Nicky Broekhuysen (1981) was born in South Africa. At the age of 13 her family moved to New Zealand where she completed her studies. In 2004, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Auckland University. For the next 2.5 years she based herself in Shanghai, China followed by a move to Berlin in 2008 where she currently lives and continues to exhibit.
She works with binary numbers 1 and 0 that are hand stamped on to paper, objects, and installation spaces. “The binary numbers represent data. Everything in life and nature gives off some form of data in a complex world of information and meaning. My work uses this binary data as a metaphorical language for potential and change within an environment of chaos and order. I shift the numbers in and out of structures and forms, forever adapting and evolving them away from fixed states. Within the binary numbers lies an endless potential of meaning and form which exists beyond time, filled with past, present and future potentials.”
Broekhuysen’s work was part of the exhibition House of Wisdom at Framer Framed from 24 November 2017 till 7 January 2018.