NatHalie Braun Barends
NatHalie Braun Barends

(also known as Petsiré, BHêtziré, Hetziré, H)

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Selected Activities
Selected Activities

Activities - Exhibitions (with catalog *)

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „ Museum Altes Dampfbad “, Baden Baden, Germany.


- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „ Miami River Art Fair “, Miami, USA.

- Development of Twelfth Project for downtown Dubai, United Arabs Emirates.

- Development of Black Swan Project.

- "Just Before Leaving" series of Painted Beings:
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates.

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „Rayko Space“, Sofia, Bulgary.

- H Action at:
Les Iles D'Or, France.

- HBridge performances at:
Dock on RuderKlub am Wannsee;
Hanging Bridge, Berlin Zoo;
Terrace bulwark, Istanbul, Turkey;
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey;
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates;
Botanic Garden, Berlin, Germany;
Sailing Cata-Net, Cannes Boat Show, Cannes, France;
Plage Mala', Cap D’Ail, France;
Ferry from Ile du Levant, Les Iles D'Or, France;
Bridge on bridge, Port Cros, France;
Cap Taillat, Park du Gigaro, France;
Gigaro Beach, La Croix Valmer, France;
Briancon, France;
- Performance on top of a Munich Roof, Germany;
Klipper – Treptow Park, Berlin, Germany;
with Amphicoelias Fragillimus, Basel, Switzerland;
FIDAE, Santiago, Chile;
Santa de Atacalco, Chile;
TreuscHwan’s Bridge, Berlin Zoo, Germany;
Tahiti, Libreville, Gabon.

- Creation of Stone CHapel for Santa De Atacalco, Chile
- Creation of Tree AtHelier, Atacalco, Chile.

- Development of the concept for the Hbook: “The Little Princess.”

- Development of HOasis Project.

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „Museo nazionale di Storia Naturale“, Torino, Italy.

- Development of interactive Reflections concept, during „ArtBasel“, Basel, Switzerland.

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „Fondazione AEM a2a Casa dell’Energia di Milano“, Milan, Italy.

- Workshop sessions of Painted Beings:
Mettnauturm, Bodensee, Germany; Ile du Levant, Les Iles D'Or, France; Plage Mala', Cap D'Ail, France.

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings at „Italienisches Kulturinstitut Köln“, Köln, Germany.


- HBridge performances at:
sand island in Rio das Mortes, Araguaia, Brazil;
Atacalco Farm, Chile;
Venice Biennale, Italy;
Tower and pier of M Castle, Italy;
Chateau de Chantilly, France;
Istanbul Biennale, at Bosphorus Strait, Turkey;
Castello del Valentino, Turin, Italy.

- Development of the concept for the Hbook: “The Little Princess.”

- Workshop sessions of Painted Beings:
Istanbul, Turkey; M Castle, Italy; Pointe St. Denis, Gabon.

- * Exhibition of Revealing Paintings and interactive concept for H light installation at „Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Praga“, Praha, Czech Republic.

- Development of interactive Reflections concept, during „Istanbul Biennale“, Istanbul, Turkey.

- * Exhibition of photography and light installation at „Sala delle Colonne“, Castello del Valentino, Turin, Italy.


- Development of concept for Hbook: „The Little Prince by the roseH“.

- Realization of HRE&L Project: H Being in Valle Nevado, Chile; H Map and H Being in Atacalco, Chile in collaboration with ML.

- Development of a book as art work.
Theme: H House de Cirambaí

- Workshop sessions „Just Before Leaving“ of „Painted Beings“: M at Valle del Elqui, EK at La Serena, Chile, and H at Monastery San Jose and at H Alcaraz in Buenos Aires, Argentina

- Development of Concept „Painted Beings“ for „Cuerpos Pintados“

- Development and production of H Book and film „Descubriendo la Identidad - Discovering Identity – Die Entdeckung der Identität: In Honor to Werner Barends”


- Film of Wedding Performance Orient / Occident, Istanbul.

- *„Discovering Identity: Revealing Images, Revealing Paintings, Video- and Light Installations“ @ Römischer Hof/Vivico Real Estate, Unter den Linden, Berlin.

- „Revealing Paintings & Light Installations“, P 13: Raum für Kunst und Kultur, Heidelberg.


- „Revealing Images & Revealing Paintings”, H-Space, Nikolaikirchplatz, Berlin. 

- „Revealing Images: Homage to Werner Barends”, Verena Foundation, Kamini Port, Hydra/Greece.

- Revealing Images” und „Reise ins Wir“ in Kooperation mit Rodolphe von Gombergh (Paris), VIP Programm @ Art Basel, Badischer Bahnhof, Basel.,

- Konzept für „Barents Boat“ Natural World Museum exhibition in Oslo/Norway.

- „PHaradise: Homage to Aniela Braun“, Permanente „HLight Installation“ in der Kuppel und den Oberlichtern des Hermann-Billing-Baus der Kunsthalle Mannheim, im Dialog mit James Turrells Außen-Licht-Installation „Four Eyes“. 

- *„100 Jahre / 100 Years Kunsthalle Mannheim“.

- Konzept für „HLight Project“ und „HOrient Ring“.

- Präsentation der „HDesign“ Möbel in Zusammenarbeit mit BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen in der Kunsthalle Mannheim.


- Produktion von „VLA Videos & Images“ in Zusammenarbeit mit Rodolphe von Gombergh, Paris/France.

- *HHole (for Mannheim) 2006 - ¥
Permanent multimediale und multidimensionale Lichtinstallation/Work in Progress, entstanden im Rahmen der Ausstellung „ .

- Full House: Gesichter einer Sammlung/Faces of a Collection“, Kunsthalle Mannheim.

- Produktion des „HOpi Barends Film“, Santiago/Chile. 

- „Mobile HFilm“, Nuit Blanches, Centre Pompidou, Paris/France. 

- „HLaser“, Kunsthalle Mannheim; Art Basel; Verena Foundation Hydra/Greece; H-Space, Berlin; P13, Heidelberg; Römischer Hof/Vivico Real Estate, Berlin. 

- „HBook“ im Rahmen des „Artist in Residence“ Programs, Kunsthalle Mannheim.

- Konzept für “Art From Above“ mit dem Symbol der „HMap“ (for HAntipode New Zealand Ocean). 

- Konzept für HBook „HtaeD“.

- Desert Cloud Workshop II“ and „Desert Cloud Workshop on FB“

- „ Land for Art World“ , New York & Connecticut/USA. 

- „HLight Installation“ for Castillo de Santa Barbara,   Symposium Escultura Alicante/Spain. 

- Concept for HBooks: „DEnd“, „HTrip“ & „HOHOT/Home Hotel“.


- Lighting Concept and Realisation Building facade & Art Walk Pacific Place One Miami, Miami/USA.


- *40 artists, 40 years anniversary, MAC - Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo/Brazil.


- "Interacoes", Multimedia exhibition, M.I.S. - Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo/Brazil.

- Exhibits HPhotos and is curator of happening "Interarte em Siribai", Secretaria de Cultura da Ilhabela/Brazil

- Individual Exhibition with HPhotos at Bayer do Brazil, São Paulo/Brazil.

- "Hali-angels", Solo exhibition, Capela do Morumbi Cultural Center, São Paulo /Brazil

1996 - 2001

- Conception, design and site supervision of the " Halie House of Cirambai" Conceived to be an artist's studio, an optional residence and the future base for the HLife Foundation, Ilhabela, (Beautiful Island) Ponta das Canas, between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.


- Interactive sculpture, photographic installation and workshop for GNT, M.A.M. - Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo/Brazil.

- *"The Angels are Back", Exhibition, Pinacoteca do Estado, de São Paulo/Brazil.

- "German artists in Brazil", Exhibition, EXPO 2000, Hannover/Germany .

- "Hillunion", Solo exhibition, EXPO 2000, Hannover/Germany.

- "Halion", Solo exhibition, Brazillian Embassy, Berlin/ Germany.

- Represents Brazil in Beneficient exhibition with 156 participating countries for the Nelson Mandela Childrens Trust Foundation with painted objects, EXPO 2000 – Hannover/Germany.


- "Rabra", Solo exhibition  with drawings, HPhotos and objects, S'hort Internacional Art Center, Palma de Mallorca/Spain.

- *Participation in Exhibition of Gilberto Chateaubriand's Collection, with HPhotos, Ludwig Forum, Aachen/Germany.

- "GNT“ Exhibition with paintings and interactive performance, M.I.S. - Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo/Brazil.

- *Exhibition of Gilberto Chateaubriand's Collection, with HPhotos, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, (Former house of Parliament) – Berlin/Germany.


- *"H-Installation", Solo exhibition at M.A.M. - Museum of Modern Art of Salvador de Bahia/Brazil.

- *"H-Installation", Solo exhibition at M.A.M. - Museum of Modern Art of Pernambuco Aloisio Magalhaes – Recife/Brazil.

- *"H-Installation", Solo exhibition at M.A.M. - Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil..

- *Exhibition of "Hillu-Shadows" at H.D.K. – Hochschule der Künste, Berlin/Germany.

- *"H-Installation", Solo Exhibition, Curator of happening and piano concert, slide show, poetry and dance performance, M.I.S. - Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo/Brazil.


- "Hillenus", Solo exhibition with photograph installation, Maison de l'Unesco, Paris/France.

- Exhibiton uniting the cities of Alphaville and Barueri, Brazil including interactive sculpture at Central Square of Alphaville and interactive performance in Municipal Theatre of Barueri.

- "Hillnus", Photograph Installation at Project Gallery, Banff International Art Center, Banff/Canada.


- *Solo Exhibition of paintings, World Trade Center - São Paulo/Brazil.

- "The Desert", Interactive painting Installation & Workshop with the participation of the children of the Pastoral do Menor – Djalma at Caracol Cultural Space at EXPO-FAU, University of São Paulo/Brazil.

- "The Runes", Solo exhibition with paintings and interactive sculptures / objects, Transatlantico Cultural Center, São Paulo/Brazil.

- Solo Exhibiton at Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG, Wien/Austria.

- *Solo Exhibition at Austrian Cultural Center - Palais Palffy, Wien/Austria.

- *"Nascente Prize V", M.A.C. - Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo/Brazil.

- *"Gunther Prize", M.A.C. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibirapuera/Brazil.


- Painting exhibition, A Lanterna Gallery - São Paulo/Brazil.

- Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Goethe Institut - São Paulo/Brazil.

- Exhibition of Paintings, House of Japanese Culture, University of São Paulo/Brazil.



Lighting projects
Lighting projects

Light installation project
Redevelopment plan of landscape park in the heart of Houston [on-going project]
Exterior lighting
Event lighting for one year exhibit
Event lighting in the scope of Lille 2004
Mont Saint-Eloi - France
Event lighting in the scope of Lille 2004
Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris - Paris, France
Design for 7 monumental chandeliers for the main Atrium space
FAAP University - São Paulo, Brazil
Exterior and main atrium
Bard Theater - New Yok, USA
1000 seats auditorium - site supervision (Architect: Frank Gehry)
Columbus Circle - New York, USA
Design concept for the monument and the exterior plaza public space (Landscape: Olin & Partners)
Hôtel Georges V - Paris, France
Spa renovation
Jean Georges Restaurant, 66 Leonard - New York, USA
Design concept and light fixtures (Architect: Richard Meier)
Kenzo - Paris, France
Opening event for new perfum launch (Architect: Patrick Jouin)
One Miami - Miami, USA
Building facade & A virtual fountain for art walk
Pacific Place - Hong Kong
Photographic wall and project concept for shopping Mall
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Virginia, USA
Renovation of building
Wolfsonian Museum - Miami, USA
Renovation of building
Design concept for building facade
West Indian Cayman - Cayman Islands
Town development project



2004 - present
2001 - present
Halie Light International, Inc. - New York, USA
Co-founder of the firm, Artist, Designer and Consultant

L'Observatoire International, Inc. - New York, USA
Co-president, Designer and Consultant
1996 - 2001
U.S.P. - University of São Paulo, Brazil
Strictu Sensu Masters degree in Communication and Arts with Dr. Prof. Manuel Moran (equals Doctor degree in USA)
S'hort Internacional Art Center - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Artist invited for residency by mecenas Margarita Nigorra
H.D.K. - Fine Arts Academy of Berlin, Germany
Invited artist for exchange program
Banff International Art Center, Canada
Invited artist for self directed residency
1994 - 1995
Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria
Invited artist and residency with Dr. Prof. Frans Mairinger
U.S.P. - University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sculpture of the 20th Century, and Art History with Dr. Prof. Dayse Peccinini
1993 - 1994
U.N.I.P. - Paulista University, São Paulo, Brazil
Latu Sensu degree in International Marketing (equals Master degree in USA)
Istituto per L'Arte e Ristauro - Florence, Italy / Drawing and Painting
1987 - 1991
U.N.I.P. - Paulista University, São Paulo, Brazil

NatHalie also participates in various socio-ecological projects such as Operation Ralleigh, The World Game Institute, Aliança Internacional do Animal, Nelson Mandela Childrens Trust, Pastoral do Menor - Djalma, Alcatrazes Project and the PlantAr Project since 1989). Her cultural travels (Russia, Japan, China, Singapoure, Polynesia, South America, Europe, U.S.A., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Canada, Morrocco, and the Caribbean) are important sources of reference and inspiration.

NatHalie is fluent in German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French. She also studies Mandarin and has a continuing interest to enhance her language skills. However, art has been her favoured means of expression since her youngest age.