Manfred Mohr

Manfred Mohr is considered a pioneer of digital art. After discovering Prof. Max Bense's "information aesthetics" in the early 1960's, Mohr's artistic thinking was radically changed. Within a few years, his art transformed from abstract expressionism to computer generated algorithmic geometry. Encouraged by the computer music composer Pierre Barbaud whom he met in 1967, Mohr programmed his first computer drawings in 1969.

Some of the collections in which he is represented: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen; Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal; Borusan Art Collection, Istanbul; McCrory Collection, New York; Esther Grether Collection, Basel.

Mohr has had many one-person shows / retrospectives in museums and galleries like: ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris 1971; Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop 1998; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen 1987, 2002; Museum for Concrete Art, Ingolstadt 2001; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen 2007; Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg 2005; Grazyna Kulczyk Foundation, Poznan 2007; ZKM - Media Museum, Karlsruhe 2013; Featured Artist at Art Basel, Basel 2013.

He took part in innumerable group shows for example at: MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York 1980; Centre Pompidou, Paris 1978, 1992; ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe 2005, 2008, 2010; Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013; Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid 1989; MoCA, Los Angeles 1975; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1984; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 1973, 1977, 1980; MoMA-PS1, New York 2008; MACM - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal 1974, 1985, 2013; Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid 2014; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz 1981, 2011; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1999; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York 1978; Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris 1965 und Zürich 1970.

Among the awards he received are: ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art, 2013; [ddaa] d.velop Digital Art Award, Berlin 2006; Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation of the Arts, New York 1997; Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, Linz 1990; Camille Graesser-Preis, Zürich 1990.

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Cubic Limit

by Manfred Mohr

16 mm algorithmic film generated by computer and converted into digital format
4 min
1973-1974

P 1660-D

by Manfred Mohr

Generative work
Screen, computer, specific program
Unique piece
37 x 63 x 11 cm
2016

P 2210-D
Artificiata II

by Manfred Mohr

Computer-generated real-time algorithmic animation

iMac, metal case, custom software
Unique piece
46 x 66 x 10,8 cm
2014-2015

P 2200_602

by Manfred Mohr

Pigment ink on paper
Unique piece
80 x 80 cm
2014

P 2200_1577

by Manfred Mohr

Pigment Ink on Papier
80 x 80 cm
2014-2015

P 2200_1896

by Manfred Mohr

Pigment ink on paper
Unique piece
80 x 80 cm
2014

P 2210-D
Artificiata II

by Manfred Mohr

Computer-generated real-time algorithmic animation
iMac, metal case, custom software
Unique piece
46 x 66 x 10,8 cm
2014-2015

P 1680-D, Artificiata II

by Manfred Mohr

Computer-generated real-time algorithmic animation
imac, LCD screen, software
46 x 65 x 11 cm
2014-2015

P1680
Artificiata II - parity

by Manfred Mohr

Generative installation
iMac, metal case, custom software
Unique piece
46 x 66 x 10,8 cm
2014-2015

P 1682_1155

by Manfred Mohr

Pigment ink on paper
Unique piece
60x80 cm
2014

P 1650_A

by Manfred Mohr

Pigment ink on paper
Unique piece
40 x 50 cm (each)
2014

P1622-C

by Manfred Mohr

LCD screen + Mac Mini
Unique piece
45 x 45 x 11 cm
2012

P-503-C

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
70 x 70 cm
1996

P-452/453-C_4,5

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on laminated paper
35 x 35 cm
1990

P-455a

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
70 x 70 cm
1990

P-370-PZ

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
12 x 12 cm
1984

P-370-PZ

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
12 x 12 cm
1984

P-370-PZ

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
12 x 12 cm
1984

P-370-PZ

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
12 x 12 cm
1984

P-370-PZ

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
12 x 12 cm
1984

P-225-B

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
42 x 75 cm
1978

Untitled

by Manfred Mohr

35 x 35 cm each
1968-1969

P-036

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
75 x 94 cm
1970

P-122+

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter Drawing on paper
Unique
50 x 50 cm
1972

P-225-A

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter Drawing on paper
Unique
42 x 75 cm
1978

P-071

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter Drawing on tracing paper
Unique
37.5 x 45 cm
1970

P2204_6671

by Manfred Mohr

pigment ink on paper
Unique
42 x 56 cm
2015

p021-IR1-11_Zuse

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
60 x 60 cm
1970

p231-CC

by Manfred Mohr

Plotter drawing on paper
70 x 105 cm
1978-80