Banz & Bowinkel

Friedemann Banz & Giulia Bowinkel

The German artist duo Banz & Bowinkel is known for Augmented Art, where real surroundings are combined with virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR). They present works from their “BodyPainting” series at UNPAINTED artstore.

banz-bowinkelIn her work, Giulia Bowinkel and Friedemann Banz deal with the medium of computers and its influence on human beings. The focus here is on the perception of the world, which man understands as reality and which becomes simulated with the help of the computer. Banz & Bowinkel thus discuss the concept of reality as a simulation that changes the human perception of the world.

“At what point will we no longer be able to look behind this self-created veil? In this context, our simulations are to be understood as questions, through which the computer reveals its own structure.” (Banz & Bowinkel)

In particular, Banz & Bowinkel are pioneers in the field of virtual reality / augmented reality. Many of their work requires an app that can enable additional visual content.

Banz & Bowinkel live in Zeuthen near Berlin, Germany.

Giulia Bowinkel
1983 born in Düsseldorf (Germany)
2002-2008 Studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Professors Gerhard Merz and Albert Oehlen

Friedemann Banz
1980 born in Mainz (Germany)
2001-2007 Studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Professor Albert Oehlen

A Selection of Exhibitions with Banz & Bowinkel:

2019 Anders wohnen – Dystopie, Haus Esters, Krefeld (G)
Transfer Download, Spring / Break Art Show LA, Los Angeles (G)
IN MEDIAS RES, Kunsverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg (G)
Cube – Virtual Natives – Sculpture, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich (G)

2018 Projected.Capital, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich (G)
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE, Halcyon Arts Lab, Washington DC (G)
Artificial Paradise?, KM – Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (G)
DC Open, Galerie Falko Alexander, Cologne (G)
DIE ZUKUNFT DER ZEICHNUNG: ALGORITHMUS, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (G)
Retune Festival, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin (G)
Very Real, DAM Gallery, Berlin (G)
VRHAM Festival, Oberhafenquartier Hamburg (G)
Disorder of Appearance, Kunst & Denker, Düsseldorf (S)
Digital Sculpture, Museum Ulm (G)

2017 digital/real, dieMobiliar, Bern (G)
Schöne neue Welten, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (G)
BIOS, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich (S)
RESET III and VIRTUAL REALITY, Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne (G)
Now on View, Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zurich (G)
Digital Bodies, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan (S)
Unreal, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (G)
Substance, DAM Gallery, Berlin (S)
Video- & Performance-Festival PLAY/III, Cologne/Düsseldorf (G)
UNPAINTED, Palazzo Pisani, Venice (G)
Baies vitrées, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva (G)
Evolutionary Urge, NAVEL, Los Angeles (G)
Video of the month, HMKV, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (S)
The Unframed World, HEK, House of Electronic Arts, Basel (G)

2016 Rushing into water, filmstudio extended, BAMBI Filmstudio, Düsseldorf VR 01 – mercury, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf (S)
die digitale, digital art & music festival, Düsseldorf (G)
BodyPaint Edition, Handelsblatt | Kunst & Denker (S)
DAM:TEMPORARY, DAM Gallery, Berlin (G)
70. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Solingen (G)
Virtual Body, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (G)
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (G)
UNPAINTED – lab 3.0, MMA, Munich (G)

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