Fabian Hesse’s work deals with social and material transformations in the course of the technological transition, in particular with digital fabrication.
He uses it for his art and examines the question where new approaches for social, material and structural transformations of society could take place within the rapid development of technology. Fabian Hesse creates objects, installations, scores, and workshop formats, often together with other artists. He focuses on interfaces between human and automatic systems with the help of open hardware 3D-printers, -scanners, and 3D modeling. In doing so, it becomes clear that (post-)digital technologies rather close themselves off from the user instead of making the interaction between humans and technologies tangible.
By means of 3D printers and interfering in their blueprints and printing processes, he co-creates abstract sculptures made from data sets. He counters the perfection of smooth surfaces and closed systems with glitches that reveal the construction and structures of the medium.

Fabian Hesse’s exhibitions, projects, workshops, and performances have taken place at Pinakothek der Moderne Munich/Germany, Kunstverein Wolfsburg/Germany, Goethe-Institut Bangalore/India, Transmission Gallery Glasgow/UK, Haus der Kunst Munich, 54. Venice Biennale/Italy, and nGbK Berlin/Germany.

From 2014 to 2016, Hesse was artist-curator at Lothringer13_Florida in Munich. In 2017, he co-organized the residency project Double Road with Bangalore, Karnataka/India. In 2018/2019, he teaches artistic experimentation with digital fabrication at HFBK Hamburg.

Hesse studied with Prof. Olaf Metzel and Prof. Heimo Zobernig and graduated from Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich/Germany in 2012 with a diploma and Meisterschüler (master student) distinction.

Fabian Hesse lives and works in Berlin and Munich.

 

Since 2019 Open Science Hamburg, 3D-scanning and -publishing, HFBK Hamburg

 

 

2018-2019 Lecturer in Experiments in Digital Fabrication, HFBK Hamburg

 

2017 co-organisor of artist residency project DOUBLE ROAD, Bavaria-Karnataka/ India

 

2014-2016 member of curatorial commitee at Lothringer13_FLORIDA, artspace of the City of Munich.

 

2012 Diploma+Meisterschüler at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich, Prof. Olaf Metzel

2007-2008 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Vienna, Prof. Heimo Zobernig

2004-2011 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich, Prof. Olaf Metzel

2019

Recollecting Heinrich Heine, Heine-Haus, Hamburg

Aufbrechen, Barlach Halle K, Hamburg
‚fu:bar/, Glitch Art Festival, Autonomni kulturni centar, Zagreb

Worlding, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

Un-/Learning Place, The New Alphabet, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

:-Oz, with O-Team, Internationales Figurentheater-Festival, Erlangen
Envisioning America, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

Art Paris, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Paris

Ortsrauschen, Zigarre Künstlerhaus Heilbronn

:-Oz, with O-Team, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

2018

Politics of Design/ Design of Politics, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Platform12, Bosch Zentrum für Forschung und Vorausentwicklung, Renningen

Jaagobiggery wolt, Raum für Freunde, Kunstverein Wolfsburg

OK Dorothy, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

Spinning Around, with Frieda Jäger, Kino Central, Berlin

Aperitif, iv-Forum, München

Courvoisier Brut Body FLuXx, 3D-Scan Party, Zukunftswerkstatt Ihme-Zentrum, Hannover

Zeitformen, Galerie im Schloßpavillon Ismaning

H.U.T., Werkstatthaus Stuttgart

:-Oz, with O-Team, FITZ Zentrum für Figurentheater, Stuttgart

:-Oz, with O-Team, Theater Schwere-Reiter, Munich

2017

The Wrong Biennale, Pavillon Super-Information-High-Market, curated by Florian Kuhlmann

:-Oz, with O-Team, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

Eros, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

Infoditzh, Künstlerhaus Meinersen

Bei Cosy, Rongwrong Gallery, Amsterdam

Ruine I, Ad/Ad Project Space, Hannover

2016

Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Göttingen

local tide, Parallelograms, S1 Gallery, Portland, Orlando

Westpark Cloud, art and architecture project, Munich

The Museum of the 20th Century and its urban integration,

Foyer und Sonderausstellungshalle im Kulturforum, Berlin

Doppelpass, Galerie Prisma, Bozen

2015

Ooze booklaunch, Kunstverein München

ASP fair, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

2. Biennale der Künstler, Haus der Kunst, Munich

diagno: Tocolo, M1 Arthur-Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt

Ein Tag im Leben von, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

2014

We are here because…, Weisses Haus, Vienna

Gatekeeping, Galerie Hollenstein, Lustenau

404, Galerie im Schwäbischen Volkskundemuseum Oberschönenfeld

Transmediale 2014, Art Hack Day local.#non.access, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

*FINAL UN)EXHIBITION, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore/ India

2013

3D-PRINT-PARTYYY 8D Thiruvananthapuram Flux, Max Mueller Bhavan, Trivandrum/ India

3D Print Party Flux Assembly, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore/ India

local.#non.access, km temporaer, Berlin

Talkshow with Hase mit Ohren (Pechakucha performance), Jaaga, Bangalore/ India

Die Irregulären – Ökonomien des Abweichens, NGBK Berlin

Fünf Wettbewerbsbeiträge zum Lise-Meitner-Denkmal, Foyer Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

2012

a I I “ bll ur“ = = e “foc u s“= = a) d = !0, Nucleo, Ghent

Ping Pong, kunstraum muenchen

Noordkaap, Dordrecht/ NL

und/e/mit/con, with Claudia Barcheri, Galleria Gefängnis Lecarceri, Caldaro

GENERAL EXCHANGE, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Rumore, Le Murate und Villa Romana, Florence

2011

drawing a line/ vom Wider-Stehen archive, mit Antifun, Platform3, Munich

Accrochage, Galerie Traversée, Munich

The creature out of salong, performance, Dänischer Pavillon, 54. Biennale di Venezia

2009

4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

An atlas of radical cartography, White Space, Zürich

uuuuuuuaaaaah!, forschungsgruppe_f, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin