!Mediengruppe Bitnik

!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Ashley Madison Angels at Work in Berlin, 2017, 5 channel video installation, Full HD, 16:9, sound, loop; LCD screens, trolley, stands, cables, pink neon lights, 10:07 English/German, Dimensions variable


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Opera Calling, 2007, single channel video, Full HD, 16:9, sound, loop, 08:52 German/English


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Solve this captcha: Is anybody home lol, 2016, Neon Sign, 8mm white glas tubes, transformer, 83 x 447 cm


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Surveillance Chess, 2012, single channel video, Full HD, 16:9, sound, loop; suitcase containing video transmitter, antenna, battery, chess computer, 07:00 English


Exhibition view, Digitale Demenz (Artificial Intelligence), 2015


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Random Darknet Shopper – The Bots Collection, 2015
3 channel video installation, TVs, computers, cabling, wooden wall mounts
4:51 min loop, size variable


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, NIKE Air Yeezy 2 The Random Darknet Shopper – The Bots Collection, Item #7, 2015, urethane rubber cast, 17,5 x 29,8 x 11 cm per shoe


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Fire Brigade Masterkeys Set The Random Darknet Shopper – The Bots Collection, Item #1, 2015, urethane rubber cast, 14 x 12 x 0,8 cm


!Mediengruppe Bitnik
Carmen Weisskopf, born 1976
Domagoj Smoljo, born 1979
live and work in Berlin

Prizes, Grants and Residencies (selection)

2018 Pax Art Award, Basel, Switzerland
2017 Prix de la Société des Arts Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Switzerland
2015 Artists Stipend, City of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Swiss Art Award, Switzerland
Art On Your Screen, ZKM Karlsruhe
Work Grant, Migros Kulturprozent, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Golden Cube, 30th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel
2012 Work Grant and Residency, Constant Variable Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Studio Residency, SPACE Medialab, London, UK

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2019 Swiss Media Art: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), Basel Switzerland
2018 Decisions, decisions, decisions, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium
Conexión (in)discreta, Gallery Weekend CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico
Alexiety (with Low Jack), Panke Gallery, Berlin
2017 Alexa, Who is Joybubbles, Société des Arts Genève, Palais de l’Athénée, Genève, Switzerland
Come Chat With Me, ArtLab, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Is anybody home lol, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin
Desperate times call for desperate measures, lol, Swissnex San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
2016 Jusqu’ici Tout Va Bien, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Welcome To Ecuador (featuring Adam Harvey), Zoo Gallery, Nantes, France
Post/Drone, Galerija Drugo More, Rijeka, Croatia
Random Darknet Shopper, Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 H333333333K, Art in Public Space, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), Basel, Switzerland
Random Darknet Shopper, Horatio Junior, London, UK
2014 Delivery for Mr. Assange, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Questions/Noise, Substitut, Berlin
2010 Too Big To Fail / Too Small To Succeed, SPACE Gallery, London, UK
Jusqu‘ici tout va bien, Espace MultimeÅLdia Gantner, Belfort, France

Group exhibitions (selection)

2019 Playmode, MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Futures of Love, Magasins généraux, Paris-Pantin, France
Behind the Screen, KINDL Berlin, Berlin
Conspiratorial Aesthetics, Cressman Centre for Visual Art Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2018 CHEERS, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin
Holen und Bringen – Fetch and Deliver, Werkleitz Festival, Haale (Saale)
Spy DIY, Electro Museum Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Always Different, Always the Same, An Essay on Art and Systems, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur, Switzerland
#DATAMAZE, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Data Dating – Sex, Love and Intimacy in the Age of Algorithms, Galerie Charlot, Paris, France
Hidden / Secret, Villa Merkel, Esslingen/Stuttgart
INTO WORLDS. The Craft of Blurring Boundries, Berliner Festpiele, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), Basel, Switzerland
2017 L’art au centre, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Ashley Madison Angles at Work in London, Glass Room, London, UK
Feedback – Marshall McLuhan and the Arts, West Den Haag Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands
Our Bright Future: Cybernetics Fantasy , Nam June Paik Centre, Yongin Action!, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Tomorrows – Urban Fictions for Possible Futures, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
How Much of This is Fiction, FACT Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2016 The Glass Room: NYC , Soho Store Front, New York, USA
Dispatches – Lives news through art, Southeastern Centre for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, USA
House of Impressions. Wandering with a Troubadour, The Pushkin State Museum, Moscow, Russia
Digital Dark, Public Access Gallery, Chicago, USA
CyberArts 2016 – Pris Ars Electronica, OK Centrum Linz, Linz, Austria
L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Digital Archives, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
Nervous Systems, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2015 Artifical Intelligence (Digitale Demenz), HMKV, Dortmund
Thing Nothing, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Digitale Demenz (Artifical Intelligence), EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin
GLOBALE: Infosphere, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Werk-und Atelierstipendium der Stadt Zürich 2015, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Wasting time on the Internet 2.0, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
Invent the Future with Elements of the Past, Carbaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Cosmos, The Shanghai Minsheng 21st Century Museum, Shanghai, China
Get it louder, Beijing Contemporary Art Biennal, Beijing, China
2013 Monitoring, Kunstverein Kassel, Dokfest, Kassel
Social Sound, Stiching VHDG, Leeuwarden, Netherlands