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FRANZ JOHN

1960  Born in Marktleugast, Germany     
lives and works in Berlin since 1980

1978-1984 Study »Visual Communication« in Würzburg, Germany.
1980 Stayed in Italy/ worked as assistant at »Arte Povera« studios.
Since 1985 Has been working with photography, new and old media at the interface
between human and mechanical perception.
1989 &1991  Participating at the Bienal of Sao Paulo, Brasil.
1996 »Artist in Residence« at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco
1996 Awarded TV-production  »Der Schatten­bild­ner« together with Ayse Buchara.
1999-2000  CD-Rom »interzone« (editor). An exploration of the entire 'death strip'
between the two Berlin Walls.
2001 ex machina - About the Disolving of Photography, NGBK Berlin (co-curator)
2004 Nomination, International Media Art Award 2004 for Turing Tables, ZKM-Karlsruhe, Germany
2001/2003 Visiting Faculty, Ohio State University - Department of Art, USA
2003 Visiting Faculty (Media Science), University of Paderborn, Germany
2006 Visiting Artist, University of Michigan - School of Art & Design, USA
2006-2007  Fellowship at Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany
2007 Visiting Faculty, University of Michigan - School of Art & Design, USA
2008 Visiting Artist, Auckland University of Technology - School of Art & Design, New Zealand
2012-2013 Fellowship at Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany
2013/14 Visiting Faculty, Carl v. Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Institut f. Kunst & visuelle Kultur), Germany


Exhibitions/Projects (selection 2006-2016); IE=individual exhibitions/projects

2016 Der Schatten des Körpers des Kutschers (The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman),
KUNSTSAELE BERLIN, Berlin, Germany

2015  Natural Affairs, QuadrART Dornbirn, Austria
Franz John - interton, Stadtmuseum (Freyhaus) with Kulturbüro Brandenburg/Havel, Germany   (IA)
Talking Picture Blues, Songwon Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Franz John - Military Eyes, Galerie Manière Noire, Berlin, Germany  (IA)

2014 BORDERLAND - 25 Years Fall of Berlin Wall in Art and Film, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, D
Type Motion, FACT, Liverpool, UK
Franz John - Filmretrospective, Makroscope, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany   (IA)
Poetics of Light, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA

2013 Something other than Photography, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art,
Oldenburg, Germany
SCHRIFTFILME - Schrift als Bild in Bewegung, ZKM Karlsruhe, D
Color as Resource, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany  (IE)
Concepts of Originality, Centro Universitario de las Artes, Ciudad Juárez, Mexiko
Franz John - Video Visionen
, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany

2012  Color as Resource, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany  (IE)
Concepts of Originality, National University of Chiayi, Taiwan
Best of, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne, Germany
Pinhole Photography, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA

2011 ÜBER LEBENSKUNST (2010/2011), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures),
Berlin, Germany (in collaboration with artist Michael Rodemer)
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany  (IA)
(in collaboration with artist Michael Rodemer)

2010 Ansichten, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne, Germany
"sich erinnern..." in exhibition "Horizonte", Altes Heimatmuseum Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Internationale Photoszene Köln, Ausstellung Experimentale, Cologne, Germany

2009 Ecomedia - Ecological Strategies in Art Today, Sala Parpalló, Valencia, Spain
SOS- Strategies of Survival, ConcentArt, Berlin, Germany

2008 Oekomedien|Ecomedia, plugin, Basel, Switzerland
IAFF Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Der durchsichtige Mensch, RNZ Nuremberg, Germany  (IA)

2007 Oekomedien|Ecomedia, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany
Thinking Detroit, with University of Michigan - School of Art & Design, USA (IE)
Strictly Berlin, Galerie der Künste, Berlin, D
Lost Places, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany  (IE)

2006 Turing Tables, Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA  (IE)
Liquid Matter, Kunstraum Kreuzberg (Bethanien), Berlin, Germany
Strictly Berlin, Galerie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany
Turing Tables, Nomination Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

 

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