Wolfgang Spahn (Austria / Germany)

Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, miniature-slide-paintings and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focusses on both their contradiction and their correlation. That's why he is also specialized in re-appropriated and re-purposed electronic technologies.


Spahn's immersive audio-visual performances merge the technically distinct production of images and sounds. In this respect the data stream of a digital projector becomes audible whereas the sound created by electromagnetic fields of coils and motors will be visualised.


Spahn teaches at the Professional Association of Visual Artists in Berlin (BBK-Berlin) and is associated lecturer at the University of Paderborn, department of media studies as well as at the University of Oldenburg, department of art and visual culture.


Spahn presented his work in national and international exhibitions (Selection): 2000 Biennial of young Art in Genua, Italy; 2003 The Kosovo Art Gallery in Pristina, Kosovo; 2005 Biennial in Prague, Czech Republic; 2010 Biennial Of Miniature Art in Serbia; 2010 Media-Scape in Zagreb, Croatia; Musrara Mix 2015, Jerusalem, Israel; Bodenlos – Vilem Flusser und die Künste 2015/16, Akademie der Künste, Berlin.


He was also exhibiting at international Festivals of Media Art (Selection): 2008 and 2009 Internationales Klangkunstfest in Berlin, Germany; 2009 The Art of the Overhead in Malmö, Sweden; PIXEL09 and 15 in Bergen, Norway; Transmediale 2012 and 2014, Berlin, Germany.