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Andreas Greiner

Country(activity based):
Germany
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Born in 1979. Graduated from University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) / Institute for Spatial Experiments (Olafur Eliasson) in 2013.
Recent 5 main activities are

Solo:
01 (GASAG Kunstpreis/upcoming 2016/Berlinische Galerie/Berlin/GER),
02 (Multitudes/2015/Import Projects/Berlin/GER),
03 (Prize for Young Art/2014/Neuer Aachener Kunstverein(NAK)/Aachen/GER),

Group:
04 (CCK-4/2015/Hessel Museum of Art/New York/US),
05 (with OLTA collective: Tokyo Story, Part 1"Now, Here"/2013/Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo/JP).

Andreas Greiner studied at Universität der Künste in Berlin, in Dresden, Budapest, Florence and San Francisco before graduating from Olafur Eliasson's Institut für Raumexperimente. Greiner's work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Most recently at the Hessel Museum New York, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin, Kópavogur Art Museum in Iceland and the Moscow Biennale for Young Art.

He has won the GASAG Art Prize of the Berlinische Galerie in 2016, the Conlon Music Prize 2015 for Disklavier Plus, the IBB Prize for Photography 2015 and the Prize for Young Art at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein 2014.

2016
GASAG Art Prize, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (GER)
2. Prize Art in Architecture, UN Campus, Standort Wintergarten Bonn (GER)


2015
IBB Prize for Photography
 (GER)
Conlon Music Prize for Disklavier Plus (NL)


2014
NAK, Aachen (DE): Prize for Young Art (GER)

About works / performance

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Toccata for Pyrocystis Fusiformis
2014,grand piano, dark room, Pyrocystis fusiformis (bioluminescent algae), seawater
developed in cooperation with Sunlay Almeida Rodriguez
Foto: Theo Bitzer & Andreas Greiner

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Toccata for Pyrocystis Fusiformis

2014,grand piano, dark room, Pyrocystis fusiformis (bioluminescent algae), seawater
developed in cooperation with Sunlay Almeida Rodriguez
Foto: Theo Bitzer & Andreas Greiner

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Dreamcatcher

2014,steel, bed, dark room, motor, flask, Vibrio fischeri, seawater
Foto: Theo Bitzer & Andreas Greiner

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Dreamcatcher

2014,steel, bed, dark room, motor, flask, Vibrio fischeri, seawater
Foto: Theo Bitzer & Andreas Greiner

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16 sqm

2014,umi hotaru, seawater, pump, abandoned traditional japanese house
Foto: Andreas Greiner

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16 sqm
2014,umi hotaru, seawater, pump, abandoned traditional japanese house
Foto: Andreas Greiner

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16 sqm
2014, fishing of umi hotaru on Momoshima Island
Foto: Andreas Greiner

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16 sqm
2014, fishing of umi hotaru on Momoshima Island
Foto: Momoshima Artbase

Comment

A lot of my artistic activity is based on collaboration and inspired by encounters with people exploring similar ideas.
 My current focus is dedicated to different concepts of relationship and communication between human beings and the “other nature” today and on the ephemeral and transitional qualities of processes. I am interested in creating works with transitional states of being rather than making static and repeatable installations.


Part of my artistic approach is to embrace uncontrollable elements such as biological growth processes or the mood, temper and personality of a person subjected to a specific situation and thus becoming the co-author of the artwork. Even though most of my projects follow a pre-set aspiration it is never certain that they will have the expected outcome. The experimental character of these setups plays an important role within the definition of the artwork.

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