Carsten Nicolai

Carsten’s practice seeks to overcome a separation of art forms and genres for an integrated artistic approach. Influenced by scientific reference systems, he often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organizing structures. After his participation in important international exhibitions like documenta x and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennial, his works were shown in two comprehensive solo exhibitions at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Under the pseudonym noto, Carsten experiments with sound to create his own code of signs, acoustic and visual symbols. Besides performing in club and concert halls, he has presented his audiovisual pieces at museums like Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Additionally, he pursues collaborations with diverse artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda, Blixa Bargeld, Michael Nyman, Mika Vainio and Thomas Knak. His most recent musical project with Olaf Bender is called Diamond Version, which releases on the Mute Records imprint.