Addie Wagenknecht

B. 1981, Portland, USA.

Addie Wagenknecht is an artist whose work explores the tension between expression and technology. She seeks to blend conceptual work with forms of hacking and sculpture. Wagenknecht’s work employs a peculiar blend of visual aesthetics drenched by conceptualism and lulz. Previous exhibitions include MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France; The Istanbul Modern; Whitechapel Gallery, London and MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Wagenknecht founded Deep Lab in 2014 under a Warhol Foundation Grant. She was a member of Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab prior to its closure, and is the Chair of the Open Hardware Summit at MIT. Wagenknecht also co-produced the open source laser cutter Lasersaur.

Her work has been featured in numerous academic papers, books, and magazines, such as TIME, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Economist, and The New York Times. She holds a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and has previously held fellowships at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, Culture Lab UK, Institute HyperWerk for Postindustrial Design Basel (CH), and The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.

Untitled (Vase No. 1-3), 2016, 3D printed nylon (PA 2200)19.4 x 10.8 x 11.6 in / 49.3 x 27.4 x 29.5 cm, Edition of 3 Made in collaboration with Martin Zangerl and Stefan Hechenberger in commission by MU Eindhoven and HeK Basel, CH., 2014, custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum, 80 cm x 450 cm, Photo courtesy bitforms gallery, New York
Data and Dragons: Cloud Farming, 2014 custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 31 x 87 x 35 in / 78.7 x 221 x 88.9 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States