Biography

Media artist Geert Mul (b.1965) studied at the Academy of the Arts at Arnhem where he specialized in computer animation (1985 graduated 1990). Since 1993 Mul lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland.

For almost 20 years now Mul has researched the possibilities of re-combining images from databases in video’s, prints and interactive installations. For these purposes Mul is continuously developing software: programs that generate a context related, endless and varying combination of images based on image properties such as content, structure, composition and color. In his recent work, Mul is developing a critical artistic perspective on ‘data mining’ and ‘data visualization‘.

From 2000 on Mul has exhibited site-specific installations and art-works in Holland (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam), U.S.A. (Museum of contemporary Art Chicago), Italy (Biennale for emerging Artists Torino), Spain (Sonar, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, IVAM), France (Catier Foundation Paris) India (National Gallery of Modern Art), Japan (Museum of Modern Art Kyoto), China (3rtd Triennale-Chengdu) and South Africa (Soweto, Grahamstown)

Between 2003 and 2011 Mul has produced over fifteen commissioned interactive installations in public spaces including the Nederlands Photo Museum, several schools and the Middelburg city hall. In 2010 Geert Mul won the prestigious Dutch Witteveen+Bos Art & Technology Award for his oeuvre.

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Awards & Nominations

  • 2016 Special Jury Award – Lenstar Lenticular Print Award: Lenticulair Cloud
  • 2015 International FIAT/IFTA Award: Most Innovative Use of Archive. Geert Mul / Beeld en Geluid Hilversum
  • 2011 Share Prize nomination- Museum of Science, Turin, Italy
    Best Practice Award Virtueel Platform
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  • 2010 Witteveen+Bos Art & Technology Award
  • 1995 Rotterdam Art Award

Exhibitions

  • 2020 Galerie Ron Mandos, Projections, Art Rotterdam 2020, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018 EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam Light Festival: Databased Dialogues, Projection mapping on the surface of the Eye Film Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2017 The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale. Then And Now 1993 (web-adaption 2017)
    Arts Chiyoda, CommandN 20th Anniversary, video works, Tokyo, JP
    Dortmunder-U. Solo: Geert Mul, Matchmaker 25 years of media-art, Dortmund, GR
  • 2016 Geert Mul, Matchmaker 25 years of media-art, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
  • 2015 Metro al Madina & Yunkunkun club, Beirut, LB
    Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, (collaboration), Hilversum, NL
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  • 2014 Logan symposium Barbican Center, London, UK
    Stuk Kunstencentrum, Leuven, BE
  • 2013 Strarta art Fair at Saatchi Gallery London
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Trouw
    Stedelijk Museum Zwolle ‘Beeld van een Stad’ (group)
    Tschumi Pavillion Groningen, NL
    Installation Shan Shui, Raw China Expo Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
    MatchMovie- Rollercoaster, The Image in the 21st Century, Museum of the Image, Breda, NL
  • 2012 Horizons, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2011 Gods Browser, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    Museum of Symbolic Debris, International Public Art Manifestation 2011, Ankara, Turkey
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2010 Coincidence is never arbitrary, Bergkerk Deventer, NL
    Gerrit Rietveld Busstop, Eindhoven, NL
    The Stijl vs RGB: Geert Mul & Maurer United, Angela Plohman, director of Baltan Laboratories
    Preparation for a possible future, Ruhr European Capital of Culture 2010, Hagen, BE
  • 2009 Echolocation 21 rozendaal, Enschede. Interactive installation.
  • 2008 HORIZONS- Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
    Deep Screen, SNX4, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Expositie
    FIAC Paris, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, FR
    Reflections and Perspectives, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2006Local Squares, Global Stars. I.V.A.M. Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Valencia, ES
    DIVA video art Fair, Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, NY
    ARCO, Madrid, ES
    My Name is Lolita Art Gallery, Madrid, ES
  • 2004‘Portraits of Warsaw’ Film by the sea festival, Scheveningen, NL
    2003 ‘Transfer Points’ Portobello Film festival, London, UK
  • 2001‘Transfer Points’ SONAR festival, Barcelona, ES
  • 2000‘Time Cross’ Akihabara tv, Tokyo, JP
    ‘La Derive’ International FilmFestival Rotterdam, NL
  • 1999 ‘La Derive’ Cartier Foundation, Paris, FR
    ‘Sans Issue’ Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
    ‘Sans Issue‘ International FilmFestival Rotterdam, NL
  • 1998 Museu D’art contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES