Jorn Ebner (*1966 in Bremerhaven), lives / works in Berlin. He studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (1995-98), as well as English Literature at University Hamburg (1990-95). Between 2002 and 2005 he held an AHRB research scholarship at the art school of Newcastle University. His works deal with landscapes / cityscapes in different related media, from drawings to sound and browser based pieces. His Internet works, elektronic drawings and sound pieces have been shown in one-person-shows and group shows, as well as on festivals in Germany and abroad (Siggraph, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, FILE, Japan Media Arts Festival); Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in 2006 and 2008 commissioned visualizations for John Cage and Elliott Carter concerts and in 2001, Munich has awarded Ebner with the Medienforum art prize.
One-person-shows and -projects: 'The Beatles in Hamburg', art in public space, Hamburg; 'Uncertainty underneath immense skies', Vane, Newcastle (2010); 'Landschaft (Komponenten)', KX, Hamburg; 'Ordinary Monuments' (mit Alison Unsworth), Vane, Newcastle (both 2006); 'Jorn Ebner', iGallery, www.noemalab.org; 'Portable Landscape', Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (both 2005); 'Offline, On( )', Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Stormarn (2004). Browser- und Internet-Arbeiten: 'zentral-peripher' (seit 2008); 'Which Side', song-sculpture as download for MP3-player as a part of OffCentre, the art in public space programme of the city of Newcastle (2007); 'Leonardo Log' (2004) und 'Leif Codices' (2003); 'Lee Marvin Toolbox' (2001), Medienforum art prize Munich 2001; 'Life Measure Constructions' (2001), New Media Scotland Commission.
Festivals: Siggraph 2004, 2006; Japan Media Arts Festival (Jury Recommendation!) 2009; FILE, Sao Paulo 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009; Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2003, 2007, Viper 2001, Ars Electronica Festival in 2006 commissioned a visualization for John Cage's „Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra“ and in 2008 for Elliott Carter's „Variations for Orchestra.
Group exhibitions: 'FILE exhibition', SESI Cultural Centre, São Paulo, 2011; 7° Bienal do Mercosur, Porto Alegre, 2009; 'Paperpool', Doerrie*Priess, Hamburg, 2009; 'Contemporary Flanery: Reconfiguring Cities', Oakland University Gallery, 2009; 'Harry Smith Anthology Remixed', CCA, Glasgow 2008; 'Expanded Media in Space', Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart 2007; 'Generations of Art', Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como 2005.
(Foto: Gunnar Geller)