David Jablonowski

1982 · Germany

Artist biography

Through sculpture, film, and installation artist David Jablonowski explores the evolution of contemporary communication technologies and critically interprets the global socio-economic conditions of financial and social capital. His sculptures are reflective and reminiscent of the specific aesthetics of historical information codes and formats, diving into the aesthetic form and development of language. His work asks audiences to question why we are so addicted to certain ingrained forms of communication, and what we may gain or lose every time we write a letter or send a text message.

Jablonowski’s work and mission is critical of the current modes of commodity exchange, lack of global wealth redistribution, and unsustainable trade routes. He believes the languages utilised and propagated by these financially-driven global networks make lasting impacts on cultural self-identification.

Born in Bochum, Germany in 1982 David Jablonowski now lives and works in Amsterdam. He received his Bachelor's degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and then held residencies at De Ateliers, Amsterdam and the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York City. Jablonowski’s works are included in institutional and private collections in Germany and the Netherlands and he has held solo exhibitions in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. He has published numerous books including “Hype Cycles”, “Tools and Orientations”, and “Imposition”.

David Jablonowski

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