Ingo Gunther

German, b. 1957

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Ingo Gunther

German, b. 1957

Biography

Merging art, journalism, and science, New York-based data artist Ingo Gunther is best known for his “World Processor” series. Since 1988, Gunther has been visualizing data on readymade globes, making numbers and statistics more digestible and more impactful. With information exploring topics like energy consumption, toxic imports and exports, nuclear explosions, ocean pollutants, and life expectancy, and engaging conceptual themes of distance and scale, Gunther has created over 1,000 individually coded globes. His Distribution of Wealth globe, for example, reveals that the personal incomes of the 120 million inhabitants of Japan are equal to that of the 3.2 billion inhabitants of the 62 poorest countries in the world. With a background in ethnography and cultural anthropology, Gunther’s ultimate goal is to disseminate information to the public and promote free media.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Merging art, journalism, and science, New York-based data artist Ingo Gunther is best known for his “World Processor” series. Since 1988, Gunther has been visualizing data on readymade globes, making numbers and statistics more digestible and more impactful. With information exploring topics like energy consumption, toxic imports and exports, nuclear explosions, ocean pollutants, and life expectancy, and engaging conceptual themes of distance and scale, Gunther has created over 1,000 individually coded globes. His Distribution of Wealth globe, for example, reveals that the personal incomes of the 120 million inhabitants of Japan are equal to that of the 3.2 billion inhabitants of the 62 poorest countries in the world. With a background in ethnography and cultural anthropology, Gunther’s ultimate goal is to disseminate information to the public and promote free media.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more