Constant Dullaart

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Constant Dullaart
Constant Dullaart at the Crypto Design Awards 2016 (31181703081).jpg
Constant Dullaart, Crypto Design Challenge 2016
Constant Klaas Willem Dullaart

(1979-03-07) 7 March 1979 (age 40)
Leiderdorp, Netherlands
EducationGerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
Known forConceptual art, Net Art
Notable work
The Revolving Internet, Jennifer in Paradise series, Social Media Socialism, The Death of the URL
MovementBalconism, Postinternet
AwardsPrix Net Art 2015
Patron(s)Mondriaan Fonds

Constant Dullaart (Leiderdorp, 1979) is a Dutch conceptual artist whose work is deeply connected to the Internet. He is known for his work series Jennifer in Paradise[1][2][3][4][5] which "seeks to expose the technological structures that inform modern visual culture.[6] He is also known for distributing 2.5 million bought Instagram followers amongst a personal selection of active art-world Instagram accounts.[7][8] He was awarded the Prix Net Art late 2015[9] with the following jury statement; "“The fluidity of boundaries between artist and tech communities and questions of authorship, virtuosity, and the performativity of art in a mediated environment are an important aspect of the work of the winner of the 2015 Prix Net Art, Constant Dullaart. Dullaart’s work stays firmly yet defiantly within the realm of contemporary art, but from a position profoundly informed by the conditions of new media networks—technical as well as cultural, social, economical, and political networks. Dullaart strives for an honest, respectful, yet unembellished approach to the materials and conditions of the network. At the same time his work is full of humor, wit, and critical commentary.” A 4 month long durational performance commissioned by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt[10] got the attention of several media outlets when Dullaart raised a virtual army of thousands of fake Facebook profiles, using the names of Hessian (soldier)s from the Hetrina archive[11] of the Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen.[12][13]

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  1. ^ Constant Dullaart (5 September 2013). "A letter to Jennifer Knoll". Rhizome. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ Louisa Elderton (November 2013). "Constant Dullaart". Frieze. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ Johnny Magdaleno (4 May 2014). "Constant Dullaart Delivers the World's First Photoshopped Image". Motherboard. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ Ellen Gamerman (12 December 2013). "How Our Camera-Phone Nation is Inspiring Artists". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ Jeppe Ugelvig (10 July 2014). "Constant Dullaart at Carroll / Fletcher". DIS Magazine. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ Comstock, Gordon (13 June 2014). "Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ Constant Dullaart (29 September 2014). "Constant Dullaart: 100.000 Followers for everyone!". DIS Magazine. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ Dr. Inke Arns (26 September 2014). "Constant Dullaart: HIGH RETENTION, SLOW DELIVERY". Jeu de Paume. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Announcing the Winner of the $10,000 Prix Net Art: Constant Dullaart". Rhizome. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  10. ^ Constant Dullaart (2 November 2015). "Declaration". Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  11. ^ Stefan Aumann, Prof. Dr. Holger Gräf (March 2013). "Hessian Troops in America". Hessisches Landesamt für geschichtliche Landeskunde. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  12. ^ Zoe Kleinman (10 November 2015). "Facebook 'fake army' launched by artist". BBC. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  13. ^ Jonathan Jones (9 November 2015). "Army for hire: the artist employing ghost soldiers to invade Facebook". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 October 2016.