Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Year of birth, place
1967, Mexico City, Mexico
lives and works in
Montreal, Canada
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection
Biography

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is an electronic artist who develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by perverting technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance or telematic networks. He has received numerous awards, including two BAFTA British Academy Awards for Interactive Art in London, a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria, »Artist of the year« Rave Award from Wired Magazine and a Rockefeller fellowship, among others.