Timo Kahlen. Projects and Biography

Nominated for the German national
Sound Art Prize 2006

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Vibrating, humming 8-channel sound sculpture SWARM, 2008  at  MANIFESTA 7 'Scenarios', Italy 2008

Intermedia (Introduction)

Sound sculptor and media artist Timo Kahlen (* 1966)
has been creating subtle, intriguing, eye- and earcatching,

temporary media sculptures and sound installations
for more than 30 years.

Presenting challenges to our imagination and perception,
Kahlen has chosen to work with new, often unusual,
transient and ‘immaterial‘ media: with wind and steam,
with light and shade, with pixels and dust, with sound,
vibration and noise.

"It‘s a paradox. In the dirty twittering,
gurgling, hissing, roaring, growling, whistling,
thundering, humming, droning, grinding,
snapping, rustling and crackling noises
we discover unexpected beauty...”


Born in Berlin in 1966. Studies at the Hochschule der
Kuenste Berlin with Prof. Dieter Appelt from 1985 - 1994.
Since 1985 assistant work for the Ruine der Kuenste Berlin.
Master of Fine Arts
(Meisterschueler) at Hochschule der Kuenste
Berlin in 1993. Lectureship on Visual Media / Video Art
at the art departments of the Humboldt-Universitaet and
the Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin from 1993 to 1998.
Showcased at Prize for Young European Photographers 1989.
Nominated for the Kahnweiler-Prize for Sculpture 2001.
Nominated for the German national Sound Art Prize 2006
(Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis 2006) and finalist for the Jon Schueler
Scholarship 2017 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye / Scotland,
in cooperation with the Royal Scottish Academy and the
Jon Schueler Trust, New York. Invitations to 'Timo Kahlen:
Works with Wind' inaugurating the Kunst-Werke Berlin in 1991 /
Manifesta 7 'Scenarios', Italy 2008 / 'Tonspur expanded: The
Loudspeaker', Vienna 2010 / 'The Unknown: Mediations Biennale',
Poznan 2012 and  'Sound Art: Sound as a Medium of Art',
ZKM Karlsruhe 2012. Critical recognition at more than 250 solo and
group exhibitions
of contemporary media art since the mid-1980s.
Kahlen teaches, lives and works in Berlin.

Scholarships and Residencies
: 1990 - 91 European Scholarship
for Fine Arts (Pépinières), Paris. 1993 - 95 Scholarship of the
Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft Berlin. 1994 Artist in Residence
Programme, DC Arts Center, Washington DC. 1997 Scholarship
for Fine Arts and Photography of the Berlin Senate
(Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und
Kultur Berlin). 2001 International Artist in Residence
Programme, Guernsey (GB). 2007 Temporary Artist Consultancy,
Gandhi Multimedia Art Museum, New Delhi.
Scholarship of Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn 2010.
Supreme Concept Award, Kinetika, New Zealand 2014.
Honorary Mention at "What's the Net Listening To ?"
(Was hoert das Netz ?), ZKM Karlsruhe 2017 and Junge Akademie
at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
and Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Berlin 2017.
"Timo Kahlen: Haptic Sound" project supported by Stiftung Kulturwerk /
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. New book "Timo Kahlen:
Immaterials (Immaterialien). Works 1986 - 2021" supported by
Senate of Culture and Europe, Berlin 2021.

: Art(s) d'Europe: Emerging Artists in Europe Today
Pépinières Européennes / Goethe-Institut Paris (1994), Stipendiaten der
Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft 1993-95
KHG Berlin (1995), Zeitskulptur:
Volumen als Ereignis
Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie Linz (1997),
Projekt SOMA SOMA Projektgalerie Berlin (1998), Licht.Zeit.Klang.Raum
Schwartzsche Villa / Kulturamt Steglitz, Berlin (2000),
Timo Kahlen GFCE Art and Design / the gallery, Guernsey (2001),
International Symposion on Electronic Arts ISEA 2004 / Wireless Experience
Kiasma / Helsinki (2004), Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis 2006
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl / WDR 3 (2006),
Manifesta 7 / Italy (2008), Tonspur expanded: Der Lautsprecher (2010),
Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty. 25 Years of Media Art (2010),
Sound Art : Sound as a Medium of Art, ZKM Karlsruhe (2012),
Timo Kahlen: Earcatcher. Selected Works 1990 - 2014, Berlin (2014),
Timo Kahlen: Phosphor. Phosphorus Photography and Film, Berlin (2016),
Timo Kahlen: Sculpting Light. Experiments in Photography 1986 - 2018 (2018),
Muenchner Stadtmuseum and Snoeck Verlag, Köln (2018),
Flügelschlag: Insekten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
. Distanz Verlag (2019),
Timo Kahlen: aus der Luft gegriffen / in trockenen Tüchern
Sound Art : Sound as a Medium of Art. Peter Weibel, ZKM Karlsruhe
and MIT Press, Cambridge / USA (2020)

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Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty
25 years of media art. 104 pages / ca. 160 images.
English / German. Texts by Werner Ennokeit and Leon Zwart.
Edition Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, 2010
Free download of catalogue (PDF / 9.6 MB)

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Timo Kahlen: Earcatcher
Selected Works 1990 - 2014. 172 pages / 200 images.
English / German. Edited by Werner Ennokeit and Leon Zwart.
Edition Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, 2014
Free download of catalogue (PDF / 39 MB)

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Timo Kahlen: Sculpting Light
Experiments in Photography 1986 - 2018. 292 pages / 206 images.
English / German. With texts by Werner Ennokeit, Leon Zwart and Vilém Flusser.
Edition Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, 2018
Free download of catalogue (PDF / 58 MB)

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Timo Kahlen: Immaterials (Immaterialien), 1986 - 2021
Holding My Breath. Sculpting Sound. Net Art.
Works with Wind. Light and Shade

English / German. 208 pages / 408 images
Texts by Tilman Baumgärtel, Julian Kämper, Werner
Ennokeit, Timo Kahlen, Leon Zwart and Vilém Flusser.
Subtle works with 'haptic' sound, with noise and vibration,
with ephemeral light and shade, with the swirling movement of invisible air,
with wind and storm, or with touch-sensitive, vanishing images
and sounds on the web are characteristic for Timo Kahlen’s oeuvre.
The new, comprehensive catalogue of the artist's works
was published  with generous support of the
Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin 2021

100 copies of the book are accompanied by an original,
signed and numbered binaural audio edition Depth of Field, 2021.
Order at mail@timo-kahlen.de

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Collections: Akademie der Künste, Berlin / ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe /
Cornell University, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Ithaca, New York /
Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main / Sammlung Kuenstlerfoerderung Berlin /
Pinhole Ressource Collection, New Mexico / Optische Werke Schneider-Kreuznach /
Galerie Voges, Frankfurt / Deutsche Leasing AG / Gallery Dieci.Due!, Milano /
Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau / Foundation MANIFESTA, Amsterdam /
International Artist in Residence Programme, Arts and Islands, Guernsey /
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl / Ruine der Kuenste Berlin /
Gandhi Multimedia Museum, New Delhi /  various private collections


Timo Kahlen at

"FluxusMuseum Prize for Experimental Video", FluxusMuseum, Paros / Greece 2024
"anders hören", Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg 2024
"24 Hours of Radio Art", CiTR radio, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver / Canada 2024
"Timo Kahlen: BEWARE!", Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2024
"Timo Kahlen: Time and Time Again", the-artificial org (curated by Frans van Lent) / Netherlands 2024
"The Wrong Biennale", //thewrong.org, 2023 - 2024
"Colour Your Dreams In 60 Seconds", Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen / Denmark 2024
"60 Second Radio", Montréal / Canada 2024
"Timo Kahlen/Aruna Samivelu: Unordnung", Galerie Root, Berlin 2024
"RE:VISION", Galerie Nord, Berlin 2024
"Dialektik der Präsenz", Kunststiftung DZ BANK, Frankfurt am Main 2023
"To see and to be seen. Artificial Intelligence and Human Perception",
(curated by Timo Kahlen), Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2023
"Erde. Verwobenes Leben", Kunststiftung DZ BANK, Frankfurt am Main 2023
"Re-Play: 21 vanished works of net art" by Timo Kahlen 2005-2020, revived at www.staubrauschen.de/re-play/, 2023
"Timo Kahlen: (in)tangible", Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2023
"Sound Art. 60 Seconds Each" (curated by Kristof Georgen), Errant Sound, Berlin 2023
"switch 2023: PLAY", Nenagh / Ireland 2023
"Himmel. Die Entdeckung der Weltordnung", Kunststiftung DZ BANK, Frankfurt am Main 2023
"Timo Kahlen: virtually no/thing" at Directors Lounge, contemporary art ruhr, Zeche Zollverein, Essen 2023
"Firewall" featured on "60 Second Radio", Montréal / Canada 2023
"One-Off Moving Image Festival", noemata.net, Gol / Norway and Valencia / Spain 2023
"Intermedia Art - Was ist das?", Wolf Kahlen Museum - Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2023
"Sneek Peek" 60Seconds Festival at Skabelonloftet, Copenhagen / Denmark 2023
"60Seconds Festival" in urban space, Copenhagen / Denmark 2023
"Tardor d'Art"(curated by Tanja Grass), Sant Francesc, Formentera / Spain 2023
"Firewall" featured on "Radiophrenia", Glasgow / Scotland 2023
"Co-Generation" (curated by Ipek Yeginsu), Mine Sanat Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey 2022
"(dis)continuity", video miniature published on vimeo.com/753012129
"# biennaleNO", Biennale of works that don't exist, noemata.net / Norway 2022
"Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival", Seoul / South Korea 2022
"Labirynt Festival" (curated by Jerzy Olek), Slubice / Poland & Frankfurt a.d. Oder / Germany 2022
"One Off Moving Image Festival", Bergen / Norway and Valencia / Spain 2022
Short-listed invitation to "Klangweg 2.0" competition, Toggenburg / Switzerland 2022
"Timo Kahlen: Immaterialien, 1986 - 2022", Ruine der Künste Berlin 2022
"Passagen", Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main, 2022
"Supercreativity", FILE 2022 Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo / Brasil 2022
"Experiments in Cinema" Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico / USA 2022
"Un Voyage Dans le Bonheur", Galerie Le Caw, Walferdange / Luxemburg 2022
"The Radio Hour: Joan Schuman", Wave Farm Radio, Acra / New York 2022
"Kemnade klingt ! Sounding Bochum" Klangkunstfestival, Kunstverein Bochum 2022
Original graphic edition for "Herzattacke" Literatur- und Kunstzeitschrift, Berlin / Potsdam 2022
"Contemporary Identities" Nr 13, interview and cover, contemporaryidentities.com, Sharjah 2022
"SchriftBilder", Wolf Kahlen Museum - Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2022
"Pflanzen und Blumen (Plants and Flowers)", Kommunale Galerie, Berlin 2022
"Neue Musik: Timo Kahlens Konzeption haptischer Klänge" by Julian Kämper, Deutschlandfunk Kultur 2021
"Stoßen-Streicheln-Umarmen: Künstlerische Aufwertung des Berührens", SWR2 JetzMusik radio feature, 2021
"Play. Zeitgenössische Kunst als interaktives Spielfeld", Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 2021
"the wrong" Biennial: After is Now, Copenhagen / Denmark 2021-2022
Publication of new book "Timo Kahlen: Immaterials (Immaterialien). Works / Werke 1986-2021", Berlin 2021
"Net Art. Im Internet verschwundene Netzkunst von Timo Kahlen 2005-2020", Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2021
"möbelHauskunst", curated by Claudia Busching and Pomona Zipser, Kunsthaus sans titre, Potsdam 2021
"Experiments in Cinema", Albuquerque, New Mexico / USA 2021
"Radiophrenia", experimental radio broadcast, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow / Scotland 2021
"Still Alive", Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 2021
"60 Seconds" Festival in public space, Copenhagen / Denmark 2021
"One-Off" Festival in public space, curated by noemata, Bergen / Norway 2021
"Kontemplative Räume", with Kiki Gebauer and Klaus Kühn, SCOTTY Berlin 2021
"Timo Kahlen: aus der Luft gegriffen / in trockenen Tüchern", Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2020
"Zeichnen mit Licht", Schaufenster DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main 2020
"Web Biennial 2020: Apeiron", Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul / Turkey 2020
"Interview with Timo Kahlen", lecture at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, Belfast / Northern Ireland 2020
"# biennaleNO", Biennale of works that don't exist, Norway 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Sound Mail", edition of 100 unique, personal 'sound mails' (based on plastic packaging, wrappers and foil), 2020
"Timo Kahlen: / error /" interactive net art at www.staubrauschen.de/error/, 2020
"Timo Kahlen: in medias res", interactive sound and film at www.staubrauschen.de/in-medias-res/, 2020
"Radiophrenia", experimental radio broadcast of "Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty. An Archive of Radio Noise, 1989 - 2019",
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow / Scotland 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Haptic Sound" project development supported by Stiftung Kulturwerk/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
"Towards Sound", curated by Ruth Wiesenfeld, HilbertRaum, Berlin 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Net Art 2005 - 2020" documentation, HD 24:24 min, 2020 on Vimeo (see vimeo.com/441602551)
"Salon Magazin # 15" (December 2020), curated by G. Theewen, Salon Verlag, Köln 2020
Shortlisted nominee for "Ten Songs for a Lar", Rochester Guildhall and KMM NPO commission, Kent / GB 2020
"Field Notes: Safe and Sound", Initiative Neue Musik, Berlin 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Holding My Breath", HD video and sound, 4:54 min, 2020 released on Vimeo (see vimeo.com/409211734)
"Maß der Einfachheit" at Labirynt Festival, Frankfurt Oder and Slubice / Poland 2020
"KunstKaufen!", Karl Hofer Gesellschaft / Universität der Künste, Berlin 2020
"The Other Side" (curated by Bob Georgeson), anonymous waves White Page Gallery, Australia 2020
"Plague and Locusts: June" virtual gallery, ephemereye.com, 2020
"Timo Kahlen: insignificant", interactive sound & net art at www.staubrauschen.de/insignificant/, 2020
"The New Art Fest: Maker Art" at thenewartfest.com, Lissabon / Portugal 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Stranger to the ears" and "Trespassing" at 60 Secondes Radio
(selected edition 2020 featured on Soundcloud.com/60secradio), Montréal / Canada 2020
"Browsing right and wrong: One-Off Festival", noemata.net/one-off/ and Gol / Norway and Valencia / Spain 2020
"Flea Circus Magazine", Volume 1, London / GB 2020
"Liminal Sounds: The Dream Had Me", curated by Joan Schuman, earlid.org, USA 2020
"The Dream Had Me" on Wave Farm radio, Acra / New York 2020
and on "Sleep Talker", presented by Bec Fary, Triple R radio station, Melbourne / Australia 2020
"ausgefallen ? Kunst & Politik" features on Instagram/Facebook, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 2020
"kunstmöbelhaus", Kunsthaus sans titre, Potsdam 2020 (postponed to 2021)
"Undocumented events and object permanence" - Summer Edition & Autumn Edition, noemata.net/ueop/, Norway 2020
"Wake Up! - Climate Change! Memorial", The New Museum of Networked Art, Cologne 2020
"Perlen der Videokunst 1969 - heute", Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2020
"Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty. An Archive of Radio Noise 1989 - 2019", Radius Sketchpad on Wave Farm radio, Acra / New York 2019
"Land_Scope. Photographic works from Roni Horn to Thomas Ruff", Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich 2018-2019
"Timo Kahlen: F L U I D", Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2019
"Jahresgabenfest", Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft / Universität der Künste, Berlin 2019
"back there", Galerie Nord - Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin 2019
"Radiophrenia", Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow / Scotland 2019
"Undocumented events and object permanence" curated by Bjorn Magnhildoen, noemata.net/ueop/, Norway 2019
"Flügelschlag. Insekten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg 2019
"Flüchtige Entwürfe", Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 2019
"Urbane Kulturen - Symposium zur Neupositionierung von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum in Berlin"
workshop panelist c/o Berlin Senate, NGBK and Berlinische Galerie, Berlin 2019
"Kunst Aktion Leere Sockel" invited proposal, Rathaus Treptow, Berlin 2019
"VideoKunstReihe 2019", Wolf Kahlen Museum - Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2019
"Animationen", curated by Myriam Thyes, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf 2019
"Radio for Open Ears", Wave Farm WGXC radio arts transmission, Acra / New York 2019
"/ source / (postfactual)" and "/ unstable /" featured on net-art.org, 2019
"Vector Festival: sub / hyper / text", Toronto / Canada 2018
"Timo Kahlen: Barely visible / Fast unsichtbar", Ruine der Künste Berlin 2018
"/'fu:bar/ : glitch art", Siva gallery, Zagreb / Croatia 2018
"flakes / bits / pieces", Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin 2018
"Digital in Berlin" interview at www.11plus3.de, 2018
"Articulate" at www.staubrauschen.de/articulate/, 2018
"/ source / (postfactual)" at Sound Arts Richmond Festival, Richmond VA / USA 2018
and in Digital America, issue # 11, digitalamerica.org, 2018
"Labirynt" Festival, Frankfurt (Oder) / Germany and Slubice / Poland 2018
"30 Jahre Stiftung Starke", Löwenpalais, Berlin 2018-2019
"Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound", Museum of Arts and Design, New York 2017-18
"One-Off Festival", Valencia / Spain 2018 and "60Seconds Festival", Copenhagen / Denmark 2018
"The Water Festival", Plan A @ betahaus, Berlin 2018
"The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic ?!", Centre for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko / Poland, 2018
and performance / panel speaker at Entrepreneurship Summit, Berlin 2018
"The Universal Sea" at Mikve, former Jewish Ritual Bathhouse, Budapest / Hungaria 2018
"Liminal Sounds: Skin Rubbed Smooth", Earlid.org, curated by Joan Schuman, USA 2018
"SoundMigration", New Museum of Networked Art (selected proposal), 2018
Nomination / finalist "Jon Schueler Scholarship" at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye / Scotland 2017,
in cooperation with the Royal Scottish Academy and the Jon Schueler Trust, New York
“Poetics of Light”, National Media Museum, Bradford / UK 2017
"What's the Net Listening To ?" (Was hoert das Netz ?), ZKM Karlsruhe 2017
Honorary Mention at prize question "What's the Net Listening To ? (Was hoert das Netz ?)",
Junge Akademie at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Berlin 2017
"/ source / (postfactual)" at www.staubrauschen.de/source/, 2017
"BLAST! Sounds", Hima Art Space, Shanghai / China 2017
"Aktion für Bienen", Deutsche Umwelthilfe, www.duh.de/bienen/
"Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival: Trace", Ulan Bator / Mongolia 2017
"S.M.S.", Ruine der Künste Berlin, Berlin 2017
"migrtaion" in "Timo Kahlen / Q+A", Digital America, issue 9, 2017
at http://www.digitalamerica.org/timo-kahlen-q/
"Radioart 106fm_# 101_SWLD", curated by Meira Asher, KolHaCampus / Israel 2017
"Radiophrenia", CCA Glasgow and http://radiophrenia.scot / Scotland 2017
"VideoKunstReihe", Wolf Kahlen Museum - Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2017
"Wettbewerbsergebnisse Kunst am Bau Europäisches Patentamt",
Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Berlin 2017
"The WRONG digital art biennale: The Wrong Water" at http://thewrngwtr.online, 2017
"YesNo" at Web Biennial, Turkey 2017 (in preparation)
"International Media Art Festival", Ulan Bator / Mongolia 2017
“Experiments in Cinema”, Albuquerque, New Mexico / USA 2017
“Timo Kahlen: Katharsis", Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2017
“/ unstable /” at www.staubrauschen.de/unstable/, 2017
“Bewegung im Bild – Die informelle Malerei trifft auf die Geste in der Fotografie”,
Maerkisches Museum Witten 2017 and DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main 2017
“Failing!” - catalog of rejected proposals -, Friday Island, Luxembourg 2017
“Short Waves / Long Distance”, Wave Farm: Transmission Art Archive, Acra, New York 2017
"Sound Thought", Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow / Scotland 2017
“Bits & Pieces” at radioarte.it, Siena / Italy 2017
“Heimat ?", Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin 2017
"Zurueck in die Zukunft der Fotografie", DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt am Main 2016
"Experiments in Cinema", University of New Mexico, Albuquerque / USA 2016
"Hoerschwelle" (with Bewernitz / Goldowski), Projektraum Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin 2016
"Schloss-Post" digital web residency (shortlist), Schloss Solitude / Germany 2016
"Radiophrenia", CCA Glasgow / Scotland 2016
"Rough Cut (Rohschnitt)” at www.staubrauschen.de/rohschnitt/ , 2016
“YesNo”, 2011 re-release at www.staubrauschen.de/compatible/ , 2016
“Leap Second Festival: An Untimely Intervention”, Norway 2016
"Radio Revolten”, Halle Saale / Germany 2016
"handschreiben", Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2016
"VideoKunstReihe", Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2016
"://self-imaging - artists show face", artvideokoeln, Cologne 2016
“migrtaion”, interactive net art at www.staubrauschen.de/migrtaion/ , 2016
“The Essence of Art”, interactive net art at www.staubrauschen.de/mistakes/, 2016
"eContact ! 16.4" magazine, Toronto / Canada 2015
"Timo Kahlen: Doppelter Boden", Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2015
"Aural Lighthouses", Santozeum, Santorini / Greece 2015
"Leap Second Festival", Norway 30.6.2015
"Radiophrenia" temporary art radio station, CCA Glasgow / Scotland 2015
"Traverse Vidéo Festival: Sens du Lieu", Toulouse / France 2015
"Natural Affairs", Quadrart Dornbirn, Dornbirn / Austria 2015
"365 Zeit-An-Sagen", Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2015
"Sound Dept. Ltd" (with Jorn Ebner and Kirsten Reese), FRISE, Hamburg 2015
"Net Art" (with Wolf Kahlen), Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 2015
"Temporaere Kunstprojekte MP 2010 - 2014", Galerie M, Berlin 2015
"Wettbewerbe Kunst am Bau", Rathaus Steglitz, Berlin 2015
"Fragile Fragmente", Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin, Berlin 2015 - 2016
"Kinokophonography", British Library, London 2015
"Winter FM", radioCONA, Ljubljana / Slowenia 2015
"Poetics of Light", New Mexico Museum of History, Santa Fe / USA 27.4.2014 - 31.3.2015
“Sound Reasons”, New Delhi / India 31.10.2014 - 6.11.2014
“Kinetika” Supreme Concept Award 2014, New Plymouth / New Zealand 25.10.2014 - 9.11.2014
“(H)ear XL II”, Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen / Netherlands 26.9.2014 - 9.11.2014
“Salón de Arte Digital X”, Maracaibo / Venezuela 2014
"Directors Lounge X 2014", Berlin 6.2.2014 - 16.2.2014
"Musical Landscape and the Godesses of Music: Recent Advances in Interactive Art",
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and National Museum, New Delhi / India 2014
"SNO 100", Sydney Non Objective Gallery, Sydney / Australia 7.12.2013 - 21.12.2013
"Kunstpreis 2013: sub l kutan", Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin 22.8.2013 - 20.10.2013
"Aus Ernst wird Spass: Das Ironische in der Kunst", Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 19.4.2013 - 14.6.2013
"Radius Library", Flaxman Library Special Collections, School of the Art Institute of Chicago / USA 13.11.2013 - 30.11.2013
“Timo Kahlen: Trojaner”, Temporaere Projekte, Galerie M, Berlin 11.7.2013 - 17.7.2013
“Sound Devices”, Rathmines Library, Dublin / Ireland 28.1.2013
"Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst" (Sound as a Medium of Art), ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe 16.3.2012 - 6.1.2013
"The Unknown", MEDIATIONS BIENNALE, Poznan / Poland 14.9. - 14.10.2012
"Experiments in Cinema", University of New Mexico / USA, 16.4. - 22.4.2012
“60x60 European Mix”, Vox Novus, New York / USA 2012
"Directors Lounge 2012", Berlin 9.2. - 19.2.2012
"La Révolte des Choses", MIM & More Gallery, Berlin 10.1. - 26.2.2012
"Das Eigene und Andere in der Fotografie", Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 2.11. - 21.12.2012
"Bits & Pieces", The Radius, Chicago 3.12. - 15.12.2011
Contribution to the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 2011
"Rúido de Fronteira", Eletronika/Arte.Mov Festival, Belo Horizonte/ Brasil 12.11.- 27.11.2011
Contribution to the ZKM collection, Karlsruhe 2011
"Gewitter" at Luftmuseum Amberg, Reopening 12.11.2011
"TONSPUR_expanded: Der Lautsprecher", Freiraum Quartier21, Vienna 10.12.2010 - 20.2.2011
Five interactive sound works: "Audio Dust" / "Signal-To-Noise" / "From Scratch" /
"Carpe Diem" and "Undo / Delete" at http://www.staubrauschen.de
"Salon de Arte Digital", Maracaibo / Venezuela 10.10. - 22.10.2011
"Hear To Stay", De Maan, Mechelen / Belgium 23.6. - 3.7.2011
"Listen Here. Anghelos 7'58" at "Ermocolle", Castello Di Torrechiara, Langhirano / Italy 6.8. - 21.8.2011
"1 Quadrat Energie", Wolf Kahlen Intermedia Arts Museum, Bernau 6.11.2011
"Timo Kahlen: Windwechsel", Luftmuseum Amberg 16.10.2010 - 23.1.2011
"An Exchange with Sol LeWitt", MASS MoCA, Massachusetts and Cabinet, New York 20.1.- 31.3.2011
"LUFTKUNST", Zeppelin-Museum, Friedrichshafen 4.2. - 1.5.2011
"SNO70", Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Arts Space, Sydney, Australia 7.5. - 29.5.2011
"Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty", Stiftung Starke, Löwenpalais, Berlin 16.9. - 25.9.2010
"SIGHT.SOUND (INTERACTION) 5", Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore / USA 1.11. - 18.11.2010
"Sguardi Sonori: Infinite Spaces", Museo Astronomico / della Civiltà, Rome 9.10.- 30.10.2010
"Pixxelpoint 11th International Media Art Festival", Nova Gorica, Slowenia 3.12. - 10.12.2010
"Media-Scape Zagreb 2010" (The Year We Make Contact), Zagreb, Croatia 8.10. - 29.10.2010
"Erased Walls", Mediations Biennale Poznan at Concent Art Berlin 7.10. - 30.10.2010
"Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum / BBK", Art Forum Berlin 7.10.-10.10.2010
"Reality Now", Concent Art Berlin 22.1. - 18.2.2010
"SoundLAB VII: Timo Kahlen", New Media Art Project Network , 1.9. - 31.12.2010
"Netart Features 2010: Timo Kahlen", Javamuseum (see http://2010.javamuseum.org/?page_id=254), 4.2. - 31.12.2010


"60x60" Project, Vox Novus, New York ("2009 International Mix": Outsound New Music Summit, San Francisco / Loop Videoart Festival, Barcelona / University of Wisconsin Green Bay / Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois / Centennial Theatre, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Oklahoma / Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois / Wallstreet, Columbus, Ohio / Kentucky New Musi Festival, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky / University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland / Electronic Music Midwest Festival, Kansas City, Kansas / New Music Circle at Mad Art, StLouis, Missouri / Lemoyne Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee / New Music Juke Joint, Mississippi / Central Michigan University, Michigan / University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, California / Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, California / Full Moon Concerts, San Francisco / World Financial Center at Winter Garden Atrium, New York / eArts, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania / Sonic Art Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, England ...), 1.1. - 31.12.2010


“60x60” Project, Vox Novus, New York ("2010 Burgundy Mix": Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, The Stage Stanford, California / International Computer Music Conference, Stony Brook University, New York / Electronic Music Foundation, NYC / Univ of Wisconsin Richland Campus, Richland, Wisconsin / Carrboro, North Carolina / Composer Concordance Parkside Lounge, New York / Mercer Island, Washington, EMM Festival, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois / Outpost 186, Cambridge, Massachusetts / Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK / Sao Paulo, Brasilien / City University in London, London / Wfestival Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden / Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas / Electronic Music Midwest Festival, Lewis University, Kansas / Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Leipzig ...), 1.1. - 31.12.2010


“naturasnaturans”, Casello delle Polveri, Venezia / Venice 2009
“Atelier Aperti” (with Susanne Kessler), Orvieto / Italy 2009
“ROMA” Contemporary Art Fair (with Galerie Mario Mazzoli), Rome / Italy 2009
“Strictly Berlin: Strategies of Survival”, Concent Art, Berlin 2009
“SoundLAB : Soundpool”, New Media Fest / Germany and FILE Electronic Language Festival, Sao Paulo / Brasil 2009
“MANIFESTA 7: Scenarios”, European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Fortezza / Italy 2008
“Sound Objects“, Digital Media Art Festival, La Nau University of Valencia, Valencia / Spain 2008
“Electronic Beehive Project“ (with Ranjit Makkuni), Gandhi Multimedia Arts Museum, New Delhi / India 2008
“Timo Kahlen: Trespassing“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2008
“Listen Here: Anghelos 7’58“ (by Giuliana Di Bennardo), Santa Chiara, Vercelli / Italy 2008
“Net Art“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2008 to present
“Timo Kahlen: Fire“ (with Dieci.Due! Gallery), KunStart Fair, Bolzano / Italy 2008
“Strictly Berlin 2008: Strategies of Survival“, GDK Berlin, Berlin 2008
“Sonic Image“, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth / Australia 2007
“Timo Kahlen: Noise & Beauty“, Weltecho Galerie (ex-VOXXX), Chemnitz 2007
“SoundArt 2007: Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis", Traumzeit-Festival fuer Neue Musik, Duisburg / Germany 2007
“Strictly Berlin 2007: Media Art from Berlin“, Galerie der Kuenste, Berlin 2007
“Sound Sculptures“, Dieci.Due! Gallery at Milano Art Fair (MiArt), Milano, and Bergamo Art Fair / Italy 2007
“Sample #1“, Video Art Archive, Projektraum Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin 2007
“Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis 2006“ (German "Sound Art Prize 2006") at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl / WDR 3, 2006
“Sound ART 2006: Nominierte des Deutschen Klangkunst-Preises“, art cologne, Koeln / Germany 2006
“Timo Kahlen: Earcatcher“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2006
“Figures in Motion: Internationale Videokunst“, Schloss Plueschow / Germany 2006
“Directors Lounge special“, Gallery Inner Spaces, Poznan / Poland 2006
“Directors Lounge“, KMZA Berlin 2006
“UR“, net art project, http://www.staubrauschen.de/ur/ , 2006
“40jahrevideokunst.de – was fehlt ?“, Projektraum des Deutschen Kuenstlerbundes, Berlin 2006
“Standpunkt jetzt: UdK Alumni – 20 Jahre danach“, Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin 2006
“Tsunami Memorial“, National Foundation for Art in Public Buildings, Oslo / Norway 2006
“ping tschae tschae“, interactive sound work, http://www.timo-kahlen.de/ping/ , 2005
“Timo Kahlen: Diodenzwitschern“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 2005
“Timo Kahlen: Media Dirt“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin , Berlin 2005
“Labirynt“, Galerie Sztuki KOK, Klodzko / Poland 2005
“Sound Drift“ (with Ian Andrews / Sydney) at http://www.timo-kahlen.de/sounddrift/ , 2005
“Wireless Experience”, International Symposion on Electronic Art (ISEA 2004) at
KIASMA National Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2004
“Z! Zeitgenoessisch!“, KPM Quartier, Berlin 2003
“Timo Kahlen: Zewidewit zizidaeh“, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin 2002
“Timo Kahlen: Staubrauschen“, Galerie Pankow, Berlin 2001
“Timo Kahlen: Installations“, the gallery, Guernsey / Great Britain 2001
“Kahnweiler-Preis fuer Bildhauerei“, exhibition of nominees, Rockenhausen / Germany 2001
“Timo Kahlen: Liquid Light“, Galerie im Parkhaus, Berlin 2000
“Timo Kahlen: Licht.Zeit.Klang.Raum“, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin 2000
“Timo Kahlen: Woerlitzer Bahnhof“, Buero Otto Koch, Dessau 1999
“Ceterum Censeo“, Galerie im Marstall, Berlin 1998
“365 Zeit-An-Sagen“, Museum of Installation, London and Technische Universitaet / Sender Freies Berlin, Berlin 1998
“Timo Kahlen: Phosphor-Photographie“,Galerie Voges + Deisen at Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main 1997
“Zeitskulptur: Volumen als Ereignis“, Oberoesterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz / Austria 1997
“Timo Kahlen: Stroemung“, SOMA Projektgalerie, Berlin 1997
“7 Objekte“, SOMA Projektgalerie, Berlin 1997
“Scholars of the Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft 1993-95“, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin 1995
“Timo Kahlen: Leerraum“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 1995
“Timo Kahlen: Lichtstaub“, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main 1995
“3 Deutschland: Artists in Residence“, DC Arts Center, Washington D.C. / USA 1994
“Art(s) d'Europe ? Emerging Artists in Europe Today“, Galerie de l'Esplanade and Goethe-Institut, Paris / France 1994
“Molto Diligenti Osservazioni“ Galleria d'Arte Moderna Gallarate / Italy 1994
“Di Volta in Volta / From Time to Time“, Castello di Rivara / Italy 1993
“Letztes Weisses Rauschen“ Radio UKW 97.2 MHz "Sender Ruine der Kuenste Berlin" 1993
“Timo Kahlen: Immaterialien“, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main 1993
“Timo Kahlen: Works with Wind“ Diecidue Arte, Milano / Italy 1992
“Kunststudenten Stellen Aus“ : nominee in national competion of German Art Academies (with Ralf Sander) at
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn / Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig / and Kunstverein Zwaetzengasse, Jena 1992
“Deutscher Kuenstlerbund“, Ludwig Forum f. Internationale Kunst, Cologne / Germany 1992
“Other Photo“, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Brescia / Italy 1992
“Die Ruine der Kuenste Berlin“, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Basel / Switzerland 1992
“(ueber Zeit) am Bauhaus“, Bauhaus Dessau / Germany 1992
“Photography as Object“, Galerie Ghislave, Paris / France 1991
“Lichtfluß“ (with Rolf Julius and Xin Yufen), Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 1991
“Timo Kahlen: Works with Wind“, Galerie van den Crommenacker, Arnhem / Netherlands 1991
“Timo Kahlen: Arbeiten mit Wind“, founding exhibition of KW Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin 1991
“Audio Visueel Experimenteel“, De Gele Rijder, Arnhem / Netherlands 1990
“Timo Kahlen: Erste Arbeiten“, Ruine der Kuenste Berlin, Berlin 1989
“Momente des Lichts“, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1989
“Prize for Young European Photographers“ (nominee), Frankfurter Kunstverein 1989

Selection out of more than 200 solo and group shows
since the mid-1980s

Sound sculpture Media Dirt, 2004, interfering radio waves enclosed in glass cylinders,
at KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2004 / Interactive proposal for sound installation

Diodenzwitschern, Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis (German Sound Art Prize) 2006

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