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Stefan Doepner


Stefan Doepner

Born 1966 in Bremen,

studied Painting, Experimental Film and Intermedia Arts at the University of Arts Bremen, 1990-96,

lives and works in Ljubljana/SLO and Hamburg/GER.


Selected works:



- partizipation in the Documenta Project „ VanGoghTV“ with the Bremen Module „ Piazzetta Telematica Bremen“ / D


- foundation of the „MAB“ - Media Access Bureau, an Internet Bar-Restaurant GalleryPublicBureau in Bremen / D


- project „KoKo – Kooperation und Konkurenz“ with N.A.Baginsky at the HfK Bremen / D


- Workshop „SEM“ - Sound ElectronicsMusic at the HfK Bremen / D

- project Lab@Sea at the „Treujanisches Schiff“ of Prof. Hentz / HdK Hamburg / D


- foundation of the Institute for Art, Infomation and Technology - f18 in Hamburg / D

- Machine-Performance „MotorTotem“ in Gdansk, Poland


- automat installation „DROP OUTS“, Kampnagel, Hamburg / D


- development and co-production of the Exoskeleton, for Stelarc(AU), Kampnagel, Hamburg / D


- automat-installation „generalpark.de’“, Kampnagel, Hamburg / D

- European tour with Exoskeleton

- development of "The Gerard Winstanley Radical Gardening Station Prototype (Hamburg Chapter)" for Nils Norman(USA)


- Robot Workshop, KX/Kampnagel, Hamburg / D

- Development of „Movatar“ - Motion Prosthesis, a pneumatic robot unit for controlling the upper body, for Stelarc(AU)

- development and Performance of robot installation “iKiT” in the "Park im Gruene" at, Migros Cultural Percent, Rüschlikon, Zürich / CH


- „Motorvision“, sound-robotic-video installation, Galerie 88, Hamburg / D

- development of „Ghostkeyboard“ (automaticly typing keyboard) as part for the "Poetry Machine" by David Link

- Performance with Stelarc, “Motion Prosthesis”, Pittsburgh / USA

- f18 lectures while "Digital Brainstorming", Bern, Zürich and Basel / CH


- f18 lecture, MfKG, Hamburg / D

- „artgendaTV“, networking laboratory for artistic tools while the baltic biennial artgenda2002, Hamburg / D

- Sound&Robotics – Workshops, Playground Summerschool, Migros Cultural Percent, Zürich / CH

- Development of „Rotobossophon“ with Andres Bosshard(CH)

- concept and realisation of a 7x11m light-bulb display, Festpielhaus Hellerau / D


- performance Exoskeleton (Stelarc/Aus) Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana / SLO

- Robotic Workshop for cultural and scientific originators, Romainmotier /CH

- presentation and exhibition at media-space, Stuttgart / D


- f18 exhibition-tour, July - September „Playground Robotics“, PlugIn Basel, Kornhausforum Bern, Kunstmuseum Solothurn / CH

- Playground Robotics, Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana /SLO


- Workshop at the University of Arts, Aarau /CH

- Workshop Playground Robotics while City of Science, Bremen / D

- Development and presentation of Cello-Bot, Slovenia

- Workshop „Difference Machine“, Academy Schloss Rotenfels / D

- Development and Presentation „Robot-Totem“, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana / SLO

- Lecture at AA school Surface Intelligence: Ambient & Augmented Architectures“ Symposium, UK

- Cooperation with V.Repnik, Aquart Performance at Giilde Saal in Tallin / EST


- Development of the Walking Head Robot for Stelarc, Hamburg / D

- Living Kitchen Modul at the DingDong Festival, Hamburg / D

- "Living Rooms – Happy End of the 21st Century" at the GAK Bremen in the frame of Smart2006, Bremen / D

- Workshop „Reality Log/ Enviromental Scan“ at Gallery P74, Ljubljana / SLO

- Partizipation at „Intermediate Spaces“, Steirischer Herbst, Graz / A

- Participation at HAIP Festival, Kiberpipa, Ljubljana / SLO

- „ Living Rooms; Happy End of the 21st Century“, Kapelica and Mestni Musej Ljubljana

- Participation at the BiennaleU3, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana / SLO


- co-foundation of the artists intiative, platform and space Cirkulacija2, Ljubljana / SLO

- „Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century“ at MFRU 07, International Festival for Computer Arts, Maribor / SLO

- Lecture at the Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich / CH

- Exoskeleton with Stelarc at TOTEM, Nancy / FR

- Workshop „Robo Stories“ ZhdK, Zürich / CH

- presentation of the „Robot Partner0.1“ project at Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana / SLO


- „Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century“ at „Synthetic Times“ Media Art China 2008, National Museum of China, Beijing / CN

- „Robot Partner 2.0 – Automated Table Modofication2“ at „Ecology of the Techno Mind“, the featured art scene Exhibition of Ars Electronica at the Lentos Museum, Linz / AT

- improvised concert with rotating microphone/speaker system together with Bogdana Herman and ROR at Gallery P74, Ljubljana / SLO

- “Robot Partner 0.2 – Automated Table Modification” at Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana / SLO


- Robot Partner exhibition at cosinus brx gallery in the European Commision, Brussels / B

- “Robot Partners – Paintbot, RobotTotem and Automated Table Modification” at artcenter KIBLA, Maribor / SLO

- internal Workshop and public experimental, improvisedl sound performance together with Cirkulacija2 and Bogdana Herman at Sajeta Festival Tolmin / SLO

- Drawbot at „Big Draw“ while Lange Nacht der Museen Berlin / D

- Robot Partner 3.1- Automated Table Modification, Drawbot and MIDI Picknick at Preview Berlin art fair, Berlin / D

- „Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century“ at Shift09 Festival, Basel / CH

- Cirkulacija2, 6 days' technology workshops and artistic production at Netart Community Convention 2009 at MedienKunstLabor in KunstHaus Graz (Austria), November 24. - 29. 2009

- Cirkulacija2, one-day event on December 1st, 2009 at Viba studios in Ljubljana

- partizipation "Arzenal Depo 2k9", Viba Studios Ljubljana


- „Nikjer ni najlepše“, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana / SLO

- Solo exhibition at Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich / CH







- Nikjer ni najlepše“, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana 09

- Preview Berlin 09

- A new cultural economy. Ars Electronica 08

- ecology of techno mind. Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana

- Synthetic Times. Media Art China 2008

- DingDong Festival 07

- International Festival of Computer Arts Maribor 07




- Homemade electronic arts. Dominik Landwehr, Merianverlag

- Machines as Agencys – Artistic Perspectives. Lischka/Sick, transcript

- Playground Robotics – The Robotic Art Group Institut f18 and their Swiss Friends, Dominik Landwehr, Merianverlag





- Cirkulacija2 feat. Bogdana Herman – Live at Sajeta Festival / 3via records

- Avant Gard 08 09, Sampler / Kibla

- Etnobanda, MetastazaB – Omnibus / 3via records

- Etnobanda, Metastaza – Broken Beauty / 3via records










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