Manfred Mohr

Basic Info

Name: Manfred Mohr
Country of Origin: DE
Gallery Representation:  bitforms gallery - Steve Sacks - NYC
 Galerie Mueller-Roth, Christine Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart Germany
 DAM Gallery, Wolf Lieser, Berlin Germany
 Gallery Charlot, Valerie Hasson-Benillouche, Paris


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; Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum Ludwig, 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; ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Museum im Kulturspeicher, Sammlung Ruppert, Würzburg; Museum Ritter, Sammlung Mali Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch; Carl & Marilyn Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, Illinois & Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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; Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, blacksburg Virginia 2014; Simon Center Gallery, Stony Brook New York 2015; Pforzheim Gallery, Pforzheim 2017.

He took part in innumerable group shows, for example at: MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York 1980; “Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia, Madrid 1989” to “Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid 1989”; Centre Pompidou, Paris 1978, 1992, 2018; ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe 2005, 2008, 2010, 2018; Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013; 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; Grand Palais, Paris 2018; Prague City Gallery (G HMP), Prague 2018; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen 2007, 2017, 2018; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin 2018; Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A), London 2009, 2018; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen 2007, 2017, 2018; Espace D’Art Concret (EAC), Mouans-Sartoux 1994 – 2018( 10 shows); Vasarely Museum, Budapest 2007 – 2018 ( 7 shows); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart 2005 – 2017 ( 6 shows); Whitechapel Gallery, London 2016; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona 2016

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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