Joachim Blank | i |
last name: Blank
first name: Joachim
birthday: 1963
birth-place: Aachen (Germany)

Blank works together with Karl Heinz Jeron as an artist duo. Since 1991 Blank & Jeron have worked together on different projects, since 1993 Internet projects in the context of art and culture. In 1996 they founded their netart server http:// and realized several projects on “information.recycling” and “information.smog”. He is also teaching as an Associate Professor for Media Art at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Today he lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.

[What is netart, 2000]


1985-1986 Photography training at the Letteschule Berlin, Germany.
1988-1996 Blank receives his M.A. from the "Freien Universität Berlin, Germany.
since 1995 Teaching at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany.
1996-2005 Works together with Karl Heinz Jeron as “Blank & Jeron”.
since 2003 Associate Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig.
2000 “Schönheit durch Information”, SchmidtBank Galerie, Institut für moderne Kunst (, Nürnberg
2001 “1st Public White Cube”, Projektraum Berlin, Galerie Mathias Kampl
2004 “Bodenbildung”, Kunstverein Leipzig, Germany
2002 “”, Galerie im Park, Bremen, Germany
2007 “Neue Arbeiten”, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2008 WELTBILD”, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2009 “Konstellation”, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2010 “Joachim Blank/Lina Franko”, Dok25a, Düsseldorf, Germany
1993 “Ostranenie”, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
1994 “MedienBiennale”, Leipzig, Germany
1995 Ars Electronica Linz, Linz, Austria
1996 “Telepolis”, Luxemburg
“European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrück, Germany
1997 “Documenta X”, Kassel, Germany
1998 “Global Fun”, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
“Ortsbegehung”, NBK Berlin, Germany
1999 “Cyber Arts 99”, Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Linz, Austria
“Net_condition”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Comtec Art”, Dresden, Germany
“Internet Art Exhibition”, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan
“Viper”, Luzern, Swiss
2000 “Open Art”, Belle Etage, Munich, Germany
“Inventions, Berlin-Hongkong”, HKW, Berlin, Germany
“tech_nicks”, Lux Gallery, London, UK
“Network Art Entertainment”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
“Out of Space”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
2001 “Unusual portraits”, Galerie M. Kampl, Munich, Germany
“1st Public White Cube”
“Trade”, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Swiss
“Berlin – London”, Institut of Contemporary Art, ICA London, London, UK
“GeldLust:Modellbanking”, Kunsthalle Tirol, Tirol, Austria
2003 “Written in Stone. A netart archaeology”, The National Museum of Contemporay Art, Oslo, Finland
2004 “subduktive Massnahmen”, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
“fast umsonst”, NGBK Berlin, Germany
2005 “Nur Hier! – Im Bild sein/Bild als Link”, Galerie der HGB Leipzig, Germany
2006 “Grand Ouvert”, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2007 “Der Wal oder Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel”, Galerie der HGB Leipzig, Germany
2008 “The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
“Sonderedition”, Verein für Original-Radierung München, Germany
“Rock’n’Roll Hoover/Dust Exterminator”, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2009 Lichtfest Leipzig, Germany
“Breathing Out” – TEAF09 – Taehwa Installation Art Festival, Ulsan City, Korea
2010 “Berlin Transfer”, Berlinische Galerie/Landesmuseum fü moderne Kunst, Berlin, Germany
“Die Dinge des Lebens”, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Germany
1999 Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria: Honorary mention in the category “Interaktive Kunst” [Interactive Art]
1999 Comtec Art, Dresden, 1st Price in the category “Computergestützte Installation” [Computer-supported installations]
1995 Grant of the “Kulturfonds Berlin-Brandenburg”, Germany
1998 Foreign exchange scholarship EMARE (European Media Art in Residence Exchange) at the MUU Media Base, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Grant of the “Senats für Kultur, Wissenschaft und Forschung”, Berlin, Germany
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