Jan Vormann

Jan Vormann was born in 1983 Bamberg, Germany

A founding member of the T10 Studios in Berlin, he is an artist, researcher and lecturer. He studied Visual Arts at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Germany, as well as Monumental Arts at the Stieglitz Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg, Russia. Vormann has lectured New Media / Interaction Design (IXD) at BTK University’s New Media / IXD Department in Berlin and has given numerous workshops and talks at institutions including the Parsons School of Design in Paris, the ARCAM Amsterdam Institute for Architecture and the Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein, Halle. In addition to interventions in public spaces around the world, Vormann has presented his work at international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale of Art (2011) and Architecture (2018), the Ars Electronica in Linz (2010), the Nuits Blanches in Paris (2014), and the Humboldt Forum / Altes Museum, Berlin (2009; full list below). Vormann’s projects have been featured in global media outlets such as Le Monde, The New York Times Mag, Deutsche Welle and Financial Times Deutschland.

Now he works and lives in Berlin.

Academic Teaching Positions

2013 – 2017    Lecturer at New Media / IXD Department, BTK Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule

Courses:

2016    Publication (Master) Archive and Presentation of IXD-Department

2013–2017     Creative Physics 1 (Bachelor) – Introduction to Mechanics

Creative Physics 2 (Bachelor) – Rapid Prototyping;

Arduino and CPU-based installation

2013–2015    Creative Coding 1 (Bachelor) – Introduction to Processing

2014    Tangible Interaction Research (Master) – Tactile Interfaces and Responsive Spaces

  

Workshops

2016    Creative Physics – Fabrica Beirut, LBN

2015    Weatherballoon – Kunsthochschule Burg-Giebiechenstein, Halle, DE

2011    Repairing Ars Electronica – ARS Electronica, Linz, AUT

 

Selected Conferences, Talks


2015    About Transitory Art – T.R.I.B.E., Artos Foundation, CYP

2014    Transitory Projects in Transitory Places–Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana, SL

2014    PechaKucha Wall edition – Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

2011    The Art of Games – Venice Biennale of Art, Collateral Event, IT

2010    Gadekunstdag (Streetart Day) – Aarhus city council, DK

2009    Streetart and Art in public spaces–ARCAM Institute for Architecture, Amsterdam, NL

 

Education

2004 – 2011   Visual Arts, Kunsthochschule Berlin KHB-Weißensee

Graduation with Diploma (2010) and as Meisterschüler (2011)

2008 – 2009    Monumental Arts, Stieglitz Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, RU

2003 – 2004    Art history and Conservation of Monuments, Otto Friedrich Universität, Bamberg, DE

 

Administrative student positions at KHB-Weißensee

2009        Technical manager of showroom Ackerstraße 18

2008    ASTA Committee

2008    Foreign exchange student advisor

 

Selected Exhibitions, Artfairs and Independent Projects

2018    Lieux Infinis French Pavillion, Venice Biennale of Architecture, IT // Le (solo) Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, FR // Ludicide (solo) Grimmmuseum, Berlin, DE

2017    Coup de Chauffe Cognac, FR // Dispatchwork (solo) Kunstverein Bamberg, DE

2016    Irregularites (solo) Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, FR

2015  Birmingham Weekender Birmingham, UK // Ganz Novi Festival Zagreb, HRV // La Toma Caracas, VEN // DOMA Art Festival Sofia, BGR

2014 Nuits Blanches City of Paris, FR // About Blank Galerie Lehmann, Berlin // With Eyes Wide Blinking / It’s about time Kindl Brauerei Berlin, DE

2013  Hidden Heroes Vitra Design Museum, Weil, DE // Sonica Festival for transitory art MoTAa Point, Ljubljana, SL // Paperjam 2  Paris FR, Zurich, Geneva CH, Weimar DE, Bangkok THA

2012 Miss Read Edition Dasein; ABC artfair, Berlin, DE // Eckenfest Görlitz, DE //  Kanalarbeiten Potsdam, DE // Very Fun Park Fubon Art Found., Taipei, TWN

2011 _35 Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, DE // Cityleaks DQE, Köln, DE // Swab artfair Barcelona, ESP // Skulpturen am Rheinkilometer 529 Bingen, DE // NEOLUDICA. Art Is A Game Venice Biennale of Art, collateral event, Venice, IT

2010  Volta NY New York, USA // Ars Electronica Linz, AUT // Festival de la cité Lausanne, CH // Imaginez Maintenant Toulouse, FR

2009  Anders zur Welt kommen. Das Humboldt Forum im Schloß Altes Museum Berlin, DE // Dispatchwork ARCAM Institute of Architecture Amsterdam, NL

2008  Rochav/Orech (length/width) Darom Gallery, Tel Aviv, ISR // Young Moscow international Biennale Art Strelka Complex, Moscow, RU

2007    Moje, Twoje Miasto (My, Your city) Bookart Museum, Lodz, PL // I´m longing and I don´t know what. IRANAO Iranian Artist Organization, Teheran, IRN // Venti Eventi Bocchignano, Rome, IT /

2006    Babylonian Dream – Anna Ahmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

 

Grants, Awards and Institutional support

2015       Collaboration with Goethe Institute Caracas, VEN

2015    Collaboration with Goethe Institute Sofia, BGR

2014    Collaboration with Goethe Institute St. Petersburg, RU

2014    Artos Foundation Nikosia, CYP

2013    Residency at Museum of Transitory Art MoTA, SL

2011    Bernhard-Heiliger Prize, Berlin, DE

2009    Co-financed by Pro Helvetia CH

2008    Collaboration with Goethe Institute Tel Aviv, ISR

2008    DAAD-GoEast Scholarship

2007    Collaboration with Goethe Institute Rome, IT

Collections

Kunstmuseum Schwerin , DE // Sammlung Andrea und Johannes Teiser, DE // Gerda und Kuno Pieroth Stiftung Bingen, DE //Private Collection Richard Cohen, USA

 

Selection of Media Coverage

Newspapers

New York Post (2010, US), Financial Times Deutschland (2010, DE), El Mundo (2013, ESP), La Vanguardia (2011, ESP) Berliner Zeitung (2016, DE), The Telegraph (2015, UK), Corriere della sera (2012, IT), Sydney Morning Herald (2011, AUS), Berliner Morgenpost (2016, DE)

Magazines

Wired (2011, 2016, UK), New York Times Mag (2010, US), Art Magazin (2008, DE), Das Magazin (2010, AUT), Deutsche Bauzeitung DBZ (2009, DE)

Internet

Le Monde (2018, FR), NBCnews (2016, US), Woostercollective (2009, US), Aol News (2010, US)

Book Publications

Urban Interventions – Personal Projects in Public Spaces Gestalten Verlag (2010, DE)

Radio and Television

Le grand Journal, Canal+ (2011, FR), DW-World – Deutsche Welle TV (2016, DE), ARTE (2010, DE/FR), AT5 (2008, NL), Media Radio GP, Ontario (2012, CAN)