AARON KOBLIN

Biography

(B. 1982, Santa Monica, USA)

Aaron Koblin is an artist and designer specializing in data and digital technologies. His work takes real-world and community generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and the systems they create.

He has worked in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His projects have been shown at international festivals including TED, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF and the Japan Media Arts Festival. He received the National Science Foundation’s first place award for science visualization and two of his music video collaborations have been Grammy nominated.

In 2010, he was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT and he leads the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.

Past Exhibitions
2015 The Approach, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2015 Station to Station, The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, UK
2014 DOM, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2012 The Exquisite Forest, The Tate Modern, collaboration with Chris Milk, The Tate, and Google Creative Lab, UK
2011 Talk To Me, MoMA New York, USA
2011 Collections Contemporaries, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2010 Center of Contemporary Art and Media Art Lab Kiev, Ukraine
2010 net.culture.space, Vienna, Austria
2010 Science and Technology Museum Shanghai, China
2009 Decode, V&A, London, UK
2009 Data Art, PMCA, Pasadena, California, USA
2009 Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA
2008 Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA, New York, USA
2008 Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco, USA
2007 IEEE, Golan Levin – InfoVis:Data Art, Sacramento, USA
2007 Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Gijon, Spain
2007 Apex Gallery New York, USA
2007 Lumen Eclipse Harvard Square, MA, USA
2007 Victory Plaza Dallas, USA
2007 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center Los Angeles, USA
2007 Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
2007 New Wight Gallery UCLA, USA
2007 Maryland Institute College of Art, MD, USA
2007 Sesnon Gallery Santa Cruz, CA, USA
2007 Projections on Lake Pasadena, CA, USA
2006 Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Public Collections
Centre Pompidou Paris, France
MoMA New York, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum London, UK
Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Awards/Festivals
2014 National Design Award
2014 Emmys
2014 South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA
2013 Tribeca
2013 SIGGRAPH
2012 Arts Electronica, Linz, Austria
2012 Design Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA
201 Cannes Lions, Cannes, France
2012 Art Directors Club
2011 Grammys, Los Angeles, USA
2011 One Show
2011 Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2011 South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA
2011 IDSA IDEA Award, New Orleans, USA
2011 TED Festival
2011 Eyeo Festival, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA
2011 Webby Awards, New York, NY, USA
2011 Alpha-ville
, London, UK
2011 Cannes Lions, Cannes, France
2011 Japan Media Arts Festival, Dortmund, Germany
2011 D&AD Black Pencil
2011 Dazed Live Festival, London, UK
2011 Clio Awards, New York, New York, USA
2011 ANDY Awards
2010 Transmediale Award
2010 UK Music Video Awards
2010 FutureEverything, Manchester, UK
2010 Webby Awards, New York, New York, USA
2010 Cannes Lions, Cannes, France
2009 Grammys
2009 South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA
2009 SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, USA
2009 One Show
2009 FutureEverything, Manchester, UK
2008 Coachella, Indio, California, USA
2008 Zero1 SJ01, San Jose, California, USA
2008 Japan Media Arts Festival, National Arts center, Tokyo,
Japan
2008 Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2007 South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA
2007 NetSci 1st place
2007 iDat Singapore
2007 Boston Cyber Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2007 Microwave International Hong Kong
2007 Media Art Friesland, Friesland, The Netherlands
2007 Shanghai eArts
2007 Animpact Korea
2006 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipai
2006 ElectroFringe, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2006 Japan Media Arts Festival
2006 National Science Foundation SVC 1st place
2006 SIGGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2005 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
2005 SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, USA

Education
2010 MFA in Design Media Arts form UCLA, CA, USA

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