Pe Lang

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  • Pe Lang is a Swiss-born artist know for creating minimal kinetic artworks that control and put physical forces in action with a captivating elegance. His sculptures and installations combine hand made mechanized systems with a stringent constructive optimization in which each element can be deciphered with respect to its functionality.
    Lang’s work have been represented in exhibitions and installations for more then a decade. After completing his certificate in electrical skills in 1994, he began creating experimental mechanical sound objects presenting them in the form of live performances / installations at various European and North America art spaces and festivals, including the Transmediale in Berlin, ISEA Singapore, sonicActs Amsterdam or the Elektra Festival in Montreal.

    From 2005 to 2008, these sound objects where exhibited as part of a collaborative project under the title “Untitled Sound Objects. In 2007, Lang received an one year artist-in-Lab research residency fellowship at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology CSEM. Lang was twice honored with the prestigious swiss art award (2009 and 2010). Among other awards, Lang received the mediaprojects award in 2005, 2008 and 2011 from the Swiss Federal Department of Culture.

    His has received commissions by the Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation in Brussels and the Exploratorium in San Francisco as well as his works can be found in private, museum and foundation collections such as the EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art in Mischigan, and the Artphilein Foundation in Liechtenstein. Exhibitions of Lang’s work include the Centro de Arte Santa Museum Mónica, Barcelona; Kunsthalle Bern; växjö art hall, Sweden; The Leonardo, Utah Museum Science and Technology Arts Museum; the InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo.


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