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Jan Nikolai Nelles
edit. Berlin, 2021
Jan Nikolai Nelles is a post-media artist based in Berlin, Germany. His research-based practice examines the digital object as a philosophical concept, post-media art, and techno heritage. Some works are speculative poetic, and paradoxical; others set a precedent as artistic invention and open new imaginaries between science fiction and evidential realism. His artistic practice counteracts dominant narratives and cultural fracking and reflects on technology's potential to contribute to collective imaginaries; Futures conflate ancient and futuristic narratives to articulate vectors of collective growth, healing, and restitution. Overall, his practice attends to the absurdity of the human condition.
His work was exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Applied Arts Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, ZKM Karlsruhe, Dublin’s Science Gallery, NRW Forum, Space Fundacion Telefonica, Berliner Herbstsalon – Gorki Theater, Ars Electronica, Abandon Normal Devices, The Influencers, and Gray Area Festival Art & Technology, among others. He has received grants for his work from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Goethe-Institut, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, German Federal Foreign Office, European Cultural Foundation, and the Berlin Senate.
His work was featured at The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge amongst others.
Nelles produced some of his works in collaboration with Nora Al-Badri.
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