28 August 2014
Summers end

New speed project is up over at FAT NSA Poetry, in collaboration with Pablo:

Other things coming up that I love:

* Luke DuBois at bitforms opens in September
* Link Editions will be publishing Technological Selection of Fate
* Deep Lab is leaking ...

Also, I'm obsessed with the right color indigo right now and playing with gold leaf and secrets..

9 August 2014
Vice interview

Motherboard just posted a really nice article entitles "Sex Cams and Voyeurism make for Great Art" with an overview of my recent works, and collaborations with Pablo Garcia.

In addition, I will be part of Out of Office, opening on August 13th at Colony Projects in the UK and online.

Shortly after, Link Editions will be publishing Technological Selection of Fate:

From 2000 to 2009, artist Addie Wagenknecht used her livejournal account as a “private space” where to share her life with her “online only” friends. Technological Selection of Fate is a fragile, glitchy archive of part of this diary; a fragmentary, repetitive, arbitrary but surprisingly touching and emotional personal memory; a stream of consciousness delivering bits and pieces of a human life that has been turned into words with a few readers in mind.

26 July 2014

In August, art magazin will be featuring a write up about my upcoming works entitled "Digitale Bildhauer":

The magazine is 'auf Deutsch' but this is when Google translate is your friend.

22 July 2014

Wow, July is almost over. I've been sick the last week and so the usual studio updates have been slowed as a result. Lots is in production at the moment and exciting things are unfolding for this Fall.


Detail show of Black Hawk Paint: Take Off, Crash. 2014

This month and next, I am working a lot with Photochromic [solar activated] pigments and Thermochromic [temperature sensitive] pigments in my work for exhibitions in the Fall. I also started to play a lot with fresh flowers as dye transfers onto bleached linens and gold leaf.

Studio visits are available for another three weeks. . contact us.


Detail of Data and Dragons: Cloud Farming. 2014

7 July 2014
London Calling and Open Studio

I just returned from the most perfect few days in London. The Barbican Digital Revolution opened and Phillips PaddlesOn London went live. If you are in London, I highly recommend visiting the Shoreditch district. .I feel in love with its cafes and street art.

Now that it's July, the studio will be hosting studio visits during the summer production period. If you are interested in coming to see works in progress for upcoming shows this Fall. Please contact us.


detail from upcoming blackhawk v2 series..

During the summer, I will be posting leaks of new works to twitter and instagram.

1 July 2014
Chris Milk's Guardian Takeover

I'll be premiering some new pussydrones along with some amazing artist during Chris Milk's Art Takeover of The Guardian this week.

Stay Tuned....

23 June 2014
highlights from my solo exhibition 'CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND'

Opened June 18th until July 19th at RuaRed, Dublin:

The Internet is growing up.

Long gone are the days of dial-­up, Napster, Friendster, and Geocities. Their memories and architecture are archived on servers, relegated to nostalgia lists and paraded as icons of Internet infancy.

We’ve put our toys away and now we mean business. In our “increasingly connected world” the consequence of capital investments into software, hardware, startups and apps - our clicks turn into dollars, our Twitter followers become our social capital and our Paypal payments run Chinese factories.

The Internet is business. The tools, platforms and protocols we use run on data and become the capital; data is our new economy. Collectively we face challenges to privacy, identity, ownership and anonymity. We are all implicated and there are no easy answers.

CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND examines how we use new media to investigate social and political systems to find their position within and in relation to these larger systems. In this fuzzy zone of information, production, where boundaries and roles are increasingly blurred, the exhibition deploys humor and critique to reconfigure our ideas about our current digital economic climate.

"..it has to be said that Addie is one of the best media artists working today. To me, she is capable of new media artworks with poetry and meaning, all carefully considered and blended together, when often works in this field are cold and esoteric." - prosthetic knowledge, June 2014

16 June 2014
CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND

My solo exhibition opens Wednesday night at RUARED in Dublin.


"Addie Wagenknecht is an artist who casts an unwavering eye on the political issues of the post-Wikileaks world, taking in feminist discourse, pop culture, pornography, data, surveillance and drone technology – all approached with a refined artistic sensibility and sharp wit."
- Totally Dublin, June 2014

13 June 2014
Upcoming solo exhibition in Dublin

Woah, It's June. How did that happen?

I just returned from NYC, where as usual, I met with some amazing people and remembered why I don't like humidity and jeans together.

My solo exhibition, CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND, opens at RuaRed on June 18th. If you are in Dublin or even if you are not, I would love to see you there.


Installation crew installing "Outsourced Outsourcing" a series of 4 paintings which were selected from Google image search results of "Google Street View" search quires. The stills were then painted by Chinese factory workers. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

Coming to ArtBasel? Perspectives on Imaginary Futures is up for another week.

30 May 2014
New York Times + Phillips

There is a great article in the New York Times online and on Monday in print about the auction at Phillips Park Avenue location last year titled "On Screen and on the Block". Megan Newcome, Phillips’s director of digital strategy and Lindsay Howard, curator, will be organizing another auction, this time in London, on June 21st. It features some of my friends and favorite artist.

27 May 2014
RIP Ezra

From the archives, Peru 2005:

We found ourselves searching for catharsis, having lost him to the sky only a few days earlier. Four kids, far from home, trying to make sense of the rawness of it all. We lost ourselves in adventure, trying to smooth over the intensity of losing such a person, finding beauty in the experience, the landscape and people. Every moment was a reminder of our own mortality, and not a week will go by when we won't look at the sky and say hello to you. RIP fast boy.

19 May 2014
Basel (CH), Lyon (FR) and NYC exhibitions..

In the coming week there are a lot of exciting exhibitions opening which are showing some of my favorite pieces and even some new works.

In Lyon France, Curator Alexis Jakubowicz opened an exhibition entitled "Notre Itinéraire" at the GALERIE VERNEY-CARRON EVOLUE with artist Aram Bartholl, Even Roth, Hassan Darsi and Addie Wagenknecht. One of my favorite pieces from the ArtWars series is on exhibition:

This Saturday, May 24th, at Haus für elektronische Künste Basel [Haus House of Electronic Art in Basel, Switzerland] the exhibition "Perspectives on Imaginary Futures" will open. If you are in town for ArtBasel the exhibition will be still up, my piece Optimization of Parenting is installed and is really amazing in the space. Other artist in the exhibtion there include: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Neïl Beloufa, Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta, Markus Kayser, Julia Minnig, Marisa Olson, Reinigungsgesellschaft, Tobias Revell, Stephanie Rothenberg & Jeff Crouse.

11 May 2014
Parsons lecture serier

I just returned from Paris where I spoke with Regine Debatty about the Economics of the Art World. The lecture was packed and we had a great turn out and lots of good Q&A.

speaking with Regine of WMMNA about the Economics of the Art World, Parsons, Paris

This week, if you are in NYC, I will be on a panel, sponsored by NYPL Labs about the economics of contemporary art on Tuesday, May 13th, starting at 5:30;pm at the New York Public Library. The event is currently sold out, but waitlist is open. I will be along with Kyle McDonald, Amy Whitaker, Justin Bolognino and Barry Threw..

28 April 2014
Upcoming Events: Paris, New York + Basel (CH)

In Paris? I will be speaking with Regine Debatty of we-make-money-not-art at Parsons Paris on Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm. We will be giving a lecture entitled: The value of Art according to everyone but Charles Saatchi [the relationship between Art & Money.]

In addition, on Wednesday May 7th in the afternoon I will be giving a keynote at OuiShare Paris around collaborative economies in Europe.

The following week, on May 13th, In New York City sponsored by NYPL Labs, I will be giving a public lecture on the economics of contemporary art.

On May 24th, an iteration of one of my favorite site specific installation pieces, Optimization of Parenthood will be installed at Haus für elektronische Künste Basel (HeK) in Basel, Switzerland for the exhibition Perspectives on Imaginary Futures and will be on exhibition through ArtBasel.

25 April 2014
Faceless documentary

There is a really beautiful and well done documentary on the faceless exhibition. Created by the Netherlands based de' Correspondent [in English with Dutch subtitles]. It features a great interview with friend and curator Bogomir Doringer and highlights many of the works in the exhibition.

18 April 2014
what is on or up..?

// //The_ART_of_DATA opens April 24th at BMOCA and continues on to the The Resnick Gallery at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

// arte covered lasersaur in their article "Die Idee des Jahres: Kaffee-Kraftstoff, Edward Snowden und ein twitternder Dachs"


Detail from netblink, ceiling mounted sclupture, 2014

8 April 2014
Obsessive Sensing opened at LEAP Berlin

"Leafing through Wagenknecht's art is like scanning a news site where you can’t resist the temptation to click on everything you’re not supposed to. Slowly, she will be everywhere. "
- The Creators Project

Read More about my series shown at Obsessive Sensing on Vice/ The Creators Project here.

6 April 2014
Review of UNPAINTED in art magazine

"The restrained elegance of Broquaire’s drawings and animations sets up a dialogue with the ironic
objects created by Roth and Wagenknecht in a combined vision of contemporary society marked by a mordant sense of humor
." - Pau Waelder, art magazine spain, April 2014


UNPAINTED art fair, Munich Germany, January 2014

2 April 2014
April Exhibitions..

Obsessive Sensing opens on Friday at 19:00 at LEAP in Berlin. Their new exhibition space is absolutely amazing. I will be debuting a part of my new series Law of Averages at the exhibition.

Also coming up this month in Colorado, 'net blink' a floating sculpture which tracks and visualizes network traffic within range at real-time premieres at //the_ART_of_DATA

Exhibiting artists include: Thomson Craighead, R. Luke Dubois, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, Tristan Perich, Casey Reas, John Simon, Siebren Verteeg, and Addie Wagenknecht.

28 March 2014
Creators Project: "Revealing the illusions of Beauty" Artist Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

Leafing through Wagenknecht's art is like scanning a news site where you can’t resist the temptation to click on everything you’re not supposed to. Slowly, she will be everywhere.

Read More on Vice/ The Creators Project here

24 March 2014
ArtSlant covers retrospective at MU


Detail shot of my piece BYOT (Bring Your Own Tag) + WifiTagger at MU Eindhoven

I am thrilled to see ArtSlant recognize the F.A.T retrospective at MU Eindhoven. Even more thirlling is that they covered a highly experimental piece I installed at the show. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tag) was documented beautifully by their writer and photographer. I wanted to play with graffiti as a form of documentation of space and presence within the exhibition, BYOT was about all of this:


I crouched down, picked up a marker, and tried to remember the illegible scribble that used to be my “tag”: a gesture of sharp points and steady curves punctuated by a strategic line slashed through the whole inscription. In high school I would trace it onto book covers and notepads and think I was cool. It came to me eventually, the first delivery unsteady as I carefully considered which shapes fit where; in a second, more successful attempt, I let my arm do the work, confidently forging my mark in muscle memory.

13 March 2014
Opening of FULLSCREENS

FULLSCREEN curated by Aram Bartholl opened this week at xpo gallery and was a huge success. I highly enjoyed meeting many of you at the opening and while I was in Paris during the week. Looking forward to more of his shows.

4 March 2014
FULLSCREEN opens next week in Paris


screen shot from 'Lasertits' a new animated piece for FULL SCREEN

FULL SCREEN celebrates the evolution of the screen in its most extreme developments. Soon screens will disappear from our view and will be replaced by laser light projecting directly on our retina. Pixels in a rectangle will be history as a medium like oil painting as a media technique is history today. Ten internationally renown artists will show screen based art works on a large LED screen and small smart watches at the same time. It’s time to go FULL SCREEN!

March 13 – April 4, 2014
XPO gallery, Paris, France
Curated by Aram Bartholl

Participating artists:
Vincent Broquaire,
Jennifer Chan,
Petra Cortright,
Constant Dullaart,
Oliver Laric,
Sara Ludy,
Raquel Meyers,
Evan Roth,
Rafaël Rozendaal,
Paul Souviron,
Addie Wagenknecht,
Ai Weiwei

25 February 2014
press and upcoming shows..

There is a wonderful article about director of the New Museum's Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design in NYC, Julia Kaganskiy, called Forging The Future in POSTmatter which features some of my work, among other peers:

In Addition, FULL SCREENS is just 2 weeks away in Paris. Artist in the exhibition include: Petra Cortright
Constant Dullaart, Oliver Laric, Evan Roth, Rafaël Rozendaal, Addie Wagenknecht and Ai Weiwei

13 February 2014
Valentines Update

Silence means I've been busy. I am currently working hard on four new pieces. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter its likely you have seen small leaks and hints already. Most will be premiering later this year at RUARED and xpo during my solo exhibitions. stay tuned.

In the meantime I'm honored to be among friends in a new book called 'Art and the Internet' which is out as of a few days ago in the UK. Read about myself and other artist who I am lucky to call friends such as Golan Levin, Aram Bartholl and more. It's a great overview of artist working with the internet as a tool.

If you are in Paris next month, please considering coming to the opening of FULLSCREENS at xpo gallery on March 13th. I would love to see you there!

And if you are still looking for that perfect Valentines day gift, I wrote up a speed gift guide for FAT lab with some suggestions to get you going.

24 January 2014
FACELESS opens in Amsterdam

Tomorrow night is the opening of FACELESS curated by Bogomir Doringer in Amsterdam at Mediamatic. I am thrilled to see how the exhibition travels and looking forward to seeing some new works added to the exhibit.

Artist include: Marina Abramovic, Jeremy Bailey, Jonathan Barnbrook for David Bowie, Aram Bartholl, William Basinski, Marc Bijl, Zach Blas, Adam Harvey, COMME des GARÇONS, KATSU, Addie Wagenknecht, Stefan Hechenberger and Anne Wenzel.

20 January 2014
A Great Weekend in Munich


courtesy xpo gallery, paris

I had a wonderful time in Munich for the first annual UNPAINTED contemporary art fair. It was a great chance to meet some of my favorite collectors, premiere some new works at xpo gallery, and catch up with the Phillips PaddlesOn! community. A big thanks to UNPAINTED, especially Annette Doms and Carolin Wagner.

If you are still in Europe, this weekend FACELESS opens with a large scale 800 person site specific performance of my piece Anonymity. Not to be missed if you are in Amsterdam.

19 January 2014
Paris: Save the Date!!

FULL SCREEN
A group show on very big and very small screens! Wear art on your wrist!

Opening March 13, 2014
XPO gallery, Paris
Curated by Aram Bartholl

FULL SCREEN celebrates the evolution of the screen in its most extreme developments. Soon screens will disappear from our view and will be replaced by laser light projecting directly on our retina. Pixels in a rectangle will be history as a medium like oil painting as a media technique is history today. Ten internationally renown artists will show screen based art works on a large LED screen and small smart watches at the same time. It’s time to go FULL SCREEN!

12 January 2014
new works, new week!

This week I will be premiering a lot of new works. Many I am thrilled to be showing publicly for the first time:

If you are in New York City, stop by Eyebeam on January 16th to see three new pieces.

If you are in Munich, come to UNPAINTED January 17-20th and see two new series which have been in development the last few months. They will be exhibited at xpo gallery, #25. A big thanks to xpo gallery, I will be there as well, so please say hi.

Finally, in Amsterdam? FACELESS opens with a large scale 800 person site specific performance of Anonymity on opening night. Not to be missed.

10 January 2014
Emojinal is featured in Fast Company
Emojinal, a visual programming language which I developed with Ramsey Nasser was covered nicely by Fast Company this week, The article is called "Under The Hood of the All Emoji Programming Language"

8 January 2014
How to Make $$$$ covered by aqnb
There is great coverage from aqnb on my online group exhibition 'm0n3y as an 3rrror', you can view my piece 'How to make $$$$' here. It makes me realize what a lack of information there is on the Economics of Art. Need to finish that book ASAP.

8 January 2014
You Are Here: Art After the Internet.

Instead of taking the same-old ‘Print is dead’ stance, London-based curator and writer Omar Kholeif edits a book which features a definite selection of 22 ‘native’ internet artists who reflect and respond on art after the internet through essays, criticism, and images.

The contributors include Constant Dullaart (who loves the internet), Brad Troemel (from the Jogging collective) and slapstick video queen, Jennifer Chan. The book aims to offer some perspective on how the internet has influenced contemporary art, also tackling the tangled art term ‘post-internet,' a topic that has interested a variety of publications and scholars in the last decade, including Frieze Magazine and parts of Simon Reynolds' music text, Retromania (chapter 12, in specific, focuses on this art theory concept). Read more about it at Vice, The Creators Project.

3 January 2014
Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful end of 2013.

I have three upcoming exhibitions this month which I hope to see you at:

xpo gallery will be premiering three new series of works, as well as some of my favorite prior pieces at UNPAINTED in Munich, January 17- 20th.

Finally, the FACELESS exhibition which was at MQ in 2013, will be opening in Amsterdam on January 25th and the large scale performance piece anonymity will be performed with 600+ performers during opening night.

12 December 2013
Emojinal featured in the Wall Street Journal

The complete article, "At a Chelsea Gallery, It's All Smiles" featured in the Wall Street Journal is available here. The exhibition opens today at Eyebeam, NYC.

3 December 2013
Asymmetric Love Number 2 featured in Vanity Fair France

The complete article, "This is the Future!" written by Alexis Jakubowicz, is available here.

26 November 2013
Performance at Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona

As part of The Wrong/New Digital Art Biennale, I'll be performing technological selection of fate for The Sacred Machine on Thursday November 28, 2013 at 8pm CET at Mutuo Centro de Arte in Barcelona, Spain.

22 November 2013
Artist Talk at MAK

On Saturday November 30, 2013, I'll be giving an artist talk at MAK, The Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art, along with "Out of the Box" curator Katja Stecher, and artists Matthias Tarasiewicz and Andrew Newman.

13 November 2013
BUST Magazine features my work!

One of my favorite 'womens' magazines of my teen years featured my work this week. BUST Magazine wrote an article on me entitled "Artist Uses Robot Mothers And Dildo-Wearing Cats To Explore Feminist Theory In Shocking Ways" by Ellyn Rud. Thanks BUST!

13 November 2013
Liberator Test Rounds debut at MAK, The Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art

Liberator Test Rounds is a series of stretched canvases with gun shots by the 3D-printable single shot handgun, the Liberator. The shots were fired into the canvases using three models of the Liberator, which was sourced from the Pirate Bay.

The series explores the reappropriation of technology as a tool for creativity, expanding the way people consider their potential use as well as the absurdity of fear and the reaction of disempowerment when we lack understanding. The resulting paintings are abstract, and the process of making the piece is as important as the finished work.

Liberator Test Rounds will debut during Out of the Box at MAK, Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art.

5 November 2013
Art, Activism, and CCTV

Asymmetric Love Number 2 is discussed in an essay called "Art, Activism, and CCTV" by Joanne McNeil.

3 November 2013
THE F.A.T. MANUAL launches at FAT GOLD Europe!

THE F.A.T. MANUAL documents hundreds of F.A.T. Lab projects in a how-to format, encouraging readers to hack and redistribute them. It's part archive, part catalogue, as well as a user manual and a software handbook documenting five years of thug life, pop culture and research and development.

The book is edited by Geraldine Juárez and Domenico Quaranta, co-published by Link Editions, MU, and F.A.T. Lab, and features texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, and Randy Sarafan.

Download a FREE PDF of THE F.A.T. MANUAL here, order the paperback version on Lulu.com, or pick one up on Friday November 15 at the opening of FAT GOLD Europe!

1 November 2013
I'm participating in The Wrong/New Digital Art Biennale

Olia's Chapel, curated by Helena Acosta, opens today as part of The Wrong biennale. The exhibition is inspired by the work of net art legend Olia Lialina.

What is the folklore in the digital age? How do we relate with this codes of language? Is there a native expression that makes up the universe of online culture? The artist and researcher Olia Lialina is considered as the mother of all theoretical structures related to these questions. This is her Chapel, formed by a select group of artists who developed an argued discourse about the study of the forms and the content, of what we might call the new online amateur culture, here is a statement that frames it: they are artists who go Beyond Folklore, they are The Olia's Chapel.

Artists include: Nick Briz, Dragan Espenschied, Parker Ito, Olia Lialina, Tobias Leingruber, and Addie Wagenknecht.

16 October 2013
brbxoxo launches

I'm excited to announce a new piece, brbxoxo, made in collaboration with Pablo Garcia. brbxoxo searches online sexcam sites and only broadcasts feeds when the performers are absent.

11 October 2013
Asymmetric Love Number 2 is the top sale from Paddles On! at Phillips Auction

New York-based collector Robert D. Bielecki now owns Asymmetric Love Number 2. He purchased the piece at Phillips Auction House in New York, where it was the top sale of the night. The auction was curated by Lindsay Howard and co-organized by Phillips and Tumblr.

The work will remain on view at Phillips (450 Park Avenue, New York) through Sunday afternoon.

10 October 2013
_MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR Exhibition

I'm participating in an online exhibition from M0US310n.net on the subject of money and error, organized by anonymous curator "Vasily Zaitsev":

M0N3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US proposes to establish connections, dialogues, and new insights into the contemporary art scene around the general topic of MONEY. Around 70 international artists selected with various aesthetic and conceptual approaches who work in fields such as Digital Art, Net Art, New Media, Interactive Art, Glitch Art, Video Art, Online Performance, and Animated GIFs.

Artist include: Rafaël Rozendeal, Paolo Cirio, Anthony Antonellis, Aaron Koblin, Takashi Kawashima, Lorna Mills, Yoshi Sodeoka, Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, and Addie Wagenknecht, among others.

27 September 2013
Interview with We Make Money Not Art

Régine Debatty interviewed me for We Make Money Not Art:

"I think women of my generation were raised to believe that we can have it all, but that theory had never really been tested, our mothers gave us something impossible. At the same time, I was playing with materiality and preconceived notions of perfection within my own work. I wanted to let go of that in a playful way. I never wanted to be responsible for feminism, yet this particular notion made sense and I want to have the poetic liberty to give that away to someone else who really wants it."

Read the full article here.

27 September 2013
National #Selfie Portrait Gallery

Curators Kyle Chayka and Marina Galperina will present National #Selfie Portrait Gallery, an installation of 19 emerging artists from the EU and the US who have created short-form videos engaging with the medium of the “selfie,” the omnipresent slang for digital self-portraits found across all social networks.

The artists, including Bunny Rogers, Addie Wagenknecht, Jayson Musson (Hennessy Youngman), Yung Jake, Leslie Kulesh, and Jesse Darling, were selected specifically for their established practices, ranging from poetic internet confessionals to humorous commentaries on exhibitionism and experimental new-media portraiture.

Exhibition:
17 - 20 October 2013
The Bargehouse, London

30 September 2013
Phillips and Tumblr announce Paddles On!

Phillips and Tumblr have partnered with curator Lindsay Howard to present Paddles On!, the first auction dedicated solely to digital art at Phillips. See the full works available for auction here, including Asymmetric Love Number 2.

The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about the event.

Exhibition:
5 – 12 October 2013
Phillips Auction House
450 Park Avenue, New York

Artists include: Silvia Bianchi + Ricardo Juárez, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Joe Hamilton, Ilja Karilampi, Brenna Murphy, Aude Pariset, Sabrina Ratté, Casey Reas, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nicolas Sassoon, Molly Soda, Kate Steciw, Mark Tribe, Clement Valla, Addie Wagenknecht, and Jamie Zigelbaum

26 September 2013
Prism Break Barbie launches at Eyebeam's PRISM Breakup

In October, Eyebeam will host PRISM Breakup, a series of events dedicated to exploring and providing forms of protection from surveillance. I'll be showing Prism Break Barbie, a solution for girls who want to protect their data beyond just encryption. In less than 5 minutes, you can create a simple, discrete and TSA approved, non-threatening device to destroy hardware.

Exhibition:
4-12 October 2013
Eyebeam
540 West 21st Street, New York, NY

PRISM Break Barbie from Addie Wagenknecht on Vimeo.