december, 2021

07dec6:00 pm7:00 pmTamarind Talks: Henni AlftanA conversation with artist in residence Henni Alftan

Henni Alftan

Event Details

Alftan is the recipient of the 2021 Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence at Tamarind. She is a Paris-based painter who generates narrative imagery based on a complex process of observation and deduction. Working in figuration but rejecting a narrative dimension, Alftan’s compositions use the tight framing of close range photography to explore the similarities between painting and image-making.

“I paint pictures,” Alftan says, and “painting and picture often imitate each other.”

Inviting viewers to consider the history, materiality, and objecthood of painting, Alftan’s vignettes represent a fragmented vision of the real and address pictorial issues such as color, surface, flatness, depth, pattern, texture, and framing devices.

Recent exhibitions include Karma, New York (2020); Studiolo, Milan (2019); TM-Galleria, Helsinki (2018); and Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver (2017).

This event is sponsored by Tamarind Institute but will be held at 516 ARTS.

Support provided by Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

This event will be held in person, RSVP via Eventbrite.

*516 ARTS requires proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days in advance or a negative COVID test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours of in-person events. Originals or photos of documents with a matching ID will be accepted. Masks are required for indoor events.



(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


516 Arts

516 Central Ave SW