Simon Weckert
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Simon Weckert likes to share knowledge on a wide range of fields from generative design to physical computing. His focus is the digital world – including everything related to code and electronics under the reflection on current social aspects,ranging from technology oriented examinations to the discussion of current social issues. He seeks to assess the value of technology, not in terms of actual utility, but from the perspective of future generations and uses technology in the digital space to cleverly impact the physical space, all the while creating some playful mischief. The outcomes are technological systems, installations and hybrid objects that strive to make complicated issues accessible.



Contact:

mail
sw@simonweckert.com




Education:

born 608296271 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany.
studied New Media Art at Berlin University of Art in Digital Media Class.




Organization / Research / Teaching:

since 2019 - member of analogNative
since 2022 - guest professor at HFG Karlsruhe for new mediart
2020 - 2022 AI Researcher for Digital Curation Technologies at Art+Com for QURATOR.AI




Awards:

2021 - Social Impact Award - Japan Media Arts Festival
2021 - German Design Award - Nominated
2020 - Award of Destinction (Interactive Art +) - Ars Electronica
2018 - Jury Selection - Japan Media Arts Festival




Publications:

The map is not the territory, but another version of reality in Caos Computer Club - Datenschleuder
Image Garden - Curating Collections and Designing Smart Exhibitions with AI-Based Tools from the journal i-com




Talks & Discussions:

2022
Jury Member (Digital Communitys), Prix Ars Electronica, Linz
AI BRINGS NEW LIFE TO TRADITIONAL ARTS, Art and Technology, Youtube
Artist Talk, Université Lyon, Lyon
Art, Algorithms and Politics , University of Helsinki, Tromsø
Artist Talk, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin


2021
Arte TRACKS , Arte, TV
AI Lab Journey 2021 Ubuntu – The Other Me!, Ars Electronica, Linz
AI x Civil Society: How AI infrastructures can advance the public good, Ars Electronica, Linz
Pochen Symposium 2021 ,Die (neue) Vermessung der Welt , Chemnitz
Future Humanity Journey - 2041 – A Day on an Island , Ars Electronica, Linz
Caosflux-Remote , Siegen


2020
Hacking Google Maps - RC3, chaos computer congress
The map is not the territory, just another version of reality - Data Cities, Disruption Network Lab
Creative Question Challenge Ecology - Technology
The Power of digital maps - DEFCON Conference, Rogues Village




Exhibitions / Commissions / Performances:

2023
Hello, Robot !, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Can You See Me Now?, WE ARE AIA | Löwenbräukunst, Zurich


2022
Gefälschte Landkarten, Matrix, Ö1
No Travel Agency, XCenter, Nova Gorica
IN TRANSFER – A New Condition, Möllerei, Luxembourg
Fake New Fake Court, EDF Foundation, Paris
La face cachée des datas, IUT de Bobigny, Paris
La face cachée des datas, Sorbonne universities, Paris
Artist Talk, Université Lyon, Lyon
Im-Un-Non for Jin Lee, ZER01NE, Seoul
Eternal Dream, Sankt Antonius, Rheine
Bauhaus Infinity Archive, Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin
Datafall for Refik Anadol, Orchard Center, Singapore
Pochen Biennale, Wirkbau, Chemnitz
Song of the ambassadors for Refik Anadol, Lincoln Center, New York
howtodisappear:reset, Spedition, Bremen
XBordering, TU Chemnitz, Chemnitz
LICHTKUNST-SPAZIERGANG 2022, Wasserschloss Reelkirchen, Blomberg
Sgraffiti, Weberei, Gütersloh
Westart, WDR, TV


2021
Solo Exhibtion: Ubuntu - The other me !, Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz
Artour, MDR Kultur, TV
Matsudo International Science Art Festival – Garden of Creativity, Ars Electronica, Japan
Device Art Festival, Museum of Contemporary art, Zagreb
Airmarket , 48h neukölln, Berlin
Eternal Dream, Lichtsicht 7 - Restarted, Bad Rothenfelde
DASA – Arbeitswelt Ausstellung, Künstliche Intelligenz, Dortmund
Microwave New Media Art Festival, Yesterdays Fiction, Hong Kong
Dialogfeld , Drag & Drop, Chemnitz
LINZ FMR, Kunst in digitalen Kontexten, Linz
1msottolametro , L'arte interattiva sbarca in 5 fermate della metro C, Rome
Social Impact Award , Japan Media Art Festival
Chaordic , Bauhaus Museum, Weimar
Fake News , EDF Foundation, Paris
chi K11 artspace Shanghai


2020
Eternal Dream - Lichtsicht7, Bad Rothenfelde
Eternal Dream - Criatech, Aveiro
Zapfenstreich Digial Art Zurich - Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich
CYBERARTS Prix ARS Electronica, OÖ Kulturquartier Linz
CitizenLab Ars Electronica, Linz
Award of Destinction (Interactive Art +) - Ars Electronica, Linz
Knowledge Fever Geothe-Institut, Beijing
German Design Award - Nominee 2021
Zapfenstreich - Kunst hält Wache, Landsberg am Lech
Google Maps Hacks - AMRO radical openness, Linz
Google Maps Hacks - screensaver watching you, London
Google Maps Hacks - Kreuzberg, Berlin
Zapfenstreich - Silent Green, Berlin


2019
Workshop: Next Stop_New Media Art - Walter-Gropius-Schule, Erfurt
Latent Being for Refik Anadol - Kraftwerk, Berlin
Eternal Dream - Lichtkunst-Nacht, Schöppingen
Sense of Place for Refik Anadol - 601, Oakland
Dataland for Refik Anadol - The Linq, Las Vegas
Workshop: Next Stop_New Media Art - CSM, Chemnitz
Zukunft - Kompott, Chemnitz


2018
Ira Gershwin Gallery for Refik Anadol - LA Phil, Los Angeles
Dataknitting for Refik Anadol - Beverly Center, LosAngeles
Interconnected for Refik Anadol - CLT, Charlotte
Eternal Dream - Scopes, Berlin
Eternal Dream - Lichtkunst-Nacht, Schöppingen
Hope Machine - Cairotronica, Kairo
In the shadow of darkness - Cairotronica, Kairo
In the shadow of darkness - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
Maps from Space - Jury Selection Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo


2017
Maps from Space - UdK SS17, Berlin
Grand Opening - Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Dumbphne - Deptford X, London
Archive Dreaming for Refik Anadol - SALT Gatala, Istanbul
C- Recordings - Zukunft, Chemnitz
Hope Machine - NODE Festival, Frankfurt a. M.
Dumbphne - NODE Festival, Frankfurt a. M.
The cat was quite until morning - Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin


2016
Rope Screen - Shining_Gap, Osnabrück
Artist Exchange - Tadaex 2016, Tehran
Kosmonaut - Kosmonaut Festival, Chemnitz
Distance Clock - Cultural Commuters, Berlin
MedienAtlas - Transmediale16, Berlin
Distance Clock - UdK WS15/16, Berlin
138 Maueropfer - Designtransfer, Berlin


2015
Equiveillance - Tech Art Expo at Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
138 Maueropfer - UdK SS15, Berlin
Phase Repair - Thalia Theater, Hamburg
Equiveillance - UdK WS14/15, Berlin


2014
SeequenceSea - 48H Neukölln, Berlin
Du Musst dein Leben ändern - Schwuz, Berlin
Titanomania - Fuchs und Elster, Berlin
Mirror Move - InBewegung2, Berlin


2013
Short Shuffle - Space Shuffle, Berlin
Nach & Nebel - Space Shuffle, Berlin
Interactive Grid - Klunkerkranisch, Berlin
Rope Screen - 48H Neukölln, Berlin


2012
Rope Screen - InBewegung, Berlin