Wolf Lieser | i |
 
last name: Lieser
first name: Wolf
Summary

Gallerist and curator, also author.

Wolf Lieser runs a gallery in Berlin (Germany) under the name “Digital Art Museum” [DAM]. He focusses on early digital art (“algorithmic art”). When in 2017 he moved to his third location in Berlin, he broadened the scope of the works he favors in his displays.

Lieser has through series of shows of pioneering works established himself as a leading figure in the scene of digital art. He has had galleries with a similar focus in London, Cologne, and Frankfurt. He started [DAM] in 2003. The artists he represents include:

Kim ASENDORF, BANZ & BOWINKEL, Peter BEYLS, BoredomResearch, Eelco BRAND, DRIESSENS & VERSTAPPEN, Carla GANNIS, LAB[AU], Joan LEANDRE, Patrick LICHTY, Gerhard MANTZ, Lorna MILLS, Manfred MOHR, Vera MOLNÁR,
Frieder NAKE, Casey REAS, Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU, Roman VEROSTKO. Siebren VERSTEEG, Peter VOGEL, Mark WILSON.

He was the initiator of the prestige d.velop digital art award (ddaa), that selected one awardee per year for his or her life achievements. The award carried a substantial monetary prize and culminated in a solo show at Kunsthalle Bremen. It was first given in 2005, but was discontinued in 2012.

Lieser is remarkable in his attempts to keep up an orientation towards drawings and paintings is pieces to be hung up on a wall. Only after 2015 he gave in a bit and opened his artistic spectrum to interactive and performative experiments.

Biography

1978 He began his professional career as a photographer.
1980 Shifts his interests towards managing artists.
1992 Expands his work spectrum to art consulting.
1994 First gallery in Wiesbaden (Germany).
1998 Founds the virtual Digital Art Museum: www.dam.org, a website aiming at a museum quality repository of digital art.
1999 Becomes a partner of the Colville Place Gallery in London (GB), the first gallery of digital art in Great Britain (closed in 2002).
2003 Starts [DAM] gallery in Berlin. Later tries parallel locations in Frankfurt, and in Cologne. Both close after few years of business.
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