Armin Linke

Armin Linke (b. 1966, Milan) is an artist working with photography and film by setting up processes that question the medium, its technologies, narrative structures, and complicities within wider socio-political structures. Linke’s work observes how human beings (re-)design and use space and time as social forms: it constructs questions / propositions on planning the future, on the hidden entanglements and inter-dependences within collective design practices, and on the shifting of sites of responsibility. Linke’s exhibiting practice sets up performative scripts in which different voices and methods come together. The oeuvre functions as a collection of tools for demystifying different design strategies and languages. Working with his own collection, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice and demonstrates that photography is not the end point. In a collective approach with other artists, as well as curators, designers, architects, historians, philosophers and scientists, the narratives, questions, and propositions put forth by Linke’s works and practice expand into the multiple implicated registers, centring the questions of installation and display.
Currently professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (AdBK), guest professor at ISIA Urbino, and guest artist at CERN Geneva, Linke was also an MIT Visual Arts Program research affiliate, guest professor at the IUAV Arts and Design University in Venice, professor of photography at the Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design (HfG), and artist in residence at the KHI Florenz.
Linke’s installation Alpi won the special prize at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture and Image Capital was awarded the Kubus.Sparda Art Prize in 2019.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Image Capital (with Estelle Blaschke), Centre Pompidou, Paris, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Eschborn/Frankfurt, MAST, Bologna, and Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2022-2023; Earth Indices. Processing the Anthropocene (with Giulia Bruno), HKW, Berlin, 2022; Blind Sensorium, Matadero, Madrid, 2021 and Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, Matera ECoC 2019. CV PDF

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni
Streets of Milan
From April 8, 2024


ITALIA 70 - I NUOVI MOSTRI, installation view. Courtesy Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan. Photo: Marco De Scalzi

“Seventy Italian artists take over the streets of Milan from April 8, 2024,” coinciding with miart, Milan’s international art fair, and the city’s Art and Design Weeks. The artists have been “invited by the Foundation to create a new work or choose a particular image of theirs to be multiplied on hundreds
of posters. The public poster campaign will take over the streets and squares and involve both locals and visitors in a “treasure hunt” of sorts from one end of the city to the other—drawing a new map of Milan from the Monumental Cemetery and old city center to CityLife and Porta Romana.” Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Curated by Ute Meta Bauer
Ocean Space, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Campo S. Lorenzo, Venezia
March 23 – October 13, 2024


Photo: Armin Linke

“Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss (2021–2024) is a three-year research inquiry led by Prof Ute Meta Bauer and housed by the School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. The inquiry responds to the inaugural cycle of TBA21–Academy’s
The Current Fellowship programme from 2015 to 2018, for which Bauer served as Expedition Leader. "Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss" further explores archipelagic networks across the Alliance of Small Island Developing States, from Singapore in the Riau Archipelago to Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean.” Ocean Space

The Atlantic Ocean. Myths, Art, Science
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sonja Henies Vei 31, Sandvika
April 26, 2024 – September 15, 2024

The Atlantic Ocean. Myths, Art, Science

Per Krohg, The Maelstrom, 1929. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Photo: Kim G. Skytte © Per Krohg/BONO 2024

“This international group exhibition examines the relationship between history, narratives, research and perceptions of the northern Atlantic and the Barents region. By examining themes such as mapping and extraction, work and leisure at sea, ecology,
and migration, the exhibition conveys the importance of the sea for humans across time and space.” Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

The exhibition includes a site-specific installation of Armin Linke’s Prospecting Ocean.

by Luigi Ghirri. Areas of passage
Discrete semi-darkness in the works of Mario Airò, Gregory Crewdson, Paola De Pietri, Paola Di Bello, Stefano Graziani, Franco Guerzoni, Armin Linke, Amedeo Martegani, Awoiska van der Molen

Musei Civici Reggio Emilia, Palazzo dei Musei, via Spallanzani 1
Opening: April 26, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Open to the public from April 26, 2024 – March 2, 2025

by Luigi Ghirri. Areas of passage

Photo: Luigi Ghirri, Bologna,1987, Archive Iredi Luigi Ghirri

“Passage Zones proposes a reflection on darkness that accounts for the important value it covers in the collective imagination. The numerous nocturnal works Luigi Ghirri created in his practice are the starting point: the places "lit in a provisional way, or the spaces that experience their own discreet semi-darkness and which only temporarily
become bright in a festively provisional way," in which an alternative reading of reality is activated. The exhibition … presents the work of important authors whose works offer "micro-ruptures" generated by sudden illuminations, capable of revealing that relationship between light and darkness hidden in nature.” Musei Civici Reggio Emilia

Presentation T2025: Film Alpi
Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Museu Nacional de Etnologia (Auditório) Avenida da Ilha da Madeira, Belém
April 13, 2024

Presentation T2025: Film Alpi

Photo: Armin Linke

“Alpi is the result of seven years of research by Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke on contemporary perceptions of the Alpine landscape, juxtaposing places and situations in the eight neighboring nations and encompassing the territories of four languages. In the film, the Alps are seen as an island that is linked to various global transformations. In today’s Europe, the Alps are a nursery of modernity and their illusions.” Armin Linke, 2010
“The research of How Heavy is a City? which gives title to the 7th edition of the Lisbon Trienal has been underway since the end of 2022. Curated by the duo Territorial Agency, we present in Lisbon the three main lines of research that shape the Triennale 2025 from the exhibition of Alpi, a documentary film made by photographer and artist Armin Linke in 2011.” Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Carlo Mollino. Paesaggi inclinati. Fotografie di Armin Linke.
FORTE DI BARD, Valle d’Aosta
November 17, 2023 – February 18, 2024

Carlo Mollino. Paesaggi inclinati. Fotografie di Armin Linke.

Photos: Armin Linke

“The images, presented across an Alpine skyline with the works created by Mollino in the Aosta Valley and in other places, are accompanied by a documentary section that transforms the visitor into a discoverer of original documents. Each work on display
is told with the coherence of a photographic gaze that does not favor one building over another. The exhibition thus composes a story capable of restoring to the visitor the linearity of Mollino's artistic path.” FORTE DI BARD

Giulia Bruno, Armin Linke and Lorenzo Mason
Installation on board the ACTV vaporetto Line 1 and Line 2, Venice
November 12 – December 12, 2023


Photos: Giulia Bruno

“Stratigrafie operative was born from a dialogue initiated by Bruno, Linke, and Mason in collaboration with the AquaGranda project preserving and disseminating the memory of this coastal community affected by the effects of climate change.” AQUAGRANDA, INCONTRI E DIALOGHI SULLE MAREE, 3rd edition
By appropriating the advertising space on the vaporetto, Bruno, Linke and Mason produced a moving sculpture, “retracing the tale of the aqua granda,” the high tide of November 12, 2019, “through technical narratives related to the memory” of that night.” Costanza Sartoris

CIVA, Rue de l’Ermitage 55, Brussels
October 13, 2023 – February 25, 2024


Photos: Armin Linke

In partnership with e-flux architecture, ETH Zürich, Goethe Institut, La Cambre, and TU Delft. “POWER is an exhibition that brings together historic references, contemporary practices, and speculations on the future. The contributors are comprised of a transdisciplinary field of architects, landscape designers, artists, philosophers, historians, scientists, legislators, and nongovernmental organizations." CIVA
Armin Linke’s photographic installation From A to B (1998–2023), developed for the exhibition, presents a collection of photographs with a particular emphasis on energy sources. These images compose a dynamic geopolitical terrain marked by energy crises, as nations grapple with shifting power dynamics, limited resources, and the urgent call to transition towards cleaner and more resilient energy alternatives.

Aby Warburg, il Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz e il laboratorio delle immagini
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut, Via Giuseppe Giusti 44, Firenze
October 12 – December 10, 2023

Works by Alexander Kluge with Katharina Grosse and by Armin Linke in occasion of the exhibition "Aby Warburg, il Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz e il laboratorio delle immagini"

Photos: Armin Linke

“As part of the exhibition 'Aby Warburg, il Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz e il laboratorio delle immagini' two videos by Alexander Kluge with Katharina Grosse, and works by Armin Linke are on display in the
Library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, offering artistic reflections on Aby Warburg, Florentine archives, the infractructures of knowledge and 'doing' art history." KHI - Max-Planck-Institut

Image Capital by Estelle Blaschke & Armin Linke
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, The Cube, Mergenthalerallee 61, Eschborn
October 4, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Image Capital by Estelle Blaschke & Armin Linke

Photos: Armin Linke and archive images

"Through images, video works, archival material and publications, the exhibition tells an alternative story of the photographic medium and encourages a re-examination of the myriad uses of photography.” Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
For the exhibition, Armin Linke developed with the experts of the Deutsche Börse AG a site-specific video work that focuses on how financial data flows are represented visually to help optimise stock trading.
intercom Verlag-published digital open access publication

BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck, Stadtforum 1, Innsbruck
October 4, 2023 – January 20, 2024


Photos: Armin Linke

"Linke describes the act of inhabiting the laboratory with an emphasis on recent technical history ... and on the trivial, interior scenes where the scientist inhabits and merges into a landscape of wires and metal. His images reveal a deep interest in “doing science,” beyond the complete and refuted fact, without losing sight of the fact that it is in these spaces where nature is described on the basis of the canon of scientific objectivity.
Linke does not seem interested in the formal or expressive level of the image, which is welcome. On the contrary, these images seem to show a genuine interest in the tenacity and futility of scientific practice, and an interest in the seemingly insignificant scenes of laboratory practice. Experimentation, instrumentation, assembly, detection, analysis, prototyping and testing are all aspects that we discover." Monica Bello

CAPITAL IMAGE. Nouvelles technologies et économies de la photographie. Estelle Blaschke & Armin Linke
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris
September 27,2023 – February 26, 2024

CAPITAL IMAGE. Nouvelles technologies et économies de la photographie. Estelle Blaschke & Armin Linke

Photos: Armin Linke and archive images

“The exhibition goes beyond the observation that new technologies are taking over nowadays and algorithms are manufacturing what we see, to address essential and rarely asked questions: What technologies and infrastructures are necessary to manage and process ever-growing quantities of images? How can the economic value of an image be defined, measured and discussed?” Centre Pompidou
Also presenting new work produced with the participation of CNRS, Ministry of Culture, and EPRNDP (Public Establishment in charge of the conservation and restoration of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris), particularly of its Digital Data Working Group led by Livio de Luca (Director, UMR CNRS/MCC MAP – Models and Simulations for Architecture and Heritage).
intercom Verlag-published digital open access publication

Into the Deep. Mines of the Future
Zeppelin Museum, Seestraße 22, Friedrichshafen
May 26 – November 5, 2023

Into the Deep. Mines of the Future

Photos: Armin Linke

"The interdisciplinary exhibition Into the deep. Mines of the Future at the Zeppelin Museum looks critically at the metal aluminium, the so called “metal of flight,” a material tightly connected to the history of the city of Friedrichshafen, as well as the complex connections of Deep Sea and Deep Space Mining. Alongside the consequences of environmental destruction
and colonialism, both results of constantly increasing extraction practices, the fully climate-neutral exhibition explores resistance and activism against the exploitation of people and the environment." The exhibition features Linke's "extensive installation Prospecting Ocean, which deals, among other things, with the euphoria for deep-sea mining beginning in the 1960s and 1970s." Zeppelin Museum

Down to Earth
Luxembourg Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, Arsenale, Sale d’Armi A, 1st floor
May 26 – November 26, 2023

Down to Earth

Photos: Armin Linke

"Down to Earth critically unpacks the project of space mining through the perspective of resources. With the space of the pavilion itself turned into a lunar laboratory, a stage where the performance of extraction takes place, the exhibition focuses on the unveiling of the backstages of the space mining project, offering another way of seeing the Moon that goes beyond the current optics of the Anthropocene." La Biennale di Venezia
The exhibition features three projects developed throughout the course of the research—a film, a workshop, and a publication. "Linke’s film Cosmic Market, made in collaboration with the Pavilion’s curators, shows the links between scientific research and the different interpretations of space legislation, between technological development and the creation of new markets, both on Earth and beyond." Kultur | lx

The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Main Galleries, 1920, rue Baile, Montreal
May 25, 2023 – April 7, 2024

The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project

Photo: Stefano Graziani

“The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project is the first of a trilogy of research and exhibition projects produced by the CCA on the medium of photography—between work of art, research tool, and document—as a means to investigate the built environment. …
The project is conceived as a display of open research where works of authors from the 1970s until today—from the CCA collection and beyond—are presented together with unpublished projects, books, publication mock-ups, interviews, and documents connected to the production of the works themselves.” CCA

WHAT MAD PURSUIT. Aglaia Konrad, Armin Linke, Bas Princen
Università della Svizzera italiana, Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio
April 7 – October 22, 2023

WHAT MAD PURSUIT. Aglaia Konrad, Armin Linke, Bas Princen

Photos: Armin Linke

Università della Svizzera italiana, Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio presents the exhibition WHAT MAD PURSUIT. Aglaia Konrad, Armin Linke, Bas Princen, promoted by the USI Academy of Architecture. "The project explores the relationship between architecture and photography, and that between the latter and the context in which it is shown, focusing on the complexity of an interweaving that places
the works at the centre of a constant process of negotiation between subject and exhibition space. The exhibition questions the documentary function of photography, here understood as a device that simultaneously records and transforms reality, while also contradicting its conception of a two-dimensional image by exploring its materiality, body and presence." Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio

Renaissance 3.0. A Base Camp for New Alliances of Art and Science in the 21st Century
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Lorenzstraße 19
March 25, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Renaissance 3.0. A Base Camp for New Alliances of Art and Science in the 21st Century

Photos: Armin Linke

"The exhibition ... spans a bridge from the Arab and Italian Renaissance to the media art of the twenty-first century, outlining a third Renaissance in art." ZKM

With an extensive physical and digital outreach program, Renaissance 3.0 offers spaces to discuss current technologies and findings and explore fields of knowledge within the alliance of media art and science.

Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground
J.D.A. Gallery, Colombo
November 11 – 27, 2022

Critical Zones in Colombo

Photos: Tavish Gunasena, courtesy of the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka and ZKM

Image Capital. An exhibition by Estelle Blaschke and Armin Linke
Museum Folkwang, Essen
September 9 – December 11, 2022

Image Capital at Museum Folkwang

Fondazione MAST, Bologna
September 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Fondazione MAST

Photos: Armin Linke and archive images

“The push for photography as an information technology occurred at a time when management and administrative procedures expanded and required optimization. Information needed to be easily available; it needed to be fluid. Long before today’s information society, capitalist formations heavily depended on the systems designed to facilitate communication and access to information resources. Photography assisted the development of global industries and large governmental apparatuses. Digital practices appear in continuity to analogue practices, albeit at a different scale and pace.
Yet, the contemporary digital practices (in modeling, engineering, agricultural production, etc.) foster, or even provoke, a re-examination of the blind spots or forgotten episodes in the historiography of photography. When, and under what circumstances, did images become operational? What is the economic power of masses of images and what role do archives and organizational systems play in not only preserving photographic ‘data’ but of generating new information and potentially new insights? What imaginaries, ideologies and rhetoric govern visual practices in capitalist societies?” Estelle Blaschke

Image Capital: open access web-based publication available soon

Earth Indices. Processing the Anthropocene. An exhibition by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke
HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
May 19 – October 17, 2022

Earth Indices.Processing the Anthropocene by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke

Photos by Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke

"The materiality of the core describes time, technology, climate change, changes to Earth—it partitions these changes into something a bit like a musical score. To read and interpret this score, you need different media technologies, photographs and chemical processes, which are transformed into data and then analyzed again. As photographers and artists, we’re interested in seeing how all these instruments, not just the most spectacular ones, form part of the larger set of information and culture production. And, perhaps, we’re interested in destabilizing the hierarchy of spectacularity—in understanding where the image, the photography, fails."
Giulia Bruno / Armin Linke
"The symptoms of the Anthropocene are already visible in the different spheres of the Earth system and in society as disturbance, interruption and uncertainty. Until now, there has been a lack of images, languages and grammars with which to make this process understandable and negotiable. ...In presenting an ensemble of Anthropocene knowledge production, Earth Indices attempts to make the production conditions of the new geological epoch visible and readable.”
Katrin Klingan

HKW: Earth Indices: Events
HKW: Earth Indices: Curatorial Statement
HKW: Anthropocene Curriculum

Prospecting Ocean - Media Infrastructures of the Deep Sea
Oldenburg University, Oldenburg, Germany
Talk and Discussion: April 29, 2022 at 5pm

Records of Disaster. Infrastructures and Material Witnesses of Climate Change: Prospecting Ocean-Media Infrastructures of the Deep Sea.

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Opera Opera. Allegro ma non troppo. Contemporary Art from the Maxxi Collection
PalaisPopulaire, Berlin
April 27 – August 22, 2022

Opera Opera. Allegro ma non troppo

Photo by Armin Linke

Opera Opera digital guide

In itinere
MAXXI L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
March 12 – June 12, 2022

"In itinere", MAXXI L'Aquila
In itinere-Gran Sasso, Armin Linke, MAXXI L’Aquila

Photo by Armin Linke

Image Capital
E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks. Matter and Memory
Hall at Plazz, Zuoz, Switzerland
Armin Linke Talk: February 29 at 11:40–12:10
Alpi Screening: February 28-29
February 28 - February 30, 2022

E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks 2022. Matter and Memory

Earth Beats - The changing face of nature
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Opening: October 8, 2021
October 9, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Kunsthaus Zürich
Earth Beats - The changing face of nature

Fluide Realitäten
Kunstbrücke am Wildenbruch, Berlin, Germany
September 4 – October 31, 2021

Kunstbrücke am Wildenbruch

Screening: Ocenarium
Miragemfilm, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
August 27, 2021 at 9 pm


Suoni da un'altra stanza
Vistamare Gallery, Pescara, Italy
Opening: June 27, 2021 at 10:30 am
June 28 - November 26, 2021

Vistamare Gallery

The Families of Man
MAR- Regional Archaeological Museum, Aosta, Italy
Opening: May 28, 2021 at 5 pm
May 29 - October 10, 2021

The Families of Man

Armin Linke: A talk about Oceanarium
MAAT- Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Live stream: April 23, 2021 at 2 pm

OPEN/CLOSED SYSTEMS. 2021 Spring Opening at maat. Armin Linke: A talk about Oceanarium, his latest film commissioned for Aquaria

Aquaria – Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea
MAAT- Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
March 18 - September 6, 2021

Aquaria – Or the illusion of a Boxed Sea
Maat Extended. Aquaria – Or the illusion of a Boxed Sea. Angela Rui

Photo by Armin Linke

Blind Sensorium: Visual Anthropology
Matadero Madrid - Center for Contemporary Creation, Madrid, Spain
March 12 - May 20, 2021

Blind Sensorium: Visual Anthropology

Photo by Armin Linke

Terrestrial University: Prospecting Ocean
Talk with Armin Linke
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Live stream: January 14, 2021 at 7 pm

Terrestrial University: Prospecting Ocean
Live stream: Terrestrial University: Prospecting Ocean

Image Capital – Computational Science
Armin Linke & Estelle Blaschke und Sabine Süsstrunk. Dialogreihe "Fotografie & Wissenschaft"
Biennale für aktuelle fotografie / Dai Heidelberg. Haus der Kultur, Heidelberg, Germany
Online webinar: November 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Please, register here to the Zoom Webinar
Image Capital – Computational Science
Biennale fotografie

"Spiriti". Otto fotografi raccontano Giancarlo De Carlo a Urbino
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Urbino, Italy
October 30, 2020 – October 24, 2021
Opening: October 30, 2020 at 11 am

"Spiriti". Otto fotografi raccontano Giancarlo De Carlo a Urbino

Photo by Armin Linke

Armin Linke: Video interventions for "Feral Atlas. The More than Human Anthropocene"
Online project: available from October 20, 2020

Available online. Feral Atlas. The More than Human Anthropocene
The footage edited for Feral Atlas is part of a larger and ongoing project presented at the exhibition Blind Sensorium. Il paradosso dell’Antropocene

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Photo by Armin Linke

Armin Linke: Alpi
within the program A Wildness Distant
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York
Online screening: October 19 – November 1, 2020

Alpi: now online screening. Columbia GSAPP. Essay Of Mountains and Machines by Shannon Mattern

On Alinari. International Perspectives and Methodological Reflections
Organized by Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Florence, Italy
Armin Linke: Artistic Practices in Photographic Archives
Online Study Day: October 13, 2020

Online Study Day, October 13: On Alinari. International Perspectives and Methodological Reflections

Free registration

Watch the video. Armin Linke: Artistic Practices in Photographic Archives

“Armin Linke: Prospecting Ocean” within Gallery of Futures Heatwaves, Conflicts and Solidarity
BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
October 8 – November 22, 2020
Opening: October 7, 2020

Gallery of Futures. Patch 2: Armin Linke - 2036


Berliner Festspiele On Demand streaming platform to accompany the first week of "Down to Earth"
Berliner Festpiele / Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
August 13 - August 19, 2020

Berliner Festspiele

Watch here: Flocking, Armin Linke. August 13 / August 19.

Photo by Armin Linke

Prospecting Ocean. Photographic series by Armin Linke in the art, live work and discourse project
Down to Earth – Climate Art Discourse unplugged
Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
August 13 - September 13, 2020

Berliner Festspiele / Gropius Bau

Screening: Alpi
20 Sunsets
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, HKW, Berlin, Germany
July 16, 2020 at 9:30 p.m.

HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Arsenal Berlin

Prospecting Ocean
Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics
ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 23, 2020 – January 9, 2022
Exhibition accessible from July 24, 2020

Critical Zones

"Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics", © ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, photo: Tobias Wootton

Le Arti, 1966 - 2020. The practice of drawing
Vistamare Studio, Milan, Italy
June 24 – July 31, 2020
Opening: June 24, 11a.m. – 9p.m.


Live streaming, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea
YouTube@mufocotube Facebook@mufoco
June 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Progetto Capsula. ISIA Urbino

Blind Sensorium. Il Paradosso dell’Antropocene. SOURCEBOOK
We are delighted to announce the release of Blind Sensorium Sourcebook!
Please, find the link below for the download

The Publication is downloadable as a pdf here
Here you can order color copies of the book from printered


Modalities of Photography
Web Talk & Book launch: live streaming, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea
YouTube@mufocotube Facebook@mufoco
May 28, 2020 at 6 p.m.

TALK | Armin Linke. Modalities of Photography
MUFOCO: Modalities of Photography
Please, check it out the book: Modalities of Photography

Photo by Alina Schmuch

Prospecting Ocean
Columbia University (GSAPP), Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall, New York
March 26 - June 27, 2020

Prospecting Ocean at Columbia University (GSAPP)

Photo by Armin Linke

Senza Rughe
Vistamare Gallery, Pescara, Italy
February 24 - September 18, 2020
Opening: February 23 at 10:30 a.m.


A Card or Maybe Two – Modalities of Photography
Marubi National Museum of Photography, Shkodër, Albania
January 11 - March 16, 2020
Opening: January 11 at 6 p.m.

A Card or Maybe Two – Modalities of Photography

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Photo by Armin Linke

Vom Leben in Industrielandschaften – Eine fotografische Bestandsaufnahme
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
October 28, 2019 - February 16, 2020
Opening: October 27 at 12 p.m.

Book publication: Prospecting Ocean
The Mit Press
December, 2019

The Mit Press / Prospecting Ocean


Prospecting Ocean
Foto/Industria 2019. Biennial of Photography on Industry and Work. Tecnosfera
University Library of Bologna, Italy
October 24 - November 24, 2019
Opening: 23 October

Prospecting Ocean / Foto/Industria 2019

Photo by Armin Linke

Exhibition: Remembering Landscape
LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium
September 26 - June 9, 2019
Opening: September 25 at 5:30 p.m.

LUCA School of Art

Prospecting Ocean
16th Istanbul Biennial. The Seventh Continent
Anadolu Club, The Yellow Building Prinkipo Island (Ada-i-Kebir) Princes’ Islands, Istanbul, Turkey
September 14 - November 10, 2019
Opening: September 12 - 13

16th Istanbul Biennial.The Seventh Continent

Pulau-pulau kelapa sawit [Islands of Palm Oil]
Botanic Fictions —On the Political Narratives of Plants
Goethe-Institut, Athens, Greece
Film Screening: September 13, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Palm Oil

Blind Sensorium. Il paradosso dell'Antropocene
Matera 2019. European Capital of culture
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, Matera, Italy
September 6, 2019 - January 6, 2020 Extended until March 8, 2020
Opening: September 6

Blind Sensorium | Il paradosso dell'Antropocene

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Photo by Armin Linke

6th triennial of photography in Genève
Centre de la photographie, Genève, Switzerland
June 19 - August 25, 2019

Centre de la photographie Genève

Sprachagenten / Language Agents
Vienna Biennale for change 2019. UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
May 29 - June 6, 2019
Opening: May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Uncanny Values
Vienna Biennale for change

Documentation by Giulia Bruno

The Future of Archives / Archives of the Future:
Image Capital (Lecture - Performance)
Estelle Blaschke and Armin Linke, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM), Köln, Germany
May 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.


The Green and The Stone. Straub-Huillet in Buti
Goethe-Institut, London, United Kindom
Film Screening: April 28 afternoon, 2019

Goethe Institute London

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Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia 2019
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
April 12 - June 1, 2019
Opening: April 11 at 6 p.m.

RMIT Gallery

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Image Capital
Estelle Blaschke and Armin Linke
C/O Berlin Foundation. Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
Lecture - Performance: April 2, 2019 at 7 p.m.

C/O Berlin

Kubus. Sparda-Kunstpreis 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
March 23 - June 23, 2019
Opening: March 22 at 7 p.m.

Kubus. Sparda KunstPrize
Künstlerworkshop. Kubus. Sparda KunstPrize
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart


Obiettivi su Burri
Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello (Perugia), Italy
Sede Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco
March 12 - September 12, 2019
Opening: March 12 at 5 p.m.

Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri


Carceri d´Invenzione
XXII Triennale di Milano 2019, Milan, Italy
Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival
March 1 - September 1, 2019
Opening: Februar 28

Broken Nature

Documentation by Martina Pozzan

Fauna of Mirrors Exhibition
Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, India
Februar 22 - March 24, 2019

Chennai Photo Biennale


Sea Change
Presentation of Prospecting Ocean (Main Film)
within Colomboscope 2019 - interdisciplinary arts festival Colomboscope
Januar 24-31, 2019


Language Agents and Multilingualism at the European Court of Justice
within The New Alphabet – Opening Days.
HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Januar 10-13, 2019

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Giulia Bruno, Armin Linke, Luc Steels: Language Agents - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Giulia Bruno, Armin Linke, Vincenzo Latronico: Multilingualism at the European Court of Justice - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Giulia Bruno, Armin Linke, Luc Steels: Language Agents - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Documentation by Martina Pozzan

Alvar Aalto-Second Nature
Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
December 8, 2018 - Februar 3, 2019
Opening: December 7 at 3 p.m.

Nagoya City Art Museum

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Landschaft, die sich erinnert
MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
November 15, 2018 - March 13, 2019

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest


Armin Linke - Moltiplicazioni
Museo MA*GA Gallarate, Varese, Italy
November 12, 2018 - Februar 24, 2019
Opening: November 11 at 3 p.m.

Museo MA*GA


Image Capital
Estelle Blaschke and Armin Linke
Cinéma 1 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Lecture: November 10, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Centre Pompidou

Link to trailer


Armin Linke, Alpi
Porta di Milano (Terminal 1)
Aeroporto di Milano Malpensa, Somma Lombardo, Varese, Italy
October 22 - November 9, 2018

within Milano Montagna Festival & Fuori Festival 2018,
developed in collaboration with SEA

Milano Montagna Festival


Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald
Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen,
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/Wittenberg, Halle/Saale
October 20 – December 14, 2018
Opening: October 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Reassembling the Natural

Documentation by Martina Pozzan

Exploring the Arctic Ocean
September 21 – December 7, 2018
Visual Art Center, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Visual Art Center, University of Texas at Austin

Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
September 15 - November 25, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

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Image Capital
Estelle Blaschke and Armin Linke
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz / Max-Planck-Institut, Florence, Italy
Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Florence
Seminar: September 13, 2018

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz


Landschaft, die sich erinnert
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
June 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Opening: June 10, 12pm

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

Accattone #5
Bruno Bookshop, Venice, Italy
Magazine presentation and artist talk:
Opening: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:30pm

Bruno Bookshop

Accattone Magazine


Prospecting Ocean
CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Italy
May 23, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Symposium: May 23, 3-6pm
Opening: May 23, 6pm

commissioned by TBA21–Academy and developed
in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - TBA21

National Research Council - CNR, Institute of Marine Sciences - ISMAR

Documentation by Giulia Bruno

Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald – Teil 2
Tieranatomisches Theater (TA T), Berlin, Germany
April 27, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Reassembling the Natural

Documentation by Michael Pfisterer

Future Perfect
The Model, Sligo
May 05, 2018 - July 1, 2018

The Model

Future Perfect
M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
Februar 28, 2018 - April 1, 2018

M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum

Alvar Aalto - Architecte et designer
Cité de l'Architecture e du Patrimoine, Paris, France
March 9, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Cité de l'Architecture e du Patrimoine

The Oceanic
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Singapore
December 9, 2017 - March 4, 2018

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art

17 Volcanoes
NUS Museum, Singapore
October 6, 2017 - February 15, 2018

NUS Museum

Weltuntergang – Ende ohne Ende /
Apocalypse – End Without End

Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland
November 10, 2017 - November 10, 2022

Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern

Documentation by Ingo Günther, Worldprocessor NMBE/Schäublin

Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald
Centrum für Naturkunde (CeNak), Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg, Germany
November 10, 2017 - March 29, 2018
Opening November 9, 6pm

Reassembling Nature

ARE WE HUMAN? The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
School of Architecture, Princeton, New York
November 7, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Opening November 6, 5pm

School of Architecture Princeton

Dialogues between Ocean Floor and Water Column (2017) by Armin Linke presented at Fishing for Islands
A weekend of oceanic performances, installations and panels presented by the TBA21 Academy in association with the Nationalgalerie
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
October 27, 28, 29, 2017

Hamburger Bahnhof

Open Codes - Leben in digitalen Welten
ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
October 20, 2017 - May 13, 2018
Opening: October 19, 7pm


The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen
Centre de la Photographie Genève, Switzerland
September 29 - November 1, 2017
Opening: September 28, 7pm

Centre de la Photographie

Sagen Sie's den Steinen
Zur Gegenwart des Werks von Danièle Huillet und Jean-Marie Straub

Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
September 14 - November 19, 2017
Opening: September 13, 7pm

Akademie der Künste

Arrivano i Paparazzi!
CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy
September 12, 2017 - January 7, 2018



2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Cultural Center, United States
September 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Architecture in Contemporary Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Split
July 12, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Opening: July 11, 2017

Museum of Fine Arts

OCEANS - Dialogues between Ocean Floor and Water Column
Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
July 6, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Opening: July 5, 2017

Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst

Corporate Arcadia
CIVA Foundation, Brussels
June 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

CIVA Foundation

Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico
May 25, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes

How To Live Together
Kunsthalle Wien
May 25, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Kunsthalle Wien


Alvar Aalto - Art and the Modern Form
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
May 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Opening: May 10, 2017 6pm



And what, for example, am I now seeing?
Galleria Continua, Les Moulins
April 30, 2017
Opening: April 30, 2017 from 12 noon

Galleria Continua

The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen
Ludwig Forum, Aachen
March 24, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Opening: March 23, 2017

Ludwig Forum


Museo Nivola, Orani
March 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Opening: March 18, 2017

Museo Nivola

Presentation of The Anthropocene Ocean Project
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna
March 03, 2017 4:30pm


einfach alltäglich
aut. architektur und tirol, Innsbruck
March 03, 2017 - June 03, 2017
Opening: March 02, 2017 7pm


Talk about The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen
Fondazione MAST, Bologna
March 1, 2017 6.30 pm


Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
KUNSTEN - Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg
January 26, 2017 - April 17, 2017



Jeux Sans Frontières - Armin Linke
COLLI independent art gallery, Rome
December 17, 2016 - February 11, 2017



Galleria Vistamare, Pescara
October 22, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Galleria Vistamare

The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Milano
October 16, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Opening: October 15, 2016

PAC Milano


17 Volcanoes: Works by Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Armin Linke, and Bas Princen
Canadian Centre for Architecture Montreal
September 29, 2016 - January 22, 2017


House of One
Solo Galerie Paris
September 23 - November 26, 2017

Solo Galerie


Un Sogno Fatto A Mantova
Centro Internationale D'Arte E Di Cultura Di Palazzo Te
September 7 - November 13, 2016

Palazzo Te

Future Perfect
Museo La Tertulia Cali, Colombia
August 25 - November 13, 2016

Museo la Tertulia

f/stop Festival für Fotografie Leipzig
June 26 - July 3, 2016


Extraordinary Visions. Italia
Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo Roma
June 2 - October 23, 2016
Opening: June 1, 2016



Centre de la Photographie Genève
June 1 - July 31, 2016
Opening: May 31, 2016

Centre de la Photographie Genève


Architecture Biennale
15th International Architecture Exhibition
May 28 - November 27, 2016
Opening: May 26/27, 2016

achitecture biennale 2016

Nuclear Voyage at Berlinische Galerie
Gallery Weekend: Videoart at Midnight, Berlinische Galerie
April 30, 2016

Berlinische Galerie

Gallery Weekend Berlin

17 Vulcanoes
ETH Hönggerberg
April 21 - May 20, 2016
Opening: April 20, 2016

gta exhibitions

© 2016 Martin Stollenwerk

Reset Modernity!
ZKM Karlsruhe
April 16 - August 21, 2016
Opening: April 15, 2016



aut. architektur und tirol, Innsbruck
March 5 - June 18, 2016

aut Innsbruck

© 2016 Günter Richard Wett

Red Africa
Calvert 22 Foundation London
February 4 - April 3, 2016

Calvert 22 Foundation

The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen
ZKM Karlsruhe
September 5 2015 - January 31, 2016
Opening: September 4, 2015



Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
Caixa Forum, Madrid
September 30, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Caixa Forum

20/20vision. 20 curators/20photographers
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
July 2nd - September 5th 2015
Opening: July 1st 2015, 6-8pm

Christophe Guye Galerie

Fire and Forget. On Violence
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
June 14th - August 30th 2015
Opening: June 13th 2015, 5-10pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Conference: The Anthropocene Project
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London
June 5th 2015, 10.15am - 5pm

Tate Modern

Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
Caixa Forum, Barcelona
June 3rd - August 23rd 2015

Caixa Forum

Die Innenwelt der Aussenwelt
Euroboden Positionen, Munich
April 25th - November 29th 2015

Euroboden Positionen

Frac Centre, Orléans, France
April 10th - September 20th 2015

Frac Centre
Alpi website

Landschaft in Bewegung
Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
March 13th - October 26th 2015
Opening: March 12th 2015, 7pm

Kunsthaus Graz

Anthropocene Observatory
exhibition developed by Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and
Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), Armin Linke and Anselm Franke
BAK, Utrecht
February 7th - April 26th 2015
Opening: February 6th 2015, 6pm

Anthropocene Observatory
Anthropocene Observatory at BAK


10th Shanghai Biennale
Shanghai, China
November 23rd 2014 - March 31st 2015

Shanghai Biennale

#4 The Dark Abyss of Time
Fourth Episode of the Anthropocene Observatory
a collective project by Territorial Agency, Armin Linke
and Anselm Franke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
October 17th - December 8th 2014
Opening: October 16th 2014, 5.30pm

Anthropocene Observatory
Anthropocene Observatory at HKW


GLITCH - Interferenze tra arte e cinema
PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Milano, Milan
October 11th 2014 - January 6th 2015

PAC Milano

Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
September 27th 2014 - March 1st 2015
Opening: September 26th 2014, 9pm

Vitra Museum


20th Short Film and Animation Festival
Bristol, UK
September 16th-21st 2014
Future Archaeology screening

Our Souls are Palestinian
Future Archaeology website

De Rock Show
Heterotopie, Plaats van het anders zijn (Places(s) of Otherness)
Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Genk
September 13th 2014
Alpi screening

De Rock Show
Alpi website

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna
June 25th - October 5th 2014
Opening: June 24th 2014, 7pm



Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, Austria
June 12th 2014 - 2017
Opening: June 11th 2014, 11am

Alpi website

Travelling Communiqué
a collective project, curated by Armin Linke, Doreen Mende, Milica Tomic
Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade
June 11th - August 15th 2014
Opening: June 10th 2014, 8pm

Travelling Communiqué
Museum of Yugoslav History

travelleing communique myh

Architecture Biennale
14th International Architecture Exhibition
June 7th - November 23th 2014
Opening: June 5-6th 2014

achitecture biennale 2014

#3 Down to Earth
Third Episode of the Anthropocene Observatory
a collective project by Territorial Agency, Armin Linke
and Anselm Franke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
March 15th - May 5th 2014
Opening: March 14th 2014, 6pm

Anthropocene Observatory
Anthropocene Observatory at HKW

Room Service
On the hotel in the arts and artists in the hotel
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
March 22nd - June 22nd 2014

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

room service

Il documentario come opera d'arte
Caucaso Factory, Bologna
March 11th - 12th 2014
Alpi screening
March 12th 2014, 11am

Caucaso Factory
Alpi website

Photographers, stars and artists
Centre Pompidou Metz
February 26th - June 9th 2014

Centre Pompidou Metz

paparazzi metz

I Linguaggi - Festival delle Scienze 2014
January 23rd - 26th 2014
Performance lecture by Armin Linke
Teatro Studio, Roma
January 26th 2014, 4pm

Festival delle Scienze 2014

Ware & Wissen
(or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger)
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt a.M.
January 16th 2014 - January 4th 2015 Opening: January 16th 2014, 7pm

Weltkulturen Museum

Alpi at Vdrome/ Mousse Magazine
Online screening
December 15th - 24th 2013

Alpi at Vdrome
Alpi website

Le isole deserte del mediterraneo
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova
December 13th 2013 - February 2nd 2014
Opening: December 12th, 6pm

Villa Croce
Desertmed info

desertmed groce

Armin Linke. Il Bello nella Fotografia
Dialogue with Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (curator)
Auditorium, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
December 10th 2013, 7pm

Fondazione Maxxi

Archives Works
Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin
Contributions by Berhanu Ashagrie, Yohannes Bereket, Beatrice von Bismarck, Olafur Eliasson, Eric Ellingsen, Elizabeth Giorghis, Fasil Giorghis, Mihret Kebede, Koyo Kouoh, Armin Linke, Bekele Mekonnen, Salem Mekuria, Doreen Mende, Aida Muluneh, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Robel Temesgen, Christina Werner, and others
November 22nd - 23rd 2013


Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
November 7th - 17th 2013
Alpi screening

Alpi website

#2 The Empire of Calculus
Second Episode of the Anthropocene Observatory
a collective project by Territorial Agency, Armin Linke
and Anselm Franke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
September 19th - October 28th 2013
Opening: September 18th 2013, 5pm

Finissage: October 28th 2013, 5pm

Anthropocene Observatory
Anthropocene Observatory at HKW

Geographies of Collaboration I
panel discussions
With the contribution of the Project Travelling Communiqué
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
October 5th 2013, 3pm

Geographies of Collaboration I at HKW
After Year Zero at HKW

Thessaloniki biennále: 4
Thessaloniki (Greece)
With a contribution by the Desertmed Group
September 18th 2013 - January 31st 2014

Thessaloniki biennále: 4
Desertmed info

Field Research in the Space of Imaging Technologies
presented in the exhibition Cross Over
Fotomuseum, Winterthur
September 7th - November 17th 2013 Opening: September 6th 2013, 5pm - 9pm

Fotomuseum Winterthur
ZKM Karlsruhe

Futur Perfekt. Vollendete Zukunft
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M.
August 23rd - October 13th 2013
Opening: August 22nd, 7pm
Artist talk
with Armin Linke and Philipp Ziegler (Curator)
August 23rd, 7pm

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Artist talk

REAL DMZ PROJECT 2013: From the North
Artsonje Center, Seoul (Korea)
August 21st - September 22nd 2013


Armin Linke / Alpi
vai Voralberger Architektur Institut
Dornbirn, Austria
July 20th - October 5th 2013
Opening: July 19th 2013, 7pm

vai Vorlalberger Architektur Institut
Alpi website

Lens Drawings
Section IV: Department of Light Recordings
Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities
Curated by Jens Hoffmann
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
June 29th - August 2nd 2013
Opening: June 28th 2013

Galerie Marian Goodman

lense drawings

Russian Spatiographies
Solo Show Triumph Gallery, Moscow
June 28th - July 14th 2013
Opening: June 27th 2013

Triumph Gallery


Double Bound Economies
Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin
June 22nd - August 3rd 2013
Opening: June 21st 2013, 6pm
Galerie Thomas Fischer

Time Lapse
Armin Linke and Donato Dozzy/ Rabih Beaini
Group exhibition curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
Architecture by Carlo Scarpa
On occasion of the 55th Venice Biennal
FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano - Negozio Olivetti
May 30th - November 24th 2013

FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano

olivetti venice

Une oeuvre de Armin Linke
Sciences Po - Bibliothèque René Rémond, Paris
Permanently on view from May 23th 2013 onwards

Science Po Bibliothèque


2nd Edition of the Biennial Project D/0 ARK Underground
at Tito's Nuclear Bunker, Konjic
April 26th - September 26th 2013
Opening: April 26th 2013, 11am - 4pm

Biennial of Contemporary Art

#1 Plan the Planet
First Episode of the Anthropocene Observatory
a collective project by Territorial Agency, Armin Linke
and Anselm Franke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
April 26th - August 26th 2013
Opening: April 25th 2013, 6pm

Anthropocene Observatory
Anthropocene Observatory at HKW
The Whole Earth at HKW

Double Bound Economies
Reading an East German Photo Archive, 1967-1990
ETH Zurich
April 11th - May 23rd 2013
Opening: April 10th 2013, 6pm
ETH Zurich

db zurich

Field Research in the Space of Imaging Technologies
ZKM, Karlsruhe
March 2nd - May 19th 2013
Opening: March 1st 2013, 6pm

ZKM Karlsruhe
Trailer Machinevision


Fotografie und Architektur
Fotomuseum, Winterthur
March 2nd - May 19th 2013
Opening: March 1st 2013, 6pm

Fotomuseum Winterthur

concrete winterthur

Stealth Architecture
In cooperation with the Architecture & Critical Spatial Practice Class at Städelschule
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt
February 7th - March 10th 2013

Weltkulturen Museum


Piazza dell'Architettura 2012
Including the exhibition Retrouver Trieste with works
by Armin Linke, Bas Princen, Joan Silva, Amedeo Martegani and Stefano Graziani
Museo Revoltella, Trieste
November 29th 2012 - February 24th 2013

Piazza dell'Architettura 2012 on wordpress

trieste retrouver

Carlo Mollino
Armin Linke and Kuehn Malvezzi
Galleria Vistamare, Benedetta Spalletti, Pescara
November 24th 2012 - January 24th 2013
Opening: November 24th 2012, 6.30pm

Press release

mollino vistamare

Detour International Travel Film Festival
Padova, Italia
October 18th - 21st 2012
Alpi screening

Detour Film Festival
Alpi website

A project about the islands of the Mediterranean
NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. Berlin
October 27th - December 2nd 2012
Opening: Oktober 26th 2012, 7pm


desertmed ngbk

Videoart at Midnight #38: Armin Linke
A project by Olaf Stüber and Ivo Wessel
BABYLON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
big cinema hall
Friday, October 12th 2012, 12pm
admission free

Alpi website

Doubles Economies - Double Economies
Visitant une archive de l'Allemagne de l'Est, 1967-1990
Reading an East German Photo Archive, 1967-1990
Centre de la photographie, Geneva
October 11th - November 25th 2012
Opening: October 10th 2012, 5pm
Centre de la photographie

db geneva

Taipei Biennial 2012
The Museum of Crossings
Organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
September 29th 2012 - January 13th 2013
Opening: September 28th 2012

Taipei Biennial 2012

taipei biennale

abc - art berlin contemporary
Courtesy Gallery Klosterfelde
September 13th - September 16th, 2012

abc - art berlin contemporary

© Armin Linke 2012

Bild Zeitung signpost on top of the Axel-Springer Verlag building Berlin Germany 2009
© Armin Linke 2012

The City that Doesn't Exist
Images of Global Spaces
Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen
September 22nd 2012 - January 20th 2013

Ludwig Forum Aachen

the city

Architecture Biennale
13th International Architecture Exhibition
Ausgust 29th - November 25th 2012

achitecture biennale 2012

km biennale

ines biennale

Hidden publics
Motorenhalle Dresden
September 5th - October 13th 2012

Motorenhalle Dresden

German premiere: ALPI
Arsenal Cinema Berlin
Cinema 1
Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin
June 17th 2012, 8 pm

Armin Linke, the graphic designer Cornel Windlin as well as the writer and curator Doreen Mende will be present.

Arsenal Berlin
Alpi website

The History of Now
F/Stop photography festival
at Werkschauhalle, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig
June 23rd - July 1st 2012

F/Stop photography festival
Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade

© Museum of Yugoslav History

1978_668_174 (portrait exhibition)
© Museum of Yugoslav History

km biennale

Double Bound Economies
Reading an East German Photo Archive, 1967-1990
HALLE 14: Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
May 6th - July 1st 2012
Opening: May 5th 2012, 4pm


Reinhard Mende: 04439_05 Vertreterempfang in Falstaff Rundgang Minister Mozambique 16.03.1978
(c) Reinhard Mende / PRODUZIEREN 2012

MMK - Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.M.
April 20th - July 8th, 2012,
Opening: 19th April 2012, 7pm
Later Party at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Café


2012 from the project Paparazzi
photo copyright by Corrado Calvo (c)

14. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente BAFICI 2012
April 11th - 22nd 2012
Alpi screening

09e Recontres Europeennes du Moyen Metrage de Brive
April 10th - 15th 2012
Alpi in Competition Europeenne

FILM FORUM 2012, March 20-29
Udine / Gorizia
Alpi screening
Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia
Friday, March 23th, 9pm
Artist talk with Armin Linke
Sala della Torre, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia
Saturday, March 24th, 9.30am - 1pm

Centre Pompidou - Festival Hors Pistes
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
Alpi screening
February 3th, 7pm
talk with Bruno Latour and Armin Linke
after the screening

festival programm and Centre Pompidou website

new book release


Armin Linke & Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss:
Socialist Architecture: The Vanishing Act
Texts by Tobia Bezzola, Philipp Ursprung,
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
English / German Edition, January 2012
JRP-Ringier, ISBN: 978-3-03764-245-0

Viennale - International Film Festival Vienna
October 20th - November 2nd 2011
at Kuenstlerhauskino 1, Akademiestrasse 13, Vienna, Austria
1st screening November 1st, 2011 4pm
2nd screening November 2nd, 2011, 1.30pm

le peuple qui manque presents:
Geography is used, first, to make war
at Cinema des Cineastes, Paris
September 20th, 2011 - December 10th 2011


Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
Rewriting Worlds
September 23th - October 30th 2011

Moscow Biennale


Peter Weibel has invited the following artists to exhibit in the main project: Kader Attia, Chen Chieh-jen, EVOL, Claire Fontaine, Susan Hiller, Rebecca Horn, Manabu Ikeda, Shilpa Gupta, Armin Linke,

Fabian Marcaccio, Neo Rauch, Rosangela Renno, Timo Toots, Ai Weiwei, Guido Van der Werve, and many others.

Carlo Mollino
Maniera Moderna

Haus der Kunst, München
September 16th - January 8th 2012
Opening: Thursday, September 15th 2011, 7pm

Watch Panel Discussion
visit haus der kunst website


Friday, September 16th, 7pm
panel discussion with Fulvio and Napoleone Farrari, Wilfried Kuehn and Armin Linke.
moderation: Chris Dercon

The exhibition is organised by Haus der Kunst in cooperation with Wilfried Kuehn (curator and architect, Berlin) and Armin Linke (artist and curator, Berlin)

in collaboration with Museo Casa Mollino, Torino Sistema Bibliotecario del Politecnico di Torino, Biblioteca Centrale di Architettura, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe

Visual Arts Department Visiting Artist
Lecture Series Presents:
Armin Linke

UC San Diego, Visual Arts Facility Performance Space
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093
Thursday, June 9th 2011, 6.30pm

Festival 3Days of Dimensions
Future Archaelogy & Nuclear Voyage
screening May 27th 2011
ZKM, Karlsruhe
Medientheater, 4.30pm

nuclear voyage

59. Trento Film Festival 2011
April 28th - May 8th
official screening Maz 1st 2011, 8pm at Cinema Modena/SALA 3
second screening Maz 2nd 2011, 3:30pm at Cinema Modena/SALA 3

VISIONS DU REEL - Festival international de cinema
April 7th - 13th 2011, Nyon (CH)
official screening April 8th, 6pm at Salle Communale
second screening April 9th, 4pm at Capitole 2


Armin Linke - ALPI, 60min

Paradise Lost
March 25th 2011 - July 24th 2011
Istanbul Museum Of Modern Art


Groupshow with DESERTMED

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What is to be done ? Art, film, politics
11th to the 19th December 2010
Centre Pompidou

the French curatorial structure le peuple qui manque presents Que faire ? Art, Film, politique - What is to be done? Art, Film, Politics. During these days, this event want to get a fix about the new critical strategies and current

reconfigurations of the bonds between Art & Politics in contemporary Art and more specifically in artists films and videos. The event consists of videos screenings - and of a critical symposium with artists and thinkers

Il Corpo dello Stato
opening and book presentation

21 october 2010 18:30h
MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXi secolo
via Guido Reni 4A
00196 Roma

website MAXXI

il corpo dello stato at maxxi

over de trouweloosheid van de wereld
Harun Farocki, Armin Linke,
Els Vanden Meersch, Jean Bernard Koeman,
Alfredo Jaar
16.09.2010 - 24.10.2010
lokaal 01, Breda, NL

over de trouweloosheid van de wereld

new book release
Armin Linke: The Body of the State


At the end of 2006, Italian photographer Armin Linke was commissioned by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to realize a reportage. For this commission, the artist proposed a photographic mapping of all the institutions housed in various historical buildings in Rome. His research attempted to carry out both a documentation of and an inquiry into the characteristics of public institutions. The result is a portrait of the Italian State through the understanding

of the architectures in which functions and ceremonies are performed daily. Including excerpts from Giorgio Agamben′s recent book "Il Regno e la Gloria", the publication invites a critical reading of the representation of power, while displaying very rarely seen interiors and details of the government′s settings in an objective style typical of Linke′s images.

67th Venice International Film Festival
Orizzonti-The new trends in world cinema
1-11 September 2010
Future Archaeology
official screening 09. September, 17:15h at SALA PERLA


Armin Linke, Francesco Mattuzzi - Future Archaeology, Italy/Germany, 20min (documentary, in cooperation with decolonizing architecture, a project by Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Eyal Weizman)


Wenn die Welt leise untergeht
Interview: Max Dax und Anne Waak
spex30 09/10


Der italienische Fotograf Armin Linke ist ein Weltreisender auf der Suche nach den Wunden und Narben, die der Mensch seinem Heimatplaneten zufügt. In seinem neusten Bildband «Il corpo dello Stato» (dt.: «Der Körper des Staates») zeigt er die Schauplätze römischer und katholischer Politik und blickt in die Schaltzentralen des Machtapparats.

Gleichzeitig offenbaren Linkes Fotografien mit einer Faszination für das Überdimensionale aber auch eine unheimliche Schönheit. Keine Frage: Linke ist einer der wichtigsten Fotochronisten unserer Zeit.

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Armin Linke / Peter Hanappe
Phenotypes limited Forms
Museum Stift Admont


Phenotypes/Limited Forms enables visitors to make use of Linke′s online archive of photographs. This includes images of locations in Nigeria, China and Cyprus, of the G summit in Genoa, a NASA base in California and of the documenta exhibition. Phenotypes/Limited Forms eschews the usual "Please do not touch" approach of the museum and the authoritative stance adopted by artist and curator when they stipulate that an artwork

is the completed and conclusive form in which it is to be presented. Because the visitor can make their own personal selection from the archive, they become, as it were, a temporary "curator". Linke does not allow visitors to simply react to his work, but encourages these to actively and consciously make their own decisions.

Armin Linke
Eröffnung: 26.02.2010 / 19 UHR
27.02.-16.05.2010, Heidelberger Kunstverein


Weil keine eindeutigen und tradierten bildlichen Metaphern zu erkennen sind, entziehen sich die Aufnahmen einer einfachen Kategorisierung durch eine sprachliche Deutung. Der Fotograf sucht explizit nach dem visuellen Wissen, das im kollektiven visuellen Gedächtnis (noch) nicht mit sprachlichen Klischees verbunden ist. Die Ausstellung im Heidelberger Kunstverein gewährt nun zum ersten Mal in dieser Größe Einblick in Linkes Archiv.

Neben den ausgestellten Abzügen bietet sie die Möglichkeit, das Gesamtarchiv in digitaler Version zu durchstöbern. Mit einer neuen Software lassen sich einzelne Archivbilder auswählen und zu einem individuell edierten Buch zusammenstellen, welches auf Bestellung gedruckt und an den jeweiligen "Redakteur" versandt wird.

Heidelberger Kunstverein

Armin Linke: Green Line - UN-Porträts
22. Januar bis 10. April 2010, Innsbruck


Für seine Arbeit über die Green Line auf Zypern greift Linke auf die umfangreiche Sammlung fotografischer Dokumente des UN-Archivs zurück. Anstatt selbst unter schwierigsten Bedingungen weitere Bilder zu produzieren - das Fotografieren der Zone entlang der Green Line ist strengstens verboten - bedient er sich des, zum Großteil von Soldaten der Stabstelle für Kommunikation aufgenommenen Materials aus dem "Inneren des Systems". Das Verschwimmen der Grenze zwischen Fiktion und Realität, das Linke in seinen eigenen Arbeiten immer wieder aufzeigt, stellte er auch bei der Sichtung dieses Materials fest, wo oft unklar ist, ob die Bilder "reale" Situationen abbilden oder Übungen von Ernstfällen, ob sie extra für das Foto arrangiert wurden oder zu reinen Dokumentationszwecken aufgenommen wurden.

Der Idee des Archivs als konzeptionellem Rahmen folgend selektiert und kategorisiert er diese Aufnahmen nach typologischen und dramaturgischen Kriterien und lenkt so den Blick des Betrachters auf Analogien und Details der Landschaft wie auch auf die Art und Intention der Aufnahmen selbst. In sechs, für die Ausstellung im aut zusammengestellten Fotobüchern zeigt er etwa eine endlose Serie von weiß gestrichenen UN-Beobachtungstürmen oder Luftaufnahmen von Kontrollposten, die willkürlich die Landschaft zerschneiden. Durch die Sortierung und Zusammenstellung wandelt sich das ursprünglich rein dokumentarische Archiv in ein schonungsloses Dokument, das ein gleichzeitig poetisches wie verstörendes Bild dieser letzten Mauer Europas entstehen lässt.
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Future Archaeologies
Opening Friday 08. January 2010 18:00-21:00h
Potsdamer Strasse 93, 10785 Berlin


Extra City___Kunsthal Antwerpen
On films by Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub
Exhibition and Ciné-Club
13 November - 20 December 2009
Opening Thursday 12 November at 19:00
Tulpstraat 79, BE-2060 Antwerp


The ‘Straubs’, as Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub are often called, are among the most outstanding, and yet widely unknown contemporary filmmakers in the history of cinema. Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet worked together for over 40 years until Danièle Huillet′s death in October 2006. Since the early 1960s their radical approach towards filmmaking allowed them to create almost 30 very diverse films; they treated and transformed literature by Kafka, Pavese and Hölderlin, as well as the paintings of Cézanne, cantatas by Bach and operas by Schönberg.

Contributors: Chantal Akerman, Pietro Bianchi, Manon de Boer, Robert Bramkamp, Vanessa Brito, Giulio Bursi, Rinaldo Censi,  Merel Cladder, Anna Fiacciarini, Jack Henrie Fisher, Peter Friedl, Kim de Groot,  Romano Guelfi, Tim Liebe, Armin Linke, Laura Malacart, Sally Shafto, Ines Schaber,  Eyal Sivan, Benoît Turquety, Barbara Ulrich, Klaus Volkmer, Susanne Weiric

curated by: Annett Busch, Florian Schneider

Performance at Romaeuropa Festival 2009
24 november 2009 h 20.30
Goethe Institute Rome
Via Savoia,15


an interdisciplinary collaboration between HfG Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and Starflag project, Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity (SMC) of CNR-INFM Rome

Ulrike Barwanietz, Maša Bušic, Irene Giardina, Herwig Hoffmann, Johanna Hoth, Giuseppe Ielasi, Samuel Korn, Armin Linke, Renato Rinaldi, Marc Teuscher

Phenotypes / Limited Forms
concrete & samples
28 May—20 September, 2009
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen


Installation View, YOU_ser 2.0, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2008
28 Bienal de São Paulo, 2008
(in collaboration with Peter Hanappe)

How can curatorial selection processes be presented as part of an artistic work in museum contexts? How can interactive internet applications be transferred to physical space? Where does it lead when authorship is extended to the visitor? The installation Phenotypes / Limited Forms, was presented from October, 2007 – January, 2009, in the exhibition "YOU_ser: The Century of the Consumer" at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnolgie (ZKM) Karlsruhe.

Exploring the meaning of the individual image within a picture archive, illustrating the conditions of its production and use. Relocating Armin Linke′s photo archive into the museum space, the installation takes the artist′s studio situation and proposes a serviceable experimental arrangement: the visitor can view a thousand images, select works, group them, present a selection on the wall, print their selection as a unique edition, the title assigned is then projected in the exhibition space.

These actions of individuals become the basis from which later visitors are received. The installation builds on the concept of a virtual book on demand accessible through The project is the formed through the cooperation between Armin Linke, Peter Hanappe (Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris), Alex Rich (London), Peter Weibel (ZKM), and the programme in exhibition design and curatorial practice at the Hochschule für Gestaltung. The resulting collective process of selection from Linke′s photo archive confirms that Phenotypes / Limited Forms is not a finished object for presentation but rather a space for production.

Doreen Mende, Karlsruhe, 2009

DISPLAYER Interview with Armin Linke and Peter Hanappe
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

#08 Mapping the imaginary

August 05, 2009 / 9PM


Cairo, 2006, C-Print, 150 x 200 cm

Issue #08 of SCREENING IN GENERAL shows a montage of photographic sequences
and film extracts by the Berlin based Italian artist Armin Linke.

Desert Islands
20.05. — 19.06.2009
Villa Romana, Florence


Deserted Islands of the Mediterranean
A Project by Amedeo Martegani,
Armin Linke, Giovanna Silva,
Giuseppe Ielasi, Renato Rinaldi,
Giulia Di Lenarda

A research which tells about spaces, sounds and reasons of the deserted islands of the Mediterranean, using photography, drawings, digital audio and video.More than 200 deserted islands have been counted.

At Villa Romana, for the first time, there will be presented the materials, which have been collected during the first two travels to the Dodecanese and to the Ionian Sea.

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The History of Now
Kurt W Forster on Armin Linke in TATE ETC.


Armin Linke
Three Gorges Dam, Yichang (Hupeh) China 1998
Ghazi Barotha hydroelectric scheme, workers
praying Hattian, Pakistan 1999
Star City ZPK, Moscow, Russia 1998
Polar Cap, Artic North Pole 2001
C–type print 150 x 200 cm
Giovanni Segantini
Death (from the Alpen Triptych 1898 – 1899)
Courtesy Segantini Musem, St Moritz
Oil on canvas 190 x 322 cm
Film stills from Armin Linke's
video installation "Alpi Film Project" (2008)
Courtesy the artist © Armin Linke,
Renato Rinaldi, Piero Zanini

If one wishes to do more than catch a glimpse of this peripatetic photographer, one needs to travel with him. He packs his bags whenever something grabs his attention. At first this has nothing to do with the camera, but everything to do with his eye and a disarming intelligence. Linke quietly scrutinises his chosen location,
selecting a view that is of a scope and depth to warrant taking a picture. One day in Iraq, before the last war, he did just that, some distance from one of Saddam Hussein′s palaces on a slope of asphalt and sand. While he set up his camera, a group of men uniformly dressed in black walked into his view.

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Armin Linke
Born in Milan, 1966
Lives and works in Berlin