Constant Dullaart reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies while critically engaging the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet. Often conceptual, his work manifests itself both online and offline as he examines the boundaries of manipulating Google, Facebook and Instagram. He started his own tech company, Dulltech™, with Kickstarter.
Dullaart’s work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, including Cultural Matter, LIMA, Amsterdam (2018); 100,000 Followers for Everyone, FOAM, Amsterdam (2018); Phantom Love, Up Projects, London (2017); Synthesising the Preferred Inputs, Future Gallery, Berlin (2016); Deep Epoch, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2016); The Possibility of an Army, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt (2016); Jennifer in Paradise, Futura, Prague (2015); and The Censored Internet, Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2015). Among his group exhibitions are Open codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017–2019); I Was Raised on the Internet, MCA, Chicago (2018); When Facts Don’t Matter, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland (2018); Collecting Europe, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2017); Electronic Super Highway, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); and Final Goods, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany (2016).
Dullaart was awarded the Prix Net-Art, the international prize for internet art (2015). He has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities and academies throughout Europe, most recently at Werkplaats Typografie, a postgraduate programme at ArtEZ, Arnhem, the Netherlands. He attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (1997–2002) and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (2007–2008), both in Amsterdam.
Dullaart was born in 1979 in Leiderdrop, the Netherlands. He currently lives and works between Amsterdam and Berlin.
Art in the Age of Anxiety, 2020