Noto Aka Carsten Nicolai

Noto Aka Carsten Nicolai was born 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany. He lives and works in Berlin and Chemnitz.

EDUCATION
1984
He worked as a gardener
1985-90
He studies of landscape design, Dresden
1992
He co-founds Voxxx.kultur und Kommunikationszentrum, Chemnitz
1994
He founds noton.archiv für Ton und Nichtton
1999
label unit raster-noton

PRIZES
2014
17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Grand Prize (art division), (crt mgn installation)
2012
Giga-Hertz-Award, Zkm Karlsruhe (Cyclo. Id publication with ryoji ikeda)
2007
Villa Massimo, Rome
Zurich Prize, Zurich
2003
Villa Aurora, Los Angeles
2001
Prize ars electronica, Golden Nica, Linz (polar installation with marko peljhan)
2000
F6-Philip Morris, Graphic Prize, Dresden
Prize Ars Electronica, Golden Nica, Linz (20′ to 2000 project)
1990
Jürgen Ponto Prize, Frankfurt/main

ARTWORK IN A PUBLIC SPACE
2011
Ifo spectrum, olympic park, London
2010
Monitor, Siobhan Davies studios, London
Autor, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
2009
Poly Stella, Kasumigaseki Building plaza, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Pionier ll, Piazza Plebiscito, Naples
2006
Polylit, Kleiner Schlossplatz, Kunstmuseum stuttgart
2005
Frequenz (milch), Tramhaltestelle, Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

SOLO SHOWS
2013
Empty garden, The hole gallery, Prague

Crt Mgn, Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin

Observatory, Ibid projects, London

Unidisplay/uni(psycho)acoustic, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfort
2012

Unidisplay, Musée d’art Contemporain, Montréal / Hangarbicocca, Milan

Schatten loop, cos store, Berlin (in collaboration with cos)
2011

Pionier, Cac, Vilnius / Galerie Eigen + art, leipzig / The Pace Gallery, New York

Filter, House of Art, Budweis

Unitxt mirrored, Galleria lorcan o’neill, Rome
2010

Polar m [mirrored] with Marko Peljhan, Ycam, Yamaguchi

Scaler, Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum, Rome

Maga, Museo Arte Gallarate

Autor, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

Moiré, The Pace Gallery, New York

Anti Reflex, La casa encendida, Madrid

Rota, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2009

Aoyama Space, Kunstraum Innsbruck

Rota, Schering Stiftung, Berlin

Unitxt, sketch, London
2008

Anti Reflex, Kunsthalle Hamburg

Tired light, Galerie Eigen + art, Berlin
2007

Static Fades, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich / Pacewildenstein, New York
2006

Inver, Frieze art fair, London

Inver, Galerie eigen + art, Leipzig
2005

Audio Sisual Spaces, Stedelijk Museum voor actuele kunst (smak), Gent

Anti reflex, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main

Syn Chron, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin / Bern / Yamaguchi
2003

Funken, Galerie eigen + art, Berlin

Modular re.struct, Poalo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & co, Milan
2002

Parallel Lines Cross at Infinity, Watari-um, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2001

Milch, London
2000

Ystad Kunsthalle, Ystad

Polar, Canon Artlab 10 (with Marko Peljan), Tokyo
1999

1% space, Copenhagen
1998

Polyfoto, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
1996

Leonhardi-museum, Dresden

The New York Kunsthalle, New York
1995

Galerie Margrit Gass, Basel

Kunstverein Konstanz
1994

Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône

Kunstverein ulm

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1993

Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
1992

Galerie Springer, Berlin
1991

Magica ll, Lichtinstallation, Kunst-werke, Berlin
1986

Der keller, Galerie eigen + art, Leipzig

GROUP SHOWS
2013

Soundings: a contemporary score, MoMA, New York

Arctic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kopenhagen

Noise, De Arte Associazione, Venice

Fragile?, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

System und sinnlichkeit, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
2012

A house full of music, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt

Rasterfahndung, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Sound art. Sound as a medium of art, Zkm, Karlsruhe

Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2012, Echigo-Tsumari Art Center, Tokamachi

Art & music. search for a new synestesia, mot, Toyko
2011

Our magic hour, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
2010

Seconde nature, Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence

Rudolf steiner und die kunst der gegenwart, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna
2009

Barock, Madre, Naples

See this sound, Kunstmuseum Linz

4th digital art festival Taipei, digital arts centre, Taipei

The Kaleidoscopic eye, mori art museum, Tokyo
2008

Leben, Kunsthaus Graz

Open space, ntt intercommunication center [icc], Tokyo

Art on air, Weserburg – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
2007

2nd Moskow Biennale, Moskow

Konstellationen ll, Städel Museum/Main

Marta Schweigt, Marta Herford

Space for your Future, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2006

Singapore Biennal, Singapore

Still points of the turning world, 6th int. Biennale Santa Fe/New Mexico

Sonambiente 2006, Tesla, Berlin
2005

Künstler.archiv, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2004

Densité ±0″, école nationale des beaux arts, Paris / Fribourg
2003

La Biennale di Venezia 50, Venice

Berlin-Moskau / moskau-berlin 1950-2000, Martin Gropius-bau, Berlin / Moscow

Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2003, Echigo Tsumari Region Niigata Prefecture

the 10th new york digital saloon, New York
2002

Frequenzen (hz)”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
2001

Wild zone, Witte de with, Rotterdam

Perspectives, Micamoca, Milan

La Biennale di Venezia 49, Venice

Quobo, art in Berlin 89-99, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

Audible images, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2000

Sound art, ntt Intercommunication Center, Gallery A, Tokyo

Volume, ps 1, New York

Taktlos, Bern
1999

Examining pictures: exhibiting paintings, Whitechapel art gallery, London / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Empty garden, Watari-um, Watari Museum of Contemporary art, Tokyo

Liverpool Biennial
1997

Documenta x, Kassel

p.s.1 reopening, New York
1996

Projektor (with olaf nicolai), Städtisches Kunstmuseum Reutlingen

All+tag, (with mika vainio), Industriemuseum Chemnitz / u.a
1994

Welt-moral, Kunsthalle Basel

Metropole und peripherie, Museum de arte Moderna Mam, Rio de Janeiro
1993

Ein Jahrhundert des Holzschnitts”, Kunsthalle Hamburg

Cadavre exquis, drawing center, New York