Alexander Zenker (*1988, GDR)

Alexander Zenker is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is located at the intersection of pop culture and interaction.

With a Master of Fine Arts from the Kunsthochschule Kassel, he has made a name for himself as a game artist, interactive artist, 2D designer and performer. Zenker assisted with the net art duo UBERMORGEN from 2015, where he worked on international projects on psychopathology (no-limit.org, 2015), the alt-right (breitbart.red, 2020) and artificial evolution (UNINVITED, 2019).

Today, Zenker develops “Emotional Realistic Games” with his team at his self-founded game studio ROTxBLAU, which explore the connection between game studies and pop culture. With games about the transmission of Nazi education (Meine Oma(88), 2022-), fake news (TrueFake, 2021) and the coronavirus pandemic (Coronakiller, 2020), the studio has received multiple grants and collaborates with game designer Allison Yang Jing, the Amadeo Antonio Foundation, the political magazine Veto and the Alfred Landecker Foundation. The games are distributed on the platforms Steam, itch.io and in the app stores.

As co-founder of the hobby-pop band The Moinis, Zenker performs impulsively and catchily between hopepunk, classism, Saxon rap and pop culture. After two albums, four music videos such as Drecksch (2021), Or'Ney (2019), Gucke Her (2019) and various gigs, the band has established itself as an underground pop icon in Leipzig and the surrounding area.

In addition, Zenker developed analog spaces of interactive installations such as Schaltkreis – all under one tone(2017), roomYou (2016), Überwältigungen (2015), posing questions between power, digitality and coexistence.