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Frank Fietzek

Year of birth, place


Role at the ZKM

  • Guest Artist
  • Artist of the Collection

Institute / Department

  • Institute for Visual Media


In his work, Frank Fietzek combines sculptural and technical elements. His conceptual works are implemented with the help of interactive computer technology. Here he concentrates on the development of the interface. To access stored and retrievable information, definite physical effort is required, which highlights the interface between haptic and virtual space. 

1981-82 Studied Philosophy at the University of Tübingen
1983-84 Studied at the Freie Kunstschule Hamburg
1985-86 Studied Computer Science at the University of Hamburg

1984/85 Guest Lecturer at the Merzakademie, Stuttgart

1992/93 Siemens Scholarship for research at the ZKM⎢Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe
1994 Prize from the 'New Point of View', Hamburg

Solo exhibitions (selection)
1985 »Prace/Arbeiten«, Biala Gallery, Lublin
1987 »Skulpturen/Maschinen«, Kunstraum Hagen
1988 »Fajne Prace«, Biala Gallery, Lublin
1993 »Abbildung/Horizontal«, Galerie Bärbel Schulz, as part of the »Mediale«, Hamburg
1996 »Der Übersetzer«, Kunsthaus Hamburg; The Contemporary, Baltimore, as part of the »Cyberdipper« project
1997 »Frank Fietzek: Interaktive Installation«, Electrum - Museum der Elektrizität, Hamburg

Group exhibitions (selection)
1990 »Interface«, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
1994 »Präzise Vergnügen«, as part of »Wort für Wort«, Stuttgart; »Minima Media«, Medienbiennale Leipzig 1994, Leipzig; »Artifices 3«, St. Denis
1995 »Telepolis«, Luxembourg; »falsch verbunden«, Interface 3, Kunsthaus Hamburg; »be4light«, Künstlerhaus Dortmund

»Bodybuilding«, Electrum - Museum der Elektrizität, Hamburg

Literature (selection)
Boissier, Jean-Louis; Duguet, Anne-Marie; Terrier, Liliane (ed.), »Artifices 3 - Mise en mémoire/Accès à Ia Mémoire - Installations Laboratoire Bibliothéque, Saint Denis
1994. MACup Verlag; Mediale-Büro (ed.), »Mediale Hamburg - das erste Festival für Medien und Medienzukunft«, Hamburg 1993. Hamburger Elektrizitätswerke AG (ed.), »electric art '97 - Frank Fietzek - Interaktive Installationen im electrum«, Hamburg 1997. Daniels, Dieter (ed.), »Minima Media - Medienbiennale Leipzig«, Oberhausen 1994



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