Timur Si-Qin

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Timur Si-Qin

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Timur Si-Qin belongs to a generation of new media artists often labeled "post-internet," who take our global, digital, and image-saturated world as a starting point for their work. Himself a product of many cultures—the Berlin-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese heritage grew up in Beijing and America—Si-Qin uses commercial imagery and products to expose the feedback loop between visual culture and human life. His series Premier Machine Funerary memorializes human evolution with 3D-printed replicas of protohuman bones resting in environments of advertising imagery. If, as the artist states, “technology and culture are as much a product of nature as seashells and termite mounds,” his work seems to suggest that even superficial tropes in advertising relate to biological needs and desires.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
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Berlin Biennale, and 1 more
Biography

Timur Si-Qin belongs to a generation of new media artists often labeled "post-internet," who take our global, digital, and image-saturated world as a starting point for their work. Himself a product of many cultures—the Berlin-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese heritage grew up in Beijing and America—Si-Qin uses commercial imagery and products to expose the feedback loop between visual culture and human life. His series Premier Machine Funerary memorializes human evolution with 3D-printed replicas of protohuman bones resting in environments of advertising imagery. If, as the artist states, “technology and culture are as much a product of nature as seashells and termite mounds,” his work seems to suggest that even superficial tropes in advertising relate to biological needs and desires.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Berlin Biennale, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Timur Si-Qin
The Art World’s New Pre-Hong Kong Destination
Mar 24th, 2018
Timur Si-Qin Fuses Nature and Technology
Apr 26th, 2013
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