Harm van den Dorpel is a Berlin-based conceptual artist using his work to investigate aesthetic hierarchies and cybernetic organisations of art and contemporary visual culture in general. He explores how intuitive associative expression, and algorithmically structured information systems can operate in hybrid. His practice spans sculpture, collage, animation and websites. He is regarded as a key figure in Post-Internet art.
Harm van den Dorpel, born 1981, is a Dutch artist based in Berlin and a graduate of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Vrije Universiteit. Selected solo exhibitions include Release Early, Release Often at Abrons Arts Center in New York (2013), About at Wilkinson Gallery in London (2012) and Watch The Throne at Grouphab.it in Berlin (2012). Selected group shows include Art Post-Internet at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2014), Surplus Living at KM Temporaer in Berlin (2014), The New Beauty of Our Modern Life at Higher Pictures in New York (2014), Where Narrative Stops at Wilkinson Gallery in London (2013), Dissociations @ First Look Series at The New Museum in New York (online commission, 2013), Bcc 9: Das Ei ohne Schale at OSLO10 in Basel (2012), Versions at the Dutch Institute For Media Arts in Amsterdam (2009), New Wave: Internet Pavillion at the Venice Biennale (2009) and AFK (Away from Keyboard) Sculpture Garden at Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin (2009). He has also spoken on the Post-Net Aesthetics panel at the ICA in London (2013) and received grants from the Mondriaan Foundation (2012) and the Dutch Foundation for the Arts (2011, 2012). Between 2008-2013 van den Dorpel taught New Media Arts and Interaction Design at the Gerrit Rietved Academy.