With his sculptural interventions, installations and performative workshops, Aram Bartholl (1972, Bremen) questions our current media behavior as well as the public economies that are linked to social networks, online platforms and digital dissemination strategies. Bartholl investigates socially relevant issues such as surveillance, data security or technology dependency, translating the gaps, contradictions or absurdities of our digital everyday life into spatial settings. Formally and conceptually, Bartholl draws on the aesthetics, codes and communication patterns with which also users on YouTube, Instagram or in video games act.
Bartholl has exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Palais de Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof and the Thailand Biennale among others as well as conducting countless workshops, talks and performances internationally. Bartholl lives and works in Berlin.