Constant Dullaart

Born in the Netherlands in 1979, lives and works in berlin

Biography

Constant Dullaart (NL, 1979) makes influential work that is deeply connected with the internet. Both online and offline, he reacts critically to the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet. He examines the boundaries of manipulating Google, Facebook and Instagram and recently started his own tech company Dulltech™ with Kickstarter. Like a digital archeologist, he also delves into the early days of the internet. The series Jennifer in paradise is based on the photo that was used as demonstration material in the first version of Photoshop. The founder of Photoshop made the picture of his girlfriend on a tropical beach. The intimate image would be adapted and manipulated by thousands of users of the program, before it would disappear in oblivion. Dullaart wants to give this photo, the very first to be manipulated with software that would change visual culture forever, back its iconic status in our collective memory.
His work includes websites, performances, routers, installations, startups, armies, and manipulated found images, frequently juxtaposing or consolidating technically dichotomized presentation realms. Recently he has been awarded the Prix Net-Art 2015.

Exhibitions

Public Works

Hoog-Catharijne, Utrecht, 1 Jul - 1 Nov '16

Electronic Superhighway

London, 29 Jan - 15 May '16

Planet Hype

Breda, 3 Oct '15 - 13 Mar '16

SHIFTING OPTICS III

Amsterdam, 30 Jan - 12 Mar '16

The Possibility of an Army

Frankfurt, 19 Nov - 31 Dec '15

Then They Forum Us

Santa Barbara, 8 Aug - 25 Oct '15

Muse

Haarlem, 6 Jun - 30 Aug '15

Jennifer

Prague, 25 May - 21 Jun '15

When I Give, I Give Myself

Amsterdam, 20 May '15 - 27 Jan '16

Opening Times

London, 1 Jun - 1 Sep '15

The Censored Internet

Ljubljana, 3 Mar - 10 Apr '15

High Retention Slow Delivery

Paris, 26 Sep '14 - 1 Apr '15

Onomatopoeia

Utah, 2 Mar - 5 May '12

Treffpunkt Internet

Berlin, 23 Jun - 23 Jun '11