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Gottfried HAIDER

Country(activity based):
United States
Visual Art


Graduated from MFA University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
-"Stream Capture", Group, MCAD, Minneapolis, 2018
-"On and Off the Grid", Group, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, 2017
-"Microbites of Innovation", Group, ArtScience Museum Singapore, Singapore, 2017
-"Leap Second Festival", Group, Online
-"Radical Networks Festival", Group, ChemCreative, New York, 2016

Other activities (including awards received) are
-Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 2004
-Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in 2010

I am an Austrian media artist currently living in Los Angeles. My practice involves education, software-tool building, and autonomous artistic creation, currenty mainly with and around the topic of electronics.

About works / performance

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"Window Blinds", 2011, Custom electronics & montors, Computational installation

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"Hidden in Plain Sight", 2008, Machinima

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"Im Nebelmeer über Plocica", 2008, Performance & installation

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"Drawing Circuits", 2013, Drawings, electronics, software

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"Home", 2016, Drawing & installation

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"Study for a Camera on a Plot of Land in the Desert", Since 2014, Custom electronics & software


My electronics-related work is interested in the positionality and context in which these practices exist in the larger field of art. I am interested in opening the "black boxes" of technology, and revealing the hidden structures, both in terms of built systems, as well as their historical and social and political contexts. I am interested in the "hack". I am interested in exploring the potential for artistic intervention close to the material itself.