BANZ & BOWINKEL

Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 01, installation view, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 02, installation view, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 3, installation view, 2019.
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 04, App, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 09, CGI, 64 x 80 cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 10, CGI, 64 x 80 cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 02, CGI, 80 x 64 cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 01, CGI, 140 x 175cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 08, CGI, 140 x 175cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Primitive I 11, CGI, 64 x 80 cm, 2018
Banz & Bowinkel, Substance I-01, CGI Fine Art Print, 200 x 150 cm, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Substance I-05, CGI Fine Art Print, 140 cm x 105 cm, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury (Sequence), CG HD Video, 3:24 minutes (loop), 7 + 2 AP, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, Virtual Reality experience, 2017
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypainting IV 02, CGI Fine Art Print, 70 x 52,5 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypainting IV 03, CGI Fine Art Print, 70 x 52,5 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint_III_IV, Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 40 cm x 30 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint III_IX, Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypainting III_V, Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint III_XII, Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint III_XIII, Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm, 2016
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypainting I_01, Augmented CGI Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 30 x 40 cm, 2014
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypainting I_02, Augmented CGI Fine Art Print, edition of 15, 30 x 40 cm, 2014
Banz & Bowinkel, Postpainting II 04, CGI Fine Art Print, 155 x 118 cm, 2013
Banz & Bowinkel, Postpainting II 06, CGI Fine Art Print, 155 x 118 cm, 2013
Banz & Bowinkel, Postpainting II 07, CGI Fine Art Print, 155 x 118 cm, 2013
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_I, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_II Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_III, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_IV, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_V, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_VI, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_VII, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_VIII, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_IX, Fine Art Print, 39 cm x 52 cm, 2012

BANZ & BOWINKEL

Giulia Bowinkel and Friedemann Banz focus on the medium of computer and its influence on humanity in their work. Here, the focus is on the perception of the world. People understand it as reality, and it is simulated by the computer. Banz & Bowinkel thereby challenge this notion of reality as a simulation, changing human perception of the world.

“At what point will we no longer be able to look behind this self-generated veil? Our simulations are in this context to be understood as questions. Through their answer, the computer reveals its own structure. “(Banz & Bowinkel)

Giulia Bowinkel
1983 born in Düsseldorf, Germany
2002 Begin of studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2003 – 2005 Study with Professor Gerhard Merz
2005 – 2008 Study with Professor Albert Oehlen
2008 Graduation

Friedemann Banz
1980 born in Mainz, Germany
2001 Begin of studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2002 – 2007 Study with Professor Albert Oehlen
2007 Graduation

RESIDENCIES | AWARDS
2018
AURORA-School for Artist, Europäischer Fonds für regionale Kultur, Berlin
2017
Digital Sculpture Award, Institute of digital art, HfK+G Ulm
2016
GEKA e.V. Artist Residency Berlin/Beijing
2015
Project funding, Kunststiftung NRW, Germany
2014
Painting Art Award, Baustelle | Schaustelle, Essen
Artist Residency Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel
2011
Bronner Residency of Kunststiftung NRW, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010
Rölfs-Partner Award, KIT, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008
Tong Xian Art Center Residency, Beijing, China

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021
Loops and other Circumstances, Galerie König, Decentraland
2019

PALO ALTO (VR), Roehrs&Boetsch, Zürich
Cylinder and Bots, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018
Disorder of Appearance, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017
Digital Bodies, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan
BIOS, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich
Substance, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Video of the month, HMKV, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
2016
Bodypaint Edition, Handelsblatt/Kunst & Denker
VR 01 – mercury, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
Rushing into water, filmstudio extended, BAMBI Filmstudio, Düsseldorf, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
Interface – CONTEMPORARY NEW MEDIA AND DIGITAL ART, SPARK Art Fair Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sight & Sound Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada
Winds of Change, Priska Pasquer Virtual Gallery, Mozilla Hubs
Supernatural – In the Same World, Oulu Museum, Finnland
Resonant Realities, VR Art Prize of the DKB in cooperation with CAA Berlin, 17. April – 6. Juni 2021, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
Abstract Art in The Age of New Media, Museum of Contemporary Digital Art
The artist is online, König Galerie, Berlin
2020
New Waves, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf
Highlights der Sammlung 21. Jahrhundert, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Sad Bot True, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bukarest Artworlds at the Wrong Biennale, Rezidenta BRD Scena 9, Bukarest
Pixelfest Digital Utopia, Yeltsin Center Yekaterinburg
AV Experimental – Unpainted, ANALOG ROOM Dubai
darktaxa-project, Schierke Seinecke Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2019
ON EQUAL TERMS I, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Jahresgaben 2019, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Glowing Globe, Kortil Gallery, Rijeka
V für Verantwortung, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
Research TECHNOLOGY/URBANITY, Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Germany
Gestalten – ein Jahrhundert abstrakte Kunst im Westen, Kunsthaus NRW, Germany
Photon | Icon, Falko Alexander Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Anders wohnen – Dystopie, Haus Esters, Museum Krefeld, Germany
AR AVATAR, Digital Arts Lab, hub.berlin, Berlin, Germany
Transfer Download, Spring / Break Art Show LA, Los Angeles
IN MEDIAS RES, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
Cube – Virtual Natives – Sculpture, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich
2018
Digitale Skulptur – Follow the Unknown, Museum Ulm, Germany
Projected.Capital, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE, Halcyon Arts Lab, Washington DC
Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Raum & Zeit, KM – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz
DC Open, Galerie Falko Alexander, Cologne, Germany
DIE ZUKUNFT DER ZEICHNUNG: ALGORITHMUS, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany
Retune Festival, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany
Open Source Festival Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany
Very Real, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
VRHAM Festival, Oberhafenquartier HamburgDigitale Skulptur – Follow the Unknown, Museum Ulm, Germany
2017
digital/real, dieMobiliar, Bern, CH
Schöne neue Welten, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
When machines are dreaming, Technische Sammlung Dresden, Germany
The Wrong Club, Ampersand Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Reset III & Virtual Reality, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
Kunst & Nachhaltigkeit Vol. 8, Mobiliar, Bern, CH
Now on View, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich, CH
Unreal, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Video- & Performance-Festival PLAY/III, Cologne/Düsseldorf, Germany
Unpainted, Palazzo Pisani, Venice, IT
Baies vitrées, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, CH
Evolutionary Urge, NAVEL, Los Angeles, USA
The Unframed World, HEK, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, CH
2016
die digitale, digital art & music festival, Düsseldorf, Germany
DAM:TEMPORARY, DAM Gallery, Berlin
70. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Solingen, Germany
Virtual Body, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015
Rundblick 2015, Koelnberg Kunstverein e.V., Cologne, Germany
Crystallized Skins, Pavilion of The Wrong Biennale, WWW
191°S, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Window Display, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Wti 2.0, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2015, Athens, GreekCGI, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen, Germany
.htaccess, Digital3mpire, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sinus & Cosinus, Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014
Media Art Award, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
Kunstfilmtage, Ufa Cinema, Düsseldorf, Germany
Offspacenight, Museum Osthaus, Hagen, Germany
ArtBat Festival, Almaty, Kasachstan
Video beyond tomorrow, Quadriennale, Düsseldorf, Germany
On a move, Municipal Gallery, Herzliya, Israel
Bühne, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
2013
Finca La Roseta, Alisan Projects, Hagen, Germany
Magic Rabbit @ AWA, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf
Tausend, Sechzighaus, Cologne, Germany
Metafurnish, Bruch & Dallas, Cologne, Germany
2012
W1111, Transmission e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany
BYOB, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
Film Festival 2012, Blackbox, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bronner Residency – Die Stipendiaten, KIT, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011
Fazebuk, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Postcard, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
2010
Oktoberbar, Düsseldorf, Germany
Die Botschaft, Capitol, Düsseldorf, Germany
Demolition Milk II, KIT, Düsseldorf, Germany
Das Geschehen 3, Raum von Hal, Berlin, Germany
2009
What What, OPEN, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstfilmtag 09, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
Antichambre, Graphisches Kabinett, Düsseldorf, Germany
Headroom, OPEN, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lederlust – Lust auf Öl, Raum Kalk, Cologne, Germany
Video on demand, OPEN, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008
OPEN, Düsseldorf, Germany
Demolition Milk, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China

CYLINDER & BOTS, DAM Berlin, 11. May – 29. June, 2019

VERY REAL, DAM Berlin, permanent VR installation

SUBSTANCE, DAM Berlin, 19 June – 29 July, 2017