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    Douglas Henderson

    Baltimora (Maryland) • 1960
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    Sound artist and composer Douglas Henderson studied music composition and theory with Milton Babbitt, Paul Lansky, and J.K. Randall, receiving his PhD. in composition from Princeton University in 1991 and his Bachelor's degree in composition from Bard College in 1982. He recently chaired the Sound Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and conducts master classes in electroacoustic composition, multi-channel audio and recording arts.
    In 2015 he has been awarded the PrixArs Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica in Linz and in 2013 the Deutscher Klankunst Preis / European Soundart Award.
    In 2012 he has been invited to major museum exhibitions such as "Asche und Gold. Eine Weltenreise" at MARTa in Herford, "Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst" at ZKM in Karlsruhe and "City Sonic Festival" in Belgium. He has been awarded a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for Music for 100 Carpenters (2009), a 2007 DAAD artist residency in Berlin, and a 2007 Foundation for Contemporary Arts individual artist grant. He was a 2002 and 2006 artist in residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Lab, a 2004 Dance Theater Workshop ARM Fellow, and a 2005 guest artist for Resonance Magazine (London).
    He received a 2005 Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award for work with choreographer Luis Lara Malvacías, and the New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") for his work on Kriyas (1998).

    He lives and works in Berlin.

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    SOLO EXHIBITIONS - Selection

    2015

    Summer of Love, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, DE

     

    2014

    Sonderausstellung: Douglas Henderson, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, DE

     

    2013

    The Sea Is A Big Green Lens, Studio 10, New York City, NY

    IN ORDER, Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna, AT

     

    2012

    Poets and Superheroes, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, DE

     

    2010

    GUEST, Museo San Francesco, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino, IT

     

    2009       

    Music for 100 Carpenters ,The Boiler @ Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York, NY

    Dukatenscheißer, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, DE

     

    2007       

    playback. no rewind button, daadgalerie, Berlin, DE

     4 Parts in an Immense Disorder of Truths, Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne, DE

     

    2006       

    Icebreaker, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

    Polyconic Projections, Diapason Gallery, New York City, NY (in collaboration with Zeena Parkins)

     

    2005       

    A Dream Like She Loves You, vertexList space, New York City, NY

     

    2003       

    Music from Empty Holes, Big and Tall Casuals Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Our Words Became Parts of the Landscape, Diapason Gallery, New York City, NY

     

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS - Selection

     

    2016

    Dark Sounds in White Nights Festival, Floating Sound Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

    Dreamstream, Stadtmuseum Bruneck, Süd Tirol, IT

     

    2015

    Cyber Arts 2015, OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, AT

    Diapason: Douglas Henderson / Sergey Filatov, Floating Sound Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

    Richtfest, Hum800forum | Berliner Schloß, Berlin, DE

    Zyklisch, t27, Berlin, DE

     

    2014

    Ritornello, Darb Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo, EGY

    Metamorphilia - Metamorphobia, Kanepes Kulturas centrs SIA, Riga, LV

    Digital Life (Romaeuropa Festival), Museo La Pelanda, Rome, IT

    20th Anniversary Show, Pierogi Gallery, Booklyn, NY

    BBBBBreeze, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY

     

    2013

    50th anniversary festival of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE

    Festival IMAtronic, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe DE

    Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, DE

    Deutscher Klankunst Preis zum European Soundart Award / Marler Videokunst-Preis Exhibition

    poesiefestival berlin, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE

    Metamorphosen Exhibition,  Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, DE

    Audition Exhibition, TRANSART Festival, Bolzano, IT

     

    2012

    Asche und Gold MARTa Museum, Herford, DE

    Klang als Medien der Kunst, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, DE

    CitySonic Festival, Mons, BE

     

    2011

    Twin twin, Pierogi Gallery, Booklyn, NY

    The Sound of No-One, Club Transmediale, Berlin, DE

     

    2010

    Eine Hommage an den Lautsprecher, TONSPUR_expanded, Vienna, AT

    Under One Roof, ExhibitionTRANSART Festival, Bolzano, IT

     

    2009       

    ganz kleines Kino” Romeo y Julieta,Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, DE, (collaboration with Stefan Bohnenberger)

    Anlage– See, we rise, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin, DE

     

    2008       

    Disobey This Command (sound for video by David Brody), Pierogi Leipzig, DE

     “INTERIEUR” – Footfall interieur , Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, DE

    Steierischer Herbst Festival All Together Now –  Sound Installation for choreographer Meg Stuart.Helmut List Halle, Graz, AT  

    Zoom+- – Disobey This Command, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

     

    2007       

    Sequences Festival – Giving Up the Ghost, Grey Cat, Reykjavik, IS

    fünf+1 – On the Road Home,  singuhr – hoergalerie / TU Berlin, DE

    The Cycle of the 10,000 Things multi-channel audio concert presentation , Roulette / Location One, New York City, NY

    Silence – Untitled 2006, Gigantic Art Space, New York City, NY

     

    2005       

    Resonant Spaces - Music from Empty Holes, (pages of illustrations), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

    Passing Through – Tickertape,  Art in General at Bloomberg LP, New York City, NY

     Technical Breakdown – Giving Up the Ghost, AUX.dk , Copenhagen, DK  

    The Nature of the 102nd Thing (of 10,000), Anthology Film Archive, New York City, NY

     

    2004       

    Six Sites for Sound” – Icebreaker Resonance Magazine, London, UK

    Six Outdoor Projects at LIU – Icebreaker,  Long Island University Brooklyn Campus,New York City, NY

     

     

     

    AWARDS & COMMISSIONS

     

    2015

    PrixArs Award of Distinction, Ars Electronica, Linz, AT

     

    2013

    Deutscher Klankunst Preis / European Soundart Award, DE

     

    2012

    Gigaherz Preis für elektronische Musik, DE

     

    2008 

    The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award, US

     

    2007 

    DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, DE

    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee

     

    2005 

    The Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Program Award (with Luis Lara Malvacias)

    The Whitney Museum of American Art Commission

     

    2004 

    Long Island University Outdoor Sculpture Commission

    Artist Resource Media Lab Fellowship, Dance Theater Workshop

     

    2002-06  

    Harvestworks Artist in Residence

     

    1999 

    Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program Award

     

    1998 

    The New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”)  

     

     




    SELECTED WORKS
    Douglas Henderson
  • Under Way, 2013
    Wood, metal, LED's, speakers, carbon fiber, linen. 5 channel audio, 16 min loop, 165 x 45 x 45 cm
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  • Under Way (detail), 2013
    Wood, metal, LED's, speakers, carbon fiber, linen. 5 channel audio, 16 min loop, 165 x 45 x 45 cm
  • Douglas Henderson
  • BABEL V, DREAM MAN, 2012
    Stainless steel, fiberglass, wood, speakers. 7 channel audio, 15 min. loop
  • Douglas Henderson
  • Fadensonnen, 2009
    Fiberglass, wood, rope, speakers. 8 channel audio, 25 min loop, 350 x 42 x 42 cm
  • Douglas Henderson
  • DUKATENSCHEISSER, 2009
    Plastic sewer pipes, 22karat gold, speakers. 12 channel audio, 35 min loop, 350 x 40 x 40cm
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  • Untitled, 2006
    Water, speakers, low frequency sine waves, paint, wood. Variable size
  • Douglas Henderson
  • Untitled (detail), 2006
    Water, speakers, low frequency sine waves, paint, wood. Variable size
  • Douglas Henderson
  • Grosser Hexenkreiss, 2015
    Speakers, brooms, carbon fiber, wood, elastic, steel. Single channel audio, 6 minute loop
  • Douglas Henderson
  • Grosser Hexenkreiss (detail), 2015
    Speakers, brooms, carbon fiber, wood, elastic, steel. Single channel audio, 6 minute loop
  • Douglas Henderson
  • KLEINER HEXENKREIS, 2015
    Mixed media speaker, paint brushes, wood, brass, steel. Single channel audio, 6 minute loop
  • Douglas Henderson
  • enter, 2017
    Concrete, wood, steel, 180 x 55 x 41 cm
  • Douglas Henderson
  • SUMMER OF LOVE, 2015
    Carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, 22K gold, acrylic, wood, steel, aluminum, speakers. Kinetic, 8 channel audio, 23 min loop, variable size
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  • IN ORDER, 2012
    Concrete, fiberglass, copper, wood, speakers. 8 channel audio, 20 min loop
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