Mario Asef has been proudly represent by wildpalms. Mario Asef’s artistic works develop—as he himself states—out of “the illusory construction of social reality.” Mario Asef’s works are divided into three thematic categories: the realm of public space, the construction of which is language-based, the realm of history and writing about history as mediated reality construct, and the realm of scientific methods. His photographs, diagrams, videos, texts, and interventions in public space all deal with the legibility of normative orders that extend beyond purely grammatical micro-urban codes and which simultaneously integrate utopian and ideology-critical gestures. Mario Asef uses these normative orders to develop a methodology that combines causality with happenstance, pushing things into absurdity.

Curriculum Vitae

1971 born in Córdoba, Argentina. Lives and work in Berlin


1990-95 University of Architecture and Urban Development. Córdoba, Argentina.
1998-2000 Academy of Visual Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2003 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
2000-2004 University of the Art (UdK) Berlin, Master of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Cenit, Wild Palms, THE DRAWING HUB, Berlin
2017 Acousmatic Lectures Series, Errant Sound, Berlin
2015 Objekte sind operationale Relationen im Prozess des Sprachhandelns, Manière Noire, Berlin
2015 Lotería Nacional, La Miscelanea – Unarte, Puebla, Mexico
2014 Drei Anachronismen, Wildpalms at Kühlhaus Berlin, Berlin
2013 Crossfade, Art Claims Impulse, Berlin
2012 Prosthesis 9t, Die Raum, Berlin
2012 Crossfade, Junge Kunst Wolfsburg e.V. Wolfsburg (cat.)
2009 Raumprothesen, Arttransponder, Berlin (cat.)
2007 Die Repräsentation als Wirklichkeit, Galerie Metro, Berlin
2007 Signal Wave, Les Voutes, Paris
2006 EMPIRIEN, Brotfabrik Galerie, Berlin (cat.)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Crossfades, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea
2017 Rebellion, Scotty, Berlin
2017 In the Sound Field, Errant Sound, Berlin
2016 wildpalms, Untitled, Miami Beach, USA
2016 Errant Sound, Errant Sound (Errant Bodies – sound art project space), Berlin
2015 The Art of Voice – The Voice Observatory, Errant Bodies – sound art project space, Berlin
2015 Manifold Mapping, Casa Imelda, Mexico City
2014 Returning to Sender, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2014 Post-Colonial Flagship Store, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
2014 More than a Millon, GlogauAir, Berlin
2014 Stadt als Klangtext, Errant Bodies – sound art project space, Berlin
2013 Estate of the Real, Kühlhaus Berlin, Berlin
2013 PREVIEW 13- Berlin Art Fair, Berlin
2013 Instrumental, Leap Berlin, a sound-performance on a sound-installation by Andy Graydon
2012 Surf+Anarchie+Alchemie, Amtsrichterhaus Schwarzenbek, curator: Frank Barth with Peter Friedl, Carsten Höller, Gregor Schneider, Susanne Klein, a.o.
2012 Dazzling & Haunted, Art Claims Impulse – Berlin Art-Week, Berlin
2012 Reality Terror, Depo-Istanbul, Istanbul (cat.)
2012 Faraway, so close, Fichte-Bunker, Berlin (cat.)
2011 Pixel Pops 2011, Nouvel Organon, Paris
2011 Abstract, Essays and Observations, Berlin
2011 Tape Modern No. 24 NAVIGATING DARKNESS
2011 Curated by Mira O’Brien and Helen Homan Wu, Berlin
2011 Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt a. Main, curators: Saul Judd, Matthias Ulrich
2011 Emblem of Modernity, Pink Gallery, Berlin
2010 Man Son 1969, Villa Merkel, with Martin Kippenberger, Bruce Nauman, Peter Friedl, Cindy Sherman , a.o. curators: Andreas Baur, Frank Barth, Dirck Möllmann, Esslingen, Germany (cat.)
2010 10 Years at Kasa, Kasa Gallery, curators: Selim Birsel, Aslı Çetinkaya, Erdağ Aksel, Istanbul (cat.)
2010 Klondike River, Treasure Land, curator: Horst Griese, Achim Bitter, André Korpys and Markus Löffler, Bremen, Germany
2010 Weil’ auf mir, du dunkles Auge, bauer&ewald, with Jeremiah Day, Klara Hobza, Daniel Seiple, and Erik Smith
2009 Man Son 1969, Hamburger Kunsthalle, with Joseph Beuys, Max Beckman, Dan Graham, a.o. curators: Frank Barth, Dirck Möllmann, Hamburg (cat.)
2008 Architektur, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria (cat.)
2007 Capital 2014, curator: Caroline Lund, Lund, Sweden (cat.)
2007 Legal Tender, KASA Gallery, Istanbul
2007 Science Fiction, Galerie Metro, Berlin
2007 have to leave my STUDIO, SSamzie Space, curator: Hyunjin Shin, Seoul, South Korea (cat.)
2007 PREVIEW 07- The Emerging Art Fair, Video lounge curated by Sabine Schuetze, Berlin
2006 Urbane Legend, SSamzie Space, curator: Soohyun Park, Seoul, South Korea (cat.)
2004 Frize Art Fair, Dosensos, Resonance FM, London
2004 Der negative Horizont, Podewil, Berlin
2003 Mobile Background, Launch Option Berlin, Büro Friedrich, Berlin
2002 Evolutionäre Zellen, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2002 Station, Kunstraum Bethanien, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Festivals and Screenings (selected listing)

2015 Acousmatic Lecture, org. Schlegel Graduate School – Freie Universität Berlin, KuLe, Berlin
2013 Vis-à-vis / Soundgate, org. by Berliner Pool, Art Claims Impulse, Berlin
2010 Port2010 / Soundgate, museum of modern art Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
2010 SoundLAB VII , cologne global heritage of digital culture, Cologne, Germany
2010 The Other and The Self, video stream, Voges Gallery, curated by Saul Judd, Frankfurt
2009 Transmediale 09, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2009 Arte, Salud y Sociedad, Proyecto Circo, curator: Ada Azor, La Havana, Cuba
2009 Bordet, Abandoned Gallery, curator: Anna Norberg, Malmö, Sweden
2009 The Other and The Self, video stream, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Zeppelin 2009 – Sonidos del Poder – Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain
2008 Zeppelin 2008 – Sorderas – Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain
2008 Les Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Berlin, Paris
2007 Transmediale 07, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2006 Architektur und Film Festival – Out of Disaster – Brotfabrik, Berlin
2005 Art in the Age of New Technologies, Armenian Centre of Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia (cat.)

Awards and Scholarships

2015 Bezirkamt Pankow project funding, Berlin
Initiative Neue Musik project funding, Berlin
2014 Quartier21 – Artist in Residence Program, Vienna
Casa Imelda Artist in Residence, Mexico City, funded by IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany
2012 Crossfade, project-funding Vokswagen, Wolfsburg, Germany
2009 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Raumprothesen, project-funding Arttransponder, Berlin, Germany
2007 Stiftung-Künstlerdorf, artist in residence program, Schöppingen, Germany
2007 Signal Wave, project funding Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin
2006 Schinckel Progressive – SSamzie Space, artist in residence program Seoul
2006 EMPIRIEN, catalogue funding Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin
2006 EMPIRIEN, project funding Kulturamt Pankow, Berlin
2006 Award of the Architektur und Film Festival – Out of Disaster-, Berlin
2004 Scholarship of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin


Diagram is a Trivial Machine in Art Margins, MIT Press 2016
Voces, Issue 2, publisher Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, 2015
PCFS, exhibition catalogue, Museumsquartier Vienna, 2014
Crossfade, exhibition catalogue, Kerber Verlag -Young Art Edition, Germany – 2013 /
Reality Terror, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul – 2012 /
Faraway so Close, exhibition catalogue, NODE Berlin – 2012 /
Klondike-River, exhibition catalogue, HfK Bremen – 2012 /
10 Years at Kasa, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul – 2010 /
Raumprothesen, catalogue, Berlin – 2009 /
Man Son 1969, exhibition catalogue, Hamburger Kunsthalle – 2009 /
Architektur, exhibition catalogue, Bregenz, Austria – 2008 /
Capital 2014, exhibition catalogue, Lund, Sweden – 2007 /
have to lave my STUDIO, studio program catalogue, Seoul, South Korea – 2007 /
EMPIRIEN, catalogue, Berlin – 2006 /
Urbane Legend, exhibition catalogue, Seoul – Berlin – 2006 /
II. European Month of Photography, Berlin – 2006 /
Art in the Age of New Technologies, exhibition catalogue, Armenia – 2005 /
Wo liegt Berlin? exhibition catalogue, Berlin – 2004 /
Guestroom, contemporary art magazine, London – Munich – 2004 /
Der Film entsteht vor Ort, Labor-Sonor-audio-CD, Charhizma Berlin – 2003 /
Other activities: Workshop holder summer semester 2015 in Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
Since 2014 member of Errant Bodies Group – a sound art project space in Berlin, where he is
organising interdisciplinary lectures for artists and scientists
Co-founder of Metro Gallery, 2007
Organizer and curator of KaWe – aufsicht extended a show presenting works of guards from KW
Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin in the break room for workers of KW Institute for
Contemporary Art Berlin, coordially invited by Salon Familien Kartenrecht, Berlin 2007
Workshop presenter about Sound Art in the Universität der Künste Berlin, 2005 /06
Workshop presenter about Contemporary Art in Vsions of Art, online teaching, 2010 / 12

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