Born in 1973, Henrik Placht is an artist from Oslo in Norway, educated from The Academy of Fine Art Bergen, in Norway and Academy of fine Art Berlin, Weissensee.
Using a modern and flexible language of painting, drawing and prints, Henrik’s topics range from pure geometry and aesthetic to international politics, architecture, environment, article physics, science fiction, personal and emotional events that have changed his work, as well as his travels.
Henrik Placht’s works have been exhibited in Spain, Germany, Portugal, USA, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Jordan, Palestine/Israel and Norway and are in some of the most prominent collections in the world, among them The Astrup Fearnley Museum, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Norway & Christen Sveaas Collection.
His works are also in private and public collections in Germany, America, Jordan, Denmark, Israel, Spain, Norway, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
Henrik Placht has been guest lecturer/professor/tutor in several academies and universities in Europe, Middle East (ex.BEZALEL) and USA ( ex. Columbia University NY). He is also a social entrepreneur and an institution builder. One of his achievements is the establishment of The International Academy of Art Palestine IAAP which he initiated in 2002 and left after total establishment and funding in 2009.
Henrik Placht has also assisted artists such as Yoko Ono, Kjartan Slettemark, Malcolm McLaren and he has also worked as an art critic. Additionally he has curated numerous exhibitions in Europe and the USA.