Harm van den Dorpel

Born in 1981 in Zaandam, lives and works in Berlin

Markov's Window (2004-2018), software. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij. Exchange (2018). Software. In the solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij. Fissured Petrolling Mridangam (2018). Multi-layered UV prints with white channel between CNC cut plexiglass, packing material, screw system. 100 x 100 x 3 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij. Algues Artificielles (2017). Software. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Automatic Drawings, 2017. Plotter drawing on Hahnemuhle paper. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Hatter Expot Xgeubke, 2017. Multi layered UV prints with white channel between CNC-cut plexiglass, packing material, screw system. 100 x 100 x 3 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Vvgdamn Pipikaka Yozdczmi, 2017. Multi layered UV prints with white channel between CNC-cut plexiglass, packing material, screw system. 100 x 100 x 3 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Installation view of works by Harm van den Dorpel in Shifting Optics IV. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Hybrid Vigor, 2017, website 'Death Imitates Language'
Solo exhibition at gallery Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin Autobreeder, 2016 Wsxzaq Mrjake Wadley, 2016. 100×100×2cm.
The destructive distinctions between sacred and profane (matte), 2015
 Heat shrink wrapped prefab frame, packaging foils, 102 x 72 c Painting with lens flare, 2015
Heat shrink wrapped prefab frame, packaging foils, 102 x 72 cm How to disable beep for opening door, 2015
Heat shrink wrapped prefab frame, packaging foils, 102 x 72 cm Work as part of the groupshow 'Shifting Optics II' at Upstream Gallery, March '15.
Harm van den Dorpel
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Biography

Harm van den Dorpel’s broad practice includes sculpture, installation, works on paper, computer generated graphics and software. Rooted in the conceptual heritage of net.art, Van den Dorpel’s works often simulate neural networks. The role of technology in his works is a means to an end: a tool to increase the understanding of our experience. “I seek to produce works that explore not only the technological hardware we use in our daily lives, but how we use it, the modalities of interface that are created, enabled, facilitated and restricted by the advance of technology.”

Van den Dorpel’s recent work has built on cognitive concerns and sense of possibility, increasingly placing language at the centre —both as a means of communication as well as a technology in its own right. His ongoing project Death Imitates Language explores the ways in which the production of objects by algorithmic methodologies could be both generative and personalized. The series comprises a growing population of images, each with virtual chromosomes, parents, and relatives. The generative software autobreeds new images, based on the micro-feedback, or ‘likes’ of the artist. Harm then decides which works are fit to be materialised.

Harm van den Dorpel (1981, the Netherlands) lives and works in Berlin. Selected (group) exhibitions include the New Museum in New York, MoMa PS1 in New York, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, ZKM Karlsruhe, and the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam. His first solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery is scheduled for February - March 2018. In 2015, Van den Dorpel started Left Gallery, an online gallery that commissions, produces, and sells downloadable files.

Artist website: http://harmvandendorpel.com/

 

 

Exhibitions

I Was Raised on the Internet

23 Jun - 14 Oct '18

Live and Let Live

2 Jun - 14 Jul '18

Cultural Matter

14 Mar - 25 Apr '18

Pattern and Presence

24 Feb - 30 Mar '18

SITUATIONS / Post Fail

2 Dec '17 - 4 Feb '18

Asking for a friend

23 Nov '17 - 20 Jan '18

Open Codes

20 Oct '17 - 5 Aug '18

New Dawn

24 Jun - 29 Jul '17

Shifting Optics IV

25 Mar - 7 May '17

Death Imitates Language

26 Nov '16 - 4 Feb '17

24/7 - The Human Condition

11 Jun - 4 Oct '15

Inflected Objects

15 May - 15 Jun '15

Shifting Optics II

20 Mar - 25 Apr '15

Just-in-Time

20 Feb - 3 Apr '15

Loomer

23 Jan - 7 Mar '15

Art Post-Internet

1 Mar - 11 May '14

Image Employment

26 Sep - 30 Sep '13

First Look: Dissociations

1 May - 31 Dec '13

Bcc 9: Das Ei ohne Schale

11 May - 2 Jun '12

The Greater Cloud

10 Dec '11 - 5 Feb '12
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