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Achim MOHNÉ: News

  • 06.07.2022

  • Achim Mohé | Art Karlsruhe 2022


  • At this year's Art Karlsruhe from 6 - 10 July, Galerie Judith Andreae will be showing works by Achim Mohné at booth H4/J07.

  • 24.06.2022

  • Achim Mohné | winner of the 'Environment & Art Awards', Kummer-Vanotti-Foundation


  • Achim Mohné is the award winner of the ‘Environment & Art Award‘ annually donated by the Kummer-Vanotti-Foundation (established 2018). In 2021 the jury has chosen Mohnés artwork ‘Low_Poly_Tree’. The environmental sculpture park of the Kummer-Vanotti Foundation will be created on the island of Grafenwerth after completion of the construction measures from spring 2022. The plan is to place high-quality artworks addressing an environmental theme on the island. The artworks, which are freely accessible to everyone, are intended to emphasize to viewers the need for a sustainable approach to nature and the environment. ‘Low_Poly_Tree’ borrows its form from the virtual representation of a tree, as it appears on Google Earth in 3D mode, gives the sculpture its form. The artificial tree has been transposed from virtuality back into the real world, on a scale of 1:1. Thus the real tree and its digital counterpart made of polished steel face each other. While the "real" tree changes with the seasons and grows larger, the sculpture remains unchanged. The aim is to produce the sculpture in the most environmentally friendly way possible, using state-of-the-art digital processes and sustainable materials as well as climate-neutral techniques. The carbon footprint created by production will be determined and offset. The award ceremony will take place in October.


  • DI_GI_TA_LIS. A Plant Scan Project by Achim Mohné, ed. by Achim Mohné and Hatje Cantz 2020


  • The book project DI_GI_TA_LIS A Plant Scan Project by Achim Mohné is based on a performance by the media artist, in which plants are scanned using a high-tech process, printed out and finally exhibited as pigment prints. As part of this artistic action, cooks process the plant material into vegan dishes and serve them to visitors. In DI_GI_TA_LIS, the performative work fits into an interdisciplinary discourse developed by authors from the fields of philosophy, art history, social psychology, medicine and media studies.

Achim MOHNÉ: Work

Achim MOHNÉ: Biography

Achim MOHNÉ
Born 1964 in Aachen
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  • 2021

  • Professorship for Photography, FH Dortmund

  • Lectureship, HSLU, Luzern

  • Lectureship, FH-Dortmund

  • 2019-2020

  • Head of 3D Modeling / 3D-Printing Research, ETH Zurich

  • 2013 - 2020

  • Lecturer at ETH Zurich, Head of 3D Modeling / 3D-Printing Research

  • 2013

  • Lectureship at Kunstakademie Münster

  • 2011

  • Lectureship at Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen

  • 2007

  • Visiting Professor an der Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Foundation of REMOTEWORDS with Uta Kopp

  • 2006

  • Lectureship an der Kunstakademie Münster

  • 2004

  • Appeal in ‚Deutsche Fotografische Akademie’

  • 2003

  • Lectureship at Kunstakademie Munster

  • 1998

  • Founding of the artist group ‚Autopsi’

  • 1997

  • Lecturer at SK-Stiftung Kultur Köln, Neue Medien & Fotografie

  • Diploma (postgradual) at Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne

  • 1995 - 1997

  • Postgraduate studies, Jürgen Klauke and Valie Export, Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne

  • 1994

  • Diploma at Kommunikations-Design Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen

  • 1986 - 1988

  • Studies at Kommunikations-Design, Universität Essen

  • lives and works in Cologne and Zurich

Scholarships and prizes
  • 2021

  • Environment and Art Award 2021, Kummer-Vanotti-Stiftung

  • 2020

  • Monography "DI_GI_TA_LIS" awarded with the German Photo Book Prize 20|21, Gold, category "conceptual-artistic photo book"

  • 2009

  • Artist in residence at jozi art:lab, Johannesburg

  • 2005

  • Artist in residence at ‚Center For Land Use Interpretation’, L.A.

  • 2004

  • Artist in residence at Galerie Futura Prag / Goethe Institut, Prag

  • 2002

  • Work scholarship at ‚Kunststiftung NRW’

  • 2001

  • Nominated for ‚ZKM-Medienkunstpreis’

  • 2000

  • Villa Aurora Grant

  • 1999

  • Chargesheimer Grant

  • 1998

  • Video Art Award Bremen

  • 1997

  • Hermann Claasen Promotion

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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Achim MOHNÉ: Texts

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  • Achim Mohné - Portfolio - A Plant Scan Project 2020


    Achim Mohné - Portfolio - A Plant Scan Project 2020

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  • Pressrelease - Achim Mohné The_Vegan_Scanning_Cooking_Printing_Project


    Achim Mohné shows in his second solo exhibition in the gallery Judith Andreae parallel to the small climate summit 'in Bonn (UNFCCC), works from a series of media performances with scanners and objects, which he operates since 2000. Most of the pictures will be taken during the Night of the Galleries.

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  • "0,0064 Megapixel – Planet Earth Is Blue And There’s Nothing I Cant’t Do" - Pressemitteilung der Bundeskunsthalle


    "Anlässlich der Weltklimakonferenz im November in Bonn und im Rahmen der Ausstellung Wetterbericht. Über Wetterkultur und Klimawissenschaft in der Bundeskunsthalle präsentiert der Künstler Achim Mohné eine großflächige Arbeit auf dem Vorplatz der Bundeskunsthalle, die einen thematisch passenden Beitrag leistet. [...]" Auszug Pressemitteilung - Susanne Kleine, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Oktober 2017

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  • Presseerklärung "Achim Mohné. Laser_Graphs"


    "Achim Mohné sucht in allem, was er künstlerisch beginnt, nach dem Elementaren - im Klangwerk, in der Installation, in der Nutzung grundlegendster fotografischer und filmischer Prozesse. [...]"

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  • Presseerklärung - Achim Mohné - Laser_Drawing #5


    "#andreae goes to startet in Köln parallel zur ART COLOGNE 2015 an zwei Orten. Mit der Projektions-Installation Laser_Drawing #5 des Kölner Künstlers Achim Mohné in der KYOTOBAR. Projektraum Schilling Köln nimmt die Galerie Bezug auf die ab 13. März 2015 im Stammhaus in Bonn gezeigte Ausstellung seiner Laser_Graphs - großer Fotogramme, Videos von Installationen und Sound-Arbeiten. [...]"

Achim MOHNÉ: Press

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  • Second award ceremony of the Environment and Art Award 2021 of the Kummer-Vanotti Foundation.


    Englisch (US) The Kummer-Vanotti Foundation, founded in 2018, is presenting the "Environment and Art Award" for the second time. In 2021, the independent jury has chosen the artwork "Low_Poly_Tree" by Cologne-based media artist Achim Mohné, university lecturer in post-photography and digital imaging.

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  • Orbital Art in the Age of Internet and Space Flight


    Pamela C. Scorzin, "Orbital Art in the Age of Internet and Space Flight: From Terrestrial to Orbital Perspectives — with a particular focus on German artist Achim Mohné", in: Art Style, vol 5, issue 5, Mar 2020, pp. 25-49.

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  • Bonner Generalanzeiger - Kunst aus dem Scanner


    Bonner Generalanzeiger, May 23th, 2018 "Kunst aus dem Scanner. Achim Mohné in der Galerie Judith Andreae" - Christina zu Mecklenburg

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  • KUNST BEI NACHT ERLEBT - SCHAUFENSTER/BLICKPUNKT BONN


    Schaufenster / Blickpunkt Bonn, May 16th, 2018 "Kunst bei Nacht erlebt. Viele Kunstfreunde nutzen die Nacht der Galerien in Bad Godesberg"

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  • Achim Mohné - Night of the Galleries


    Bonner Generalanzeiger, May, 5th 2018 "Künstler zeigen nachdenkliche Werke. Die sechste Nacht der Galerien ist durch kritische Kunst geprägt." - Elena Kuss

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  • Bundeskunsthalle Magazin - Die Kunst mit Füssen treten - 6.400 Bodenplatten, ein Symbol


      http://magazin.bundeskunsthalle.de/2018/01/die-kunst-mit-fuessen-treten/

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  • Achim Mohné - Laser_Graphs


    Bonner Generalanzeiger, 23. März 2015 "Staub-Poesie auf den Spuren der Dinge. Die Galerie Judith Andreae zeigt die bizarren Experimente des Medienkünstlers Achim Mohné"

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  • Achim Mohné - Laser_Graphs


    Stadtzauber Köln, April 2015 "Achim Mohné sucht in allem nach dem Elementaren: im Klangwerk, in der Installation, in der Nutzung grundlegendster fotografischer und filmischer Prozesse. [...]"

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  • Achim Mohné - remotewords.25


    Stadtrevue Köln, April 2015 "Botschaft ins All. Mit remotewords.25 landen Achim Mohné und Uta Kopp auf dem Fach der KHM pünktlich zum Jubiläum der Kölner Kunsthochschule für Medien"

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