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Generative Art Summit Berlin

“The Generative Art Summit brings together several generations of participants involved in the Generative Art movement. I look forward to meeting old friends, making new connections, discuss the topic from different angles and experience some new generative artwoks as well.”

Hans Dehlinger (*1939) lives and works in Kassel and Berlin, Germany. In the early 1960s during his studies of architecture at the University of Stuttgart (Dipl.Ing.) he was introduced to programming languages and computers and later worked as an architect and environmental planner. He continued his education at the University of California, Berkeley (M.Arch., Ph.D.), then returned to work at the University of Stuttgart. In 1980, he became Professor at the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Kassel, Germany, where he taught until his retirement in 2004.

In the early 1980s, he began to explore computers artistically, with a focus on algorithmically generated line drawings. The majority of his generative artwork is based on procedures and computer code executed on pen plotters. It thus has aspects of both electronic and physical art. The lines can form delicate structures, dense textures, or even evoke an “unsharp” impression from sharp lines.

His work has received worldwide recognition and was shown first in Europe, later in Canada, Russia, Australia, the USA, Armenia, and China. Among his exhibitions are multiple appearances at SIGGRAPH, the SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), the Bridges Art Exhibition as well as several solo exhibitions. 

The works of Hans Dehlinger are in private and institutional collections such as Spalter Digital, Foundation Herbert W. Franke, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois, the Technik-Museum Kassel and the Francisco Carolinum in Linz. He is a member of the informal group The Algorists.