State of the Art Network 2020–2023

Erich Berger

Erich Berger (FI/AT) is an artist, curator and cultural worker based in Helsinki. He directs the Bioart Society in Helsinki where he develops opportunities which create transdisciplinary encounters and work situations between professionals from art, natural science, technology and the humanities. Berger recognizes science and technology as fundamental transformative powers of our life world. His artistic interests lie in processes and feedback structures, which he investigates through installations, situations, performances and interfaces. Throughout his artistic practice he has explored the materiality of information and information and technology as artistic material. His current interest in issues of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena and their socio-political implications in the here and now.  Berger has exhibited widely in various museums, galleries and major media-art events in Europe and worldwide.