(B. 1970; Laatzen, Germany)
Mario Klingemann is an artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in human perception of art and creativity, researching methods in which machines can augment or emulate these processes, and has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of AI art, neural networks and machine learning.
He has worked with prestigious institutions including The British Library, Cardiff University and New York Public Library, and was Artist in Residence at Google Arts and Culture. His artworks have been shown at MoMA New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Photographers’ Gallery London, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Centre Pompidou Paris. Klingemann received the British Library Labs Artistic Award 2016 and in 2018 won the Lumen Prize Gold Award, which celebrates artworks made with technology, and was awarded with the Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica 2020. His installation Memories of Passersby I made history in March 2019 as the first autonomous AI machine to be successfully auctioned at Sotheby’s.