Welcome to the website of artist, multi-disciplinary technologist, hacker, and composer Martin Backes

Pixelhead at TEDx Madrid

My Pixelhead artwork was used for a performance at TEDx Madrid by the spanish undercover journalist and writer (known as) Antonio Salas. The conference was curated by Antonella Broglia. Please find the video documentation after the click.

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SOLEMNE Magazine Feature

My work is featured in the first issue of the lovely SOLEMNE Magazine about contemporary art. Besides myself, other great artists from Berlin like Robert Lippok, Hito Steyerl, and Frank Hülsbömer are also featured in the first issue. The magazine is based in Guatemala, Central America.

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Blackout Privacy – Conference and Exhibition

I’ve been invited by Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt to give a talk about privacy and to show one related artwork of mine in the context of their first ‚Blackout Privacy‘ conference and exhibition. Unfortunately, due to time issues, I had to cancel the talk, but my Pixelhead will be […]

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Faceless Expo

After Vienna and Amsterdam, FACELESS in smaller format as part of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP comes to Brussels at De Markten. Opening on 21st of January. The exhibition will be followed by a symposium, guided tours and presentations.

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Pixelhead M.I.A. Collaboration Auction

Back in May, I collaborated with M.I.A. for her latest „Double Bubble Trouble“ music video with my very own Pixelhead mask. Three of four Pixelhead masks from the music video are going to auction (Ebay). The masks are strictly limited to four, each worn in the music video, […]

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M.I.A. Collaboration

I am happy to announce that I collaborated with M.I.A. for her new „Double Bubble Trouble“ music video, directed by herself. Please find my art work Pixelhead as part of her music video after the click.

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Faceless Exhibition Amsterdam

Once again my work Pixelhead will be shown at the FACELESS exhibition. Faceless was exhibited in two separate parts at freiraum quartier21 in Vienna. The installation at Mediamatic Amsterdam marks the first time the exhibition can be viewed as a whole. Curated by artist Bogomir Doringer in support […]

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DJing at Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin

Join us for DONNERSTAGSBAR – PLATOON members & friends night, which will feature Peter Kirn’s very special live set and a head-to-head DJ set by Peter and myself! After the click you will also find a new DJ promo mix which features current bass music culture for your […]

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On Watching and Being Seen Exhibition

My work Pixelhead will be exhibited at the NIU Art Museum in Illinois, USA. The exhibition ’On Watching and Being Seen’ explores the voyeur and the exhibitionist in both older and contemporary works, especially work that responds to the impact of social media and technology in defining what […]

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Love Bazon Hate Brock Exhibition

Kreuzberg Pavillon will host an experimental interacting groupshow on May the 18th 2013 with naked walls, one single catalogue and 10 selected artists, whose works will be given and carried by the visitors during the duration of the opening. My work Pixelhead will be one of the 10 […]

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