Fabian Hesse plays with methods of disruption and alienation. Yet the artist’s objective is not an obliteration of a precedent visualization, but rather a transformation of the original material, a transposition of immaterial, intangible data into a form of physical existence. Hesse experiments with 3D printers, letting data grow into abstract sculptures. For this process, the artist extracts data from his email account, from spam mails for instance, from documents compiled by Edward Snowden, or from his smart phone, modifying them in such a manner that clearly recognizable information no longer exists. Interacting with open hardware printers, whose construction plans he reconfigures, he creates computer-generated objects, indefinable sculptures that are difficult to describe. These are fragile, yet simultaneously frequently angular, partially even appearing brutal, and conflating the precise with the indeterminable, the material with the immaterial. Here Hesse’s interest lies in the discourse revolving around a knowledge-based society in which information serves as an instrument of power. Through new technologies the struggle for dominance over information is increasingly developing into a question of power and control. His works bear witness to the mania of surveillance that accompanies the greed for storing data, but also testifies to the fascination with the expanses of cyberspace and the Internet, and with the massive changes these have engendered. The artist acts as a sculptor who does not form matter with his hands, but rather gives mounds of data a form through new technologies such as the 3D printer, in one case explicitly addressing an eminent work of sculpture: In his digital rendition of the archeological 3-D scan of the Venus of Willendorf, he counters the famous Austrian Stone Age sculpture characterized by soft, expansive forms with a fertility figurine of the 21st century, from whose voluptuous body pleated, crystalline surfaces and compact rays emerge.

 

 

 

 

Shows...

 

2016
Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Göttingen
Westpark Cloud, Art & Architecture, public space Munich
Local Tide by Parallelograms, S1 Gallery, Portland, Orlando
The Museum of the 20th century and its urban integration, Foyer und Sonderausstellungshalle im Kulturforum, Berlin
Doppelpass, Galerie Prisma, Bolzano

 

2015 Ooze booklaunch, Kunstverein München

Memory, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

ASPfair, with Florida, ICA London

2.Biennale der Künstler, Haus der Kunst, Munich

diagno: Tocolo, M1 Arthur-Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt

double road, kunstraum, Munich

Ein Tag im Leben von, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

 

2014   We are here because..., Weisses Haus, Vienna

Gatekeeping, Galerie Hollenstein, Lustenau

404, Schwäbische Galerie im Volkskundemuseum Oberschönenfeld

It Never Happened, Noordkaap, Dordrecht/NL

Debutanten, Galerie der Künstler, Munich

Transmediale 2014, Art Hack Day, local.#non.access, HdK, Berlin

Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore/India

 

2013  3D PRINT PARTYYY 8D Thiruvananthapuram Flux, Goethe Institut, Trivandrum/ India

3D-Print-Party Flux Assembly, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore/ India

local.#non.access, km temporaer, Berlin

Talkshow with Hase mit Ohren (Pecha-Kucha), Jaaga, Bangalore/ India

Die Irregulären - Ökonomien des Abweichens, NGBK Berlin

L`Oeil d`Oodaaq Festival, Rennes/F

5 Wettbewerbsbeiträge zum Lise-Meitner-Denkmal, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Tacker, Galerie der Künstler, BBK, Munich

6.Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Bobingen

 

2012  a I I “ bll ur“ = = e “foc u s“= = a) d = !0, Nucleo, Ghent

Ping Pong, kunstraum muenchen

crystall krack, Roonroom, Aachen

Noordkaap, Dordrecht

und/e/mit/con, with Claudia Barcheri, Galleria Gefängnis Lecarceri, Caldaro

- not a project/open aCCess/easy cheesie peacy, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Rumore, Le Murate and Villa Romana, Florence

Perma-ANTIFUN, KVD Galerie, Dachau

Noordkaap, Jack in the Box, Cologne

 

2011  drawing a line/ vom Wider-Stehen archive, with Antifun, Platform3, Munich

Accrochage, Galerie Traversée, Munich

Eure Armut kotzt mich an!, Galerie KUB, Leipzig

performance with salong, Danish Pavilion, 54. Biennale di Venezia

Adios Holanda, White Box, Munich

Choreografenatelier, (anonymous participation), tanztendenz München

90min., Self Service Open Art Space, Stuttgart

 

2010  Thanks for sharing!, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig

Hermetisch Zwart/ hermetically black, Noordkaap, Dordrecht

Antifun in der Depression des Fürstentums, Kunstarkaden, Munich

erst Oehlen dann Metzeln, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

zu dir oder zu mir, Off/On-Forum, MaximiliansForum, Munich

Fusion-Festival, Lärz

Lernen von Pjöngjang, lothringer13_laden, Munich

 

2009  4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

That`s all folks!, Hallen Belfort, Bruges

An atlas of radical cartography, White Space, Zurich

uuuuuuuaaaaah!, mit forschungsgruppe_f, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin

Zeichen setzen, Galerie Traversée, Munich

Raumsonde Alpenblick, Platform3, Munich

Crossing Munich, Rathausgalerie München

µ - Städtische Klimaforschung; with forschungsgruppe_f, kunstraum muenchen

Kartoffel und Dromedar, Galerie Traversée, Munich

Archive of shared interests.transfer zone.temporary life.temporary communities; WhiteSpace, Zurich

 

 

Workshops, lectures, teaching

 

2016 Deutsches Museum, Munich
2015 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Lyon/ France

2015 DMRC Direct Manufacturing Research Center und Institut für Kunst, Universität Paderborn

2015 Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
2014 Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Munich

2014 Goethe Institut Bangalore, India

2013 Goethe Institut Bangalore, Goethe Institut Trivandrum; Jaaga, Bangalore, India

2013 Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore/ India

2013 Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Munich

2013 Architecture As Action, with Piet Nieder, Department of Architecture, EiABC Addis Abeba University/ Ethiopia

2007 Armut und Empowerment, Altes Rathaus, Munich

 

 

Residencies and grants


2016 Bösenberg Stiftung Meinersen
2014  Debutantenförderung, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst

2013 Four month BangaloREsidency, Jaaga, Goethe Institut, Bangalore/ India

2013 Bayerische Debutantenförderung

2013 Kunstpreis des Bezirks Schwaben

2012 Residency at Nucleo, Ghent

2012 General Exchange residency at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2011 Meisterschüler of Prof. Olaf Metzel, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

2008-2011 Fellowship of the Hans-Rudolf-Stiftung

2006 Fellowship of the Bundeskulturstiftung within the program 100.000-EURO JOB/Arbeit in Zukunft

2005 Leif-Rumke-Award, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

 

 

CV

 

2002-`03 Community service in Bron-Terraillon/ F, studies at ENSBA Lyon/ F

2003-`04 Studies of Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin

2004-`11 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Prof. Olaf Metzel, Meisterschüler

2007-`08 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Prof. Heimo Zobernig

2012     Diploma at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Prof. Olaf Metzel

2014-16: Commitee of Lothringer13 FLORIDA, Munich

 

Publications

 

2015 Ooze, produced by Fabian Hesse and uuas, text by Rozsa Farkas and Sebastian Stein, dt./engl., ISBN 978-3-945337-02-8

2014 404, Kunstpreis des Bezirks Schwaben 2013, ISSN 0935-4433

2013 6.Kunstpreis, Kunstverein Bobingen

2012 #nucleo Nucleo, Gent/ Belgien, wettelijk depot: D/2013/12.150/1

2012 ess/enc/e Galerie Traversée, Munich; ISBN 978-3-00-037447-0

2011 Heft3000 No.5, self-published, Munich

2011 Drawing a Line - Vom Wider-Stehen, Loose Leaf Collection, Greta Hoheisel, Platform3, München

2010 Goldenes Dorf Kunstak.Münster, EMSCHERKUNST.2010, RUHR.2010, ISBN 978-3-928682-81-7

2010 Erst oehlen dann metzeln Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, ISBN 978-3-932934-28-5

2010 Heft3000 No.4, self published, Munich

2010 Heft3000 No.3, self published, Munich

2010 Heft3000 No.2,self-published, Munich

2010 KUCKUCK, notizen zur alltagskultur, Nr 2/10, ISBN 978-3-901270-24-8

2010 Antifun in der Depression des Fürstentums; Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Munich

2010 Platform3 E.Hartung e.a., München, ISBN 978-3-00-030619-8

2009 Crossing Munich. Bilder, Orte und Debatten der Migration; Verlag Silke-Schreiber, Munich, ISBN 13978-3-88960-108-7

2009 That‘s All Folks!. The Clash between reason and destiny; Michel Dewilde und Jerome Jacobs, Bruges, ISBN D/2009/0546/5

2009 Heft3000 No.1, self-published, Munich

2009 Leif-Rumke-Preis Magdalena Jetelová, Munich

2009 Magazin Textuelle Bildhauerei Nr.4; C.Bretter, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna

2008 Nützliche und neue Ansichten zur Arbeit, Sebastian Sooth, Verbrecher Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-940426

2008 Index: Fabian Hesse Pixelkiss Christophe Boutin & Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna

2008 forschungsgruppe_f: LITTLE Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich, ISBN 978-3-88960-099-8

2008 Magazin Textuelle Bildhauerei Nr. 3 C.Bretter, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna

2007 Terrain Vague, Ausnahme03: stockroom/Lager/camp; ed. Studio Römer, AdBK Munich

2006 Fischers Fritz Katholische Akademie in Bayern, Munich

2005 forschungsgruppe_f: INDEX HGK Zürich, ISBN 3-00-017739-6

2005 ADBK in Prag Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich

2005 5 Jahre program angels program angels, Munich, ISBN 3-00-017147-9

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