KiöR Künstler*innen

Aram Bartholl

Installation / Objektkunst, Konzeptkunst, Medienkunst, Partizipation, Skulptur

* 27.12.1972
Bildung:UdK Berlin 2001



Aram Bartholl uses sculptural interventions, installations, and performative workshops to question our engagement with media and with public economies linked to social networks, online platforms, and digital dissemination strategies. He addresses socially relevant topics, including surveillance, data privacy and technology dependence, through his work by transferring the gaps, contradictions, and absurdities of our everyday digital lives to physical settings. The effect is twofold. The works create an at-times bizarre confrontation with our own ignorance of globally active platform capitalism, and they renegotiate network activities as political forms of participation on an analog level using the potential of public space. Bartholl thus initiates a performative process to catalyze a renewed understanding of individual action within a collective and self-determined network discourse. Conceptually and technically, he uses the same aesthetics, codes, and communication patterns that users are familiar with from YouTube, Instagram, and video games. A purposeful contextualization employs the logic of the Internet while at the same time undermining it with individual strategies.

Bartholl has exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art NY, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Palais de Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof, Seoul Museum of Art and the Thailand Biennale among other as well as conducting countless workshops, talks and performances internationally. Aram Bartholl is a professor for art with digital media at HAW Hamburg, he lives and works in Berlin.


CV - Aram Bartholl

*1972 in Bremen, Deutschland

Ausbildung: 2002 Dipl.-Ing. für Architektur der Universität der Künste (UdK)
Seit 2005 Selbständiger bildender Künstler
Seit 2019 Professor für Kunst, Schwerpunkt digitale Medien an der HAW Hamburg


2019 Roehrs & Boetsch, Zurich, Open, Berlin, Strike Now!!
SMAC, Berlin, True Depth
2018 Emmanuel gallery, Denver, Your shopping cart is empty
La Chaufferie, H.E.A.R., Strasbourg, France, Is this you in the video?
Import Projects, Berlin, Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)
2017 Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland, SITUATIONS #91
2016 Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany, Remind Me Later
2015 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Dead Drops at Palais de Tokyo
Babycastles, New York, Point Of View
2014 DAM Gallery, Berlin, Hurt me plenty
2013 Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Hello World
xpo gallery, Paris, Retweet if you want more followers
Aksioma, Ljubljana, Go!Go!Go!
xpo gallery, Paris, OFFLINE ART: new2
2012 DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Reply All

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

The Sea Is Glowing, Exportdrvo, Rijeka
The Supermarket Of Images, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Link in bio, MdbK, Leipzig
Immortality – The Ural Bienniale,, Ekaterinburg
Playmode, Maat, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Metanatural Landscapes,, Berlin
Vienna Biennale 2019, MAK Design Labors, Vienna
Modell und Ruine, Werkleitz Festival, Dessau
Kunst und Kapital, Kunstraum Bogenhausen, München
SF MOMA: Snap + Share, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Biennale d’art contemporain de Strasbourg, Hotel des Postes, Strasbourg, France
Monitoring, Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
Thailand Biennale, OCAC, Krabi, Thailand
The Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Le Grand Monnayage, 8e biennale internationale d'art contemporain de Melle, Melle, France
Otra Visita A La Escultura, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico
#DATAMAZE, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
Ein gemachter Mensch , Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, Germany

Festival of Futurenows, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Escaping the Digital Unease!, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland
Odysey, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Möhnesee, Germany
immaterial, Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, LWL, Münster, Germany
Hyperpavilion, Venice Biennale, official extended program, Venice, Italy
BoCA, Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Lisboa & Porto, Portugal