Addie Wagenknecht is an American artist based in Austria whose work explores the cultural connections between technology and social interaction. Constructing installations, interventions, paintings, and sculptures, she reverse-engineers reality into condensed bits, building a space in between sculpture and lived experience. Playing with the contemporary anxieties of post-Snowden information culture, she builds objects that contemplate power, beauty, and networked consciousness. Wagenknecht has exhibited her work internationally, including at the Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt (2015), Art Cologne, Germany (2015), MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna (2013), La Gaîté lyrique, Paris (2013), the Istanbul Biennial (2013), MU, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2013), and Phillips Auction House, New York (2013), among other venues. Wagenknecht is a member of Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab and the Taco Bell Drawing Club, and chair of the Open Hardware Summit at MIT. She coproduced the open-source laser cutter Lasersaur, and recently she founded Deep Lab under a Warhol Foundation grant (2014). Wagenknecht serves on the board for the Open Source Hardware Association. She has held fellowships at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York (2013 and 2008), Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University (2013), Culture Lab, Newcastle University (2011), and HyperWerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, Basel, Switzerland (2011).
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