Biography

Julian-Anthony Hespenheide is a german designer in the fields of Interaction Design. In his work, he creates compelling complex installations to tell peculiar stories about the digital and opens a discussion space in the analog sphere. His work emphasizes on converging the digital with design, art, science and technology to create novel concepts and a better understanding of the future. He is holding a M.A in Digital Media from the University of the Arts Bremen (HFK), Germany.

He can be contacted at: hello [at] julian-h [dot] de

Exhibitions
  • 2022 — KERNELS, September 2022 at Bright Moments Gallery, Berlin Germany.
  • 2022 — Stochastic Oracle, May 2022 upcoming exhibition + talk for new work at CIRCA106, Bremen, Germany. (Moved due to COVID-19 reasons)
  • 2021 — How To Walk On Water, programming and electronics for the performance installation by Irena Kukric. Together with Chang Hwan Park (Sound design), Peter Buczkowski (Production assistance), Kate Chen (Voice), Iva Brdar (Dramaturgy) and Nadine Becker (Production) at Schwankhalle Bremen, Germany.
  • 2021 — Continuous Erosion + ASCII Animations, Ortstermin: Art festival in Moabit and Hansaviertel, Berlin. Germany with *Projektraum für analoge und digitale Experimente*: Thomas Brandstätter, Erik Freydank, Hojin Kang, Arnaud Korenke and Kai Kruschel
  • 2020 — Living the City: An Exhibition about Cities, People and Stories with TheGreenEyl, Special Exhibition at Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin. Germany.
    On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community within the framework of the National Urban Development Policy
  • 2019 — bauhaus / documenta – vision und marke with TheGreenEyl, Special Exhibition at Neue Galerie Kassel, Germany
  • 2019 — Seltene Lichtmomente with TheGreenEyl, Permanent Exhibition at Neues Bauhaus Museum Weimar, Germany
  • 2018 — ARTEFAKTE with TheGreenEyl, Special Exhibition at Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 — Continuous Erosion, (Un)natural encounters (Group Exhibition together with Irena Kukric, Bojana Petkovic, Mariana Schetini Basso, Luiz Zanotello), Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany
  • 2017 — Viserosion (later: Continuous Erosion), (Un)natural encounters (Group Exhibition together with Irena Kukric, Bojana Petkovic, Mariana Schetini Basso, Luiz Zanotello), Galeriji Doma kulture Studentski grad, Belgrade Serbia
  • 2017 — Sagenmaschine with TheGreenEyl, HörenSAGEN, GRIMMWELT Kassel, Kassel, Germany
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, Jahresausstellung 2017 (Graduate Show HfK), Bremen, Germany
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, Studiogalerie35, Bremen, Germany
  • 2016 — Automatic Orchestra, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
  • 2016 — Fine Tuning of Marble, Resonate Festival 2016, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2016 — Automatic Orchestra, Hochschultage 2015, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
  • 2015 — Sensopoda, Hochschultage 2015, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
  • 2015 — Automatic Orchestra, Resonate Festival 2015, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2015 — The Assembly, Hochschultage 2015, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
  • 2014 — The Assembly, AS IF, Immigration Office, Bremen, Germany
  • 2014 — Linie des Lebens, Best of HFK Design 2013, Wilhelm-Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen, Germany
  • 2012 — Linie des Lebens, Live Performance, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 2011 — Sport, Hochschultage 2011, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
Teaching
  • 2022 — Introduction to Creative Coding with p5.js, Lehrauftrag, Winter Semester 2022/23, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2022 — Creative Coding, Lehrauftrag, Summer Semester 2022, University of the Arts Berlin / UDK Berlin
  • 2021 — Introduction to Creative Coding with Processing, Lehrauftrag, Winter Semester 2021/22, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2021 — Physical Computing, Lehrauftrag, Summer Semester 2021, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
  • 2021 — Bachelor Project Industrial Design, Lehrauftrag with Prof. Dominik Schumacher, Summer Semester 2021, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
  • 2021 — Physical Computing "Poetic Computation", 3 day Workshop at ZHDK (Zurich University of the Arts), Switzerland
  • 2019 — Physical Computing, Lehrauftrag, Winter Semester 2019/20,
    Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
  • 2019 — Creative Coding, Lehrauftrag, Winter Semester 2019/20,
    Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
  • 2016 — Physical Computing with Arduino, Workshop tutoring together with Luiz Zanotello, Winter Semester 2016, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2015 — Computation + Music, Winter Semester 2015/16, Course Tutor for Prof. Dennis P. Paul, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2015 — *Arduinos + Sensors*, Workshop tutoring, Summer Semester 2015, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2014 — Electrical Engineering for Designers, Workshop tutoring, Winter Semester 2014/15, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
  • 2013 — Programming for Designers, Workshop tutoring, Summer Semester 2013, University of the Arts Bremen / HfK Bremen
http://teaching.julian-h.de
Talks and Lectures
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany
  • 2017 — Biotic Explorers, Sneak Talks @ Interaction Lab, Hochschultage 2017, HfK Bremen
  • 2016 — Automatic Orchestra "Live Coding Demo", Sneak Talks @ Interaction Lab, Hochschultage 2016, HfK Bremen
Selected Work Experience
  • 2017 — 2022: Creative Technologist, Studio TheGreenEyl. Berlin, Germany.
  • 2016 — 2017: Interaction Designer for the start-up Rhino Parking Solutions in the Kraftwerk City Accelerator Bremen, Innovation Hub. Bremen, Germany.
  • 2014 — 2016: Frontend Developer, Graphek GmbH.
Written Publications
  • - Hespenheide, Julian-Anthony, "DEFINITION". In: Irena Kukric, Andrea Sick (Hochschule für Künste Bremen) (ed.), THE DYNAMIC ARCHIVE 03
  • - Hespenheide, Julian-Anthony, “Biotic Explorers Research Group”. In: Ralf Baecker, Dennis Paul, Andrea Sick (Hochschule für Künste Bremen) (ed.), Reenactments in Kunst, Gestaltung, Wissenschaft und Technologie (Reenactments in Art, Design, Science and Technology) Salon Digital Band / Vol. 1. Hamburg (Textem Verlag) 2020. ISBN: 978-3-86485-233-6.
  • - Hespenheide, Julian-Anthony, “Biotic Explorers Manifesto”. In: Andrea Sick (ed.), Nevertheless. 17 Manifestos. Issue No 2, Hamburg (Textem Verlag) 2018
Selected Press and Articles
Selected Awards / Grants / Recognitions / Residencies
  • 2015 — University of the Arts Bremen, Graduate exhibition 'Jahresausstellung 2015'. Curatorial work.
  • 2019 — Jury work: Member of the guest jury for selecting Hochschulpreis 2019 – Digital Media, Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Residencies
  • 2022— Artist in Residence with Bright Moments DAO resulting in the work KERNELS (exhibited in the Berlin, Los Angeles, London locations)
  • 2017 — MAiR I (Media Artist in Residence), (1st edition) - (formerly knows as Graphic Art Colony, Edition VIII) resulting in the exhibition (Un)natural encounters, Prolom Banja, Serbia
Worked with and for
  • Resonate Festival Belgrade, Serbia
  • Graphek GmbH
  • HfK Bremen Digital Media
  • HfK Bremen Integriertes Design (Master Studio: Kultur & Identität)
  • Immigration Office (Lucas Odahara, Camila Riveros, Daniela Reina Tellez, Paula Hurtado Otero and Zhe Wang)
  • Kunsthalle Bremen
  • FIELD.io, London. England
  • swb Bremen / Kraftwerk – City Accelerator Bremen
  • The Dynamic Archive, Bremen. Germany
  • Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
  • GRIMMWELT, Kassel. Germany
  • Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra. Italy
  • Neues Bauhaus Weimar, Germany
  • Neue Galerie Kassel, Germany
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Germany.
  • FREITAG lab.ag
  • The New York Times