Kommende Termine

Decision Making – L’instant décisif

9. December 2021 – 13. March 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Canadien Cultural Centre, Paris

Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively when they involve our shared futures makes them harder to make. But, more and more often, we include machines into such processes through algorithms qualified as decisional. Of course, it raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective. Because of the age that we are currently living in, a brief instant regarding the whole history of our planet, is decisive considering the choices available to us for a responsible development of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, it is now that human rights are at stake, for instance, about what will emerge from the use of our personal data. The consideration of artworks coming from decisive processes connecting humans to machines could only spring us into an immediate future that still belongs to us.

Curated by Dominique Moulon & Alain Thibault

Domestic Drama

4. December 2021 – 20. February 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Halle Für Kunst, Graz

Museum of Cryptography

10. November 2021 – 23. June 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Museum of Cryptography, Moscow

2021 году в Москве откроется первый в России Музей криптографии.

Широкой аудитории будет представлено прошлое, настоящее и будущее криптографии, математики и смежных дисциплин. Музей криптографии станет новой точкой притяжения на карте города — местом, где доступно и просто говорят о развитии современных технологий.

Здание, в котором будет расположен Музей криптографии, впервые откроет свои двери для широкой публики. В советские годы это была знаменитая «шарашка» в Марфино, где ученые разрабатывали аппаратуру для шифрования телефонной связи.

Важной частью музея станут мультимедийные экспонаты, инфографика и интерактивные островки формата look&feel, а также редкие экземпляры научных трудов.

Внимание! Молодежная команда Музея криптографии сформирована. Подробности

Glass Room – An exhibition by Tactical Tech

5. November 2021 – 16. January 2022
Gruppenausstellung, OBA, Amsterdam

Laufende Termine

The Principle of Hope

16. October 2021 – 27. February 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing

Exhibition Title: The Principle of Hope

Artistic Directors: Carol Yinghua Lu, Luo Xiaoming

Curatorial Team: Huang Wenlong, Li Xiangning, Liang Chouwa, Yin Shuai, Jerome, Zhou Boya, Zhu Siyu

Exhibition Dates: 30 Sep 2021 (TBC) to 27 Feb 2022

Venue: Inside-Out Art Museum, 50 Xingshikou Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Me And My Machine

18. September – 13. December 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

Glass Room – An exhibition by Tactical Tech

16. August – 24. October 2021
Gruppenausstellung, dbieb, Leeuwarden

Vergangene Termine


30. July – 13. August 2021
Einzelausstellung, Kunstsommer Arnsberg, Arnsberg

Visitors of the Bürgeramt Arnsberg are invited to have their portrait taken which in the following is run through a face recognition software. Choose an emoji, font and color to have your face ‚de-recognized‘. The resulting picture is directly printed on A3+ Hahnemühle art photo paper for you to take home!

Opening, Friday 30.7. 11:00-13:00
2.8.-13.8. 10:00-16:00
Historisches Rathaus Arnsberg
Organized by @kulturarnsberg thx!

Supported by:

thx @nadjalien for test portrait!
thx @tlsaeger for code!
thx @schw__rz for invitation design!




Artist Talk

10. June 2021
Talk, +CODE, Buenos Aires

Thinking landscapes: Beyond a framework

9. – 12. June 2021
Gruppenausstellung, +CODE, Buenos Aires

How to Win at Photography

5. June 2021 – 5. September 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

How to Win at Photography – Image-Making as Play explores the relationship between photography and play. It investigates the notion of image play, creating unexpected connections between the history of photography, the gamification of the visible as well as practices of image making with and within computer games.

The group exhibition How to Win at Photography includes more than forty positions from contemporary and 20th century photography. Through an assemblage of multimedia artworks and vernacular images, the exhibition questions the very meaning and function of photography today.

Are we playing with the camera or is the camera ultimately playing us? Are we really in charge or are we mere pawns in larger technical, social, cultural and economic networks? What can a playful photographer achieve on a political and socio-cultural level? Who and what is performing the act of seeing and capturing – humans, machines or a combination of both? Who is playing along? And finally, can this game be won? These are just some of the questions posed by How to Win at Photography.
The exhibition invites visitors to focus on the playful aspects of photography. The exhibition looks at artists and photographers who play with – and sometimes against – the camera, document the environments of videogames and question the notion of identity, gender and class.

With works by: Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Dorothée Elisa Baumann, Justin Berry, Julius Brauckmann, Alan Butler, Claude Cahun, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Dries Depoorter & Max Pinckers, Philipp Dorl, Constant Dullaart, Harun Farocki, Christopher Graves, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Beate Gütschow, Jon Haddock, Emily Hadrich, Florence Henri, Roc Herms, John Hilliard, Yuyi John, Rindon Johnson, Andy Kassier, Sherrie Levine, Gloria López Cleries & Sive Hamilton Helle, René Mächler, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Joan Pamboukes, Steven Pippin, Michael Reisch, Tabor Robak, Ria Patricia Röder, Lorna Ruth Galloway, Ed Ruscha, Emma Agnes Sheffer, Cindy Sherman, Guido Segni, Andrew Stine, Petra Szemán, Akihiko Taniguchi, Danielle Udogaranya, Coralie Vogelaar, Tamás Waliczky and Ai Weiwei.

In collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University.


Schatten Kubas

Oktober 21, 2021

I wrote an article about the Neue Nationalgalerie and its initial design as headquater for Bacardi on Cuba.  It is available to read at monopol magazin (in german).


La Grande Bibliotheque ferme

Mai 20, 2021

In 2015 I projected 10k leaked passwords on the national library Quebec as part of a public art show in Montreal. It’s 2021 and the library is closed because of a hacked database and leaked personal info etc … ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯


Artforum – Greetings from Berlin

April 25, 2021

Grand Facades, March 16, 2021 • Kristian Vistrup Madsen on the Humboldt Forum in Berlin

Double opening – HAW student shows

Februar 21, 2021

Posthumanism Explained, online exhibition, opening!! Tuesday 23.2. 18:00 -> https://posthumanism-explained.common.garden/ (computer browser recommended!) Results of the Blockseminar „Virtual Reality – Real Virtuality“, 3D and VR experiments, WiSe20/21, Prof. A.Bartholl, Kunst mit digitalen Medien, Design, DMI, HAW Hamburg.

with: Tobias Bartenschlager, Lukas Besenfelder, Stefano Dealessandri, Frederik Engelbrecht, Julika Hother, Vanessa Könemund, Katharina Mumme, Amyra Radwan, Sandy Richter, Luisa Striepe, Alexandra Vögtle & Sebastian Ziemann

The Danger Of A Single Story, online exhibition, opening!! 23.2. 18:00 -> https://the-danger-of-a-single-story.common.garden/ (computer browser recommended!) Projects on the topic of memorials and postcolonial discourse, results of the class „Denkmal“, WiSe20/21, Prof. A. Bartholl, Kunst mit digitalen Medien, Design, DMI, HAW Hamburg

with: Stefano Dealessandri, Konstantinas Grigalaitis, Stephan Kraus, Julia Löffler, Matasova Mariia, Sandy Rrichter, Janna Thaden, Anna Wank & Lorenz Wendt

Both exhibitions build with https://common.garden , thx!

Daten am ort (Bits on location) 2001 – Video Tour

November 16, 2020

‚Daten am Ort‘ (Bits on location) is a research project and website I made in 2001. How could Internet and data affect communication based on space? With this project I also graduated in architecture at the art school UdK Berlin back then. The whole website is programmed in flash which will be discontinued on all the big browsers for ever at the end of 2020. Therefore I recorded this short video tour of this website.

You are also invited to visit this website itself – http://datenamort.de – it will certainly stay online but it might be more difficult to access the flash content in the future.

Full website, no voice over, with all links and clicks, complete screen capture here.

Swan Presence

Oktober 23, 2020

A swan obsessed with Obsolete Presence. Picture by Simon Fischer: CC BY 2.0

Seasons of Mediaarts, ZKM Karlsruhe 2020

„The Pool“ – Documentation

Oktober 20, 2020

This is a physical and metaphorical pool.

19. & 20.9.2020

Heybeliada – İstanbul

Curated by Ece Cangüden & Marian Luft

View documentation –> http://thepool.space/the-days-are-just-packed

with/ Accel Arcana, Adrian Altman, Albin Looström, Alessandro Nucci, Alexandra Koumantaki, Ana Castillo, Anastasia Bay, Andrew Rutherdale, Anna Slama & Marek Delong, Anna Walther, Aram Bartholl, Arthur Golyakov, Ben Sang, Berkin Gülten, Bernhard Holaschke, Bob Bickell-Knight, Bora Akıncıtürk, Buğra Erol, Botond Keresztesi, Cem Örgen, Christian Bär, Christian Kölbl, Christian Schellenberger, Clemens Reinecke, Daniel Peder Askeland, Don Elektro, Felix Amerbacher, Felix Thiele, Filippo de Marchi, Florian Birk, František Hanousek, George Jacotey, Naomi Gilon, Hanna Stiegeler, Hugo Laporte, Iain Ball, İlayda Tunca, Ivan Pérard, Jakub Hajek, Jakub Hošek, Jean-Damien Charmoille, Jennifer İpekel, NDRAP Development / Jens Ivar Kjetså, Jeronim Horvat, Jirka Pfahl, Joachim Coucke, Johanna Blank, Johanna Invrea, Julie Maurin, Julien Saudubray, Julius Heinemann, Julius Pristauz, Justin Ortiz, Kaan Ülgener, Karoline Schneider, Katya Quel Elizarova, Kerim Zapsu, Kid Xanthrax, Kıvılcım Güngörün, Korto Bojovic Amar, KOTZ, Leon Leube, Lucia Leuci, Maya Hottarek, Mert Diner, Undergroundflower, Merve İşeri, Michala Paludan, Michèle Pagel, Miguel Martin, Mikkel Carl, Naomi Gilon, Neckar Doll, Nicolas Pelzer, Nik Timková, Omsk Social Club, Oya Kalkavan, Özgür Can Taşcı, Paul Barsch, Paul Bowler, Peggy Pehl, Pınar Marul, Salvador Marino, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Sascha Mikloweit, Selver Yıldırım, Seyhan Musa, Şiir, Sirmon SR, Sophia Oppel, Ștefan Tănase, Steffen Zillig, Stine Deja, Süper Normal, Szilvia Bolla, Thea Mantwill, Tissue Hunter, Ute Richter, Vanya Venmer, Vilte Fuller, Vitaly Bezpalov, Vojtěch Hlaváček, Yein Lee, Zeynep Birced

In the swimming pool of the lost paradise that keeps its former glory alive by the wildness of weeds. We take you in from the lower entrance of the land, which is covered with iron bars. You climb up the ivy tunnel wrapped in rusty iron construction and reach into the realm of that anything and everything is true if you simply believe it to be true!
THE POOL sustains the future, where the dirty, deadly and almost lost one will be reproduced as a magnificent source of life.


The physical manifestation of our online beings
As a fluid leaking out of the digital purgatory
We are spreading momentary existences
Ruins from today‘s prophecies
Just as stone tablets
Mutating in reverse

Dear post-social primates
You are the territory
Even if you are far
You can be close

Creations from a Polluted Lagoon: The Pool’s debut show on Heybeliada / Review by Matt Hanson on Exhibist.


Obsolete Presence on Shutterstock

Oktober 2, 2020

I m very pleased to announce that my work Obsolete Presence, currently on view at ZKM Karlsruhe has finally made it to the stock photo website Shutterstock. This is in particular interesting because I’ve been working with watermarked stock photo since a few years now. The circle has finally closed. :))

All pics tagged with Bartholl on Shutterstock here.

Technology Off Screen

Oktober 1, 2020

Aleksandra Domanovic talking about an original robot arm from Yugoslavia of the 70’s.

Vienna Contemporary

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

Artists are increasingly using new techniques and materials that address our relationship to a technological world. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic emerged with work that directly addressed a screen context with her collaborative project vvork.com before establishing a largely sculptural practice that incorporates 3D printing and ideas around the use of technology and biological innovations. Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work unpicks the digital and the physical in inventive ways.

Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Aram Bartholl, artist
Moderated by Francesca Gavin, art theorist, curator and writer



Ist für dich – Monopol Bild des Tages

September 30, 2020

–>> https://www.monopol-magazin.de/aram-bartholl-karlsruhe-schlossgartensee