Born 1990 in London (United Kingdom),
lives and works in London (United Kingdom)
The sculptures of Holly Hendry roll back the interior/exterior frontier while investigating spaces and surfaces. Her forms flow from a mingling of scientific techniques and imaginings – somewhere between medical dissections and archaeological digs of her works’ host areas. For the Biennale, the artist has deployed a structure made of air-conditioning ductwork – a way of laying bare invisible systems, and especially the mysteries that haunt Lyon’s subterranean realm. Between these sections of ducting, Hendry reveals sculpted forms, each an artefact with simplified cartoonish lines, lying stranded like the fatbergs that build up in sewers.