Recycling the materials of past technology by incorporating these items into his conceptual creations, German artist Gregor Hildebrandt builds remarkable installations that showcase the manipulations of the artist in novel ways.
Emphasizing the role of antiquated technologies, like VHS players or cassette tapes, as a vehicle for greater exploration of the larger world, Hildebrandt creates for his audiences a remarkable space in which the connections beyond the gallery reach far and wide. Using repetitive patterns and texture reflective of wavelengths to further these connections, Hildebrandt goes far to activate the viewer’s experience when confronted with his work.
Born in Bad Homburg in 1974, Hildebrandt studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University between 1995 and 1999 and subsequently continued his training at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany from 1999 to 2002. Following completion of these studies, Hildebrandt was treated to prestigious scholarships for advanced work with both the German Study Centre in Venice, Italy (2003) and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) of Vienna, Austria (2005-2006). Hildebrandt has at the same time kept up a very active exhibition schedule. Recent solo showcases of his work include “In meiner Wohnung gibt es viele Zimmer“ at the Galerie Perrotin in New York (2018) and “Der Raum ist die Miete” at the Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels, Belgium (2019).