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In his large-scale, kinetic installations the Berlin-based artist Nils Völker transforms everyday materials and objects into volumetric structures. Through the multiplication of industrial products such as plastic films, plastic bags or technical toys he creates expressive, lively pieces of art. Völker uses the qualities of ordinary things and reshapes them due to serial arrangement and fixed patterns of movement. He models the light- and fragile-looking surfaces of his artworks with the help of electronics and programming: immaterial forms turn into organic- and wave-like motion. Völkers installations are always site-specific. Architectural environment, shape, size and position are interdependent. Through shadow casts, reflections and the rustling of the plastic foils or the quiet humming of the hidden fans and motors, the fluid and fleeting surfaces of the media art installations often grow far into the exhibition space. The dynamic structures of the artworks appeal to several of the viewer's senses and enable him to immerse himself contemplatively.

Nils Völker (* 1979 in Aalen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. After studying Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, he has dedicated himself to media art and physical computing since 2010. His installations have already been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions. Certain artworks can be found in public collections in Germany, Asia and the Netherlands. en série is Nils Völker's first monographic exhibition in France, for which the artist has created two completely new pieces of art. The multi-faceted exhibition parcours leads the visitor from the White Cube into the Black Box, from breathing cushions to floating toys.
Jasmin-Bianca Hartmann (art historian)
for the exhibition "en série"



Short CV
born 1979, living and working in Berlin (Germany)
1999 – 2004: Studies of Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University, Weimar
since 2010 working as an artist mainly in the fields of physical computing and media art

Awards/Nominations
– Heitland Honneur, awarded by Heitland Foundation
– Finalist, Prix Cube 2014
– Award, 7th Share Prize
– Honorary Mention, Vida Award 15.0

Collections
– Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (Taiwan)
– Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon, Celle (Germany)
– Fourth West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition, Hangzhou (China)

solo exhibitions
2019  "en série", Le Tetris, Le Havre (France)
2018  "Paddling Pools", Les 3 CHA, Châteaugiron (France)
2018  "Five Pairs", Luftmuseum, Amberg (Germany)
2017  "Fuchsia, Orange and Royal Blue", M.A.D.Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland)
2017  "2010 2017", Kulturmühle Perwenitz, Schönwalde Glien (Germany)
2016  "Bits and Pieces", Nome Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
2015  "Nineteen", M0Bi, Groningen (The Netherlands)
2015  16 × 12 at various locations, Singapore (Singapore)
2013  "Thirty Three", Eglise Saint-Sauveur, Caen (France)

group exhibitions
2019  "Beauty", Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt (Germany)
2019  Festival Interstice, Eglise St-Nicolas, Caen (France)
2019  Safra'Numériques, Le Safran, Amiens (France)
2019  Mois Multi, Recto-Verso, Quebec (Canada)
2018  "Beauty", MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (Austria)
2018  Maintenant Festival, Le Grand Cordel, Rennes (France)
2017  "Play!", Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto (USA)
2017  Festival Art Rock, Saint-Brieuc (France)
2017  "Vies d'Ordures", Mucem, Marseille (France)
2017  "Signal", Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle (Germany)
2017  Pyeong Chang Biennale, Gangneung (South Korea)
2016  Energy Academy Europe, Groningen (The Netherlands)
2016  Kikk Festival, Namur (Belgium)
2016  "Extra Fantômes", Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (France)
2016  Mirage Festival, Lyon (France)
2016  "The Way Things Go" Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (Taiwan)
2015  Tollwood Festival, Munich (Germany)
2015  "Die Kraft der Idee", Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle (Germany)
2015  Maintenant Festival, Rennes (France)
2015  "Motion Science", 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo (Japan)
2014  Prix Cube 2014, Espace Saint-Sauveur, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
2014  "Höhenrausch", OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz (Austria)
2013   "Scheinwerfer", Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle (Germany)
2013  Share Festival, Academy of Fine Arts, Torino (Italy)
2013  "Coup de sac!", Mudac, Lausanne (Switzerland)
2012  "Fourth West Lake Sculpture Exhibition", Hangzhou (China)
2012  "Go with the Flø", Flø (Norway)
2012  "Oh, Plastiksack", Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur (Switzerland)
2012  "Transjourney", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (Taiwan)
2011  Rewire Festival, The Hague (The Netherlands)
2011  "Lost in Lace", Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (UK)
2011  "Rhythm", Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta (Sweden)
2011  ISEA 2011, Cumhuriyet Art Gallery, Istanbul (Turkey)
2011  "Captured - A Homage to Light and Air", MADE, Berlin (Germany)
2011  B-Seite Festival, Mannheim (Germany)