Malte Bruns (b.1984 in Bielefeld, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Bruns obtained his MA in 2014 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Professor Georg Herold who also granted him the Meisterschüler Academic Award.
Bruns’, work combines cinematic elements, photography, sculpture, architecture and installation. At a glance, the settings of the videos and photographs of the Düsseldorf artist seem to have emerged from the design laboratories of Old Hollywood. However, his creatures do not undergo an active extension of the body by way of technological innovation. With their stoic, repetitive movements they emphasize that in their case technological innovation has already transitioned into a state of self-sufficiency, and beyond the human.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 'Malte Bruns’, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, 2019; 'Auto Body’, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2018; 'Stranger Days', Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2017; 'Tremors', KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, 2017; 'Talking to strangers', H'Art appendix, Bucharest, 2017; 'I've done... questionable things', Galerie Sturm, Nürnberg, 2015.
Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Screening: 'Küchenstück', Künstlerhaus/Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, 2018; 'Grim Tales', Cassina Projects, curated by ARTUNER (Eugenio Re Rebaudengo), New York, 2017; 'The One Minutes: The Pack – Impressions from OUR Family', EYE Film Instituut Nederland, Amsterdam, 2016; 'All in 3.', Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, 2015; 'Verena Seibt & Malte Bruns. Window Shopper', SSZ Süd, Cologne.
Bruns was a nominated and a Shortlist National winner of the Nam June Paik Award 2016.