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Italiano

Jorn Ebner è nato a Bremharven (vicino a Brema, in Germania) nel 1966, e vive e lavora in U.K. Laureato in Letteratura Inglese e Storia dell’Arte presso l’Università di Amburgo (1995), si specializza in Arte presso il Central St. Martin’s College of Art di Londra (1998) e in Arte Visiva presso la Fondazione Antonio Ratti (1997), dove espone uno dei suoi primi lavori, Mobile Energy Field. Nel 1998 è borsista presso la Grizedale Arts (Peak district, U.K.), ed esordisce con Mobile Settlement, opera successivamente documentata in Handbook for a Mobile Settlement (Grizedale, 1999) e sviluppata nella mostra-proiezione Flower Equation (Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2000).
Nel 2001, i suoi lavori vengono esposti al Watershed di Bristol, a [plugin] e all’International Film, Video and New Media Festival a Basilea, e la sua opera net.art Lee Marvin Toolbox vince il Kunstpreis des Medienforums München. Segue una serie di partecipazioni a progetti e festival di net.art, fra i quali il Java Museum del Goethe Institut in Sofia, l’Open Museum Net.Art dell’Irish Museum of Modern Art a Dublino, e l’Electronic Language International Festival di São Paulo (FILE). Tra le opere di net.art più riconosciute a livello internazionale, ricordiamo Life Measure Constructions (2001, commissionato dalla New Media Scotland Commission), Leonardo Log (2002-2004), e Leif Codices (2003). Nel 2004 viene pubblicato Jorn Ebner: Offline On, il catalogo personale delle opere esposte presso la Kulturstiftung Stormarn in Bad Oldesloe.
Fra il 2002 e il 2005, Jorn è vincitore della prestigiosa borsa AHRB Fellowship Creative & Performative Arts (2002-05) presso la Newcastle University of Fine Art.
Nel 2005 la Green Box (Zurigo/Berlino) e la Hutton Gallery (Newcastle) espongono Portable Landscapes, mostra correlata dall’omonimo Artist’s book.
Nell’estate 2005, Ebner organizza inoltre lo Instability Experiment per la Ikon Gallery (Birmingham).
Jorn Ebener è attualmente impegnato in una serie di progetti e mostre itineranti, fra i quali l’Arcadia Id Est: Landscape & the Artist Book, che, dopo le tappe in U.K, Cipro e Australia, sarà esposto presso il Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art di Newcastle a partire da febbraio 2006.

English

Jorn Ebner is a U.K. based artist. Born in Bremerhaven (1966), Germany, he studied English Literature at the University of Hamburg (1990-95) and Fine Art in London at Central Saint Martins’ College of Art 1995-98.
In 1998 he is a warded a Residency by Grizedale Arts (U.K.), and works on Mobile Settlement, which will later be documented in the Handbook for a Mobile Settlement (Grizedale, 1999) and the exhibition Flower Equation (Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2000).
In 2001 he features in a number of gallery, museum, and festival-based exhibitions, among which Whatershed in Bristol, [plugin] and the International Film, Video and New Media Festival in Basel. His Internet-based work Lee Marvin Toolbox is awarded the Kunstpreis des Medienforums München. In the following years, his works are on show at the Java Museum (Goethe Institut, Sofia), the Open Museum Net.Art (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin), and the Electronic Language International Festival (FILE, São Paulo). Among his internationally renowned works are: Life Measure Constructions (2001, New Media Scotland Commission), Leonardo Log (2002-2004), and Leif Codices (2003). In 2004, a catalogue of his works is published “Jorn Ebner: Offline On” (Kulturstiftung Stormarn, Bad Oldesloe).
In 2002-05, Ebner is awarded the prestigious AHRB Fellowship Creative & Performative Arts from Newcastle University of Fine Art.
In 2005, he is on show with Portable Landscapes is exhibited at Green Box (Zürich/Belin) and at the Hutton Gallery (Newcastle), and he organizes Instability Experiment at the Ikon Gallery (Birmingham). This was actually cancelled and never occurred, unfortunately.
Ebner is currently engaged in a series of projects and temporary exhibitions, among which is the ’Arcadia Id Est: Landscape & the Artist Book project, where his works have been displayed in the U.K., Australia and Cyprus. The next project location will be the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art in Newcastle, from February 2006.

 

Jorn Ebner CV


1966 – Bremerhaven *

1990 – MA in English Literature with History and Art History: Universität Hamburg

1995-98 – BA (Hons) Fine Art: Central St Martins College of Art

July 1997 – Corso Superiore di arte Visiva with Allan Kaprow: Fondazione Antonio Ratti

 

Solo shows & projects


2005 – Portable Landscape
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 19 March-21 May


2004 – Offline, on( )
Kulturstiftung Stormarn: Ahrensburg 17 September-17 October Leonardo Logwww.leonardolog.org online since 31 August


2003 – Leif Codices
www.leifcodices.info online since 25 March


2002 – Leonardo Log (Klanglandschaft)
iCamp Neues Theater, München 9 December


2001 – Lee Marvin Toolbox
www.leemarvintoolbox.org online since 18 October Lee Marvin Toolbox und andere Arbeiten: Kunstpreis des Medienforum München
Kunstcontainer: München 19-25 October
Life Measure Contructions
www.lifemeasure.org online since 26 January


2000 – Flower Equation
Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts: Dundee 1-16 July
1999 – Jorn Ebner & Anna Ådahl
Mota Gallery: London 23 April-22 May


Group shows & projects (selection)


2006 – Arcadia Id Est: Landscape & the Artist Book
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle 4 February - 5 March
AKI, Enschede 1 April-15 May


2005 – Generations of Art
Fondazione Antonio Ratti: Como 30 April - 31 July
Arcadia Id Est: Landscape & the Artist Book
TRACE Gallery, Dorset 19 March -April
Centre for the Artist’s Book, Grahame Galleries + Editions, Brisbane. Australia 11 June -9 July
Moufflon Bookshop, Nicosia 14 September - 26 October
Eagle Gallery, London 16 - 26 November


2004 – FILE 2004
SESI Gallery: Sao Paulo 22 November - 12 December
Siggraph 2004Computer Graphics Conference & Exhibition: Los Angeles 8 - 12 August


2003 Netart from Great Britain and Ireland
JavaMuseum online from December
Netart from German speaking countries
JavaMuseum, Goethe Institut: Sofia 16-18 October
FILE 2003
Electronic Language International Festival: Sao Paulo August
“What I did on my Summer Vacation”
Athens Institute of Contemporary Arts, Virtual Gallery www.athica.org, Athens since 7 August
16. Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Festival for Expanded Media: Stuttgart 9-16 January


2002 – Discourski
Galeria Arsenal: Bialystok 15 November-27 December
///-- Reload---/// Is.CAM / Net-Art Open Exhibition / 2002
Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art: Istanbul online from 21 September
FILE 2002
Electronic Language International Festival: Sao Paulo 8-22 August
Open Museum Net.Art
Irish Museum of Modern Art (online), Dublin since February


2001 – Predator
KX auf Kampnagel, Hamburg 22 November-22 December
Net_Working
Watershed, (Digital Shed online), Bristol since 15 November
Replay
[plugin]: Basel 31 October-31 November
Viper21
International Film, Video and New Media Festival: Basel, 24-28 October
ARCO-El Mundo, Madrid, 14-19 February


2000 – Rutger Hauer
Perry‘s Motors, London, 28 October-19 November
Artist = Author: New German Independent Publishing
Centre for Artists‘ Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee 16 September-23 November


1999 – Sunday School (as teaching participant in Giles Perry‘s Project)
4 Torbay Street, London October 1998-October 1999
Developing a range of models for the exhibition event
Mota Gallery: London 9 January-20 February


1998 – The last visible dog
BoBo‘s Gallery: London 15-31 May
Tingle Factor (with Wordworks)
Institute of Contemporary Art: London 23 April
“If this was a restaurant they’d be putting chairs on tables right now.” “And I’d be inviting you back for coffee...”
44 Copperfield Road: London 20-29 March
Cohn & Wolfe Young Artists
Lethaby Gallery: London 16-27 March


1997 – Tracce di un seminario
Viafarini: Milano 18 November-11 December
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
San Francesco: Como 24 July-31 August catalogue
The Questioning Office of Art
Island Centre: St Ives 19-24 July
Play Station
22 Portpool Lane: London 28 April-4 May

1996 – Discerning Eye (Selection of Jonathan Watkins)
Mall Galleries: London 20 November-1 December

 

Residencies & awards



2003– Labculture: PVALab/Eden Centre 15-22 February


2002 – AHRB Fellowship Creative & Performative Arts: Newcastle University Fine Art April 2002-March 2005

2001 – Kunstpreis des Medienforums München October

2000 – New Media Scotland Commission: Visual Research Centre @ Dundee Contemporary Arts June/July
Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow: Mecklenburg April
Individual Artists Grant - London Arts Board: London January


1999 – 1 Prize Word Sculpture: ‘eo - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst + Kommunikation: Schwerin September
Grizedale Society Residency: Cumbria October-December


Publications

 

Artists’ books

Portable Landscape, The Green Box (Zürich/Berlin) & Hatton Gallery (Newcastle) , 2005.
Handbook for a Mobile Settlement, Grizedale Publications, Cumbria, 1999.


Works in Anthologies

Football Haiku (Ed. Alec Finlay), Pocketbook Series, Edinburgh, 2002.
The Libraries of Thought and Imagination (Ed. Alec Finlay), Pocketbook Series, Edinburgh, 2001.
Without Day (Ed. Alec Finlay), Pocketbook Series, Edinburgh, 2000.
Passport (Ed. Alec Finlay), Morning Star Publications, Edinburgh, 1999.

 

Catalogues

Solo

Jorn Ebner: Offline On, Kulturstiftung Stormarn, Bad Oldesloe (ISBN: 3-00-014348-3), 2004.


Group

Discourski: Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok (ISBN: 83-86682-24-7), 2003.
KX. 1997-2002, Hamburg (ISBN: 3-935549-42-3), 2002.
Provinz Europa, ‘eo - Verein zur Fsırderung von Kunst und Kommunikation, Schwerin, 2000.
Corso Superiore di Arte Visiva / Allan Kaprow, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Milano, 1998.


Articles

Jorn Ebner, <MOBILITY ART LOCATION>, Acoustic Space, Issue #5, Riga, 2004.
Jorn Ebner, <SCULPTURAL FORM> <NET ART>, http://www.noemalab.org, Italy, 2002.
Jorn Ebner, Dead Reckoning & Estimated Positions, Performance Research, 3/2001, London: Routledge.


+ Regular Contributions on Art, Design & Architecture in (Selection):

Untitled, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Neue Zürcher Zeitung; Springerin; Deutsche Bauzeitung;Design Report (see following pages)


Bibliography

Christian T. Schsın, Pirsch der Räuber, Tageszeitung, Hamburg, 23.11.2001, p.23
Julia Mummenhoff, Freundeskreise, Szene Hamburg 11/2001
Roger Fawcett-Tang & Chris Foges, Experimental Formats, Rotovision: London (ISBN: 2-88046-508-7), 2001
Woran arbeiten Sie gerade, Jorn Ebner?, Design Report Februar 2001, p.98.
New Direction at Grizedale: Calum Sterling, Jorn Ebner, Donald Urquhart, BBC Radio 4 25 September 1999.

 

Publications
Contributions to Publications on Art, Design & Architecture (Selection)

Essays


2004 – Das schottische Parlament von Enric Miralles, Deutsche Bauzeitung (ISSN 0721 1902) 10/2004, pp.30-32
Besuch bei Luke Pearson und Tom Lloyd, Design Report (ISSN 0932 3724) 9/2004, pp.28-31
Es geht doch (Paul Cocksedge), Design Report 6/2004, pp.44-45


2003 – Archigram from the 21st Century, Untitled (ISSN 0969 9716), No.29 Winter/Spring 2003, pp.4-7
Trocadero Social Form: on Julie Henry, Untitled, No.30 Summer 2003, pp.26-29


2002 – Architektur an Schnittstellen, Deutsche Bauzeitung 2/2002, pp.60-65
Ernö Goldfinger: Balfron Tower & Trellick Tower, Deutsche Bauzeitung 2/2002, pp.80-84


2001 – Spätes Comeback- die Möbel des britischen Designers Robin Day, Design Report, 7+8/2001, p.96


2000 – Lothar Hempel, Artist Kunstzeitschrift (ISSN: 093668930) Heft 43, April 2000, pp.30-33
Revitalisierter Urbanismus, Deutsche Bauzeitung, 12/2000, pp.22-24
Die Perfekten Hohlkörper, Deutsche Bauzeitung, 6/2000, pp.82-85


Reviews
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

2004 – Das Universum am Rand (Yass, Roni Horn, Keith Tyson), 11.12.2004, p.48
Kapitalismus im Spiegel (Dan Graham, Sierra), 7.8.2004, p.44
Nachrichten vom graugrünen Planeten (McKensie, Daziel+Scullion), 26.6.2004, p.46
Schiffbruch auf künstlichen Fluten (Paula Kane, Jennifer Steinkamp), 3.4.2004, p.48


2003 – Ruine auf Außenposten (Pardo, Dack, Gillick, Shonibare), 15.12.2003, p.48
Totenkopffalter (Damien Hirst), 27.9.2003, p.45
Gefegte Landschaft (Long, Hodges), 19.7.2003, p.45
Am umgekehrten Südpol (Darren Almond, Richard Prince, Lucy Harvey), 24.5.2003, p.45
Trockene Leinwände und alte Hits (Manzoni, Julie Henry), 15.3.2003, p.48
Pastellblumen in den Zeiten der Kreisbewegung (Andy Collins, Gabellone, Shawcross), 1.2.2003, p.46


2002 – Hollywood ist nur ein Wort (Whiteread, group show), 7.12.2002, p.46
Hinter den Wäldern, die Stadt (Paul Morrison, Ugo Rondinone, Barry McGee), 5.10.2002, p.42
Grell erleuchtet im Hier und Jetzt (Ceal Floyer, Thilo Heinzmann, Bartolini, Siem), 8.6.2002, p.58
Lächeln für den Affenmenschen (Nigel Cooke, Frances Stark), 30.3.2002, p.56
Das Kreuz mit den Jünglingen (Alighiero Boetti, 2 group shows), 2.3.2002, p.58
Auf den Liebeskummer folgt der Rollschuh-Unfall (Sarmento, Pae White, Burrows), 9.2.2002, p.58


2001 – Spatzen pfeifen in digitaler Harmonie (Hilka Nordhausen, Kartscher, GŸtschow), 15.12.2001, p.55
Pilze in der Nase oder das Leben ist trübe Warterei (Wurm, group show), 8.12.2001, p.54
Kate Moss im Wilden Westen (JŸrgen Teller, Zittel, Sarah Dobai), 1.12.2001, p.56
England – Deutschland: drei zu eins (Musgrave, Hiorns, Kiaer, John Bock), 25.8.2001, p.51
Elvis vor dem Röntgenschirm (Dan Graham, Steven Dowson), 25.8.2001, p.51
Einmal waschen und schleudern (Chapmans, Hirschhorn, Muntean & Rosenblum), 30.6.2001, p.54
Fünf Engel für das neue Jahrtausend (Emin, Viola, Turrell), 19.5.2001, p.54
Briten landen in Berlin (Abts, Banner, Starling), 5.5.2001, p.53
Rennfahrer, Bergblüten und ein Papagei (Marisaldi, Wool, Knorr), 3.3.2001, p.54
Hanky Panky in Manker im zeitgerechten Retrolook (Pflumm, Henning, Vece), 17.2.2001, p.54
Doppelgänger überall (Rodney Graham), 6.1.2001, p.54


2000 – Die Elixiere des Freistaats Atelier-van-Lieshout-Ville (2 group shows, van Lieshout), 25.11.2000, p.57
Gewalt und Leidenschaft (Mueck, Irvine, group show), 30.9.2000, p.61
Larry in London (Gargosian in London), 3.6.2000, p.55
Wer Geschichten nicht erzählt bekommt, darf sie selbst erfinden (Althoff, “Viva Maria III” , Pitz), 3.6.2000, p. 54.
Auch Gegenwartskunstwerke sollen stilvoll wohnen (gallery activities during opening of Tate Modern), 27.5.2000, p.55
Tiefer Griff in die Familienkiste (group show, Schorr, Austen), 8.4.2000, p.54


Neue ZŸrcher Zeitung

2005 – Pop und Klassik (Sage Music Centre), 19.1.2005, p.44


2004 – Rückblick in die Zukunft (Smithsons), 6.2.2004, p.43
Städte auf Beinen (Archigram), 16.5.2004, p.43
Flugphantasie (Marc Newson), 3.12.2004, p.43
Licht und Dunkelheit (“Swedish Design”), 16.12.2004, p.43
Kleidung wie Musik (“Black Style”), 17.12.2004, p.42


2003 – Hand am Werk (Hella Jongerius), 16.10.2003, p.43
Bautexturen (Foreign Office Architects), 22.12.2003, p.24


2002 – Kunststoff Natur (Japanese landscape architecture ) 18.1.2002, p.57
Gestickte Weinflecken (Dutch Design: Crafts Council) 1.3.2002, p.61
Jungstars der französischen Designerszene (Bourellec Brothers at Design Museum), 4.3.2002, p.52


2001 – Flexible Gedankengebäude (Cedric Price at inIVA), 19.2.2001, p.26
Le Corbusiers Skulpturen (Le Corbusier at Henry Moore Institute), 8.2.2001, p.57


Untitled (ISSN 0969 9716)

2002 – “Art & Economy” (Deichtorhallen Hamburg), No.28 Summer 2002, p.68


Springerin (ISSN: 10291830)

2003 – Atmosphärische Abfallbilder (Peter Saville), Band IX Heft 3 Herbst 2003, p.58-9


2002 – Cognitive Control (Stephen Willats), Band VIII Heft 4 Dezember 2002- Februar 2003, p.63-65
Requiem for the Empty Quarter (Inventory), Band VIII Heft 1 April-Mai 2002, p.60-61


2001– “Give & Take” (Serpentine Gallery), Band 7 Heft 2 Juni-September 2001, p.72f


Kunstforum

1999 – Der Zustand des Tafelbildes (“Examining Pictures” Whitechapel Art Gallery), Bd. 148 Dezember 1999-Januar 2000, p.389