Vita

1983

Born in Breisach am Rhein, Germany

2003

Diploma in Berlin

2005

Visual Communication, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

2006

Visual Communication, Digital Class, under professor Joachim Sauter, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

2007

MFA-Program, Hunter College New York, NY, USA

2009

Institute for Spacial Experiments, under professor Olafur Eliasson, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

2012-13

Meisterschüler (master student) under professor Olafur Eliasson, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2018

Award of the Shifting Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

2017

Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst, Prize of the City of Wolfsburg, Germany

2013

IBB Photography Award, IBB Atrium, Berlin, Germany

2011

Prix Ars Collide@CERN, Linz, Austria, CERN, Switzerland

2010

Beep Electronic Art Award, Madrid, Spain

2009

Prix Ars Electronica Award with the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus, Linz, Austria
Selection of the Jury – Japan Media Arts Festival 09, Tokyo, Japan

2008

Golden Nica Award with the Image Fulgurator at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Works in Public Collections

Arken Museum, Ishøj, Denmark
Colección BEEP de Arte Electrónico, Spain
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France
Fundación Televisa, Mexico City, Mexico
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, France
Sammlung Philara, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Stadtgalerie Wolfsburg, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2021

NEUSTADT, with Marta Dyachenko, Emscherkunstweg, Bochum, Germany

Landscape Painting, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020

Feuer mit Feuer, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

2019

I Am Afraid, with Julian Charrière, Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Die Mimik der Tethys, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2018

Immer noch der Lauf der Dinge, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
I’m afraid I must ask you to leave, with Julian Charrière, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany
Public Face, with Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer, Hamburg, Germany

2017

Gewaltenteilung, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Talking to Thunder, Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Good Weather, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

2016

Approximately Three Dimensions, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Desert Now, with Julian Charrière and Felix Kiessling, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Objects in mirror might be closer than they appear, with Julian Charrière, Villa Bernasconi, Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland

2015

Landscape Painting, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
Tiere sind dumm und Pflanzen noch viel dümmer, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany

2014

History Apparatus, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany

2013

Unfall am Mittelpunkt Deutschlands, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Les bêtes sont bêtes et les plantes le sont encore plus, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
This is so romantic, IMO Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

Punishment I, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
LE DICTATEUR: These Peanuts are Bullets, Family Business, New York, NY, USA

2011

5 Minute Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2009

Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Group Exhibitions

2021

SEE STÜCKE – Fakten und Fiktion, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

SCALE, Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, Germany

2020

Lichtsicht 7 Projektions-Triennale, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany

K60, Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, Germany

Studio Berlin, Berghain, Berlin, Germany

Als wir verschwanden. Vier Videoarbeiten, Bündner Kunstverein, Chur, Switzerland

NEUSTADT, Emscherkunstweg, Oberhausen, Germany

Féstival Images Vevey, Switzerland

Amish Quilts meet Modern Art. Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg, Germany

Seestücke – Von der Romantik bis zur klassischen Moderne, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany

2019

Nowness Experiments: The Mesh, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
Just a bowl of cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece
Festival GAMERZ 15e Édition, Aix-en-Provence, France
The Third Bank, Anozero ’19 – Bienal de Coimbra, Portugal
Das Tier in der Kunst, Wurlitzer PTC, Berlin, Germany
No mould. Sculpture in the MUSAC Collection, Museo de La Rioja, Spain
Symposium at the 58th Venice Biennale – SPACE IS THE PLACE, Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice, Italy
Elementarteile. Grundbausteine des Sprengel Museum Hannover und seiner Kunst, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Ré-flexions. Autour des nouvelles acquisitions, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France
MASK. THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Post-Water, Museo Nazionale della Montagna CAI Torino, Italy
Nature in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (MOCAK), Poland

2018

Public Face, with Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer, Hamburg, Germany
Days without a Night, Goethe Institut New Delhi, India
Entangle | Physics and the Artistic Imagination, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Lichte Momente, Stadthaus Ulm, Germany
Without Nature, Nicoletti Contemporary, London, UK
The Sensation of the Sea: In Honour Of Bas Jan Ader, The Mesdag Collection, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
November, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Räumlichkeiten, Kunstwerk – Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Impact, Kunst- und Gewerbeverein Regensburg e.V., Germany
Im Zweifel für den Zweifel, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Haus der Sinnsuche. Gutes Leben durch Kultur, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear, with Julian Charrière, Swiss Institute, New York, NY, USA
Inside Ecologies, Weltkunstzimmer, Dusseldorf, Germany
Are you satisfied? Aktuelle Kunst und Revolution, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
Greffes, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
Entfesselte Natur – Das Bild der Katastrophe seit 1600, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
Between Realities, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
Power to the People, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2017

Antarctic Biennale, The Antarctic Pavilion, Venice, Italy
KULT! Legenden, Stars und Bildikonen, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Unboxing, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
BEOBACHTUNG, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Art Basel Unlimited, with Julian Charrière, Basel, Switzerland
Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Small – an exploration of miniature, SEXAUER Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely, Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium
Unter Waffen. Fire & Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citynature: Vilnius and Beyond, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
PRODUKTION. Made in Germany Drei, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Santiago Sierra. Mea Culpa, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
NACH DER NATUR – Material, Form, Struktur, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany

2016

The End of the world, Centro Pecci Prato, Italy
It’s all natural . . . /, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Über die Unmöglichkeit des Seins, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
In Space No One Can Hear Your Laugh, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, Italy
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
From Science to Fiction, Florian Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland
Art Cologne, New Contemporaries, Germany / alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
+ultra. Gestaltung schafft wissen, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Back to the Land, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia

2015

OPENING ON THE FOAM, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam, Germany
Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland
In the Land of the Blind The One Eyed Man Loses Sight, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Germany
Fusion, Knust x Kunz +, Munich, Germany
Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Invento | As Revoluções que nos Inventaram, OCA Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
Stranger than Paradise, Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Beuys ohne Hut – Karin Székessy fotografiert Künstler, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
Fire and Forget. On Violence, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Group Show V, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
8th Momentum Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Höhenrausch: Das Geheimnis der Vögel – Mystery of Birds, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

2014

Pencil / Line / Eraser, Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK
Der schwarze Hund, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, Germany
Lichtwark revisited Künstler sehen Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy, Cocos Island, Costa Rica
ONE PLACE NEXT TO ANOTHER, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
mira mira Neue Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
I CAN’T CONTROL MYSELF, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
CLOCKWORK, Oben, Vienna, Austria
Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
thingworld, International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
ONE TORINO: SHIT AND DIE, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
5th Annual Exhibition of Hybrid Art, VDNKh, Optika Pavilion, Moscow, Russia
Die Eigenheit der Dinge, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria
Screening – Julius von Bismarck | Fabian Knecht | S.T. Paul, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany

2013

Festival of Landscape Objects ARCHSTOYANIE, Kaluga Region, Russia
BERLIN . STATUS [ 2 ], Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
TEA, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taichung, Taiwan
Let’s invent a language to narrate my story, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, Switzerland
Ich bin dein Nachbar, Bromer Art Collection, Roggwill, Switzerland
Skulpturenprojekt Wallanlage / Stade, Germany
Handlungsbereitschaft – Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte (3. Aufl.), Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany
Berlin Masters, Arndt, Berlin, Germany
Public Abstraction Private Construction VI VII, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
LE DICTATEUR : UN HOMME JUST EST QUAND MEME UN HOMME MORT, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012

Raumtrigger, taiga, St. Petersburg, Russia
13th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, a collaboration with Julian Charrière, supported by Vogt Landscape Architects Ltd., Venice, Italy
APO-CALYPSE, Montreux, Switzerland
Handlungsbereitschaft – Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte (2. Aufl.), Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany
Grosses Feld, with Institut für Raumexperimente, Janmeda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Glasauge, with Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
Addis Fotofest, with Institut für Raumexperimente, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Syabi, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Raum #6, Zurich, Switzerland
Weltausstellung, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
Life Clock, Den Frie center of contemporary art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cyberarts 12, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
PHotoESPAÑA, Off Limits, with Santiago Sierra, Madrid, Spain

2011

Electron Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
Kackwald, Nation of Gondwana, Grünefeld, Germany
Pièce de Résistance, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TGM, Munich, Germany
Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Solares Fondazione Delle Arti, Parma, Italy
Almost Cinema, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Seeing/Knowing, Gund Gallery, Gambier, USA
Index, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Handlungsbereitschaft – Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany
URO, IMO Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Electrified 02, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Transmediale 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Reflective Interventions, Gallery Art Claims Impulse, Berlin, Germany
Provinz, Lindau, Germany
Shift Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Geist III, Berlin, Germany
Stadt am Rande, Today Arte Museum, Beijing, China
Agents & Provocateurs, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, Germany
lets start to implement litle errors, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
StreetArtGalerie, Berlin, Germany
Persistence of Vision, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK
Persistence of Vision, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Artefact – BEHIND THE IMAGE | THE IMAGE BEHIND, Stuk Kunstencentrum Leuven, Belguim
Are we human?, New Media Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Illustrative 09, Berlin, Germany
Agents & Provocateurs, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
My Map Is Not Your Map, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain
Cyberarts 09, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Geist, Berlin, Germany
Bilderschlachten, European Media Art Festival, Museum für Industriekultur Osnabrück, Germany
Pixelache 09, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
The Infuancers, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
Japan Media Arts Festival 09, Tokyo, Japan
UM – festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Mediascot, Edinburg, Scottland
Beeldfestival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Fotofolgen, HFBK, Hamburg, Germany

2008

HU-Berlin, Institut für Physik, Quantenoptik, Berlin, Germany
Medienfassaden Festival 08, Berlin, Germany
Cyberarts 08, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Pixelache 08, Kiasma – Museum of Modern Art Helsinki, Finland
Social intervention, Gallery Sangsangmadang Seoul, South Korea