Simon Denny: Blockchain Visionaries, Installation View, 9th Berlin Biennale, 2016 Courtesy: the artists, Galerie Buchholz Cologne / Berlin / New York Photos: Hans-Georg Gaul

DIS Summer Institute Visiting Speaker Series: Video Talk with Simon Denny

Friday, June 29, 2018 | 11am

Simon Denny will give an artist talk focusing on his most recent projects. This talk is presented as part of our Video Speaker series for Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network (Session I of Plug In ICA’s 2018 Summer Institute).*

Berlin-based artist Simon Denny received his BFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2004 and continued his education at the Frankfurt Städelschule, where he completed his MFA in 2009. Denny’s prolific career includes residencies at ArtSpace, Sydney, 2010 and Suedhausbau, Berlin, 2012. He has displayed solo exhibitions at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, 2018; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2018; and Michael Lett, Auckland, 2017. Noted group exhibitions include: Hybrids, Lustwarande, Tilburg, 2018; The Mediated Image, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, 2018; and Hello Word – For the Post-Human Age, Milto, Japan, 2018. He has presented on panels such as Google Roast, the 9th Berlin Bienniale, curated by DIS; and Open Score, the New Museum, New York, 2016 among others. Denny was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2012.

For a full list of the DIS: Session I, Visiting and Video Speakers:

* For Session I of our 2018 Summer Institute Program we are extremely pleased to have DIS collective member, Marco Roso as our lead faculty (June 25-July 7, 2018).  Framed by our summer exhibition of the same name, DIS’s seminar Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network circles around a series of exhibitions organized by DIS and framed by, a new streaming edutainment platform. Through direct engagement with the artists of, the session will contemplate a series of linked concerns, including: the nature of belonging in a rootless-seeming, networked world; the changing relationship to the ways one owns, lends or gives time through occupations, bodies, or other forms of value-creation. Some of the topics DIS will cover: Money: what is it?; information consumption; the future of citizenship; reparations; love and humor.

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle. You make a difference!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Plug ICA gratefully acknowledges the RBC

Foundation and the Johnston Group for their support of our 2018/2019 Summer Institute Program as well as the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain as cultural partners in the presentation of Session I of our Summer Institute.

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