Emerging Artist Award
Rubén D’Hers (b. Venezuela). Lives and works in Berlin.
D’Hers holds a MFA in Sound Studies from the Berlin University of Arts, a BFA in Media Art & Design from the Bauhaus University Weimar.
“My work focuses on the creation of sound spaces that emerge from musical instruments and tunable domestic objects. These spaces are the result of tuning processes that start from an abstract musical axis as well as the representation of the acoustic reality of the external world. Both concepts are applied in the production of sound installations and compositions through acoustic and mechanical means fundamentally.”
“My recent work explores the notion of representation and imitation of sounds belonging to the sound landscape, particularly of the domestic environment. Through its analysis at the spectral level, I obtain information that is then transposed to acoustic and mechanical means in terms of tuning and tone. These works explore the possibility of direct representation of the acoustic reality of elements of the sound landscape in which we are immersed.” – Rubén D’Hers.
His work has been exhibited and performed at venues like Klangraum Krems (AT), Heart of Noise Festival and Donau Festival (AT), Le Bon Accueill (FR), The Empty Gallery (HK), City Sonic Sound Art Festival (BE), Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT), Netwerk Center for Contemporary Arts (BE), Oficina #1 (VE), ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), Neues Museum Weimar (DE), SeaM Weimar (DE) & LAB 30 (DE), among others.
Photo courtesy of the artist.
A Look Inside:
Caracas, Venezuela. January 28, 1980. Lives and works in Berlin.
Master Sound Studies, Universität der Künste Berlin. Germany (2016); Bachelor Medienkunst / Mediengestaltung, Bauhaus Universität Weimar. Germany (2013); Painting & Drawing, Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas. Caracas, Venezuela (2001).
Awards and residencies│
Grant. Recherchestipendium. Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Berlin (2017); Award. LAB Award, LAB30 Klangkunst Experimente. Ausburg, Germany (2013); Mention. Painting & Drawing. AVAP, Venezuela (2004).
Selected Exhibitions │
“Canción Muda”, Le Bon Accueil - Lieu d´arts Sonores. Rennes, France (2016); “Quebrada Escondida”, Klangraum Krems. Krems, Austria (2015); “Playa (for two rooms)”, Barrio Intendente Festival, Casa Independente / Büro A. Lisbon, Portugal (2015); “Playa”, Mochvara Gallery. Zagreb, Croatia (2015); “Pájaro suelto”, Ohrenhoch Hörgalerie. Berlin, Germany (2015); “Quebrada Escondida”, Oficina #1 Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela (2014).
“Sound observations of indoor spaces #1”, In Sol Calero´s La Sauna Caliente. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2017); “Glas Field#2”, City Sonic International Sound Art Festival #14. Belgium (2016); “Glas Field#2. Rubén D´Hers . Sound Week #2”, Âme Nue Galerie. Hamburg, Germany (2016); “Cristofué y guacamaya. Sonorous Objects”, The Empty Gallery. Tin Wan, Hong Kong (2015); “Chords tunnel #1”, Orkest! Netwerk Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst. Aalst, Belgium (2014).
“Solo Konzert, Autres Mesures”, Festival de Musique Contemporaine in situ. Rennes, France (2017); “Solo Konzert”, Cashmere Radio. Berlin (2016); “Rubén D´Hers, Jeroen Vandesande & Robin Hayward”, Festival Glatt und Verkehrt. Krems, Austria (2016); “Solo Konzert”, Empty Gallery. Tin Wan, Hong Kong (2015).