Jonas Lund (1984, Sweden) creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflect on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. His artistic practice involves creating systems and setting up parameters that oftentimes require engagement from the viewer. This results in game-like artworks where tasks are executed according to algorithms or a set of rules. Through his works, Lund investigates the latest issues generated by the increasing digitalisation of contemporary society like authorship, participation and authority. At the same time, he questions the mechanisms of the art world; he challenges the production process, authoritative power and art market practices.
Lund earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery (2019), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Växjö Konsthall Sweden (2016), Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, Kunstforum, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.
Agnes Cameron & Gary Zhexi Zhang
Gary Zhexi Zhang and Agnes Cameron make work about ecology, simulation and the social dimensions of computing systems.
DISNOVATION.ORG is a working group at the intersection of contemporary art, research and hacking. They develop situations of disruption, speculation and debate that question dominant techno-positivist ideologies, and stimulate post-growth narratives. They edited The Pirate Book an anthology on media piracy. They are currently research fellows at the University of California, Irvine.
Sam Lavigne is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation.
Xiaowei Wang is a Chinese-American artist and engineer based between the San Francisco Bay Area and Guangzhou. Their work focuses on the centrality of language, landscape and ecology in a digital world. They are currently researching Sinofuturism, technology use in rural China, and working on a set of speculative recipes that imagine a non-Western locus of technology.
Privat: Inga Seidler
Inga Seidler is a curator, cultural producer, and researcher based in Berlin. She is the head of the Digital Solitude program.
Her work addresses the issues and questions of making art with, or in response to, emerging technologies. It also considers the possible constellations of bodies, objects, and environments that move between the physical and digitals realms.
She holds a masters degree from the Cultures of the Curatorial postgraduate study program at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst) in Leipzig, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Prior to her position at Solitude, Inga Seidler was a curator and producer at the transmediale festival for art and digital culture (2013–19).