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Alexander Zenker alias ZtheHenk (born 1988, GDR) lives and works in Leipzig, Cologne and Vienna. His main-focus is on psychological regulatory systems and the dialectics of identity and control in the context of gamification and marketing. His best-known work "Schaltkreis* - All under one Sound" is an immersive interactive cybernetic organism.

Zenker develops digital and analog games, organizes "Tribe" forming parties in Leipzig and is part of the "Keine Fische aber Grethen" collective. Since 2019, he founded the musical performance project "the Moinis" to reflect globalization with regional dialect. He holds a diploma from the Department of Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Since 2015 Zenker has been assisting the artist duo UBERMORGEN in global projects on psychopathology (no-limit.org, 2015), the Alt-Right (Breitbart RED, 2016-) and artificial evolution (DEEPCASE.de , UNINVITED 2019-).

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Alexander Zenker alias ZtheHenk (geb. 1988, DDR) lebt und arbeitet in Leipzig, Köln und Wien. Seine inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte fokussieren sich auf psychologisch regulierende Systeme sowie die Dialektik von Identität und Kontrolle im Kontext von Gamification und Marketing. Seine bekannteste Arbeit „Schaltkreis – Alle unter einem Ton“ ist ein immersiver interaktiv kybernetischer Organismus.

Zenker entwickelt digitale sowie analoge Games, organisiert „Tribe“ bildende Partys in Leipzig und ist Teil des „Keine Fische aber Grethen“ Kollektivs. Seit 2019 gründete er zudem das musikalische Performanceprojekt „the Moinis“ als Reflektion zwischen moderner Globalisierung und traditionellem Dialekt. Er trägt ein Diplom aus dem Fachbereich Visuelle Kommunikation von der Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Seit 2015 assistiert Zenker dem Künstlerduo UBERMORGEN in globalen Projekten über Psychopathologie (no-limit.org, 2015), der Alt-Right (Breitbart RED, 2016-) und künstlicher Evolution (UNINVITED 2019-).

                                  Projects

2012 Organisation of the festival Keine Fische aber Grethen 1, field music and art

2013 Game lab, Cooperation with University of Kassel, field computer science

2013 Organisation of festival Keine Fische aber Grethen 2, field music and art

2014 Exchange project American School of Antananarivo from Madagascar, field Animation

2015 Erasmus+ program at Academy of fine Arts Vienna, field conceptual art, for Marina Grzinic

2015 Artist in Residence in cooperation with Ubermorgen at Mauritius

2015 Organisation of the festival Keine Fische aber Grethen 3, field music and art

2017 Gamedesign for the Game Be the Whale 1+2, for Ozeaneum Stralsund

2017 Master of Fine Arts with the project „Schaltkreis“ at documenta+ University of Kassel, College of Art (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

2017- „Binary Primitivism“ project-development in cooperation with Ubermorgen, field net art Release 2019

2017 Foundation of the agency ROTxBLAU, field game-, app- and web-design

2018- Gamedesign for “Panklings” at ROTxBLAU, field game Release 2020

                                  Exhibitions

2013     Jour fixe - at College of Art Kassel (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

2013     Exhibition - Comic and Illustration mit Hendrik Dorgathen, At Bookfair Leipzig

2014     Concept and paintings - cooperation with Olayanju Dada, at FBI Kassel

 

2014     Don´t shoot - Game at Tiny Palace - Indiegame, at Kunstverein Kassel

 

2015     Keilerei - performance/installation at Keine Fische aber Grethen, at Kohren Sahlis, Saxony

 

2015     The Relevant Nonsense - concept and curation in cooperation with Academy of fine arts Vienna at MOÉ, Vienna

2015     Überwältigungen - media art installation, at BISTRO 21, Leipzig

2015     No Limits - media art installation, in cooperation with Ubermorgen, Kunstverein Kassel

2016     roomYou - performance/installation, at Westpol Leipzig

2016      Überwältigungen - installation, at Stellwerk, Kassel

2016      roomYou - performance/installation, at 3th Cryptocon, Hackerspace Sublab Leipzig

2016     Äther Lindenow I - Live Radio Show, performance, at Lindenow #12 art-festival, Leipzig

2016      roomYou - performance/installation, at Technische SammlungenDatenspuren Dresden

2016      Circle - Virtual Reality (VR) game-installation, WISP-Festival Leipzig

2017      Äther Lindenow II - 3D Radio Show, performance & interaction, at Lindenow #13 art-festival, Leipzig

2017     Schaltkreis - performance-installation, documenta+ , INTERIM, Kassel

2017     User Password - Exam-Exhibit from alumni of University of Kassel, College of Art (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Documentahalle Kassel

2018      Äther Lindenow III - radio_show, performance & interaction, at Lindenow #14 art-festival, Leipzig

2018     THEY - performance in cooperation with Ubermorgen, at Next Level-Festival, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

2019     FREE IT - Water Event, in cooperation with Yoko Ono, MdBK Leipzig

2019     Deepcase - Website, Twitter, Exhibition and post in the feminist magazine Das Erotik Magazin

2019     MANKE – exhibition, Ostlichter e.V., Kontor 80, Leipzig

2019     Schaltkreis - Installation in cooperation with Flying Moon in Space at POCHEN symposium       

              Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

 

2019      Echo Chamber & Äther Lindenow IV – Radio installation during the art-festival Lindenow.org #15, Noch Besser Leben, Leipzig

2019     THEY Oh!K – Concept, graphic, PR, performance in cooperation with Ubermorgen, at Next  Level-Festival 2019, Zollverein Essen

2019     the Moinis - Online Show, Video-Production, Album Release at Spotify, Instagram

 

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