Selected solo exhibitions:

  • 2012: Strategies of Deception, Tenderpixel Gallery, London.
  • 2009: Distraction, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (D).
  • 2007: Je n'y suis pour personne, Maison Folie Moulins, Lille (F).
  • 2004: UNCAGED, V&A - National Museum of Childhood, London.

Selected group exhibitions:

  • 2011: Alternative Now, WRO Biennale, Wroclaw (Poland).
  • 2010: Reflective Interventions, Art Claims Impulse in partnership with transmediale10, Berlin (D).
  • 2009: Six Feet Under, Glassbox @ Fondation Avicenne, Paris (F).
  • 2004: Algorithmic Revolution, ZKM, Karlsruhe (D).

Selection of refereed journal articles and conference papers:

  • Colle, C. & Nuhn, R. (2012) ParaSites: initial report and research context. Leonardo, Vol 45, No. 3.
  • Nuhn, R. (2008). 'How to inseminate the celibate machine?' International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Vol 5, No. 2.
  • Nuhn, R. (2006). 'Digital Communication', Proc. Systems Research in the Arts: Music, Environmental design and the Choreography of Space '06, Vol. 8.
  • Nuhn, R. (2005). 'From UNCAGED to Cyber-Spatialism', Proc. Theory and Practice: 21st Annual Conference of CHArt '05, Vol. 7.

Personal web page

Honours and Prizes

  • 2009: Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, individual artist grant.
  • 2006: Second Prize, Eurographics Interactive Digital Art Award.
  • 2005: La DRAC Nord/Pas-de-Calais (F), individual artist grant, awarded for R&D and production of Digital Communication.
  • 2004: Arts Council of England, individual artist grant, awarded for the production of UNCAGED.
  • 2002: First Prize, 29th Int. Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, Bourges/France.
  • 2002: London Arts Board, individual artist grant, awarded for R&D of UNCAGED.

Collections

  • 2009 : Acquisition of 2 intermedia sculptures by the ZKM : Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
  • 2007 : Acquisition of 1 intermedia sculpture by the ZKM : Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
  • various private collections

I am a German-born intermedia artist who has exhibited and performed internationally. Since 2003 I have developed a shared artistic practice with Cécile Colle (aka Cécile Colle}{Ralf Nuhn). With our work we want to reflect on the human position in a world oversaturated with technology through reworking the (im)possibilities of exchange proposed by our environment. Generally we are looking for a kind of interaction with the spectator. At least her position with regard to the artworks is essential. The interface is usually regarded as a meeting point between subject and object, a place for exchange, for action and reaction, sometimes even a tangible access to the artwork. For us it seems necessary to doubt the promise of the interface and to question the idea of interactivity being synonymous with communication, dialogue or exchange.

Our current project ParaSites explores the potential for using behaviours and strategies of parasites as a model for sculptural propositions in the built environment. We are interested in investigating how these sculptural interventions might be situated within current practice and thought concerned with the relation of architecture to our new, technologically-mediated way of being-in-the-world. Furthermore, what might be the relationship between current ideas regarding the implantation of new technologies within the human body and the parasitic invasion of the architectural body?