Germany / France, guest of 6th Brumen (2013) Anette Lenz gained her first work experience in the Munich Atelier fur Werbung und Gestaltung (AWG). After moving to Paris in 1990, she worked with Alex Jordan in the well-known cultural-political design group Grapus. Later, as a co-founder of the Nous Travaillons Ensemble design collective, she was involved in designing books, posters and identities for cities and cultural institutions. Since 1993, when she established her own studio, Lenz kept working in the social and cultural field, introducing beautiful, intelligent works into the public space.
She draws on her knowledge of German typographic traditions with bold French-influenced imagery for clients such as the City of Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, Radio France, Le Sénat Français, Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Le Monde, and Théâtre d’Angoulême. Anette Lenz is a master of both understanding and designing complex structures. Not only does she consider the dynamics at work within each component, but also the totality of the clients’ concerns; the context in which the media are delivered as well as the associations that might be triggered in the viewers’ minds.Anette Lenz has won, amongst other prizes, the Gold Medal at the Brno Biennale, 2002; the Honorary Prize in Lahti, 2003; the Plakatkunsthof Rüttenscheidpreis, 2005; and was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008. She actively participates in international conferences and juries and is a professor at the Geneva University of Art and Design. She became a member of AGI in 1999.