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Dennis Rudolph
*1979, Berlin
lives and works in Berlin 

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1998 Language and Culture Institute Beijing,China
2000 Repin Academy, St.Petersburg, Russia
2000- 2004 Universität der Künste, Berlin

2012 - 2016 the portal project California City [website]
since 2014 founder and head of project space STATE OF THE ART BERLIN.




SOLO SHOWS (SELECTED)


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— 2021
THE 5 MINUTE APOKALYPSE, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

— 2019
FALLEN ANGELS - Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

— 2018
MESSENGERS OF THE Ai - Kunststiftung Poolhaus-Blankenese

— 2016

THE DARK SIDE OF THE PORTAL - Lily Robert, Paris

— 2015
THE PORTAL TV - TOMBOLA - Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE)
PERFORMANCE „PUBLIC APOLOGY“, PART OF A SPACE IS A SPACE - DAZ, Berlin

— 2014
CALIFORNIA DREAMING - Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
GÉNÈSE DE L‘ENFER - Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris
— 2013 PARADISE LOST - Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (D)
— 2012
PARADISE LOST feat. WHITE SUPREMACY, Concord, L.A. 
WEGE IN DEN NIHILISMUS (with Mark Titchner) - Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
— 2010 NEMESIS, DAS GROSSE GLÜCK + DIE FREUDEN DER FRANZÖSISCHEN REVOLUTION - Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
— 2008
THE HOLY WAR, CHAPTER I, THE SACRIFICE OF YOUTH - Perry Rubenstein Gallery, NY
— 2004
DENNIS RUDOLPH, ÄSTHETISCHER FUNDAMENTALISMUS - Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin






GROUP SHOWS (SELECTED)

— 2020 SGABELLO COLLECTION: In Search of the Miraculous - Project Space On The Inside, Amsterdam
— 2019 DEPENDING ON POSITIONS with Sam Mattacot and Tristan Schulze; inititiated by Office Impart and STATE OF THE ART BERLIN
— 2018  
OUT OF OFFICE - Museum der Arbeit Hamburg


— 2018  SEINERZEIT - 30 Jahre Kunstverein Arnsberg
— 2017
THE MUSEUM HAS ABANDONDED US - State of the Art, Berlin, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight_isthisit?
STATE OF THE ART - Lily Robert, Paris
— 2016
JUMP!, CAC Brétigny

— 2015
A SPACE IS SPACE IS A SPACE - DAZ, Berlin TRANSFORMER – Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
— 2014 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ART, Moscow
— 2013
PAINTING FOREVER! - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
— 2011
WAKING THE DEAD - Autocenter, Berlin
— 2009
BLACK HOLE - Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca  cur. by Friederike Nymphius

— 2008
DER AUTORITÄT - Kunstverein, Arnsberg
— 2007
BERLIN NOIR - curated by Felix Ensslin, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, NY
MÄNNERFANTASIEN - curated by Ellen Blumenstein, Chung King Project, Los Angeles
SPEAKERS - Aeroplastics, Brüssel 


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ARTIFICAL_GODS_Eurydike.


In earlier days, the world was one big fat coherent thing that made sense.  Then  modernity came and blew it all to pieces. Now Dennis Rudolph comes along and puts it back  together again. The abstract painting, robbed of its object by Modernism a hundred years  ago, is no longer abstract, but turns out to be part of a larger whole that we only see when  we use our phones. The oil painting no longer sits on the wall in sad isolation, but blends  into a vast virtual landscape that includes  every painting ever made. In turn, virtual  reality is no longer a free-floating fantasy  world, but connects to our physical realm as Dennis Rudolph anchors it on the million-ton  pillars of five millenia of mythology. And our  smartphones are no longer just the addiction  machines we spend hours and years and lives glued to, but become part of the art. 

The automatic action that we’ve conditioned  ourselves to perform – pull phones out and  take pictures – turns us into accomplices of  the artwork, thus stopping us from performing that exact automatic action (raise phones and take pictures). Dennis Rudolph makes us  executors of a mankind that's done with its  own history and wants to invent new worlds, but can’t help only ever looking back. He  exposes us our entanglement, but also makes  us step out of it and look at ourselves. We  are Orpheus, who could transform the world  with a song, and our cultureal history is  Eurydice, who unfortunately died, but we  brought her back from the land of the Dead, still we’re not allowed to turn around and look at her. Dennis Rudolph forces us to act like  Orpheus, look back, and watch as the gods  that we created drag our undead love back to  the underworld – this time, forever. 

-Dietrich Brüggemann, 11.2.2021




    











Techne_1, 2020

3D printed digital VR painting cast in bronze.

Depending On Positions

First GPS based AR exhibition in Berlin, Mansteinstrasse, 2019. Initiated by Office Impart and STATE OF THE ART BERLIN. With works by Sam Mattacot, Dennis Rudolph and Tristan Schulze.



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