Markus Selg, born in Singen in 1974, currently lives and works in Berlin.
In his scenographic installations, the artist condenses film, sculpture, performance and music into multimedia spaces of experience that create new dynamics between archaic myths and digital technologies and, with the help of VR technologies, also find their way into simulated space.
Selg exhibits internationally in galleries and museums. In 2009, he staged the exhibition course "Spuren der Sonne" (Traces of the Sun) with Werner Herzog and Jannis Kounellis. His feature film "Das Ewige Antlitz" (The Eternal Face), for which he himself was responsible for camera, direction, set design and editing, premiered in 2012. In 2015, the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem showed the retrospective exhibition "Primitive. Data". Most recently, in 2021, the Guido W. Baudach Gallery presented "MIND THE CAVE", Selg's eighth solo exhibition at its premises in Berlin. His works are in collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Sammlung Goetz, Munich and the Saatchi Collection, London.
Since 2016, numerous collaborations with director Susanne Kennedy: their first joint collaboration was the multimedia piece "Medea.Matrix" for the Ruhrtriennale in 2016. This was followed by the installation performance "Coming Society" in 2019, "Ultraworld" in 2020 and "JESSICA - an Incarnation" at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in 2022, "Algorithmic Rituals - The Infinite Self" in 2019 and the joint work "Oracle" at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2020. In 2021, the Münchner Kammerspiele presented Selg and Kennedy's VR work "I AM (VR)", produced in collaboration with the multimedia artist and VR designer Rodrik Biersteker, which previously celebrated its world premiere at the Theater Commons Tokyo.
As of May 2022