BANZ & BOWINKEL

Banz & Bowinkel, Substance I-1, 2017, CGI Fine Art Print, 200 x 150 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Substance I-5, 2017, CGI Fine Art Print, 140 x 105 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint_III_X, 2016, Fine Art Print, Edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Bodypaint_III_IV, 2016, Fine Art Print, Edition of 15, 40 x 30 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Fluid 19_04, 2013, Fine Art Print, 140 x 105 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Fluid 07_09, 2013, Fine Art Print, 140 x 105 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Palo Alto, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_I, 2012, Fine Art Print, 39 x 52 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_II, 2012, Fine Art Print, 39 x 52 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_V, 2012, Fine Art Print, 39 x 52 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_VII, 2012, Fine Art Print, 39 x 52 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Monitor_VIII, 2012, Fine Art Print, 39 x 52 cm
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2017, Virtual Reality experience
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 02, 2018, App (installation view)
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 03, 2018, App (installation view)
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 04, 2018, App (installation view)
Banz & Bowinkel, Bots 01, 2018, App (installation view)
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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
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
2018
Disorder of Appearance, Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf
2017
Bodypaintings, Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst Münster, Münster
BIOS, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich
Substance, DAM Gallery, Berlin

GROUPEXHIBITIONS
2018
Digitale Skulptur – Follow the Unknown, Museum Ulm
2017
Schöne neue Welten, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
When machines are dreaming, Technische Sammlung Dresden
The Wrong Club, Ampersand Gallery, Cologne
Reset III & Virtual Reality, Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Kunst & Nachhaltigkeit Vol. 8, Mobiliar, Bern, CH
Digital Bodies, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA
Now on View, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich, CH
Unreal, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf
Unpainted, Palazzo Pisani, Venice, IT
Baies vitrées, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, CH
Evolutionary Urge, NAVEL, Los Angeles, USA
Video of the month, HMKV, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund
The Unframed World, HEK, House of Electronic Arts, Basel
2016
die digitale, digital art & music festival, Düsseldorf, Germany
Contemporary interiors, Float Gallery
70. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Solingen
Virtual Body, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
DAM:TEMPORARY, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Lab 3.0, Unpainted @MMA, München
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

VERY REAL, DAM GALLERY Berlin, permanent VR installation

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