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.



- Your North Is My South, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany
- Perpetuum Mobile (monographic show), ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

- Dia-Logos: Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany


Lost, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Flashhouse (Installation), EnBW City, Stuttgart, Germany

- Open Codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany


Lost, Apollonia Échanges Artistiques Européens, Strasbourg


Morphing , The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland
GLOBALE, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Colours of Ostrava, Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Lost Objects, National Theater Prague, Czech Republic
Globale: Global Control and Censorship, 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

- European 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
- 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
- Europäisches 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