VITA

Lena Whooo

ARTIST 
ACTRESS 
AUTHOR

Initiative & Leadership

My involvement in organizing events, leading cultural projects, and initiating city-wide initiatives demonstrates my ability to take charge and not just drive projects forward but more importantly to creative success.

 Versatility & adaptability 

From performing in street theater performances, moderating Events like the TEDx, to leading workshops in various settings, mjy diverse range of experiences showcases my adaptability to different roles and environments within the performing arts field.
  

Activism & Advocacy 

My participation in art and creative projects aim at cultural exchange, diversity, and sustainability highlights my commitment to engaging with and advocating for marginalised communities, reflecting a deep understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of our societies.

ARCHIVE OLDER EXHIBITIONS, (Perfrormative) Projects & Workshops :

Education & further Trainings 

 

2023  Black female leadership at Google Headquarters, Berlin

2022 Dance Training - Basic Program for Contemporary and Urban Dance at Motion*s Dance and Movement Studio, Berlin

2021 Scholarship for the TV & Film Camera Acting Intensive Summer Program at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, New York City
2020 Diversity Writing & Reading with Upgration Workshop, Hannover
2019 - 2020 Theater Pedagogical Basic Training with the State Working Group for Play and Theater NRW
2018 - 2019 Participation in the Diversity in German Studies Program at the University of Bielefeld
2015 - 2019 Bachelor of Arts (1.9) in German Studies and Literary Studies, University of Bielefeld

 Projects & Workshops

2024| Stage presence and appearances Workshop for Critical Friends, Berlin
2024| WTH Workshop at the VHS Berlin Mitte (5x) and in Flatbush Brooklyn, NYC
2024| Seminar-Host for Dr. Donaldson Class “Black German girlhood” at Davidson College, New Jersey
2023| WTH Workshop is catching on; gave it with GLADT eV. (5x), with AFROPOLITAN (2x), at School of Glimmers in Bremen, at the TEDx Youth in Munich, at the Universität Bielefeld, online via Zoom with Critical Friends & else
2023| Keynote for Black German Heritage and Research Association at Rutgers University, New Jersey
2023| Black FLINTA Perspectives Vol.1 – Identity, hosted, curated and ticketed by me at Vierte Welt, Berlin
2023| Bielegraphy - streetart project funded by the city of Nahariya, Israel & City of Bielefeld, Bielefeld-Senne
2023| Seminar-Host for Dr. Penas Class “Black German Culture and Heritage” at Davidson College, New Jersey
2022| WTH (write to Heal-Journaling) Workshop is born; gave the workshop first with GLADT eV., Berlin
2022| Artist Collabs with Sam Siefert Ensemble Project (Austria), Immanuel Williams aka Soulchocolate (NYC) and Rooftop REP (Miami)
2022| The first publication 'UN-Fullfilled. Poetry and short stories about identity, freedom and life’, published by Novum-Verlag
2021| 'City Talks - Sculptural Skylines' workshop for the 'Creative Shortcuts' of the Ostblock Kulturhaus, Bielefeld
2021| Management of cultural projects (collages & film workshops) for the youth center, The Corner, Berlin
2020 | Management of the Kulturrucksack NRW project 'I am a poem' at the Theodor Heuss Comprehensive School, Bielefeld
2020 | Theater pedagogical assistance for the film workshop 'And Action: we become film stars of the Belle Epoch' at the Historical Museum, Bielefeld
2020 | Theater pedagogical assistance for the project 'Stories from all over the world' at the Brodhagen secondary school, Bielefeld
2020 | Initiator and organizer of the 'Creative Upcycling Bag' project for the Kulturamt Detomold, Detmold 2020 - 2021 | The multi-week workshop project “Creative Shortcuts - Dialogues in Quarters”, created together with Angelika Schneidewind and Ines Wagner in the Ost-Block Kulturhaus Bielefeld
2019 | Initiator, organizer, curator & press spokesperson for the city-wide waste collection and sustainability project “Bielefeld for Future” in Bielefeld 

Exhibitions


2023 | Exhibiting and reading at NoArtNoHome as part of the overall event at Anomalie Art Club, Berlin
2023 | Exhibiting Cubedude Sketches and paintings at Mallrats Exhibition, NYC
2023 | Exhibition of Skylines and the Black Art-Series as part of the AfricanSummerfairs (Black Aspiring Creators) at the aaimba Gallery, Berlin
2022 | Exhibition and reading at NoArtNoHome as part of the overall event at Napoleon Complex, Berlin
2022 | Exhibition of some sculptural Skylines as part of the 'Art + Fashion Berlin' exhibition of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2022 at Quartier 206, Berlin
2021 | Exhibition of three sculptural Skylines as part of the exhibition 'Co:Exist - a multilog of city, human, and nature' at the Kommunale Galerie Berlin
2020 | Exhibition Distortus 3.0 at the DownTown Show No.2, Bielefeld
2020 | Exhibition Distortus 2.0 at the Perspektive Gallery of the Ostblock Kulturhaus Bielefeld
2019 | Exhibition Distortus 1.0 at the Vitrine Bielefeld (Große-Kurfürsten Straße 81)
2018 | Exhibition of 'Bielefelder Kloesie - Literature in the Quiet Corner' as part of the cooperative group exhibition 'My Motif is my Present - Ralf Thenior's Word Worlds' in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld