Pat Binder - Biography back


1960 born in Buenos Aires
Lives as a visual artist in Berlin since 1996

1979-1983   Artistic and pedagogic studies at the National Art Academy in Buenos Aires
1989-1991   Further education in fine arts and art education at the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria, Canada

Fellowships, Competitions
1999 Fellowship from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology (Canada) for the development of the Internet art project »Voices from Ravensbrück«
1998   Fellowship from the Berlin Senate's Women's Research Program, for preparatory research for an Internet art project on the poetry of women in the Ravensbrück concentration camp
1997   With the concept Memorial Mark Foto/Graphik Galerie Käthe Kollwitz Winner of a public art competition in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg. Since then, artistic direction of the project.

Art and web projects (selection)

Since 1996, together with Gerhard Haupt, both content and design-related concepts as well as technical realization of art websites and cultural projects in the Internet, including:

Universes in Universe. Worlds of Art
Since February 1997. Information and communication system for the visual arts of Africa, the Americas and Asia/ Pacific. Systematic Web-catalogs on the art of the countries and regions, online accompaniment of important exhibitions, a special on documenta X, project-pool, calls for work (exhibitions, competitions, scholarships), etc.

Berlin Mitte. Explorations of an Urban Conversion
The radical changes within Berlin Mitte over the past 10 years are presented from the perspective of the photographer Ulrich Wüst. Web concept and realization: Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt. 260 photos, text by Matthias Flügge, maps of the photographed locations.

Denkzeichen 4. November 1989
Memorial Mark conceived as an art project on Berlin's Alexanderplatz in commemoration of the largest demonstration of the democratic movement in the GDR. This »Denkzeichen« is an illuminated billboard, for the exhibition of artworks in a three-month rotation. It openend on 4 November 1999.

For further Internet projects, including brief information and access to the websites,
see uinic / Projects

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
1999 Presentation of own work in the memorial project Foto/Graphik Galerie Käthe Kollwitz, Berlin
1996   Zapping. ifa-Galerie, Berlin (cat.).
Zapping, Galerie Basta, Hamburg

1994   Ausblicke: Landschaften (Outlooks: Landscapes). Galerie Basta, Hamburg
1993   Ökoglyphen (Ecoglyphics). Dusseldorf Public Library
1992   Objekte. El Patio Galerie, Bremen
1990   The Tree of Knowledge. Installation, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1988   Arborescencias. Installation, Galería Pacífico, Buenos Aires
1987   Element Wasser - Element Feuer (Element Water - Element Fire). Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires.

Aus dem Dasein - Objekte (From Existence - objects). Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires.

1986   Zeitobjekte (Time Objects). Galería La Gran Aldea, Buenos Aires
1985   Manipulationen und Absurditäten (Objekte) (Manipulations and Absurdities). Galería Teatro Catalinas, Buenos Aires

Participation in Group Exhibitions (selection)
2000 Heimat Kunst. House of World Cultures, Berlin. (cat.)
1997 Der Traum vom Sehen (The Dream of Sight), Gasometer Oberhausen - until 1998 (book).

6th Biennial of Havana, Castillo del Morro, Havana, Cuba. (cat.)

Big Blue Berlin, Cafe Adler.

ArtForum Berlin, with Galerie Trayecto, Spain. (cat.)

1996   Cluster images - 2. Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz, Tornitz (cat.)

Zweitwohnung (Second home). Gehag-Forum, Berlin (cat.)

1995   Havanna - São Paulo. House of World Cultures, Berlin. (cat.)

Art Cologne, Galerie Basta / Hamburg, Cologne.

El Libro - Objeto. Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.

Das Unendliche (The Infinite). Fabrik Schönau, Wetzikon, Switzerland (book edition).

1994   Old Objekt, New Subject. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, Great Britain.

Kunst und Buch (Art and Book). Kulturgut, Fürth / Kunstverein Erlangen / Galerie plusminus, Walldürn. (cat.)

5th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba. (cat.)

All &Tag (Every & Day). Galerie Rähnitzgasse, Dresden/Germany (cat.)

5th Havana Biennial, a Selection. Ludwig Forum, Aachen/Germany. (cat.)

1993   2. Kunstbegegnungen (2nd Art Meetings) . Logenhaus Fürth.

Hört auf , laßt mich Luft holen...(Stop, let me take a breath...) .G. Neuengamme, Hamburg (cat)

1992   Urkult. 68elf - Förderverein Junger Kunst (68elf - Association for the Promotion of Young Art), Cologne/Germany

Desde la Tierra. Kunstamt Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin. (cat)

International Gaia Symposium in the Ruhr Region (art and ecology). (cat)

1991   The Works. Churchill Square, Edmonton, Canada
1987   Esculturas (Sculptures). Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires