About the artist

The British artist Steven Pippin works with converted or improvised photographic equipment and kinetic sculptures. He is considered a melancholic among the media artists. Precisely because he does not use the current state of the art for his objects and installations, he succeeds in making the sentimental hopes once placed in photography and television flash for a moment. Even at the beginning of Pippin’s work, his works were based on the conversion of furniture and everyday objects into provisional pinhole cameras, with which atmospheric photographs were created. Pippin’s works usually require considerable effort to overcome the practical problems of the planned object. In addition to a long planning process, the development of the motifs requires various constructions. Often the resulting photographs are distorted or otherwise affected by the nature of their technique. These imperfections are an essential feature of the pictures, as they are related to the object. The photographs are then presented next to the converted object.

Solo Shows

Aberration optique, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Ω=1, Dilston Grove, CGP London, London
Vernal Equinox, Edition Klosterfelde, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin
Regress/Progress, CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej/Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
End of Photography, Gallery SIDE 2, Tokyo“A Non Event/Horizon” CEAAC Centre Europeen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg
ANALOGITAL, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin
Steven Pippin, Domaine de Kerguéhennec Centre d’art contemporain, Bignan
Cosmological Convolution, Omega = 1, Galleria Arte e Ricambi, Verona; Trudelwindkanal, Berlin- Adlershof
UFO, Klosterfelde, Berlin
GeoFlatscreen Prototype, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Gallery Side2, Tokyo
Journey to the edge of the artworld, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Toilet paper Stealing Machine, H.M. Klosterfelde, Hamburg
New Constellation & Geocentric, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
fax 69, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Laundromat – Locomotion, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Global Warming, Asprey Jacques, London
fax 69, Klosterfelde, Berlin
Laundromat – Locomotion, P.S. 1, New York, NY
Laundromat – Locomotion, ICA, Philadelphia
Laundromat – Locomotion, Miami, USA
Lavatory – Locomotion, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg
Laundromat – Locomotion, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Global Warming, DAAD Galerie, Berlin
Geocentric t.v., Carl Zeiss Planetarium, Jena


DAAD Stipendium Berlin


„Black Hole”, Permanent Installation, Wissenschaftsforum, Berlin
“Discovery 1”, Gosport Public Library, Hampshire


O.N.C. Mechanical Engineering, Charles Keene College, Leicester
Foundation Art & Design, Loughborough College, Leicestershire
Fine Art Sculpture, Brighton Polytechnic
Fine Art Chelsea School of Art, London
1999 wurde Pippin für den Turner-Preis nominiert.

Group Shows

Derrière le Rideau-L’esthètique Photomation, Lausanne
This is my reference/questo è il mio riferimento, ArteFiera, Bologna
Blickmaschinen oder wie Bilder entstehen, Kunsthalle Budapest, H; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Sevilla
Sci-Art, Galleria Enrico Astuni, curated by Alessandra Pace, Bologna
How To Work Better, curated by Christiane Rekade, Intershop Tower, Jena
Blickmaschinen oder wie Bilder entstehen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (cat.)„Domestic Appliance“, Flowers East / Flowers Graphics, London
Art Machines / Machine Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt ; Museum Tinguely, Basel (cat.)
What You See Is What You Guess“, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
Untitled (Vision Existence Resistance), Franco Soffiantino arte contemporanea, Turin
RÎcentes acquisitions pour la collection du Frac Bretagne, Domaine de KerguÎhennec, Bignan
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen (1990 – 2003), Klosterfelde, Berlin
Self Evident, Tate Gallery, Millbank, London
Tempo, Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York
The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations, Sala des Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
HausSchau. Das Haus in der Kunst, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Useless Science, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Projects, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Einerseits der Sterne wegen … Der Künstlerblick auf die Planeten, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, cat.
The 1999 Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London
Sultans Pool, Jerusalem, Israel
Nur Wasser läßt sich leichter schneiden, Hedrichsmühle, Hamburg
Spiral TV, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo
Silly Victorians, Minories, Colchester