Simon Denny

Biography

1982
Born in Auckland

Lives and works in Berlin

Education

2004
BFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2009
Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main

Solo Exhibitions

2020
“Mine”, K21, Düsseldorf
“Security Through Obscurity,” Altman Siegel, San Francisco

2019
“Mine”, MONA, Berriedale, Tasmania
“Regulation,” T293, Rome
“The Founder’s Paradox”, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christc

2018
“Games of Decentralized Life”, Galerie Buchholz, Köln
“The Founder’s Paradox”, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland

2017
“The Founder’s Paradox”, Michael Lett, Auckland
“Real Mass Entrepreneurship”, Fine Arts Sydney, Sydney
“FAAS – Feedback as a service: reflecting on messaging, debate and criticality inside a parliamentary discussion on internet governance”, BOZAR, Brussels
“Real Mass Entrepreneurship”, OCAT, Shenzhen
“Hammer Projects: Simon Denny”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2016
“Blockchain Future States”, Petzel Gallery, New York
“Business Insider”, WIELS, Brussels

2015
“Products for Organizing”, Serpentine Gallery, London
“Secret Power”, New Zealand Pavillon, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
“The Innovator’s Dilemma”, MoMA PS1, New York

2014
“New Management”, Portikus, Frankfurt
“Disruptive Berlin”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“TEDxVaduz Redux”, T293, Rome
“The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom”, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
“The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom”, Firstsite, Colchester

2013
“The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom”, Mumok, Vienna
“All You Need is Data – The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX rerun”, Petzel Gallery, New York
“All You Need Is Data – The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX”, Kunstverein München, München

2012
“Channel Document”, Michael Lett, Art Statements, Art 43 Basel
“Full Participation”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
“Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation” (with Joanna Fadyl), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

2011
“Corporate Video Decisions”, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
“Corporate Video Decisions”, Michael Lett, Auckland
“Chronic Expectation: CFS/ME Documentary Restoration”, T239, Rome
“Cruise Line”, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2010
“Negative Headroom: The Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident”, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
“Negative Headroom: The Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident”, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
“Remote Tutorial: Hate Poems For Travelers”, Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway
“Introductory logic video tutorial”, Artspace Sydney, Sydney

2009
“Celebrities’ Houses at Night”, Standard, Oslo
“Starting from behind”, Michael Lett, Auckland
“Deep Sea Vaudeo”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Watching Videos Dry”, T 293, Naples
“7 Drunken Videos”, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin

2008
“Aquarium Paintings”, with Nick Austin, Center, Berlin
“Recent Haircuts”, Gambia Castle, Auckland
“Simon Denny”, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal

2007
“Monthly Cowards”, Gambia Castle, Auckland
“Compression Club”, Michael Lett, Auckland

Group Exhibitions

2020
“Survival of the Fittest”, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
“Art in the Age of Anxiety”, Sharjah Art Foundation
“Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI”, de Young museum, San Francisco
“Algotaylorism”, La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse

2019
“Future and the Arts”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Circular Flow. On the Economy of Inequality”, Kunstmuseum Basel
“Face with Tears of Joy”, Blitz Malta
“City Flip-Flop”, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Taiwan
“The Invisible Hand”, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
“14th Small Sculpture Triennial”, Alte Kelter Fellbach, Fellbach
“Tomorrow is the Question”, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
“The Alt-Right-Komplex”, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund
“Uncanny Values”, Vienna Biennale for Change, MAK, Wien
“Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne”, Cité du D¬¬esign, Saint-Étienne
“Quid est veritas?”, Anna Kultys Gallery, London

2018
“Constructing the World: Art and Economy 1919-1939 and 2008-2018”, Kunsthalle Mannheim
6th Guangzhou Triennial “As We May Think: Feedforward”, Guangdong Museum of Art
“The 12th Gwangju Biennale – Imagined Borders”, Gwangju, Südkorea
“I Was Raised on the Internet”, MCA Chicago
“Proof of Work” curated by Simon Denny in dialogue with Distributed Gallery, Harm van den Dorpel, Sarah Hamerman and Sam Hart, Kei Kreutler, Aude Launay and Anna-Lisa Scherfose, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
“Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today”, ICA Boston
“Hello World – For the Post-Human Age”, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
“Hybrids”, Lustwarande, Tilburg
“Your North is My South”, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
“This Is New Zealand”, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
“Deutschland ist keine Insel”, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

2017
“Still Human”, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
“Unfinished Conversations”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Open Codes – Living in Digital Worlds”, ZKM Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe
“Dark Clouds Silver Linings”: Hessel Museum, CCS Bard, New York
“Please come back”, MAXXI, Rome
“Hack Space”, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai

2016
“Fluidity”, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
“Homo Mundus Minor”, T293, Rome
“What People do for Money”, Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zurich
“Blockchain Visionaries”, 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
“Emotional Supply Chains”, Zabludowicz Collection, London
“Hack Space”, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
“War Games”, curated by Benjamin Godsill, JTG Deroit Project, Woods Cathedral, Detroit
“TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen”, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

2015
“Politischer Populismus/Political Populism”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
“TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen”, Kunstmuseum Bonn
“After Babel”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
“La vie moderne”, 13e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
“Toys edux – On Play and Critique”, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
“Le Souffleur. Schürmann trifft Ludwig”, Ludwig Forum, Aachen
“The Future of Memory – An Exhibition on the Infinity of the Present Time”, Kunsthalle Wien
“Open Source: Art At The Eclipse of Capitalism”, Galerie Max Hetzer, Paris and Berlin

2014
“The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration”, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen
“Europe, Europe”, Astrup Fernley Museum, Oslo
“La Biennale de Montréal”, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
“Blue Times” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Smart New World”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
“National Art Prize of New Zealand (Walters Prize)”, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

2013
“Speculations on Anonymous Materials”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
“Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
“Il Palazzo Enciclopedico”, 56th Venice Biennial, Venice
“Image into Sculpture”, Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Reinventing the Wheel. The Readymade Century”, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield
“Version Control”, Arnolfini, Bristol
“Time Machine”, M-ARCO, Marseille
“ars viva 2012/13 SYSTEME”, Kunstmuseum Vaduz and Kunsthalle zu Kiel

2012
“ars viva 2012/13 SYSTEME”, Neues Museum, Nürnberg
“Made in Germany Zwei”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
“Remote Control”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
“The Walters Prize (Nominated)”, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
“How to Eclipse the Light”, Wilkinson Gallery, New York 2012

2011
“So machen wir es”, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
“Various Transmitters”, Renwick Gallery, New York
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“Based in Berlin”, Berlin

2010
“Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln
“Der Westen leuchtet”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
“Permanent Mimesis”, Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Torino
“Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line”, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
“Let us compare Mythologies”, Witte de With, Rotterdam
“Re-Dressing”, Bortolami Gallery, New York

2009
“Display with Sound”, International Project Space, Birmingham
“The Perpetual Dialogue”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Buchholz, Köln
“For Keeps: Sampling Recent Acquisitions 2006-2009”, Auckland Art Gallery

2008
“Revolutions: Forms that Turn”, Sydney Biennale 2008, Sydney
“Show Me Don’t Tell Me”, Brussels Biennale, Brussels
“The Gentle Art of Collapsing in the Expanded Field”, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris
“Leftovers, Mica Moca Project”, Berlin
“I Am a Man, Parade with Arto Lindsay”, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
“Menschheit”, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin

2007
“Post Mass Audience Age”, Hamburg Hfbk Gallery, Hamburg
“Domestic Irony”, Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano
“The Köln Show 2”, European Kunsthalle / Galerie Sprueth Magers, Cologne
“Moment Making”, Artspace, Auckland
“Prospect”, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2006
“Break Construct”, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
“A movie that isn’t really good, but is ok”, 54321 Performance Projects, Auckland Art
Gallery, Auckland (with Tahi Moore)
“Mostly Harmless: A Performance Series”, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (with Tahi Moore)
“SCAPE”, Art & Industry Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Archiving Fever”, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Awards

2015
New Generation Award, Arts Foundation of New Zealand

2013
Young Alumnus of the Year, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2012
Baloise (Art Statements) Art-Prize at Art 43 Basel
Ars Viva-Preis for Art, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.