Paul Kolling (*1993) lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. His recent works deal with infrastructural and economic processes and their integration into environmental and social structures. His research into and (re-)appropriation of emerging technologies is rearranged to reveal new perspectives that can be obscured through complexity and rhetoric. The outcomes are technological systems, installations and hybrid objects that strive to make complicated issues accessible.

Paul is one third of His (other) projects range from publications, lectures and panel discussions to objects and installation works for exhibits and galleries. They have been presented and discussed at Ars Electronica, Biennale de Lyon, Furtherfield Gallery, Drugo More, re:publica, Schinkel Pavillon, transmediale and Vienna Biennale (amongst others). Find some recent exhibition views here.

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Survival of the Fittest
29.02.2020 — 24.05.2020
Kunstpalais Erlangen
Group exhibitions & showcases
Survival of the Fittest
Kunstpalais Erlangen
Goodbye Cruel World, It's Over
Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf
Befriending Hyperobjects

NAVEL, Los Angeles
ME YOU NOU – Créons un terrain d’entente

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust

Bureau Europa, Maastricht
Romantic Limits

Galerie der HFBK Hamburg
MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Wien

Artspace, Sydney
Open Studios
Art School Alliance Studios, Hamburg
Sovereign Nature Exhibition
Kraftwerk, Berlin
25th International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA)

Maribor, Slovenia
New World Order

Furtherfield Gallery, London
Crypto-economics: Infrastructures & Artefacts

Festival Alpbach
Exhibition #11: Dark Habitats Dark Ecology

Spektrum, Berlin
Crypto-economics: Infrastructures & Artefacts

Ars Electronica, Linz
New World Order

Aksioma, Ljubljana
New World Order

Drugo More, Rijeka
Flowertokens Installation

Trust, Berlin
Gray Area Festival

San Francisco
Proof of Work
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Kate Vass Galerie, Zürich
Forest. Enter. Exist.
MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen
Outdoor Showcase
Berlin University of the Arts
Fiber Festival 2017
An Essay on the German Forest

online,, Berlin
PROOF-OF-BURN: Burning Money. Burning Value. Burning Trust.
Future of Demonstration Festival, Wien
Transmediale 2016, Berlin
State of DESIGN
designtransfer:, Berlin
Cultural Communters
designtransfer:, Berlin
Talks & workshops
Break of Gauge: Research trip presentation
Floating Projects, Hong Kong
Headless organisation and nonhuman governance
TRUST space, Berlin
Art & Blockchain

Drugo more, Rijeka
Extrapolate Nature – (Nonhuman) Governance for Ecosystems

Moneylab #5, State University New York, Buffalo NY
Money: Matters of Life

Moneylab #5, State University New York, Buffalo NY
Natural resources take control

Pre-Work-Talk, IXDS, Berlin
NFTs and the blockchain collectible paradigm
CrCC at BlueYard, Berlin
Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures
Transmediale 2017, Berlin
Creating Speculative Scenario's

Apart festival K3 and Arkadi Zaides, Hamburg
Deodands, AI DAOS and Natural System Users

BigchainDB Meetup at BlueYard, Berlin
extrapolate everything - Design für eine post-humane Welt

Medien/Zukünfte, TU Braunschweig
Diagrams of Friction #2: observing algorithms
super filme, Berlin
The Autonomous Forest: How nature can govern

Impact Startup Fest, Den Haag
IxD Lab HSO Osnabrück
Photographs in ‘CONTACT
AVST Magazine
'terra0 – Can an Augmented Forest Own and Utilize Itself?’ chapter contribution
‘Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain’ by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Sam Skinner and Nathan Jones, Liverpool University Press
terra0 White Paper v1
‘nothing human makes it out of the near future...’ terra0 Advertisement in ‘Narcissism’
Issue #5, Ecocore (magazine)
Press & features
An Essay on the German Forest: In the Open with terra0 (book), En plein air – Ethnographies of the Digital’ by P. Karambeigi, A. Ostertag, T. Rossol, P. Schwarzer, L. Stolz, Spector Books, January
terra0 – Autonomy of Ecosystems (web), REALTY-V by T. Zolghadr, C. Roth, Space Time TV, April 10
legislating architecture: architecting after politics’ (screening + exhibition), A. Brandlhuber, C. Roth, aut. architektur und tirol
Handlungsmacht im Zeitalter der Dezentralisierung (print), ARCH+ 236: Posthumane Architektur, September 28
Rise of Blockchain Companies with Hidden Owners – A Horizon Scan of Emerging Global Biological Conservation Issues for 2020 (scientific paper), Cell Press Review, October
Unlimited Editions (web), Real Life Magazine, February 26
Agenda Setter’ (web + print), Communication Director, March 15
Jahrespublikation (print), Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, May
Informality In Times Of Blockchain, Volume #52: The End of Informality (print)
, Volume Magazine, May
Digitalisierte Natur: Ein Wald, der sich selbst abholzt - und verkauft (web + print)
, Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 18
Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flower Tokens and Terra0 (web),, August 17
Terraforming via the digital twin of everything’ (web + print), Comrade Animal, The habitat beyond anthropocentrism - Parasite 2.0, October 6
How Artists Are Bringing Blockchain To Their Neck Of The Woods (web), OZY Magazine, October 24
Proof of Work, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (web),, November 15
‘Innovationstreiber Blockchain’ in ‘Bitcoin und Blockchain – Vom Scheitern einer Ideologie und dem Erfolg einer revolutionären Technik’ by P. Rosenberg, Springer-Verlag GmbH (book)
Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know (web), Forbes, January 11
BitchCoin and terra0: Tokenization as an Art Form (print), MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype, January 20
How Science Revolutionises Democracy, Work and Nature Using Blockchain (talk + web),
To be Frank’ 3/2017 (web + print), WIRED Germany, September 29
The Possibility Of A Forest: Unsound 2017 (web), The Quietus, October 30
Art and Finance Report 2017 (web + print), Deloitte
Why Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Will Reinvent The Industry As We Know It (web), Forbes, November 26
terra0: art project, self-owned forest (web), l’editie, September 3
The Self-Owning Augmented Forest (web), Institute of Network Cultures, September 29

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