Studied in Germany and Japan, lives and works in Berlin.
The work of Linda Havenstein deals with language, signs and symbols and how they shape our perception of reality.
A main focus is the use of codes and encryption of messages and imagery in order to distort and change a perceived meaning, as well as applying new forms of decryption and decoding on images in order to establish a new interpretation.
She has been exhibiting in museums and galleries worldwide, including Aomori Contemporary Art Centre in Japan, How Art Museum in China, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and New York Hall of Science, US and Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin. In 2014 she was nominated finalist for the Lumen Prize Digital Media Art Award and won the 2nd prize of the Anthropocene Project Future Storytelling Transmedia Competition of HKW, Berlin. In 2015 she was selected Changdong Fellow at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea and in 2020 for the residency program of the Seoul Museum of Art. A collaboration work with Yuken Teruya has been included in the Bangkok Biennale. Works she contributed as a Director of Photography have been shown at the Mori Museum of Art Japan and the Shanghai Biennale.