Michael Bielicky

Michael Bielicky (* 1954 Prague, Czechoslovakia)
1969 emigration to West Germany, 1975-1979 studies in medicine, 1980-1982 New York, photographer and horse cab driver, 1984-1989 Master of Arts under Nam-June Paik at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf, 1989-1990 assistant of Nam-June Paik, 1991-2006 returning to Prague, founder and professor of the New Media Art department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, since 2006 professor and head of the Media Art department at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe / ZKM. Since 25 years participation in many international exhibitions, festivals and symposia using communication, navigation, video and VR technologies, in recent years using web based information technologies in public spaces, often developed in collaboration with ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, High Tech Center Berlin-Babelsberg etc. Exhibited in Centre Pompidou, Paris, MOMA New York, National Gallery Prague, Kunsthaus Zurich, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz etc.



Morphing , The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
GLOBALE, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

700IS Reindeerland screening, Slaughterhouse, Egilsstadir, Iceland
Über das Morgen Qudriennale Dusseldorf, IMAI, Germany

4th Projection-Biennale Bad Rothenfelde, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany
Garden of Error and Decay, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
WAGNER Extase, Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
Garden of Error and Decay, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
Why don’t We, Czech Centre, Berlin, Germany

Zeit(lose) Zeichen (Time(less) Signs), Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
Plakartive Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
11th Havana Biennial - La Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

Biennale Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Global Contemporary, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Declining Democracy, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Tracing Home, SIGGRAPH, Vancouver, Canada
Windows upon Oceans, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Garden of Error and Decay, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Berlin, Germany

DIDF CINMAI, International Interactive Design Forum & International Contemporary New Media Art, Wuhan, China
IV. Semana de Teatro Alemán en La Habana, Havana, Cuba
Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
Gangnam Media Pole, Seoul, Korea

Collider: Interactivity and New Media, Akron, Ohio, USA
Light Up the Night at the Complex, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
20 Jahre ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Gemeinsam in Bewegung – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Deutschland und China, Wuhan Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
RECORD > AGAIN! - 40jahrevideokunst.de - Teil 2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Kamuna, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea
Windows upon Oceans, Strasbourg, France YOU-ser 2, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Falling Times, Czech Center New York, USA
Uncharted: User Frames in Media Arts, Santralistanbul museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Notation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Welcome to Capitalism!, DOX - Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic
Mostra SESC de Arte, São Paulo, Brasil Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Spain
Urban Screens, Melbourne, Australia
VII. Festival tschechischer Kunst und Kultur, Berlin, Germany

YOU-ser, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Projections in the Streets, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Interferencia, Barcelona, Spain
Sibiu – The Cultural Capital, Romania
VI. Festival tschechischer Kunst und Kultur, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Germany


Falling Life, public video wall, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany
Falling Life, mobile projections in the streets of Berlin for the Prag-Berlin-Festival, Berlin, Germany
,Landscapes of Desire, Projections in the Quaerry, Fertörakosz, Hungary
Falling Life, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania Falling Life, New Media Arts Festival, Bangkok, Thailand


This Year in Jerusalem, telematic installation at the Jewish Museum in Prague – Robert Guttmann Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Light Art from Artificial Light, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Projections in the streets of Linz as an unofficial contribution to the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (together with Kamila B. Richter).

Falling Life, mobile projections in the streets of Berlin for the Prag-Berlin-Festival, Berlin, Germany
Die Lange Nacht, projections on architecture, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany


Masterpieces of Media Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Totally Hidden Books, America House, Berlin, Germany

E.U. Positive, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
Reise/Fuhrer, Galerie im Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin, Germany
Falling Stars, outdoor video projection (facade of the Volksbuhne Thearter, Rosa- Luxemburg-Platz), Berlin, Germany

Baustelle Europa, MAK – Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria Brooklyn Euphoria, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
opean Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany


Paesaggio di desiderio, Galleria Lattuada Studio, Milano, Italy
Ejhle svetlo, Moravská galerie, Brno, Czech Republic
Path of Europe, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica, Greece Public Video Wall, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


Paik, Museum Kulturforum, Dusseldorf, Gemany
EXHIBITION, Lanterna Magika. Nouvelles technologies dans l’art tch_que du XXe siecle, Espace EDF Electra, Paris, France
Crossings-Walter Benjamin,,Les Chemins de l’Europe, Apollonia / Centre Européen d’Aide aux Créations Artistiques, Strasbourg, France
POLITIK-UM / New Engagement, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic


Installation Licht, Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany Menorah, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany


Room with a View, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria and ISEA, Paris, France Der Name / The Name, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic Crossings. Presence in Absence, Walter Benjamin International Conference, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Room with a View, a permanent installation of a 360° interactive dome (in association with ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Konec sveta? / The End of the World?, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Delvaux’s Dream, an interactive painting, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany


Internet Performance Prague – New York City (with Frank London) 1997
Terminal Bar Project in x-space, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria Menorah-Inventur, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany


Butterfly Effect, Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Mixed Pixels, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
ISEA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jitro kouzelníku / Dawn of the Magicians?, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Bridge the Gap, Rialto, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Internet Performance, Terminal Bar, Prague, Czech Republic and The Kitchen, New York, USA


LAB5. International exhibition of film, photography, video, and computer art, Center for Contemporary Art - Castle Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
Mythos Information. EXODUS, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, South Korea

Goethe Institute, Naples, Italy
OSTranenie – International Forum for Electronic Media, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
Galerie Wunschik, Dusseldorf, Germany


Joseph Beuys, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Intelligente Ambiente, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
Príroda v pohybu. Video ‘94 / Nature in Motion, Video ’94, Mánes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Europäischer Medienkunst Festival, Osnabruck, Germany


Schirm-Herrschaft, Museum Heidenheim, Heidenheim, Germany Czech Cultural Center, Bucharest, Romania (solo project)

Na ja, gut, aber trotzdem, Saint-Gervais, Geneve, Switzerland Roter Salon, Volksbuhne, Berlin, Germany (solo project) Czech Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany (solo project) Village Gaze, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA OSTranenie, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany


International Painting Interactive, SIGGRAPH, Chicago, USA
Videonale 5, Bonn, Germany
Moving Image – Electronic Art, Foundation Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain Die Welt von Innen – Endo & Nano, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria Committed Visions, MoMA, New York, USA
International Videofest, Berlin, Germany


My Way Only, House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia
Images of the Future, Cité des Arts Nouvelles Téchnologies, Montreal, Canada Multimediale, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Artware Special, Dortmund, Germany
Montevideo Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo project)
Transitions, Korean National Museum, Seoul, South Korea


Discover European Video, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA Videonale 4, Bonn, Germany
Kunstminen, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany East Meets West, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Artware, Hannover, Germany


Australia International JVC Video Festival, Sydney, Australia Man and Technology, Nixdorf Building, Dusseldorf, Germany Viper, Luzern, Switzerland


10th International JVC Video Festival, Tokyo, Japan Videonale 3, Bonn, Germany
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany 3rd Marl Video Art Prize, Marl, Germany

XXXVIII International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (solo project) Infermental 7, Tokyo, Japan


Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
XXXIII West German Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
XXXVII International Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Freie Internationale Universität – FIU, DOCUMENTA 8, Ottoneum, Kassel, Germany

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany


Ave Experimental, Arnheim, Netherlands
Folkwang Video I, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany


Atelier de Rencontre, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), Paris, France
Continuum, performance at the Art d’Ameublement Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany