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Armin Linke

°1966, Milan (IT) - lives and works in Milan (IT) and Berlin (DE)

As a photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke combines a range of contemporary image-processing technologies in order to blur the borders between fiction and reality. His artistic practice is concerned with different possibilities of dealing with photographic archives and their respective manifestations, as well as with the interrelations and transformative powers between urban, architectural or spatial functions and the human beings interacting with these environments.

Through work with his own archive, as well as with other historical archives, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice, whereby the questions of how photography is installed and displayed become increasingly important. When the artist takes over the role of an exhibition maker in a collective approach, together with artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, narratives are procured on the level of multiple discourses.

(courtesy of the artist)

Armin Linke has had solo exhibitions at venues such as MAXXI Museo, Rome; Heidelberger Kunstverein; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Deitch Projects New York. Group exhibitions include KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Kunsthaus Graz; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Argos, Brussels; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and Tate Gallery, London.

Linke also participated in international projects such as the 10th Shanghai Biennale; 28th Bienal de São Paulo; 6th Gwangju Biennale; 4th Thessaloniki Biennále; and numerous editions of the Venice Biennal.

You can discover more of Armin Linke’s work on his own website