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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York - Reopening 2019

MoMA closed over summer 2019 to finish a complete remodeling not only of the building and exhibition space, but also of the curatorial concept for the whole museum and especially its permanent collection.

In the Reopening Exhibition, the Connection Machine CM-2 was shown in a free exhibit drawn from the permanent collection:

"Energy", 21 October 2019 - January 26, 2020
Organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Anna Burckhardt, Curatorial Assistant, Dept. of Architecture and Design.

Connection Machine CM-2 @ MoMA NY

Connection Machine CM-2, collection Museum of Modern Art, NY. Photo: Gary Oberbrunner

VECTOR Artist Book Launch, Munich
Kunstverein München

11 December 2019
VECTOR Artists Journal publishes a collection of essays by contemporary artists. Each issue focuses on a different city from around the world and compiles a collection of written or pictorial essays by 25 Artists who are based in the specific city. It is available as a free download in the "Journal" section of the VECTOR website for viewing and download. You can also view each essay on-line by clicking on an artists name in the "Artists" section.

Guest Editor Birthe Blauth
Managing Editors Peter Gregorio, Javier Barrios

Strange Growth

Strange Growth at the book launch for VECTOR #9 artist book, Kunstverein Munich
Thanks to Gretta Louw - whose work is also featured in VECTOR - for helping with the screenshot!


PIN. Friends of the Pinakothek Benefit Auction, Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne

23 November 2019
Nothing of him that doth fade ... was auctioned at the PIN. Friends of the Pinakothek fundraising gala
for the Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Nothing of him that doth fade ..., 3D ceramic print and mixed reality artwork, Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2019

Nothing of him that doth fade

Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen


"Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018"
Whitney Museum of American Art NY


Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age 1959-1989, Museum of Modern Art NY



FACETS Un-Conference on Art and Artificial Intelligence, Goethe-Institut New York



Wild Gardens @ Neue Sammlung / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Wild Gardens @ Die Neue Sammlung / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Tamiko Thiel, 2017



"RESET III and VIRTUAL REALITY", Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne, Germany:

The Travels of Mariko Horo
VR large screen projection, 2006/2017

Avogadori in the Opal Palace
limited edition fine art print, 2017



"The Augmented Landscape", 27 May - 30 November 2017, Salem, Massachusetts, USA:

Treasures of Seh Rem, 2017

Gardens of the Anthropocene, 2016-2017



Google Tilt Brush, Artist in Residence 2017:

   Land of Cloud - Tilt Brush Virtual Reality sketch



New York: El Barrio is Home! @ CCCADI: Mi Querido Barrio October 2016 - April 2017

In front of CCCADI during Grand Opening

Scanning facade launches augment



Seattle: Brush the Sky @ 9e2 media art festival Oct. 21 - 29, 2016

Site specific AR calligraphy

Transparent hangings & AR calligraphy




Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, summer commission 2016:

   Gardens of the Anthropocene - augmented reality installation: ONLY viewable June 25 - September 30, 2016



Virtuale Switzerland / Lugano - 23 June - 30 Sept. 2016

The world's first biennial of virtual art, now in Lugano, Switzerland, is showing Water Lily Invasion on Lake Lugano.

Water Lily Invasion, Lake Lugano
Water Lily Invasion on Lake Lugano, Switzerland
(Photo: Art Clay, DAW)



Vienna: I am Sound - in the Digital Synesthesia exhibit, 10 March - 08 April 2016

I am Sound



Seattle: Brush the Sky - 15 May. 2015 - 17 April 2016

Site specific AR calligraphy

Transparent hangings & AR calligraphy



Virtuale Switzerland / Lausanne - 23 April - 27 Sept. 2015

Biomer Skelters @ Rolex Learning Center

Shades of Absence @ Palais Rumine



Singapore: Goldsegen/Golden Blessings SG50 - How much do you need to be happy?

A participatory art project for Chinese New Year, and for Singapore's 50th anniversary.

Golden Blessings SG50   hong bao




25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin: August 2014


ISEA Dubai Festival - Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, 2014

"Biomer Skelters" (with Will Pappenheimer)

Munich: Oct 6 - 10, 2014

"Goldsegen" -  How much do you need to be happy?

London: MERGE Festival - Sept. 25 - Oct. 31, 2014

"Fractured Visions: To See Again"

Fractured Visions: Multiplicities

Inspired by the palinopsia
symptom polyopia.
Fractured Visions: Diffusions

Inspired by the palinopsia
symptom illusory visual spread

Biomer Skelters

Water Lily Invasion

Shades of Absence: Public Voids
 unpainted art fair     

Jan 17-20 2014 @ UNPAINTED Media Art Fair Munich

"Transformation: Munich (Lehel)"

More information: UNPAINTED  |  Transformation  |  pilotraum01



Corcoran Gallery of ARt / Corcoran College of ARt and Design

Shades of Absence: Governing Bodies


"Biomer Skelters" - biosensor driven city-wide augmented reality public artwork (with Will Pappenheimer.)

June 14th - September 15th, 2013
Part of the Manifest.AR exhibit "Invisible ARtaffects."
A FACT Liverpool commission for their 10th anniversary exhibition "Turning FACT Inside Out."
In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and the World Museum Liverpool.

 [ Biomer Skelters website ]  *  [Biomer Skelters Demo Video ]

Biomer Skelters



Digital Art Weeks Singapore, 2013

Three of my artworks are showing in Singapore for the Digital Art Weeks, curator Art Clay
Click here for more on the artworks shown below >>>

"Clouding Green"
ArtScience Museum

"Flying Windmills"
Clarke Quay

"ARt Critic Face Matrix"
Ion Orchard, Orchard Road



"Transformation" (2012)

4 channel video (music by Gerd Kötter) and augmented reality installation, St. Lukas Church Munich (Lehel).

An art project on possible realities for urban life in the future.

Part of "overtures ZeitRäume," a project series by pilotraum01 e.V. curated by Serafine Lindemann / artcircolo and Christian Schoen / kunst | konzepte, in cooperation with the St. Lukas Church Munich, Pastor Beate Frankenberger, and the citizens of the Lehel neighborhood in Munich.

Transformation Lukaskirche München



Manifest.AR @ Zero1 Biennial (2012)

Presented by the Samek Art Gallery/Bucknell University and ZERO1 Biennial 2012

Manifest.AR was commissioned by the Samek Art Gallery of Bucknell University and by Zero1 itself to create new works for the Zero1 Biennial, Silicon Valley, USA. I showed two new works, Clouding Green and Fortune 500 Cookies, and have placed the ARt Critic Face Matrix in the San Jose Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Please click here for an overview of my works for Zero1.
Click on an image below for an individual project.

"Clouding Green"
seen here at Google HQ

"Fortune 500 Cookies"
seen here at ZERO1 Garage

"ARt Critic Face Matrix"
seen here at SF MoMA



"When I Dream" @ Art Gwangju - augmented reality installation, 2012

Presented by The Art Syn Projects (London):

When I Dream

"When I Dream" was shown by
The Art Syn Projects (London)
as part of its exhibit "Fragmented Identity"

@ Art Gwangju, Korea

Sept. 5-9, 2012





"ARt Critic Face Matrix" in No.Need.For:Real? @ Triennale di Milano, 2012




"To Question is GOLD" - augmented reality installation, 2012
Nikolaj Kunsthal


Part of the Manifest.AR show at the
Nikolaj Kunsthal

for the 2012 Copenhagen Art Festival

August 24th - October 21st, 2012



"All Hail Damien Hirst" - AR intervention at the Tate Modern, 2012:

How the critics reacted to this AR intervention into Damien Hirst's retrospective at the Tate Modern:

"Fascinating" - Rosie Millard, author of The Tastemakers (Why Britain fell in love with Damien Hirst)

"I liked it alot - many thanks" - Julian Spalding, author of Con Art: Why you should sell your Damien Hirsts while you can



Transmediale 2012: an in/compatible incident

More >>

"Reign of Gold" embellishes the Transmediale 2012 themes



Goethe-Institut Second Life Artist in Residence:

"Dislocative Sculpture" - 2011

"Perceptive Dislocations" - 2012



"Louvre Illuminati" - Louvre intervention, 2011

Louvre Illuminati



"Reign of Gold" - AR Occupy Wall Street

reign of gold
Reign of Gold, 2011
NY Stock Exchange, Broad St. side
reign of gold
Reign of Gold, 2011
NY Stock Exchange, Wall St. side



DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn

Shades of Absence: PublicVoids
(Brooklyn Bridge)

Shades of Absence: OutsideInside
(Manhattan Bridge)


Official Parallel Program to the ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Captured (for Hrant)

"Invisible Istanbul"

AR Intervention in the Istanbul Biennial
In cooperation with PATTU Istanbul
[ See this link for documentation of my
work series "Captured Images" ]

Shades of Absence - Kasa Gallery

"Not There"

Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University
Artworks from the Manifest.AR
Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention


"Shades of Absence" - Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention

[ further venues ]

"Shades of Absence:
Outside Inside"

"Shades of Absence:
Public Void"

"Shades of Absence:
Schlingensief Gilded"


"Jasmine Rain (birdcage)" - augmented reality installation

Jasmine Rain (birdcage)
ICA Boston, 2011

Jasmine Rain (birdcage)
Tahrir Square, Cairo


"Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)" - augmented reality installation

Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo), 2011
Memorial for the Carnation Revolution
Lisbon, Portugal


AR interventions in Brooklyn, New York

Eddie Mae: Return to Bushwick, Brooklyn 2010

7 Portraits for MariaH
Brooklyn 2010

Newtown Creek
Brooklyn 2011



"ARt Critic Face Matrix" - MoMA New York premiere

Art Critic Face Matrix
ARt Critic Face Matrix
MoMA NY, 2010

ARt Critic Face Matrix
Reloaded, 2011


"Virtuelle Mauer" Berlin Wall Project



"Travels of Mariko Horo" Project



Other Virtual Reality Projects



Video & Media Projects




Connection Machine
parallel supercomputer

CM-1 t-shirt reissued!

Beauty and the Beast
found object installation

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