Filip Henin was born in Mayen, (DE), in 1986. He lives and works in Berlin, (DE).

The scenes in Filip Henin’s paintings take place in a kind of timeless, placeless Beckett world as if on an empty stage stripped down to just the essentials. It’s hard to tell if it’s a coastal landscape or a sea, or a karstified hillside up in the mountains, the sea is a blue strip of sky. Henin draws out not only people but also landscapes, taking out the specific features, leaving basic shapes that are reminiscent of the Eifel, or could be in Tuscany. Antiquity, romantic landscape painting, postmodernism, Italian transavanguardia, and the mysticism of Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia can be found, as well as the figurative painting of the 1990s. Henin’s painting combines, without drama or pathos, two completely contrary forces: the reflection of painting and painting history and the need to simply be.


Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, under Prof. Walter Dahn.



Solo Exhibitions

2023 Regarding Past at Noon, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2022 Home no Home, Painters Painting Paintings, Online, (GB)

Group Exhibitions

2023, IMAGINE — 10 Unrealized Projects, Robert Grunenberg, (DE)
2022 Das neue Tafelbild – Fragmente, Bergérie des Arts, Dusseldorf, (DE)
2022 Purple Rain, Kunstgruppe Cologne, Cologne, (DE)
2021 Never seen ever seen, Akkurat lab. Fahrenheit Berlin, Berlin, (DE)  
2021 Sculturale la successiva, Conzenhof Cologne, Cologne, (DE)
2020  Sculturale annuale, la prima, Conzenhof Cologne, Cologne, (DE)
2019  20 Jahre Kunstgruppe Cologne, Cologne, (DE)
2019 A beast called Sunn, Contemplation Gallery, London (GB)
2019 Ich kaufe mir einen Fluss, Bergerie des Arts, Düsseldorf, (DE)
2019 Wer kann, der soll, Kunstgruppe Cologne, Cologne, (DE)

2018 mi chiedo se c’è un posto in questo mondo…, KM Galerie, Berlin, (DE)
2018  MAXWELL, Compiler, Berlin (DE)
2018 A.S.I.T.D., Salon Gallery, Berlin (DE)
2018 You too, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, (DE)
 2017  Artwork in the dark, Keith, Berlin, (DE)
2017 Wahnsinn, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, (DE)
2016  2 Artworks sitting in the dark, Keith, Berlin, (DE)
2016 Bruce Haines Mayfair, London, (GB)
2016 The snoring princess, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, (DE)
2015  Die Dinge, das sind die Anderen, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, (DE)
2015 Triggerlone, Diplomausstellung HBK Braunschweig, Braunschweig, (DE)
 2014  Ein Stiefel voll Glück, Pfeifen Linzbach, Düsseldorf, (DE) 2014 On&On&On, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, (DE)
 2013  Cookin‘ up something gooood, Penny Temporary Arts, Neumünster, (DE)
2013 Die Welt muss schöner werden, statt-museum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, (DE) 
2012  Im Auge des Fuchses, Projektraum HBK Braunschweig, Braunschweig, (DE)

past exhibitions
Filip Henin
Regarding Past at Noon
14 January – 04 March 2023