social media artist

Wolf Nkole Helzle, Social Media Artist, Germany

Wolf Nkole Helzle (*1950) studied painting at the Freie Kunsthochschule Stuttgart, and at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Kassel with Professor Harry Kramer. He has been a freelance media artist since 1996. 2000: lecturer for media art at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Hall. 2006: artist-inresidence at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, lecturer for video art at the Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart.. 2012: Digital Content Fund from MFG. member at Deutscher Künstlerbund (German Association of Artists).

Helzle works with photography, video, installations, and performances. Many of his works are of a participative nature; the audience, guests, passers-by, and visitors share in the artistic process. One of the essential themes of his artistic work is the question concerning the relationship between the individual and the collective. He pursues this question in both a national as well as an international context, such as at the Ogaki Biennale in Japan or at the Biennale media_city Seoul in South Korea. He was invited to work in Lusaka, Zambia, by the National Visual Arts Council, and to participate in numerous German and European exhibition projects and festivals.

Abridged CV Wolf Nkole Helzle

1968 Studies painting Free Art Academy, Stuttgart and Academy of Fine Arts, Kassel

1975 Working in the soft- and hardware industry

Performative photo projects
2019 artKarlsruhe; Homo universalis in Kyoto, Himeji and Nara, Japan; ConSozial, Nürnberg; DIALOG #02 Petrushof Obermarchtal
2018 artKarlsruhe; Portrait Korntal-Münchingen; Portrait Regens Wagner Absberg; TRANSFORMATION BT18 Münsingen
2017 Deutscher Ev. Kirchentag, Berlin; Weltausstellung Reformation, Wittenberg; Oracle Open World, San Francisco, USA; various group exhibitions; artKarlsruhe
2016 Birmingham University, UK; Mariaberg, Germany
2015 College of Art and Design, TU Beijing, China; JavaOne, San Francisco, USA; Fraunhofer Institut IIS, Erlangen; Endingen am Kaiserstuhl, Germany
2014 Monastery Bad Schussenried, Germany / Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen (catalogue) / Hashima Namazu Festival, Japan / Welcome Center, Stuttgart
2013 INTERIM Biennale, Münsingen
2012 Gallery of the City Ostfildern (catalogue) / State parliament, Stuttgart / Gallery of the City Eppingen
2011 Festival des Migrations, Luxembourg /
2008 Admiralspalast Berlin
2007 State Gallery, Stuttgart
2006 UNESCO World Youth Festival, Stuttgart / Church of the City of Göppingen
2005 National Visual Arts Council, Lusaka, Zambia / Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
2004 Ogaki Biennale, Japan / Biennale „media_city seoul“, South Korea / Conference in Derry, Northern Ireland
2003 Internationale Festival of Film and New Media, Split, Croatia / Bad Ems Media Arts Festival, Balmoral, Bad Ems
2001 Foro Artistico, Hannover
1998 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / State Museum, Poznan, Poland

2016 art Karlsruhe; gallery Kunsthaus Fischer, Stuttgart; Zehntscheuer Balingen; Diakonieklinikum Stuttgart
2015 Monastery Mariaberg, Germany; art fair Karlsruhe
2014 Monastery Bad Schussenried, Germany (catalogue) / Gallery Kunsthaus Fischer, Stuttgart
2013 Stuttgarter Filmwinter – festival of advanced media art, Stuttgart / DMZ International Installation Art Exhibition, South Korea
2011  Gallery zwischenKunst, Stuttgart
2010 Gallery Oberlichtsaal, Sindelfingen
2009 Museum for Art and Technology, Schorndorf
2005 Evangelical Academy, Bad Boll
1999 Art Space St. Helena, Bonn

Visual Music Live Performances
2011 Sudhaus, Tübingen
2010 Art Museum, Heidenheim
2009 International Festival of Visual Music, Stuttgart (CAMP)
2006 Church of the City of Göppingen

2012 The global net art project I AM WE_interactive image goes online
organisation of usermeeting, symposium and exhibition at the a+gallery, Stuttgart (catalogue)
2013 in Izmir, Turkey (catalogue)
2014 at Arts Academy and Photographic Centre PERI, Turku, Finland (catalogue)
2015 at Luxembourg Festival, Luxembourg
2016 at Birmingham University, UK

2015 College of Art and Design, Beijing, China
2006 Video art at Stuttgart Media University
2000 Media art at University of applied sciences, Schwäbisch Hall

2012 Digital Content Fund from MFG - Media and Film Society Baden-Württemberg
2006 artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

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