In her work, Jenny Michel combines objects, drawings, photographs, texts, and sound into complex series of works that possess a contextual background multi-layered with philosophical-scientific contemplations as well as further developed theories based on them.
The works are based on a process of "palimpsesting" information. In a non-linear layering, arranging, collaging, and de-collaging of signs and texts, combined with different, new, old found and reused papers and other materials, the works grow together over a period of years into a complete modular-like, labyrinthine structure.
Jenny Michel studied Visual Communication and Graphic Art at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, followed by a postgraduate scholarship at the Academy of Arts Vienna. She has been awarded several prestigious scholarships and prizes, including the HAP Grieshaber Prize and the NEUSTARTplus scholarship from the Stiftung Kunstfonds 2023.
Michel has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions within Germany and internationally. Her solo exhibitions include, for example, "How We Move Through Time and Space" at Galerie Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph or "Doors, Windows and Cells" at Kunstmuseum Reutlingen.
Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions such as "Kunst in Berlin 1945 bis heute" at the Berlinische Galerie in 2013 and "grenzüberschreitend" at the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen in 2018.