Caroline Dlugos

Caroline Dlugos
Year of birth, place
1959, Berlin, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, in the collection
Institute / Department
Institute for Visual Media
Caroline Dlugos was born in Berlin in 1959. From 1977 to 1982 she studied Art and Visual Communication at the Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel, under Floris M. Neusüss and Harry Kramer. She continued her studies (1982-84) at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, making a second stay in Paris in 1986-88. Since 1996 she has been Professor of Photography at the Fachochschule, Dortmund. She lives in Cologne.
In September 1995 Dlugos described her work as follows: "In my work I treat the unnoticed, and to some extent already consummated, advent of manipulated nature and artificial life in our natural environment. Analogies can be drawn between a computer language and the chain of information in a gene. Gene technology has already advanced so far that it is now possible to decipher a gene text and re-write it. I endeavour to rehearse pictorially the far-reaching problems to which this situation gives rise. For this purpose, I use computer programmes that - like the gene texts - digitally create plant structures. Data on several detailed botanic models is provided as a starting point and appropriate simulations of plant growth are generated incorporating accidental factors. These artificially generated plants are then transplanted into a landscape that is an original photographic invention."

​Individual exhibitions (selection)
1991 »Interferenzen III: Dlugos, Eckerle, Wakolbinger«, Museum moderner Kunst, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna
1992 »Imaginäre Skulpturen«, Kunstamt Tempelhof, Berlin
1994 Galleri Wang, Oslo
1995 ITP, Likörfabrik/Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Bravin Post Lee Gallery, New York
1996 Goethe Institut, Atlanta, subsequently at Goethe Institut, Houston; Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt/M
Group exhibitions (selection)
1989 »Photographie als Kunst - Kunst als Photographie«, Photographische Sammlung der Berlinischen Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Photographie und Architektur, Berlin; »Young European Photographers '89«, Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M
1992 »Jahreslabor. Ein Bericht«, Photographische Sammlung der Berlinischen Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Photographie und Architektur, Berlin
1993 »European Photography Award 1993«, Bad Homburg
1994 »Virale Praxis«, Likörfabrik/Kunst-Werke, Berlin
1995 »MultiMediale 4, neuFundland II«, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe; »Photoszene«, Galerie Lutz Teutloff, Cologne; »Der zweite Blick«, Haus der Kunst, Munich
1996 »(Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre«, Mittelrhein-Museum Koblenz, anschließend Museum Schloss Burgk/Saale, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin