Bio

The works of Manuel Gnam reflect on the current state of images, their production, distribution and presentation. Highly aware of the underlying convergence of social, technological and monetary streams of information and the ambiguous social role of the artist, Gnam occupies himself with visual content in the information age. Referring to digital media, tech-made environments and their embedded terminology, the artist carves out the systems and aesthetics aiming at the individual and their incompatibility with the human mind and body and its desire for artistic renewal.

Besides working solo, Manuel Gnam is part of the artist duo FLAME and the editor, along with his frequent collaborator Taslima Ahmed, of the journal Art Against Art: Art Journal from Within Post-Market Culture.

Exhibitions

2020

Confinement e-flux Architecture and gta exhibitions Zurich, CH

2019

ScreensGalerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

2018

The Ocean After Nature The New School New York, US

The Ocean After Nature The College of Wooster Art Museum Wooster, US

Publishing Against the Grain Center for Contemporary Art Lagos, NI

Scroll Through the Universe (solo)Galerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

2017

The Ocean After Nature Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Boston, US

Unpacking The Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles, US

Publishing Against the Grain Zeitz MoCAA Cape Town, SA

Extent (solo)Galerie Noah Klink Berlin DE

2016

Art Against Art at Parkett Parkett Zurich, CH

The Grand Dold Projects Art Gala Villa Junghans Villingen, DE

2015

Osiris (solo) Real Fine Arts New York, US

2014

The Hawker Carlos/Ishikawa London, UK

2013

Die Höhle Babylon (solo) Dold Projects St. Georgen, DE

2012

Plankton (solo) dépendance Brussels, BE

Whitney Biennial Whitney Museum New York, US

2011

Against Autonomy (solo) Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart, DE

White Leather (solo) Dold Projects St. Georgen, DE

Pressure and Perverse Flights to Familiarity (solo) La Chaussette Brussels, BE

Grand Opening Mathew Berlin, DE

Shop Window Galeries Lafayette Berlin, DE

Andrei Koschmieder Puts Real Fine Arts New York, US

Celluloid Brushes Etablissement d'en Face Brussels, BE

2010

Brussels Biennial Sotoso Brussels, BE

Novel dépendance Brussels, BE

Room Divider Wilkinson Gallery London, UK

2009

Monsieur la priètre figure: Finalement, je m’en fous (solo) Etablissement d'en face Brussels, BE

Bulletin Blvd. Pro Choice Vienna, AT

Isomopolis Etablissement d'en Face Brussels, BE

2008

Camp David White Hotel Brussels, BE

Ende 2008 Städel Museum Frankfurt am Main, DE

Boxer Literaturhaus Frankfurt am Main, DE

Jana Euler und Andrei Koschmieder pendeln aus Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen Frankfurt am Main, DE

2007

parsVival (solo) Schnittraum // Lutz Becker Cologne, DE

Zebraparty - Apartheid (solo) ECAM - le jardin Gattières, FR

2006

parsVival (solo) Kunsthalle Darmstadt Darmstadt, DE

2005

Formalism Pur (solo) Weser 5 Frankfurt am Main, DE

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