Artist file


Aram Bartholl * 1972 in Brême, lives in Los Angeles

The work of Aram Bartholl sets up a dialog between the Internet, culture, and reality. The tensions between the public and the private, what is online and what is not, the fascination with technology, and everyday life lie at the heart of his public interventions and installations. Creating surprising physical manifestations for the digital world, his pieces challenge our idea of reality and the incorporeal.

During the summer of 2012 the social media LinkedIn.com was hacked and lost a [...]

The work of Aram Bartholl sets up a dialog between the Internet, culture, and reality. The tensions between the public and the private, what is online and what is not, the fascination with technology, and everyday life lie at the heart of his public interventions and installations. Creating surprising physical manifestations for the digital world, his pieces challenge our idea of reality and the incorporeal.

During the summer of 2012 the social media LinkedIn.com was hacked and lost all of its users’ data. A few months later, part of the list of user passwords reappeared on the Internet. The artist created 8 volumes containing 4.7 million LinkedIn passwords that have been deciphered and printed in alphabetical order. Visitors are invited to find their own.