Gabriele Walter

Gabriele Walter

Hamburg, Germany

About Gabriele Walter

Space is starting to move, it changes to a space of streams and needs to be rethought.

The actual works of Gabriele Walter are researching the invisible and untouchable information spaces of the World Wide Web, created of endless chains of 0 and 1.

The internet is the first global net, that is able to include all other cultural nets, as it might appear.

After the first dream of an democratic, inclusive and individualistic medium, already since a while a major change of it has begun. This change of the internet even seems to attack democracy at his heart. Has the slow mutation from the self-determined human, as the promise of the first days has tempted, to an external controlled human already started?

Filter bubbles are created, by webpages that are trying to predict with algorithms, which content the user would like to see. Based on tracking information of the user, only content will be proposed, that fits to what she/he believes. New ideas, themes, important information are going to be hidden and the impression is getting created, only those things exists, that fit to the self interest of the user. The danger is, that the civil discourse is getting undermined and that people are getting opened to propaganda and manipulation.

Internet has started to become an ideological medium, as it embeds its users in many little combos and the tracking history is throwing an invisible net over our access to reality.

Nets are nets as they do not cover areas or fill spaces. They are standing out to the in-between, which is a non-net. Those spaces, which are not defined by the net itself, are decisive for the net.
The in-between is no bad place.
Open spaces that preserves diversity and allows tolerant discussions about values, needs to be saved in digital age. Art can make a valuable contribution to this.

The artist Gabriele Walter develops, within her translucent acrylic glass works, transmitted by paint and tapes, dematerialized, hybrid spaces, that appear like frozen stills, by mixing analog and digital techniques and creating with light a play with reality and virtuality. The collages of found traveled tapes, with their pictograms symbolizes the information streams of globalization.

Education

postgraduate studies culture management, Fernuniversität Hagen
further education computer graphics, CIM data, Berlin
graduate studies design, Hamburg (diploma)

Events

Affordable art fair, works presented by Meetfrida Gallery, April 2021
Nomination for the New York residency 2020 of Schloss Balmoral/Residency Unlimited
UK/Germany 2018 Artist in Residence, British Council (https://www.britishcouncil.de/uk-germany-2018/artist-gabriele-walter)
Inside the Studio August 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8btiVUf4zZg)
Affordable Art Fair Milano 2016, mit Galeria Gaudi, Madrid
Artist of the day, July 2015

Nominations and Awards:
2015 nominiert für den BLOOOM-Award,
nominiert für den 38. Kunstpreis, Sparkasse Karlsruhe
2014 nominiert für den 37. Kunstpreis, Sparkasse Karlsruhe
2013 nominiert für den 2. Vaterkunstpreis
2013 Art Screen Projekt, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012 Förderfläche Talente, C.A.R, contemporary art ruhr

Exhibitions

2020
City Art Week, Hamburg
Producersart by Spiegelbergerstiftung / Van Ham art auctions, curated online exhibition
Return Codes, Kunsthaus Hamburg
ZWANZIGZWANZIG #08, Nachtspeicher 23 e.V., Hamburg
2019
me at the zoo, Kunsthaus Hamburg
shelter, as guest of RIIMFAXE, Kunstpakhuset Ikast (DK)
MORGEN-LAND, Galerie Morgenland, Hamburg
Schattenzonen, Galerie der Gedok, Hamburg
2018
65. Landesschau BBK Schleswig Holstein, Museumsberg Flensburg
WOOD, as guest of RIIMFAXE, Skovhuset Vaerlose/Copenhagen (DK)
10 Jahre N23 #5, Hamburg
64. Landesschau BBK Schleswig Holstein, Nissenhaus Husum
2017
Aktuelle Kunst norddeutscher und dänischer Künstler, Drostei Pinneberg (DE), Kunstverein Haderslev (DK)
Solo show at Gallery Morgenland, Hamburg
10 year anniversary group show, xpon-art gallery, Hamburg
The worst case, Bunkerhill Galerie, Hamburg

2016
an . ecken, xpon-art gallery Hamburg
GEDOK 9.0, Kunst- und Gewerbemuseum Hamburg, Kunstforum Hamburg
Danke wir brauchen nichts, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Affordable Art Fair Milano
Jahresgaben GEDOK, Kunstforum Hamburg

2015
Paperworks #003, Holthoff Mokross Galerie, Hamburg
Nominiert zum BLOOOM AWARD 2015, Köln
Saatchi Artist of the day July 16th
Werkschau, Arbeiten von 2008-2015, PLUTA, München (E)
Ausstellung der Finalisten zum 38. Kunstpreis der Sparkasse, Karlsruhe
Strich oder Linie, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Handle with care, OSTRALE 2015, Dresden
HAMBURG, Galerie der GEDOK, Berlin
Serie, Galerie der GEDOK, Hamburg

2014
Ausstellung der Finalisten zum 37. Kunstpreis der Sparkasse, Karlsruhe
MACHT. Jahresausstellung des BBK Hamburg, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Zuneigung_Zueignung, xpon-art gallery, Hamburg
Nacht, Galerie der GEDOK, Hamburg

2013
UNORTE, Galerie der GEDOK, Hamburg (Katalog) (E)
Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, NURTUREart benefit, New York
Art Screen Project, Saatchi Gallery, London
Vater Kunstpreis 2013, Ausstellung der Finalisten „alles im Datenfluss“, Kiel
Zuneigung_Zueignung, Kunstremise, Pinneberg

2012
C.A.R, contemporary art ruhr 2012, Förderfläche Talente, Essen (Katalog)
boom-chix-a-boom#14, La Centrale–Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal
Nonstop to Nowherecity, Produzentengalerie Acrylics, Hamburg (Katalog) (E)
Architektursommer Hamburg, bau_flucht, Galerie xpon-art, Hamburg
Grün, Galerie der GEDOK, Hamburg

2011
21. Kunstmesse im Frauenmuseum, Bonn
Aktualität und eigenes Werk, BBK, Kunsthaus Hamburg
5. Triennale der Photographie, Kubasta, Hamburg
Was ist wird war, Galerie Scotty Enterprises, Berlin

2010
Nord Art 2010, Internationale Ausstellung, Rendsburg (Katalog)
Kettle full of diamonds, nachtspeicher23, Hamburg
Zeichen Geben, Galerie xpon-art, Hamburg

2009
Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Gängeviertel, Hamburg
Architektursommer Hamburg, Kubasta
Xp On Art, Galerie xpon-art, Hamburg

2008
Fahrtenschreiber, Galerie xpon-art, Hamburg