Max Hattler

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Max Hattler
Maxhattler norikookaku liveperformance 2010.jpg
Max Hattler (left) with Noriko Okaku, 2010
Born (1976-02-02) 2 February 1976 (age 43)
EducationGoldsmiths (BA), Royal College of Art (MA), University of East London (Professional Doctorate in Fine Art)
Known forVideo Art, Media Art, Contemporary Art, Abstract animation, Visual music, Animation, Experimental Film, Digital Art, Audiovisual Performance

Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He created the kaleidoscopic political short films "Collision" (2005) and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion works "Shift" (2012) and "AANAATT" (2008), and psychedelic animation loops "Sync", "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" (2010).


Max Hattler was born in Ulm, Germany. He is the son of Hellmut Hattler, a German bass player mainly known for his Krautrock band Kraan. Max Hattler holds a BA from Goldsmiths (2001), a Master of Arts in Animation from the Royal College of Art (2005)[1] and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London (2014).[2] He is an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.[3]

Hattler's work has been described in the following terms: "Max Hattler works on the thin line between abstraction and figuration, being able sometimes to create powerful political statements while eschewing the traditional constraints of narrative, choosing a poetics of implication over the mere construction of a discourse."[4]

Hattler has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including Erarta,[5] Tate Britain,[6] Pinakothek der Moderne,[7] Tenderpixel[8] (London), Lumen Eclipse[9] (Cambridge, Massachusetts), MoCA Taipei, Exploratorium, Gasworks Gallery,[10] Art Below, Fries Museum,[11] Yota Space[12] and Museumsquartier Vienna.[13]

Hattler also works in the field of audiovisual performance[14][15] and has performed at Seoul Museum of Art,[16] Punto y Raya Festival[17] and Expo 2015 Milan.[18]




  1. ^ "Animation Graduates". Royal College of Art.
  2. ^ "Prof Doc Fine Art (DFA)". University of East London. 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. ... The Doctorate has helped me steer my entire artistic practice towards a more considered, grounded, and unified expression, a solid foundation on which to build in years to come. '
  3. ^ "Faculty Profile: Max Hattler". School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Max Hattler". Hilda Magazine.
  5. ^ Erarta: Multivision video installation group exhibition, 11/2012
  6. ^ Assembly: Composite II, Tate Britain Part of the series Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, 03/2014
  7. ^ Schaustelle: Max Hattler. Selected Works Solo Exhibition, 06/2013
  8. ^ Tenderpixel: Max Hattler 'Shift' Solo Exhibition, 03-04/2012
  9. ^ Lumen Eclipse: Max Hattler Archived 3 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine Solo Exhibition, 04-06/2010
  10. ^ Gasworks: Blink Archived 4 August 2012 at 07-08/2006
  11. ^ Fries Museum: Max Hattler – Landscape of Human Existence Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Solo Exhibition, 09/2007
  12. ^ onedotzero at Yota Space, St. Petersburg group show with UVA, Jason Bruges, Quayola and Memo Akten, 12/2010
  13. ^ Asifakeil: Transform – Max Hattler & Noriko Okaku Two-person exhibition, 05-06/2011
  14. ^ documentation of live a/v performances on Hattler's website.
  15. ^ Munich Institute of Media and Musical Arts - Art Blog: Hattlerizer 2.0 - Max Hattler
  16. ^ SeMA Hi-Fi AudioVisual Spectacular Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, May 2015
  17. ^ Hattlerizer 2.0 Punto y Raya Festival 2014
  18. ^ Hattlerizer 3.0 Archived 27 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine German Pavilion, Expo Milano, 1 Oct 2015
  19. ^ Sam Bekemans. "Third Culture Film Festival – And The Winners Are…".
  20. ^ "Stop the Show".
  21. ^ INM - Michael Klein, Lutz Gerlinger. "Visual Music Award".
  22. ^ INM - Michael Klein, Lutz Gerlinger. "Visual Music Award".
  23. ^ "Amnesty International – Stop the Show (aka WAR)" at Cannes Lions 2013
  24. ^ "Shift" First Prize at Premio Simona Gesmundo, 2012
  25. ^ "TOFUZI - Archive - Tofuzi 2012".
  26. ^ INM - Michael Klein, Lutz Gerlinger. "Visual Music Award".
  27. ^ INM - Michael Klein, Lutz Gerlinger. "Visual Music Award".
  28. ^ "Collision" Prädikat Wertvoll Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Germany

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