Niels Bonde b. 1961 Copenhagen Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Vienna.
“To briefly summarize, Niels Bonde’s work deals with social interactions, often as mediated by technology. He explores how technologies are being continually inserted into the course of daily life, change our relationships to one other, and how any technology placed in the public realm tends to be coopted for purposes other than for which it was intended. To this end, his work forms a commentary on the world in which we live; at the same time, the manner in which he approaches his subject is frequently enlivened by a humorous or vulnerable sensibility indicative of the persistent pathos of the human conditions despite the (continued) utopian promises of technology’s improvement and streamlining of life. Niels Bonde works in no single medium; his work is best “categorized” as installation/multimedia. The particular form of each installation is dictated by the conditions he wishes to investigate, and in this way, his oeuvre has a strong conceptual component.”
Jennifer Riddell, curatorial fellow. MIT List Visual Arts Center.
s) solo show
2020 “Data Cattle” Krognoshuset Lund Sweden (s)
2019 “Paying with Your Face” Kunstbygningen Filosoffen Odense Denmark (s)
2018 “95% Sure Facial Recognition and other works” Martin Asbæk Gallery Copenhagen Denmark (s)
“Facial Recognition” Botschaft Berlin (s)
2017 “404. File not found”. Den Frie Copenhagen Denmark (s)
“Multitasking Death Spiral”. With Mads Lindberg. D7 project space. Copenhagen Denmark. (s)
2016 “The Truman Show Delusion”. Elisabeth Fagerstedt Gallery Stockholm Sweden (s)