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NUIT BLANCHE PARIS 2019 Exhibition

My installation ‘What do machines sing of?’ will be part of this years Nuit blanche in Paris (France). ‘Nuit Blanche – edition 18’ will take place at Le Centquatre-Paris on october 5th, 2019. It`s bascially a sort of pre-opening on October 5th, 2019 of the following ‘BIENNIAL OF […]

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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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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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New Artwork: Pixelhead Limited Edition

After a long process, it took me almost a year, its finally done. The Pixelhead art work is now available as a limited Edition of 333 pieces. Please find all the information you need to order Pixelhead (still available!) below. Photos Photos from the Artconnect Berlin Exhibition Please […]

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Irklang Exhibition

I exhibited a new site specific sound installation for public space called „Irklang“ at the Artsummer Schwaben 09, Kloster Irsee, Germany. Above are some photos about the work (setup, recording sessions and opening) and the place itself called Abbey Irsee. About Irklang Dimensions: variable Material: Mixed media sound […]

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