Niklas Binzberger

BPA at Gropius Studios

Niklas Binzberger’s works focus on manifestations of interpersonal power relations. He employs objects as lures or traps, the “work” hides its purpose, the audience is targeted. It is a work of deception.

At the Gropius Bau, Binzberger installed an object that resembles a heat sink but contains a camera with which it takes pictures of its observers. The work gathers data from every such encounter and investigates the ways by which aesthetic judgments are determined by social formations.

Niklas Binzberger, G.9.20

Niklas Binzberger, G.9.20. Stainless steel, proximity sensor, cameras, storage medium


Niklas Binzberger

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Niklas Binzberger graduated as a “Meisterschüler” in Fine Arts at UdK Berlin in 2017, followed by computational linguistics at the Universität Potsdam. Recent group exhibitions include Kunstverein Arnsberg, Kindl Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Jeddah Art Week, Saudi Arabia 2019, and KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2020.