Harm van den Dorpel

Born in 1981 in Zaandam, lives and works in Berlin

Moksi, 2021, Exposure on light sensive metallic paper, silver aluminium frame, 83 x 70 cm. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij Exhibition view of "Mutant Garden" (2021), Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij Zwour, 2021, Exposure on light sensive metallic paper, 100 x 100 cm. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij Mutant Garden Autobreeder, 2021
Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij Exhibition view of the exhibition "Mutant Garden" (April - June 2021), Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij Harm van den Dorpel
Trebles, 2019
UltraChrome HD print on Hahnemühle paper
100 x 100 cm Harm van den Dorpel
Mutant Garden, 2020
Web-based project (https://mutant.garden/) Harm van den Dorpel
Defenseless Qualm, 2020
UltraChrome print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper
80 x 65 cm Bars, 2019, 100 x 100 cm in Upstream Gallery's private viewing space Sydgator Zolim Juancar, 2017, Multi layered UV prints with white channel between CNC-cut plexiglass, packaging material, screw system, 100 x 100 x 3 cm Subprioress, 2019, inkjet and UV print on acrylic glass, LED light table, 33 x 40 x 2 cm. Exchange (2018). Software. In the solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Uttered Modality, 2018. Hand- and computerdrawing on Hahnemühle paper, framed, 35 x 47 cm. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Bluena, 2018. Digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 80 x 64 cm, framed. Markov's Window (2004-2018), software. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Harm van den Dorpel, Fingerprinting, 2018. Plotter drawing. 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. Solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij. Assemblage (New), 2018, UV prints on pet-g, CNC-cut. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Thistle (left), 2017, Ballpoint on Hahnemühle paper, plotter drawing. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Thistle (right), 2017, Ballpoint on Hahnemühle paper, plotter drawing. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Algues Artificielles (2017). Software. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Solo exhibition Pattern and Presence (2018) at Upstream Gallery. Photo by 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 'Death Imitates Language'
Solo exhibition at gallery Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin Autobreeder, 2016 Wsxzaq Mrjake Wadley, 2016. 100×100×2cm.
Solo exhibition 'Ambiguity points to the mystery of all revealing' (2015) at Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin. 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.”

Where traditional artistic mediums require the artist to create the work with their own hand, Van den Dorpel prefers to program software and trains it by looping continuous feedback through its output in order to produce works with unpredictable aesthetic outcomes. As many people nowadays equate artificial intelligence with neural networks, the artist wants to highlight other moments in this recent history of computation, approaching it as algorithmic archaeology.

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. In 2015, Van den Dorpel started Left Gallery, an online gallery that commissions, produces, and sells downloadable files. His first solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery was Pattern and Presence (2018).

Artist website: http://harmvandendorpel.com/

 

 

Exhibitions

Mutant Garden

23 Apr - 27 Jun '21

Lexachast

16 Nov - 16 Nov '19

Art FWRD: On Technology

2 Nov - 2 Nov '19

Left Gallery

7 Sep - 20 Oct '19

Automat Und Mensch

29 May - 15 Oct '19

Uninnocent Bystander

11 May - 29 Jun '19

Notes on Objects

27 Feb - 13 Apr '19

Vertiginous Data

23 Mar - 28 Jul '19

Perfect & Priceless

16 Nov '18 - 11 Jan '19

Damals und Heute

4 Oct - 23 Nov '18

Proof of Work

7 Sep - 1 Nov '18

E-state Realisms

25 Jul - 30 Sep '18

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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