Jacob Birken: Weltenfresser

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Section: Theory globalization?

Jacob Birken, University of Art and Design , Karlsruhe

Jacob Birken (*1978) studied Art & Art Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2002-2004, he worked as a researcher & coder for Global Icons, a project by the Volkswagen-Stiftung and the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, and later as a project assistant at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. In continuation of his M.A. thesis with Prof. Boris Groys and Prof. Wolfgang Ullrich, he is pursuing a PhD project on the representation of guilt & debt in arts and mass media. Currently, he is working as a scientific assistant at the GAM, and as a curator for the Karlsruhe art space Morgenstrasse.

“The Skulls we Built” / “Fear of Machines”, in: Andreas Voigt et al. (Ed.): The Daniel Libeskind Research Studio (2010)
“Die heißeste Nadel. Zur Evidenz und ihrer Verweigerung.” / catalogue texts for Jim Campbell, Via Lewandowsky and Tobias Trutwin, in: Ursula Zeller / Frank-Thorsten Moll (Ed.): Come As You Are – Der abwesende Körper in der Kunst (2010)
“Środowisko czy peryferia. Reprezentacja sztuki w World Wide Web” (“Environment or Periphery — The Representation of Art in the World Wide Web”), in: Antoni Porczak (Ed.): Interfejsy Sztuki. (2008)
“Global Icons”, in: Johannes Kirschenmann / Ernst Wagner (Hrsg.): Bilder, die die Welt bedeuten. (2006)