Michael Bielicky

Michael Bielicky (* 1954 Prague, Czechoslovakia)

1969 emigration to West Germany, 1975-1979 studies in medicine, 1980-1982 New York, photographer and horse cab driver, 1984-1989 Master of Arts under Nam-June Paik at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf, 1989-1990 assistant of Nam-June Paik, 1991-2006 returning to Prague, founder and professor of the New Media Art department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, since 2006 professor and head of the Media Art department at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe / ZKM. Since 25 years participation in many international exhibitions, festivals and symposia using communication, navigation, video and VR technologies, in recent years using web based information technologies in public spaces, often developed in collaboration with ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, High Tech Center Berlin-Babelsberg etc. Exhibited in Centre Pompidou, Paris, MOMA New York, National Gallery Prague, Kunsthaus Zurich, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz etc.


Awards and scholarships

2000 Honorable mention Prix Ars Electronica (Room With A View), Cyber Arts

1999–2000 guest artist at the Institut für Bildmedien at ZKM Karlsruhe

1988 Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris Scholarship, Paris

1988 Honorable mention 3. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis


Solo exhibitions:

2021 Infospheres, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Czech Republic

2019 Perpetuum Mobile (1988 - 2019) ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2017 Lost, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

2017 Flashhouse (installation), EnBW City, Stuttgart, Germany

2016 Lost, Apollonia Échanges Artistiques Européens, Strasbourg, France

2015 Lost Objects, National Theater Prague, Czech Republic

2013 Garden of Error and Decay, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea

2004 Reise/Fuhrer, Galerie im Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin, Germany

2004 Falling Stars, outdoor video projection (facade of the Volksbuhne Thearter, Rosa- Luxemburg-Platz), Berlin, Germany

2000 Room with a View, a permanent installation of a 360° interactive dome (in association with ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1999 Delvaux's Dream, an interactive painting, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

1993 Czech Cultural Center, Bucharest, Romania (solo project)

1993 Roter Salon, Volksbuhne, Berlin, Germany (solo project)

1993 Czech Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany (solo project)

1991 Montevideo Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo project)

1988 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (solo project)


Group exhibitions:

2022 KINETISMUS: 100 Years of Electricity in Art, Kunsthalle Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2020 Seasons of Media Art (SOMA), ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2018 Your North Is My South, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany

2018 Dia-Logos: Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2017 Open Codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015 Morphing , The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 GLOBALE, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015 Colours of Ostrava, Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2015 Globale: Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2014 700IS Reindeerland screening, Slaughterhouse, Egilsstadir, Iceland

2014 Über das Morgen Qudriennale Dusseldorf, IMAI, Germany

2013 4th Projection-Biennale Bad Rothenfelde, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany

2013 Garden of Error and Decay, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013 WAGNER Extase, Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria

2013 Why don't We, Czech Centre, Berlin, Germany

2012 Zeit(lose) Zeichen (Time(less) Signs), Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

2012 Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 Plakartive Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

2012 11th Havana Biennial - La Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

2011 Biennale Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2011 Global Contemporary, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2011 Declining Democracy, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

2011 Tracing Home, SIGGRAPH, Vancouver, Canada

2011 Windows upon Oceans, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 Garden of Error and Decay, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Berlin, Germany

2010 DIDF CINMAI, International Interactive Design Forum & International Contemporary New Media Art, Wuhan, China

2010 IV. Semana de Teatro Alemán en La Habana, Havana, Cuba

2010 Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2010 RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany

2010 Gangnam Media Pole, Seoul, Korea

2009 Collider: Interactivity and New Media, Akron, Ohio, USA

2009 Light Up the Night at the Complex, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2009 RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

2009 20 Jahre ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Gemeinsam in Bewegung – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Deutschland und China, Wuhan Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

2009 RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

2009 RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Kamuna, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea

2009 Windows upon Oceans, Strasbourg, France YOU-ser 2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Falling Times, Czech Center New York, USA

2009 Uncharted: User Frames in Media Arts, Santralistanbul museum, İstanbul, Turkey

2009 Notation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2008 Welcome to Capitalism!, DOX - Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 Mostra SESC de Arte, São Paulo, Brasil Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Spain

2008 Urban Screens, Melbourne, Australia

2008 VII. Festival tschechischer Kunst und Kultur, Berlin, Germany

2007 YOU-ser, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2007 Projections in the Streets, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2007 Interferencia, Barcelona, Spain

2007 Sibiu – The Cultural Capital, Romania

2007 VI. Festival tschechischer Kunst und Kultur, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006 Falling Life, public video wall, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany

2006 Falling Life, mobile projections in the streets of Berlin for the Prag-Berlin-Festival, Berlin, Germany

2006 Landscapes of Desire, Projections in the Quaerry, Fertörakosz, Hungary

2006 Falling Life, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

2006 Falling Life, New Media Arts Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 This Year in Jerusalem, telematic installation at the Jewish Museum in Prague

2005 Robert Guttmann Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 Light Art from Artificial Light, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

2005 Projections in the streets of Linz as an unofficial contribution to the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (together with Kamila B. Richter)

2005 Falling Life, mobile projections in the streets of Berlin for the Prag-Berlin-Festival, Berlin, Germany

2005 Die Lange Nacht, projections on architecture, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany

2004 Masterpieces of Media Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

2004 Totally Hidden Books, America House, Berlin, Germany

2004 E.U. Positive, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

2004 Baustelle Europa, MAK – Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2004 Brooklyn Euphoria, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2004 European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

2003 Paesaggio di desiderio, Galleria Lattuada Studio, Milano, Italy

2003 Ejhle svetlo, Moravská galerie, Brno, Czech Republic

2003 Path of Europe, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica, Greece

2003 Public Video Wall, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2002 Paik, Museum Kulturforum, Dusseldorf, Gemany

2002 Lanterna Magika. Nouvelles technologies dans l’art tch_que du XXe siecle, Espace EDF Electra, Paris, France

2002 Crossings-Walter Benjamin, ,Les Chemins de l’Europe, Apollonia / Centre Européen d’Aide aux Créations Artistiques, Strasbourg, France

2002 POLITIK-UM / New Engagement, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

2001 Installation Licht, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany

2001 Menorah, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany

2000 Room with a View, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria and ISEA, Paris, France

2000 Der Name / The Name, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 Crossings. Presence in Absence, Walter Benjamin International Conference, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2000 Konec sveta? / The End of the World?, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

1998 Internet Performance Prague – New York City (with Frank London) 1997 Terminal Bar Project in x-space, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

1998 Menorah-Inventur, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

1996 Butterfly Effect, Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1996 Mixed Pixels, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

1996 ISEA, Rotterdam, Netherlands Jitro kouzelníku / Dawn of the Magicians?, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

1996 Bridge the Gap, Rialto, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1996 Internet Performance, Terminal Bar, Prague, Czech Republic and The Kitchen, New York, USA

1995 LAB5. International exhibition of film, photography, video, and computer art, Center for Contemporary Art - Castle Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland

1995 Mythos Information. EXODUS, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, South Korea

1995 Goethe Institute, Naples, Italy OSTranenie – International Forum for Electronic Media, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

1995 Galerie Wunschik, Dusseldorf, Germany

1994 Joseph Beuys, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1994 Intelligente Ambiente, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

1994 Príroda v pohybu. Video ‘94 / Nature in Motion, Video ’94, Mánes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1994 Europäisches Medienkunst Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

1993 Schirm-Herrschaft, Museum Heidenheim, Heidenheim, Germany

1993 Na ja, gut, aber trotzdem, Saint-Gervais, Geneve, Switzerland

1993 Village Gaze, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

1993 OSTranenie, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

1992 International Painting Interactive, SIGGRAPH, Chicago, USA

1992 Videonale 5, Bonn, Germany

1992 Moving Image – Electronic Art, Foundation Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

1992 Die Welt von Innen – Endo & Nano, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

1992 Committed Visions, MoMA, New York, USA

1992 International Videofest, Berlin, Germany

1991 My Way Only, House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia

1991 Images of the Future, Cité des Arts Nouvelles Téchnologies, Montreal, Canada

1991 Multimediale, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

1991 Artware Special, Dortmund, Germany

1991 Transitions, Korean National Museum, Seoul, South Korea

1990 Discover European Video, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

1990 Videonale 4, Bonn, Germany

1990 Kunstminen, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

1990 East Meets West, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

1990 Artware, Hannover, Germany

1989 Australia International JVC Video Festival, Sydney, Australia

1989 Man and Technology, Nixdorf Building, Dusseldorf, Germany

1989 Viper, Luzern, Switzerland

1988 10th International JVC Video Festival, Tokyo

1988 Japan Videonale 3, Bonn, Germany

1988 European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

1988 3rd Marl Video Art Prize, Marl, Germany

1988 XXXVIII International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

1988 Infermental 7, Tokyo, Japan

1987 Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1987 Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

1987 XXXIII West German Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

1987 XXXVII International Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

1987 Freie Internationale Universität – FIU, DOCUMENTA 8, Ottoneum, Kassel, Germany

1987 Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

1986 Ave Experimental, Arnheim, Netherlands

1986 Folkwang Video I, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

1986 DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1986 Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

1985 Atelier de Rencontre, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), Paris, France

1985 Continuum, performance at the Art d’Ameublement Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany