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Florian Egermann’s work questions the role of capitalism, truth and authority through the creation of absurd institutions, mixed-media installations, interventions and by empowering others to share goods.

* 1979 in Mannheim, Germany. Worked for design agencies on print, online and media installations. Study at Academy of Media Arts, Cologne with Prof. Julia Scher and a focus on surveillance, public interventions and site-specific artworks.

As a founding member of wielebenwir e.V., a cologne-based association that develops and runs award-winning urban projects (“German Mobility Award”, “German Bike Award”), he facilitated the „Commons Cargobike“-movement (more than 100 initiatives share cargo bikes for free with their community).

He is the co-founder of the international exchange program „Tadaex/Node Exchange“ between Iran and Germany.

As a member of the art group “Mühlenkampf”, he has co-created several participative projects on the borderline of art, activism and social work, and is the co-founder of “Austauschhafen”, a series of micro-conferences for skill exchange.

He had a minor moment of fame when he declined to be nominated for a prize to be handed out by Horst Seehofer.

He lives & works as an artist, activist and astronaut in Cologne.

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

2019
Installation „prepared“, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
Performance „Deutschland, Mon Amour“, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Performance, Ausstellung „ROSA – Zum 100. Todesjahres Rosa Luxemburgs” , Düsseldorf, Germany
Talk, “Future potential of cargo bikes”, National Cycling Congress, Dresden, Germany
Installation „Drift“, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, Germany

2018
Performance “Deutschland Mon Amour”, Matjöö, Cologne, Germany
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Gold+Beton, Cologne, Germany
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Flux Factory, New York, USA
Talk: „Verkehrswende mit Cargo Bikes“, re:publica, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition: „SilentAir“, Stille Nacht Museum, Hallein, Austria
Performance: „Deutschland, Mon Amour“, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

2017
Installation „FearExchange“, Lichter Filmfest, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Performance „FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL“, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany & 34C3, Leipzig, Germany
Exhibition „Deutschland mon Amour“, Matjö, Cologne, Germany
Workshop „Commons Booking“, Essen, Germany
Intervention „FearExchange“, NODE – Forum for digital Arts, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2016
Performance „Slant“, Budapest, Hungary
„Critical guided tour“, Cologne, Germany
Workshop „Commons Booking“, Wuppertal, Germany
Solo Exhibition: „Antichambre“, Düsseldorf, Germany
Group exhibition: „die digitale“, Düsseldorf, Germany
Workshop: „Realize your cargo bike project“, Mannheim, Germany

2015
Group Exhibition “Versöhnungssex”, ACUD, Berlin
Talk “Bio und Luxus”, Würzburg, Germany
Organizer: Conference “Forum freie Lastenräder”, Cologne, Germany
Organizer: “TADAEX/NODE RESIDENCY PROGRAM”
Performance “The Messenger Project”, NODE15, Frankfurt, Germany
Performance “The Messenger Project”, Schmiede Hallein, Austria
Performance “The Messenger Project”, TADAEX, Tehran, Iran
Talk: TADAEX/NODE Exchange Program, TADAEX, Tehran, Iran
Workshop: “vvvv for beginners”, TADAEX, Tehran, Iran
Talk: “Freie Lastenräder”, velo Bern, Switzerland

2014
Installation “Art will not save me”, Festival B-Seite, Mannheim
Performance “Bertillionage”, 3de wal, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Workshop “Graphic Design for Bands”, Mannheim
Artist residency, “Institut für alles Mögliche”, Berlin
Intervention “Flatmates”, Online
Performance “Everywhere i lay my head”, Tokyo, Japan

2013
Artist Residency, culturia, Berlin
Workshop “An Strahlen”, Node Festival, Frankfurt am Main
Solo Exhibition: “RAM II”, Moltkerei, Cologne
Workshop “vvvv”, Tadaex, Teheran, Iran
Screening, Gold + Beton, Cologne

2012
Video Installation “Moses”, v_Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Artist Residency, Young Artist Contest 2012, Cinigiano, Italy
Solo Exhibition, Video Installation “Ram”, Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin

2010
Installation “Nordpol”, ART Cologne, Cologne
Video Installation “Moses”, International Biennale for Young Art, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2009
Solo Exhibition: Installation “DEAR HUNTER”, raumkalk, Cologne.
Solo Exhibition: Performance “Von A nach B (und nach A zurück)”, supporting programme ART Cologne, Cologne
Installation “Ortscheit”, Vogelsang Intervention”, Schleiden

2004-2008
Installation “Schillervision”, Schillertage, Nationaltheater Mannheim
Automata “Brickquencer”, lab30, Augsburg

ART PRIZES WON

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