His work creates an interplay between internet, culture and reality. The tension between public and private, online and offline, technology infatuation and everyday life creates the core of his producing and curating. In public interventions and public installations Bartholl examines which and how parts of the digital world can reach back into reality.
Aram Bartholl is a member of the Internet based artist group Free, Art & Technology Lab – F.A.T. Lab. Beside numerous lectures, workshops and performances he exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art NY, The Pace Gallery NY and Hayward Gallery London.
He has curated the ground breaking group show “new2″ at Xpo Gallery (Paris), the first show realized in the OFFLINE ART exhibition format. Web based art works were accessible via wireless network but disconnected from the internet, with works by Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Claude Closky, Constant Dullaart, Dragan Espenschied, Faith Holland, JODI, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Evan Roth, Phil Thompson, Emilie Gervais & Sarah Weis.
His other curatorial work has also tackled wearable computing and smart watches with Full Screen (Xpo Gallery), as he has created the Speedshows series while renting out computers for a whole night in internet cafés around the world.
Photo credits: Eva Paulsen