German Pavillon

Yael Bartana

Ersan Mondtag

Ersan Mondtag, Yael Bartana, Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Ersan Mondtag, Yael Bartana, Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana is an observer of the contemporary and a pre-enactor. She employs art as a scalpel inside the mechanisms of power structures and navigates the fine and crackled line between the sociological and the imagination. In her films, installations, photographs, staged performances, and public monuments she investigates subjects like national identity, trauma, and displacement, often through ceremonies, memorials, public rituals, and collective gatherings. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including Jewish Museum Berlin (2021), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2020), Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (2019/2020), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2018), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015), São Paulo Biennial (2014, 2010, 2006), Berlin Biennale (2012), La Biennale di Venezia/Polish Pavilion (2011), and documenta 12 (2007). She is represented in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Yael Bartana was awarded the Rome Prize of Villa Massimo 2023/24 and is in residency there until the end of June 2024. Furthermore, she lives in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Ersan Mondtag

Ersan Mondtag works in the fields of theater and music, performance, and installation. In 2012, he founded KAPITÆL ZWEI KOLEKTIF in Munich, with which he conceived durational performances, experimental party forms, and interdisciplinary theater works. Since 2015, he has shown his work in various institutions, including the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), Deutsche Oper Berlin (since 2022), Berliner Ensemble (since 2019), MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2017), Münchner Kammerspiele (since 2017), Thalia Theater, Hamburg (since 2016), Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (since 2016) and the 2nd and 3rd Berliner Herbstsalon (2016, 2017). The trade magazine Theater Heute named Mondtag Young Director of the Year 2016 and he was also awarded in the categories Stage Designer (2016) and Costume Designer of the Year (2016, 2017). His productions Das Internat, Theater Dortmund (2018), Die Vernichtung, Theater Bern (2017), and Tyrannis, Staatstheater Kassel (2016), were invited to the Theatertreffen. Mondtag was awarded the short-term Fellowship of Villa Massimo 2024 (January-March). Ersan Mondtag lives in Berlin.

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Robert Lippok

Nicole L’Huillier

Jan St. Werner

Michael Akstaller

Robert Lippok, Nicole L'Huillier, Jan St. Werner, Michael Akstaller, Photo: Nick Ash

Robert Lippok, Nicole L'Huillier, Jan St. Werner, Michael Akstaller, Photo: Nick Ash

Robert Lippok

Robert Lippok is a musician and visual artist. He founded the band Ornament und Verbrechen together with his brother Ronald Lippok in 1984. In the 1990s, they worked together with Stefan Schneider as to rococo rot and released music on numerous international labels, including Domino, Fat Cat, City Slang, Warp, and Sub Rosa. Since 2001, Lippok has been releasing solo projects and developing sound works for artists, choreographers, and architects such as Doug Aitken, Arno Brandlhuber, Julian Charrière, David Chipperfield, Clara Jo, and Constanza Macras. As a visual artist, he deals with perception, spatial sound, and architecture. His works have been shown at the Centro de Exposiciones SUBTE, Montevideo (2023), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020, with Joulia Strauss), Berliner Festspiele (2019), neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2019) and ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (2018), among others. Robert Lippok lives in Berlin.

Nicole L’Huillier

Nicole L’Huillier is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher exploring sounds and vibrations as construction materials to delve into questions of agency, identity, collectivity, and vibrational imagination. Her work materializes through installations, sonic/vibrational sculptures, listening and sounding apparatuses, sonic-cybernetic experiments, performances, poems, and writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2022). Her work has been shown at Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai (2023), ifa-Galerie Stuttgart (2023), Bienal de Artes Mediales Santiago (2023, 2021, 2019, 2017), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), Transmediale, Berlin (2022), Ars Electronica, Linz (2022, 2019, 2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago de Chile (2022), 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and La Biennale di Venezia – 16th International Architecture Exhibition (2018), among others. Nicole L’Huillier lives in Berlin.

Jan St. Werner

Jan St. Werner is co-founder of the music group Mouse on Mars and releases music under his own name via the Edition Fiepblatter catalog, distributed by Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago. In the mid-1990s he was part of the Cologne collective A-Musik, collaborated with Markus Popp (Oval) as Microstoria, and developed music for the artist Rosa Barba. From 2006 to 2008, Werner was artistic director of STEIM, a Dutch studio for electro-instrumental music. Werner has realized sound interventions and exhibitions in art spaces such as the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2023), HKW Berlin (2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), documenta 14 Athens and Kassel (2017), Institute of Contemporary Arts: ICA, London 2009, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2004. He has been a visiting lecturer at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017, 2016). From 2017 to 2021 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. There, together with Michael Akstaller, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research in 2017, which has been operating as the independent DAF collective since 2021. Jan St. Werner lives in Berlin.

Michael Akstaller

Michael Akstaller deals with flow research, (hydro)acoustics, and acoustic research as well as the relationships between sound and space, movement and performance. His scientific, artistic and curatorial practice is often interdisciplinary and collaborative and has been shown at Silent Green, Berlin (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2022, 2021), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022, 2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and HKW Berlin (2021), among others. Akstaller has worked at scientific institutions such as the Federal Institute for Hydraulic Engineering in Karlsruhe, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, and the Federal Institute of Hydrology in Koblenz. Together with Jan St. Werner, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in 2017, which has been operating as an independent collective under the name DAF since 2021. He lives in Nuremberg and Berlin.

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German Pavillon

Yael Bartana

Ersan Mondtag

Ersan Mondtag, Yael Bartana, Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana is an observer of the contemporary and a pre-enactor. She employs art as a scalpel inside the mechanisms of power structures and navigates the fine and crackled line between the sociological and the imagination. In her films, installations, photographs, staged performances, and public monuments she investigates subjects like national identity, trauma, and displacement, often through ceremonies, memorials, public rituals, and collective gatherings. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including Jewish Museum Berlin (2021), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2020), Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (2019/2020), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2018), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015), São Paulo Biennial (2014, 2010, 2006), Berlin Biennale (2012), La Biennale di Venezia/Polish Pavilion (2011), and documenta 12 (2007). She is represented in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Yael Bartana was awarded the Rome Prize of Villa Massimo 2023/24 and is in residency there until the end of June 2024. Furthermore, she lives in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Ersan Mondtag

Ersan Mondtag works in the fields of theater and music, performance, and installation. In 2012, he founded KAPITÆL ZWEI KOLEKTIF in Munich, with which he conceived durational performances, experimental party forms, and interdisciplinary theater works. Since 2015, he has shown his work in various institutions, including the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), Deutsche Oper Berlin (since 2022), Berliner Ensemble (since 2019), MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2017), Münchner Kammerspiele (since 2017), Thalia Theater, Hamburg (since 2016), Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (since 2016) and the 2nd and 3rd Berliner Herbstsalon (2016, 2017). The trade magazine Theater Heute named Mondtag Young Director of the Year 2016 and he was also awarded in the categories Stage Designer (2016) and Costume Designer of the Year (2016, 2017). His productions Das Internat, Theater Dortmund (2018), Die Vernichtung, Theater Bern (2017), and Tyrannis, Staatstheater Kassel (2016), were invited to the Theatertreffen. Mondtag was awarded the short-term Fellowship of Villa Massimo 2024 (January-March). Ersan Mondtag lives in Berlin.

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Robert Lippok

Nicole L’Huillier

Jan St. Werner

Michael Akstaller

Robert Lippok, Nicole L'Huillier, Jan St. Werner, Michael Akstaller, Photo: Nick Ash

Robert Lippok

Robert Lippok is a musician and visual artist. He founded the band Ornament und Verbrechen together with his brother Ronald Lippok in 1984. In the 1990s, they worked together with Stefan Schneider as to rococo rot and released music on numerous international labels, including Domino, Fat Cat, City Slang, Warp, and Sub Rosa. Since 2001, Lippok has been releasing solo projects and developing sound works for artists, choreographers, and architects such as Doug Aitken, Arno Brandlhuber, Julian Charrière, David Chipperfield, Clara Jo, and Constanza Macras. As a visual artist, he deals with perception, spatial sound, and architecture. His works have been shown at the Centro de Exposiciones SUBTE, Montevideo (2023), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020, with Joulia Strauss), Berliner Festspiele (2019), neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2019) and ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (2018), among others. Robert Lippok lives in Berlin.

Nicole L’Huillier

Nicole L’Huillier is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher exploring sounds and vibrations as construction materials to delve into questions of agency, identity, collectivity, and vibrational imagination. Her work materializes through installations, sonic/vibrational sculptures, listening and sounding apparatuses, sonic-cybernetic experiments, performances, poems, and writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2022). Her work has been shown at Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai (2023), ifa-Galerie Stuttgart (2023), Bienal de Artes Mediales Santiago (2023, 2021, 2019, 2017), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022), Transmediale, Berlin (2022), Ars Electronica, Linz (2022, 2019, 2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago de Chile (2022), 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and La Biennale di Venezia – 16th International Architecture Exhibition (2018), among others. Nicole L’Huillier lives in Berlin.

Jan St. Werner

Jan St. Werner is co-founder of the music group Mouse on Mars and releases music under his own name via the Edition Fiepblatter catalog, distributed by Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago. In the mid-1990s he was part of the Cologne collective A-Musik, collaborated with Markus Popp (Oval) as Microstoria, and developed music for the artist Rosa Barba. From 2006 to 2008, Werner was artistic director of STEIM, a Dutch studio for electro-instrumental music. Werner has realized sound interventions and exhibitions in art spaces such as the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2023), HKW Berlin (2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), documenta 14 Athens and Kassel (2017), Institute of Contemporary Arts: ICA, London 2009, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2004. He has been a visiting lecturer at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017, 2016). From 2017 to 2021 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. There, together with Michael Akstaller, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research in 2017, which has been operating as the independent DAF collective since 2021. Jan St. Werner lives in Berlin.

Michael Akstaller

Michael Akstaller deals with flow research, (hydro)acoustics, and acoustic research as well as the relationships between sound and space, movement and performance. His scientific, artistic and curatorial practice is often interdisciplinary and collaborative and has been shown at Silent Green, Berlin (2023), Lenbachhaus Munich (2022, 2021), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022, 2021), the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg (2021), and HKW Berlin (2021), among others. Akstaller has worked at scientific institutions such as the Federal Institute for Hydraulic Engineering in Karlsruhe, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, and the Federal Institute of Hydrology in Koblenz. Together with Jan St. Werner, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in 2017, which has been operating as an independent collective under the name DAF since 2021. He lives in Nuremberg and Berlin.