About

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Simon Lovermann (née Karlstetter), is an artist, musician and cultural entrepreneur. For the past decade, he has created compositions for dance pieces, collaborating with choreographer Dustin Klein and some of the world’s most distinguished dancers of our time. Simon is now embarking on a new chapter in his career with the release of his debut solo album.

Simon is mostly known as the founder and artistic director of the internationally renowned organisation for contemporary photography »Der Greif«. The organisation is dedicated to researching subjects the affecting the production, distribution, presentation and perception of photographic images – in print, on screens as well as in exhibitions. Der Greif collaborates with and publishes the works of artists, curators and writers, including Sylvie Fleury, Broomberg & Chanarin, Alessia Glaviano and Carrie Mae Weems. The organization organizes events and exhibitions with renowned institutions such as the Aperture Foundation, Paris Photo, C/O Berlin and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Simon’s research and practice is circling around topics such as a shifting perception of authorship, de- and recontextualization of images, appropriation, artistic approaches to photographic archives as well as remix and sampling as forms of art. He is using photography, drawing, manual printing-techniques, performance, music and sound in his works.

Simon is giving lectures and talks about his work at events around the world, as well as workshops at internationally renowned universities and institutions, including Aperture Foundation, ÉCAL, LCC London, Rodchenko School Moscow, Origen Festival and more.

Simon is co-founder of the interdisciplinary artist-collective »Studio Furio«, that unites dance, theatre, music and media art.

Simon is also co-founder of »Picter« a software startup building the future of visual communication and collaboration.

 

CV

*27.08.1985

2021

  • • “Send me an Image”, group show, C/O Berlin (with “Blame the Algorithm”, Der Greif collaboration with Broomberg & Chanarin)

  • • “Die Stühle / The Chairs” (after Ionesco), Origen Festival, Julierturm, Switzerland (Music composition and live performance)

  • • “One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest”, Opera Pilsen, Czech Republic (Music composition)

 

2020

  • • “Surplus Management”, virtual release event (with “Der Greif” & Penelope Umbrico)

  • • “Psychomachia”, Origen Festival, Riom, Graubünden, Switzerland (Music composition and live performance)

 

2019

• »What’s GOOD what’s BAD«, Fotodoks Munich (with »Der Greif« & Broomberg and Chanarin)

• »Blame the Algorithm«, Stadtmuseum Munich (with »Der Greif« & Broomberg and Chanarin)

• »Blame the Algorithm«, Lenbachplatz Munich (with »Der Greif« & Broomberg and Chanarin)

• »Eden«, Origen Festival, Julierpass, Switzerland

• Dancing in Arles, Rencontres d’Arles (with »Der Greif«, Webber Gallery & Photoworks)

• Dancing in Peckham, Peckham24, London (with »Der Greif«, Webber Gallery & Photoworks)

• The Adventure of the Empty House, Munich (with »Der Greif«)

• Variety Show with Jason Fulford, Aperture Foundation, New York (with »Der Greif«)

 

2018

• »The Rite«, Origen Festival, St. Moritz, Switzerland

• Variety Show with Jason Fulford, Lothringer13, Munich (with »Der Greif«)

 

2017

• Artist-Talk & Portfolio Review, Master Photography, ÉCAL, Lausanne, Switzerland

• Artist-Talk, Photo Is:Rael, Tel Aviv

• Symposium »The Image in the age of Hypermedia«, Lishui Photo Festival, China

• »Thread Count«, Unseen Amsterdam (with »Der Greif«)

• Der Greif 10 years anniversary, Kunstverein München (with »Der Greif«)

• Nuit de l’Année, Rencontres d’Arles (with »Der Greif«)

• Artist-Talk, Foam X Arles

• »Old News«, Origen Festival, Riom, Switzerland

• Artist-Talk & Workshop, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Saarbrücken

 

2016

• Kunstförderpreis (Art-Price), City of Augsburg (with »Der Greif«)

• Panel-discussion »Allmacht Algorithmus«, EMOP Opening Days, C/O Berlin

• Page Impressions, International Photoszene-Festival, MAKK, Cologne, Germany (with »Der Greif«)

• »(Un)filtered Scenarios. An Experiment in Distributed Selection«, SITUATIONS, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (with »Der Greif«)

• Artist-Talk, Kunstverein München

• Panel-discussion »On Collaborations: Gaining and Losing Control over the Use and Life of Images and Words«, Masters Series, Krakow Photomonth 2016, Krakow, Poland

• »A Process 2.0«, Krakow Photomonth 2016, Krakow, Poland (with »Der Greif«)

• Panel-discussion »Forget about Digital vs. Analog! New Concepts of Photography«, C/O Berlin

 

2015

• Kulturförderpreis (Art-Price), City of Landsberg (with »Studio Furio«)

• Page Impressions – A space for international photo magazines, Einraumhaus, Mannheim, Germany (with »Der Greif«)

• Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis, Kunstsammlungen Zwickau (with »Der Greif«)

• Dance-Theatre »Repeater RPTR II«, Concept & Music, Schwere Reiter, Munich (with »Studio Furio«)

• »Guest-Room: Katrin Weber«, Galerie f5,6, Munich, Germany (with »Der Greif«)

• Lecture and workshop »In Between Photographs«, London College of Communication, London, UK

• Lecture and workshop »In Between Photographs«, Rodchenko Art School, Moscow, Russia

• Artist-Talk, »Independent AIR« residency program, Silkeborg, Denmark

• Portfolio-Reviewer at Voies Off, Arles and at Krakow Photomonth

• Workshop »In Between Photographs«, FilBooks, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2014

• »Photography Magazine of the Year«, Lucie Awards, Carnegie Hall, New York City (with »Der Greif«)

• »A Process«, Artist-Talk, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands (with »Der Greif«)

• »A Process«, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany (with »Der Greif«)

• Dance-Theatre »Repeater RPTR«, Concept, Music, Dramaturgy, Staddtheater Landsberg (with Studio Furio)

• BLZT, Production-Grant for »Repeater RPTR«

 

2013

• Schmiede Schnittstelle: »Return«, Kunstraum pro arte, Hallein, Austria

• Lecture, Free University of Bozen, Faculty of Arts and Design, Bozen, Italy

• Lecture, University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design, Augsburg, Germany

• Artist-Talk, Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Fotografie Leipzig, Germany

• Werkschau HS Augsburg, Master of Arts (»Entortungen«)

 

2012

• »Lutz radelt«, »extra« Festival for experimental Film– and Videoart 2012, Galerie KUB Leipzig (with Luis Lüps)

• Dance-Theatre »Myopic Bounds«, Music, Dramaturgy, Stadttheater Landsberg

• Performance »Wortschlag«, Finissage »Große Kunst«, Achselschwang

 

2011

• Preview Art Fair, Berlin (with »Der Greif«)

• Study-Residence in Paris (Studio Pascal Mourgue), New York and Istanbul

• Artist-Talk, Fotohof Salzburg, Austria

 

2010

• »Magazine Library«, Tokyo/Los Angeles (with »Der Greif«)

• De Zines, Madrid (with »Der Greif«)

• Mags we Love, Köln (with »Der Greif«)

• Artist-Talk, Creative Consume, Munich, Germany

 

Fairs & Festivals (2009-today, with Der Greif)

Participation at Art- and Photography-Fairs and Festivals  with »Der Greif«: Unseen, Amsterdam; Polycopies, Paris; Vienna Photobook-Festival, Vienna;  FotoDoks, Munich; I Never Read Art Book Fair, Basel; Fotobook-Festival, Kassel; Photoireland Book & Magazine Fair, Dublin; Stroke Urban Art Fair, Munich; Printout!, London

 

Publications & Press (2009-today, mainly with Der Greif)

• Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis, Catalogue, Kunstsammlungen Zwickau (with »Der Greif«)

• »Collectors Edition«, Stuart Tolley, Thames&Hudson (with »Der Greif«)

• American Suburb X, Spiegel Online, Zeit Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, BR Capriccio, Deutschlandfunk, Zündfunk, fm4, on3 Südwild, Page, Slanted, booooooom.com, itsnicethat.com, etc.