was founded in Autumn 2006 by an international team of art historians
and artists. As a non-commercial art space, it was established as a platform
for inter-disciplinary exhibition projects in an international context.
Our main focus is the presentation of contemporary art at the meeting
point of art, science and technology.
Berlin is run by Christian de Lutz and Regine Rapp.
Christian de Lutz is a visual artist and curator, originally from New York. He works in photography, new media, video and installation. His artworks deal with social, political and cultural themes, with an emphasis on technology, migration and cultural borderlines. He has collaborated with artists and institutions in Germany, Spain and Southeast Europe as well as exhibiting in Europe, the USA and Japan.
As a co-founder
of Art Laboratory Berlin he has curated over 30 exhibitions and developed
a number of series, including Time and Technology and Synaesthesia
as well as [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies. His curatorial
work concentrates on the interface of art, science and technology in the
21st century. Additionally he has published numerous articles in journals
and books, and is active in a number of collaborative organisations including
transmediale/ re-Source, Synapse (Haus der Kulturen der
Welt) and The Berlin Network of Free Project Spaces and Initiatives.
Regine Rapp is an art historian and curator. Her specific fields of research for 20th and 21st century art are installation art, image text theory, artist books, and art & science collaborations. Currently she is researching spatial aesthetics of contemporary installation art. She worked as Assistant Professor for Art History at the Burg Giebichenstein Art Academy Halle until Autumn 2013.
She is co-director of Art Laboratory Berlin, which she co-founded in 2006. She curated over 30 exhibitions (exhibition series on Time and Technology, Synaesthesia and macro/microbiologies) and has published several books. Concurrent to the exhibition Sol LeWitt. Artist's Books in 2011 she conceived and realised the international Sol LeWitt_Symposium at Art Laboratory Berlin. Together with Christian de Lutz she developed the international transdisciplinary conference Synaesthesia. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)Science, 2013 at Art Laboratory Berlin. Her new publication [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies. Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century reflects theoretically Art Laboratory Berlin's last series from 2014-15.
She is a
member of the International Association on Word and Image Studies
(IAWIS) and SYNAPSE Curators' Network (Haus der Kulturen der Welt).
Olga Shmakova studied Art History at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow, with a research focus on modern and contemporary art (visual arts, installation art, art in context). In 2008/2009 she researched at the Humboldt University, Berlin on her project "The Search for an Ideal Artistic Language in the Multimedia Projects of the Russian Avant-garde and the German Bauhaus." She has recently completed her Masters in Art History and Image Science with an outstanding master's thesis on Synesthesia in art of the 20th century. Currently she is responsible for press and PR for Art Laboratory Berlin.
studied Biology at the Dayalbagh University in Agra India, with a research
focus on Genetics, Molecular Biology, Wildlife Conservation and biodiversity
etc. From 2010 to 2015 she researched at the Dayalbagh University, Agra
on her project "Phylogenetic Studies in selected groups of Squamates
in semi-arid region of Agra." She received a fellowship by the University
Grant Commission Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious students,
India for research. Currently she is responsible for collecting and structuring
data from various sources and generating actionable insights for Art Laboratory
Zegna is an Italian visual artist. She studied at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Turin and Iuav University in Venice. In 2015 she had a year-long
residency in Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice. Her practice focuses
on social issues and relationships, paying specific attention to the place
and the environment where she lives. She uses different media, such as
video, performance and installation. Currently, she works at Art Laboratory
Berlin as an intern, assisting on our current and upcoming programme.