Florian Freier

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eye of god
cached landscapes
eye of god revisited
face detection
untitled snapchats
revolvingpoet
profile page
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    Florian Freier (1979, Munich / Barcelona) is exploring social, cultural and political topics by working at the intersection of photography, digitization and communication.

Freier's works have been exhibited at international group shows, including works by Richard Prince, Marcel Duchamp, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Elaine Sturtevant and others.

His experimental photo project "Cached Landscapes" has been awarded by Trevor Paglen and Frankfurter Kunstverein with the "Eagle Eye" Photo Award and exhibited along Paglen's solo show "The Octopus" at Frankfurter Kunstverein in mid 2015.

Freier's ongoing documentary "Profile Page" has been published as a print on demand foto book and free e-book under a cc license. It has been added to the collection of the library oft the Museum of Modern Art New York in spring 2017.

Freier's works have been cited in international blogs and magazines, including Monopol-Magazin, Fastcompany, WIRED, VICE creatorsproject, ilikethisart.net and frieze-magazine.


Selected exhibitions:

 
2017

"No Secrets" feat. "Cached Landscapes" at photographic collection Munich Stadtmuseum, 24.03. - 16.07. 2017
curated by Rudolf Scheutle (including Paolo Cirio, Susan Morris, Mario Santamaria, Jenny Rova, ...)

 

 

"Cached Landscapes", streaming at "unpainted 2017", Collateral event of Biennale Arte 2017 
Palazzo Pisani, Venice IT, 13.05. - 26.11. 2017

 

  "Dadaclub.online: the exhibition" feat. "revolving poet" at Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia IT
 
2016

"Polivalents - Montacargas", feat. selected works at Hangar.org, Barcelona ES
 

 

Solo presentation at unpainted LAB 3.0 - curated by Nate Hitchcock / Annette Doms, MMA Munich Kesselhalle
(including Michael Mandiberg, Miltos Manetas, Aram Bartholl, ...)
 

2015

„Cached Landscapes“ at Trevor Paglen - The Octopus“, Frankfurter Kunstverein
 

 

6PM your local time - feat. selected works at Link Art Center, Brescia IT
 

2014 "The Eye of God" at "(Mis)Understanding Photography" - Museum Folkwang Essen
curated by Florian Ebner (including: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, ...)
 
2012 "Photogenus - Contemporary Meta Photography" - DAAP galleries, FotoFocus biennial Cincinnati, Ohio
curated by Aaron Cowan and Jordan Tate (including: Travess Smalley, Kate Steciw, John Houck, Sebastian Verdon, Clement Valla)
 
  "Déjà-vu? from Dürer to YouTube", Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
curated by Wolfgang Ullrich and Ariane Mensger
(including: Albrecht Dürer, Marcel Duchamp, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Elaine Sturtevant, ...)
 
2011 "The Eye of ... - Receptions of Input" - DAS weekend, Transmediale Berlin
 


Publications:

Edition Folkwang/Steidl, 2014, "(Mis)understanding Photography" - ISBN 978-3-869-30764-0

Kerber Verlag, 2012, "Déjà-vu? from Dürer to YouTube" -
ISBN 978-3-866-78676-9

Link Editions, 2015, "Florian Freier - Profile Page" - ISBN 978-1-326-49923-5

   


Collections, grants and side projects:

The book "Profile Page" has been added to the library of the New York Museum of Modern Art as part of the acquisition of the Library of the Printed Web (great company with artist books by Olia Lialina, Mishka Henner, Katja Stuke, Clement Valla, Cory Arcangel, Richard Prince, David Horvitz, ...)

"Cached Landscapes" has been published with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Transforming World Atlas 2017. The Atlas is featuring an annually updated series of maps and graphics covering current social, financial and political topics (Link to come).

Freier is the founder and editor of Flachware.de (more), a virtual exhibition platform and early prototype for an artist-based social network site, founded in 2006 while graduating from Munich Academy of Arts and working as a freelance webdesigner.

Freier has been granted with a hangar.org long term studio residency (Barcelona / ES) and is living and working between Munich and Barcelona.

   

 






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