Harm van den Dorpel 1981

Woont in Berlin. Werkt in Berlin.
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Upstream Gallery

Harm van den Dorpel’s broad practice includes sculpture, installation, works on paper, computer generated graphics and software. Rooted in the conceptual heritage of net.art, Van den Dorpel’s works often simulate neural networks. The role of technology in his works is a means to an end: a tool to increase the understanding of our experience. “I seek to produce works that explore not only the technological hardware we use in our daily lives, but how we use it, the modalities of interface that are created, enabled, facilitated and restricted by the advance of technology.” Harm van den Dorpel lives and works in Berlin. Selected (group) exhibitions include the New Museum in New York, MoMa PS1 in New York, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, ZKM Karlsruhe, and the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam. His first solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery is scheduled for February - March 2018. In 2015, Van den Dorpel started Left Gallery, an online gallery that commissions, produces, and sells downloadable files.

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Harm van den Dorpel, Harm van den Dorpel's 'Eponymous Seedling' op de cover van Metropolis M (2018).
Harm van den Dorpel's 'Eponymous Seedling' op de cover van Metropolis M (2018).
Meet the Artists - Harm van den Dorpel for Art Basel
Short screen capture of Event Listeners, OSX Screensaver by Harm van den Dorpel, 2015.
Harm van den Dorpel, Harm van den Dorpel's 'Eponymous Seedling' op de cover van Metropolis M (2018).
Harm van den Dorpel's 'Eponymous Seedling' op de cover van Metropolis M (2018).

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'Associative Systems - on Harm van den Dorpel, for E-state Realisms, ArtCenter South Florida'.
Outside of the art field, specifically the digital art field, it might be hard to immediately access just how radical Harm van den Dorpel’s work is. Hold on—“digital art” is a catch-all, and it might be the wrong phrase for Harm’s work, and further one he’d likely avoid. Let’s say, the generative software field. But a person even with no familiarity with the workings of generative software, or the history of automated poetry and creativity, can certainly see and feel how different and singular his work is. I’ve never seen anything like this before, is usually, still, the first thing I think when stepping before one of his paintings or websites or projects, because I know nothing else in art or software or any hybrid experiment joining the two, that looks or feels like them.
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Education 2002 - 2006 Time Based Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2000 - 2002 Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam Solo Exhibitions (selection) 2018 American Medium Gallery, New York City Pattern and Presence, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2017 Asking for a friend, Narrative Projects, London Lexachast (performance with Bill Kouligas and Amnesia Scanner), Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2016 Death Imitates Language, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin 2015 IOU, Narrative Projects, London
 Loomer, Young Projects, Los Angeles
 Ambiguity points to the mystery of all revealing, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin
 Just-in-Time, American Medium, New York City 2014 Online solo exhibition at The Composing Rooms, Berlin 2013 Release Early, Release Often (...), Abrons Arts Center, New York City

 2012 About, Wilkinson Gallery, London
 Watch the Throne, Grouphab.it, Berlin
 The Mews Project Space, London 2011 You're so beautiful, and so on…, with Bas van den Hurk, Rod Barton, London Group exhibitions (selection) 2018 E-state Realisms, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, USA I was raised on the internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA Live and Let Live, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2017 Post Fail, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switserland Open Codes, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany Immortalism, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany Wild Flowers (wildness is contextual!), Narrative Projects, London New Dawn, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin Site Visit, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany Shifting Optics IV, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2016 ICA Associates: PAN Presents (...) (performance lecture), ICA, London Wer nicht denken will, fliegt raus, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany 
 Drawing After Digital, XPO Studio, Paris 2015 Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, MoMa PS1, NYC
 The vertebral Silence, Lucia Diego Gallery, London
 Politics are Personal, Exo Exo, Paris
 Little Strokes Fell Great Oaks, Lord Ludd, Philadelphia
 24/7: the human condition, Vienna Biennale 2015, MAK, Vienna
 Inflected Objects, Swiss Institute, Milan
 Shifting Optics, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 2014 Liminal Sunday, group exhibition at Satellite Space, Los Angeles 
 Collecting Mode, group exhibition at Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin
 The Moving Museum, Istanbul
 Unoriginal Genius, group exhibition at Carrol / Fletcher, London
 Private Settings (commissioned sculpture), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Residency and exhibition, The Moving Museum, Istanbul
 In Its Image, American Medium, New York City 
 Art Post-Internet, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
 Surplus Living, KM Temporaer, Berlin 
 The New Beauty of Our Modern Life, Higher Pictures, New York City
 They Live, online exhibition, Shanaynay, Paris
 Driving Fast Nowhere, Polansky Gallery, Prague 2013 Image Employment, MoMa PS1, NYC
 Where Narrative Stops, Wilkinson Gallery, London
 Dissociations @ First Look Series, online commission, The New Museum, New York City
 Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
 Plants vs Zombies, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam 2012 Against Interpretation, Onomatopee Projects, Eindhoven
 Bcc 9: Das Ei ohne Schale, OSLO10, Basel
 Motion, Seventeen Gallery, London
 Say goodbye to Hollywood, Import Projects, Berlin
 Deep Space (insides), Joe Sheftel, New York City

 2011 The Greater Cloud, Dutch Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam
 Where Language Stops, Wilkinson Gallery, London
 Collect the WWWorld, Link Art Center, Brescia
 Boo!, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam 2010 Multiplex, Peer to Space, Munich
 Index of Potential, Athens
 Enchanted, School of Development, Berlin
 Sousveillance, Young Artists' Biennial, Bucharest
 Maps & Legends, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome
 Free, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City 2009 Versions, Dutch Institute For Media Arts, Amsterdam
 Contemporary Semantics Beta, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
 LMIRL, Capricious Gallery, New York City
 Are you sure you are you?, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City
 The New Easy, Art News Projects, Berlin
 New Wave, Internet Pavillion, Biennale di Venezia, Venice
 Away from Keyboard, Sculpture Garden Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
 Argot, Plan B, Amsterdam
 Objects, Furniture, and Patterns, Art Since The Summer Of '69, New York City Screenings 2013 Dream Factory, Import Projects, Berlin 2012 Strategies, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage
 DNK celebrates James Tenney & John Cage, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam Panels 2016 Concluding panel discussion, Impakt Festival, Utrecht 2015 Art Basel - Salon, Artist Talk | BioLab Studios, Basel
 The Internetional Symposium, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam
 Resistance and the Digital Sublime, Venice 2014 Structures and Textures: Database, Lunch-bytes panel discussions series, Foam, Amsterdam 2013 Post-Net Aesthetics, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London Grants and Prizes 2016 Net Based Award, Haus der Elektronischen Künste, Basel 2012 Grant (bijdrage werkbudget), Mondriaan Foundation 2011 Grant (bijdrage werkbudget), Dutch Foundation for the Arts (Fonds BKVB) 2010 Grant (startstipendium), Dutch Foundation for the Arts (Fonds BKVB) Curating 2016 - ongoing Left gallery (https://left.gallery/) 2015 Strange Strangers, iPad exhibition, presented at Resistance and the Digital Sublime, Venice Biennale 2011 Rhododendron, W139, Amsterdam, group show
 Rhododendron II, Space project space, London, group show 2008 – 2009 Club Internet, online internet exhibition space Teaching 2017 Visiting lecturer at the Écal, Lausanne, Switzerland Teacher at Master Graphic Design, KABK, Den Haag 2016 Guest teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki
 Guest teacher at De Ateliers, Amsterdam
 Guest teacher at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (Frankfurt, Germany) 2008 – 2012 New Media Arts and Interaction Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam