit works in galleries, public spaces and online across Australia and inter/nationally.
Henry is mentored by leading Australian artists Hoda Afshar and Eugenia Lim (2019-ongoing). They are also mentored by Amos Gebhardt and David Rosetzky (2021-2022) through the support of the Centre for Projection Art (VIC).