Fine Arts, Sydney

Simon Denny

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, 1982. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Meisterschule, Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2009)
BFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2004)

Solo Exhibitions

Fine Arts, Sydney, ‘Shenzhen Entrepreneurial Form’, Sydney, Australia
OCAT, ‘Real Mass Entrepreneurship’, Shenzhen, China
Hammer Museum, ‘Hammer Projects: Simon Denny’, Los Angeles, USA

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa , ‘Secret Power’, Wellington, New Zealand
Petzel Gallery, ‘Blockchain Future States’, New York, USA
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, ‘Business Insider’, Brussels, Belgium

Serpentine Galleries, ‘Products for Organising’, London, UK
56th Venice Biennale, New Zealand Pavilion, ‘Secret Power’, Venice, Italy
MoMA PS1, ‘The Innovator‘s Dilemma’, New York, USA

Portikus, ‘New Management’, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Galerie Buchholz, ‘Disruptive Berlin’, Berlin, Germany
T293, ‘TEDxVaduz Redux’, Rome, Italy
Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, ‘The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom’, Wellington, New Zealand
Firstsite, ‘The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom’, Colchester, UK

Mumok, ‘The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom’, Vienna, Austria
Petzel Gallery, ‘All You Need is Data - The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX rerun’, New York, USA
Kunstverein München, ‘All You Need Is Data - The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX’, Munich, Germany

Michael Lett, Art Statements (Prize), Art 43 Basel, ‘Channel Document’, Basel, Switzerland
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Full Participation’, Aspen, USA
Westfälischer Kunstverein, ‘Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation’, Münster, Germany

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, ‘Corporate Video Decisions’, New York, USA
Michael Lett, ‘Corporate Video Decisions’, Auckland, New Zealand
T239, ‘Chronic Expectation: CFS/ME Documentary Restoration’, Rome, Italy
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, ‘Cruise Line’, Aachen, Germany

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Halle für Kunst, ‘Negative Headroom’, Lüneburg, Germany
Artspace, ‘Introductory logic video tutorial’, Sydney, Australia

Standard (Oslo), ‘Celebrities’ Houses at Night’, Oslo, Norway
Michael Lett, ‘Starting from behind’, Auckland, New Zealand
Galerie Buchholz, ‘Deep Sea Vaudeo’, Cologne, Germany
T293, ‘Watching Videos Dry’, Naples, Italy
Lüttgenmeijer, ‘7 Drunken Videos’, Berlin, Germany

Ursula Blickle Stiftung, ‘Simon Denny’, Kraichtal, Germany

Gambia Castle, ‘Monthly Cowards’, Auckland, New Zealand
Michael Lett, ‘Compression Club’, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Group Exhibitions

Museum of Modern Art, ‘Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection’, New York, USA
MAXXI, ‘Please come back’, Rome, Italy

T293, ‘Homo Mundus Minor’, Rome, Italy
Manifesta - The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ‘What People do for Money’, Zürich, Switzerland
9th Berlin Biennale, ‘Blockchain Visionaries’, Berlin, Germany
Zabludowicz Collection, ‘Emotional Supply Chains’, London, UK
K11 Art Foundation, ‘Hack Space’, Hong Kong, China

Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Political Populism’, Vienna, Austria
6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Moderna Museet, ‘After Babel’, Stockholm, Sweden
13e Biennale de Lyon, ‘La vie moderne’, Lyon, France

Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, ‘The Darknet - From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration’, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Astrup Fernley Museum, ‘Europe Europe’, Oslo, Norway
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, ‘La Biennale de Montréal’, Montreal, Canada
Kunsthalle Dsseldorf, ‘Smart New World’, Dusseldorf, Germany
Auckland Art Gallery, ‘National Art Prize of New Zealand (Walters Prize)’, Auckland, New Zealand

55th Venice Biennale, ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’, Venice, Italy
Hamburger Bahnhof, ‘Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst’ (nominated), Berlin, Germany
Centre Pompidou, ‘Image into Sculpture’, Paris, France
Arnolfini, ‘Version Control’, Bristol, UK
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Kunsthalle Zu Kiel, ‘ars viva 2012/13 SYSTEME’, Vaduz, Liechtenstein and Kiel, Germany

Neues Museum, ‘ars viva 2012/13 SYSTEME’, Nürnberg, Germany
Sprengel Museum, ‘Made in Germany Zwei’, Hannover, Germany
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Remote Control’, London, UK
Auckland Art Gallery, ‘Walters Prize National Art Prize of New Zealand (nominated)’, Auckland, New Zealand
Wilkinson Gallery, ‘How to Eclipse the Light’, New York, USA

Kunsthaus Bregenz, ‘So machen wir es’, Bregenz, Austria
Renwick Gallery, ‘Various Transmitters’, New York, USA
Galerie Buchholz, ‘Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments’, Berlin, Germany
Kunstwerke (KW), ‘Based in Berlin’, Berlin, Germany

Kölnischer Kunstverein, ‘Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen’, Cologne, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘Der Westen leuchtet’, Bonn, Germany
Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, ‘Permanent Mimesis’, Turin, Italy
Malmö Konsthall, ‘Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line’, Malmö, Sweden
Witte de With, ‘Let us compare Mythologies’, Rotterdam, Netherlands Bortolami Gallery, ‘Re-Dressing’, New York, USA

International Project Space, ‘Display with Sound’, Birmingham, UK
Andrea Rosen Gallery, ‘The Perpetual Dialogue’, New York, USA
Galerie Buchholz, ‘Quodlibet II’, Cologne, Germany
16th Biennale of Sydney 2008, ‘Revolutions: Forms that Turn’, Sydney, Australia
‘Brussels Biennale’, Brussels, Belgium
Center, ‘Aquarium Paintings’, Berlin, Germany

Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, ‘Domestic Irony’, Bolzano, Italy
European Kunsthalle / Galerie Sprueth Magers, ‘The Köln Show 2’, Cologne, Germany

Residencies & Lectures

Next Generation Internet Summit, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
DLD, Munich, Germany

Tech and Distributed Governance: Lecture and Seminar by Simon Denny, ICA, Miami, USA
Technology Now: Christopher Kulendran Thomas in conversation with Simon Denny, ICA, London, UK
Google Roast with Casey Jane Ellison and guests Simon Denny, Daniel Keller, and Ada O’Higgins, Berlin, Germany
Open Score: Art and Technology, New Museum, New York, USA

7x7, Rhizome, New Museum, New York, USA
Isa Genzken, Was, Is and Will Be, MoMA, New York, USA

Kunstzeitraum, Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne in collaboration with Suedhausbau

Artspace, Sydney


Baloise (Art Statements) Art-Prize at Art 43 Basel (2012)
Ars Viva-Preis for Art, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. (2012)


Co-Founder of Berlin Program for Artists, mentoring project for emerging artists in Berlin


‘The Innovator‘s Dilemma’, MoMA PS1
‘Simon Denny: Secret Power’, Mousse Publishing and Koenig Books
‘Products for Organising’, Koenig Books

‘New Management’, Mousse Publishing

‘All You Need is Data - The DLD 2012 Conference Redux’, Koenig Books
‘The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom’, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

‘Full Participation’, Aspen Art Press

‘Cruise Line’, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

‘Video Aquarium Broadcast’, Galerie Daniel Buchholz and Michael Lett

‘Simon Denny’, Ursula Blickle Stiftung