I’m an artist and a skeptic with a curious mind. My preferred tools are neural networks, code and algorithms. My interests are manifold and in constant evolution, involving artificial intelligence, deep learning, generative and evolutionary art, glitch art, data classification and visualization or robotic installations. If there is one common denominator it’s my desire to understand, question and subvert the inner workings of systems of any kind. I also have a deep interest in human perception and aesthetic theory.
If you want to contact me and get a quick response, the best way is to send me a direct message on twitter. Or write to (please do not send any mails to @quasimondo.com – that account is swamped with spam since many years ago I made the mistake to publicly share that address).
As you might have noticed I am not really good at keeping this site up-to-date. I also rarely write about my own work, but I do give interviews, so if you want to know more about my process I recommend you to check out some of the articles in my press section, at the moment that and the Exhibitions section are pretty much the only parts on this site I update regularly.
Since I taught myself programming in the early 1980s I have been trying to create algorithms that are able to surprise and to show almost autonomous creative behavior. The recent advancements in artificial intelligence, deep learning and data analysis make me confident that in the near future “machine artists” will be able to create more interesting work than humans.
From 2016 to 2018 I was artist in residence at the Google Arts & Culture Lab. I also have been helping institutions like the British Library, the Cardiff University or the New York Public Library with the processing and classification of their vast digital archives since I believe that my future creative agents will require a solid foundation of human knowledge to build upon. I received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2020 for my work “Appropriate Response”, the Artistic Award 2016 by the British Library Labs and won the Lumen Prize Gold 2018 for “The Butcher’s Son”.
I live in Munich, Germany where together with my girlfriend Alexandra Lukaschewitz I also run a space called Dog & Pony which is something between a Wunderkammer and a gallery.
I have been speaking on conferences around the world starting in 2003, my works have been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Mediacity Biennale Seoul, the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Photographers’s Gallery London, the Centre Pompidou Paris and the British Library.
In my past lives I was junior copywriter at start advertising 1991-1993, intern at tomato London in 1993, co-founded the Filter Factory Discussion Group in 1995, made a lot of Techno flyers and posters in the 90s, did motion graphics and openers for tv shows, co-founded coma]² – collective of media artists in 1997 and was also the author of Peacock, now named Nodewerk, a node-based visual laboratory which was part of the flock of creative tools at aviary.com which unfortunately have been discontinued after Aviary changed their strategy. I’m also a co-founder of the Munich FabLab where everybody who’s interested in making things can get access to all kinds of maker equipment and knowledge.