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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Mexican, b. 1967

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Mexican, b. 1967

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Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's public art installations combine technology, architecture, and performance using devices like robotics, projections, and cell phones. He constructs "temporary anti-monuments for alien agency," as in Pulse Tank (2008), in which heart rate sensors send ripples across the surface of water, or the Guggenheim's 2009 installation Levels of Nothingness, which allowed people to speak into a computer that linked voice traits to colors that were projected across the room. His Vectorial Elevation (1999), in which 800,000 participants created searchlight sculptures above Mexico City, may well be the world's largest interactive artwork ever.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Biography

Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's public art installations combine technology, architecture, and performance using devices like robotics, projections, and cell phones. He constructs "temporary anti-monuments for alien agency," as in Pulse Tank (2008), in which heart rate sensors send ripples across the surface of water, or the Guggenheim's 2009 installation Levels of Nothingness, which allowed people to speak into a computer that linked voice traits to colors that were projected across the room. His Vectorial Elevation (1999), in which 800,000 participants created searchlight sculptures above Mexico City, may well be the world's largest interactive artwork ever.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
9 Artists Who Made Contributions to Science—from Leonardo da Vinci to Samuel Morse
Feb 20th, 2018
9 Artists Who Made Contributions to Science—from Leonardo da Vinci to Samuel Morse
7 Artists Who Use Light in Radical Ways
Mar 31st, 2017
7 Artists Who Use Light in Radical Ways
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Playfully Addresses Privacy and Surveillance in an Age of New Technology
Sep 28th, 2015
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Playfully Addresses Privacy and Surveillance in an Age of New Technology
My Highlights from ARCOmadrid 2014
Feb 11th, 2014
My Highlights from ARCOmadrid 2014
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