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Christophe Bruno (born July 1, 1964) is a French artist. He began his artistic activity in 2001, influenced by the net.art movement. His thesis is that through the web, and especially through the ability to search and monitor it thoroughly by means of Google, we are heading towards a global text that among other things enables a new form of textual, semantic capitalism, which he explores in his work. His artworks include Iterature, Logo.Hallucination, The Google Adwords Happening and many other pieces.

Background

Christophe Bruno was born on July 1, 1964 in Bayonne, France.

Chrisophe Bruno is a Net Artist who lives and works in Paris France. To date, he has been awarded the Madrid Contemporary Art Fair with the ARCO (Madrid's International Contemporary Art Fair) new media prize in 2007, and at the Prix Ars Electronica 2003.

His work has been shown at many international festivals, museums: FIAC Paris, ARCO Madrid, Biennale of Sydney, Diva Fair in New-York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ArtCologne, MOCA Taipei, Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New-York, Tirana Biennale of Contemporary Art, Gallery West in The Hague, Vooruit Arts Center in Gent, Share Festival in Torino, Transmediale in Berlin, Laboral Cyberspaces in Gijon, galerie Sollertis in Toulouse, ICC in Tokyo, Nuit Blanche de Paris, File Festival in São Paulo, Rencontres Paris-Berlin, f.2004@shangai, ReJoyce Festival in Dublin, P0es1s.net in Berlin, Microwave Media Art Festival in Honk-Kong, Read_Me Festival in Dortmund and Aarhus, Vidarte in Mexico City…

He divides his time between his artistic activity, curating, teaching, lectures, and publications.

Works

Bruno's works include:

  • Iterature, a collection of pieces or documentations of performances which use the text from the web as material. Many of the pieces are search engines hacks (primarily Google). They get hold of text floating around the web and use it as raw material for various re-workings, cut-ups, algorithmic text generations, visualizations, cartographies and so forth.
  • Logo.Hallucination, which continuously monitors the images circulating on the Internet looking for hidden logos. Logo.Hallucination then sends cease and desist emails whenever a copyright violation is detected.


  • Adwords Happenings, which plays with the rules of Google's Adwords service by inserting "spam poems" in the ad boxes that appear selectively to the user according to his personal search. Clicking on these links would of course then redirect the user to Bruno's website.

Exhibitions

FIAC Paris, ARCO Madrid, Biennale of Sydney, Diva Fair in New-York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ArtCologne, MOCA Taipei, Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New-York, Tirana Biennale of Contemporary Art, Gallery West in The Hague, Vooruit Arts Center in Gent, Share Festival in Torino, Transmediale in Berlin, Laboral Cyberspaces in Gijon, galerie Sollertis in Toulouse, ICC in Tokyo, Nuit Blanche de Paris, File Festival in São Paulo, Rencontres Paris-Berlin, f.2004@shangai, ReJoyce Festival in Dublin, P0es1s.net in Berlin, Microwave Media Art Festival in Honk-Kong, Read_Me Festival in Dortmund and Aarhus, Vidarte in Mexico City ...





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