Harm van den Dorpel

Born in 1981 in Zaandam, lives and works in Berlin


Harm van den Dorpel (NL, 1981) is a Berlin-based conceptual artist. His broad practice includes the creation of sculpture, collage, computer animation, computer generated graphics and interaction design. He is regarded a key figure in Post-internet Art. In his work he investigates how algorithms can analyse digital archives and guide the artist in aesthetic decision taking, leading to a symbiosis of man-machine art creation. Using computer programming he describes traditional notions in art, such as for example the free use of intuition and expression. Conclusions from his research are then fed back in the production of new work. His ultimate goal is to reveal the reasoning structure of his own consciousness, and his implicit associations and assumptions. In this proces he borrows ideas from psychoanalysis, the writing of Jacques Derrida, and Artificial Intelligence (which he studied).


Shifting Optics IV

Amsterdam, 25 Mar - 7 May '17

Shifting Optics II

Amsterdam, 20 Mar - 25 Apr '15