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Biography

Daniel Franke (* September 6th, 1982) is an artist, curator and artistic researcher. He currently lives and works in Berlin. He studied visual communication and media art at the Berlin University of the Arts, completed his diploma in 2009 with Prof. Siegfried Zielinski and received his Meisterschüler in 2011.
He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and teaches at various universities, primarily in the field of AI.
He is also one of the founders of LEAP (Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance), an interdisciplinary non-profit project for emerging, digital media art and performance that tried to initiate the dialogue between art, science and technology.
In his work he challenges the understanding of the digital with the aim of examining it in the context of physical perception in the transformation process of algorithmic thinking towards the real. In doing so, he transforms practices known from classical animation and simulation processes into tangible forms in the “real”, factual and physical world, with the aim of researching complex relationships and making them tangible.

Education and Teaching

2003 - 2009

    

2006 - 2007

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2014

2014

2015

2016

2017 - 2020

 

2020

studies at the Berlin University of the Arts

Erasmus exchange at the London College of Communication, LCC

master class under Prof. Joachim Sauter and Prof.
Alberto DeCampo on the topic “Perception of the Digital "

NAFÖG (Elsa Naumann) scholarship

Head and part of the curatorial team of Lab for
Electronic Arts and Performance (LEAP)

part of the curatorial team of the main exhibition
of the transmediale festival under the title “Art Hack Day Berlin - afterglow "

Lecturer at the UdK, advanced seminar of the Lens based class by Prof. Hito Steyerl, with the title: “On Projection: Historiography as Aesthetic Practice "

Research and Creation Fellowship at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai

Academic employee in the field of media art
at the State University of Design (HfG) Karlsruhe

Lecturer at the UdK

Exhibitions (Group)

2018 Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, CN

2018 Chronus Art Center, Shanghai CN

2015 On Projection, Berlin  D

2014 Netz - Vom Spinnen in der Kunst, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel D

2014 Transmediale - afterglow, Berlin D

2012 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz AT

2012 Transmediale – Vorspiel, LEAP, Berlin

2011 do it! @ ts2- mov it! Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL

2011 PROTOCOL – official opening of LEAP, Berlin

2011 Transmediale HKW, Berlin

2010 Operative Performances, Group Exhibition, Berlin

2010 FORMBEFUNDE prozedurale anamorphosen, hbc Berlin

2006 Video Installation “Lange Nacht der Museen”, Vattenfall Haus

Screenings (selection)

2016 Goethe-Institut, Montreal, CA

2012 CINEDANS Festival,  Amsterdam NL

2012 Public Art Screens, Stavanger, NO

2012 Visuelt Screening, Oslo SE

2012 Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen DE

2011 Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen DE

2010 official selection onedotzero, London UK

2010 Toronto Film Festival, Toronto CA

2009 Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen DE

2009 26. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel DE

2009 Bolzano Shorfilm Festival, IT

2009 official selection onedotzero, London UK

Awards

2015 Fellowship at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai CN

2012 Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica 2012, Linz AT

2011 Postgraduate scholarship of the state Berlin (NaFög)

2011 MuVi-Award Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, D

2011 Transmediale Award – Nominated for Spatial Sound Sculpture

2010 EUROPRIX 2010 Quality Seal for “Durchsehen Exp. 01”

2010 Artist-in-residence: .HBC, Berlin

2009 MuVi-Audience-Award Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, D

2009 red dot: best of the best (junior award), D

2009 red dot award: communication desig, D

Curation

2018 Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, CN

2014 Synthetisch Vernuenftig @LEAP, Berlin D

2014 Obsessive Sensing  @LEAP, Berlin D

2014 Art Hack Day Berlin “afterglow”  @transmediale, Berlin D

2013 Art Hack Day Berlin “Going Dark”  @LEAP, Berlin D

2013 Computing the Physical  @LEAP, Berlin D

2013 Abstrakte Welten Realisieren - transmediale Vorspiel, Berlin D

Talks

2019 DARE Conference, Ghent, BE

2018 Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, CN

2017 HfG-Karlsruhe, D

2016 Retune Festival 16, Berlin, D 

2016 ISEA 2016 “Cultural R>evolution“, Hong Kong, CN

2016 “Complexity as Artistic Tool“, CAC, Shanghai, CN

2016 “On Complexity“, Tongji University, Shanghai, CN

2015 “Abstract History Machine“, CAC, Shanghai, CN

2015 “Post-Digital sucks“, UdK Berlin, D

2015 Lehrender an der UdK Berlin, D

2015 Lehrender an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, D

2015 Künstlerpräsentation, The Bartlett, London, UK

Contact

© 2021 Daniel Franke

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