Dirk Sorge works as artist and art educator in Berlin and Leipzig. In his arts practice he inquires how technological artefacts and digital media shape the way we perceive ourselves and our surrounding. His works include videos, computer programs and mixed media installations. Many of them question the notion of authorship by involving the audience directly, using found footage or assigning creative decisions to machines. Reoccurring topics are digitalization, standardization and bureaucracy. By working in a conceptual way and applying logical and algorithmic structures or sets of rules, Sorge reveals and de-constructs the aesthetics of pop culture, science and science-fiction in a playful, often ironic way.
His works were shown in Australia, South Korea, Israel, Romania and Germany.

  • 09 2016: Technical University Berlin, M.A., Philosophy of Knowledge and Science
  • 09 2012: Technical University Berlin, B.A., Culture and Technology
  • 09 2011: University of the Arts Berlin, MFA/Meisterschüler, Fine Arts
  • 03 2010: University of the Arts Berlin, Diploma/Absolvent, Fine Arts
Grants and Scholarships:
  • 10 2018: Funding from German Embassy for exhibition “Call and Response”, DADAA Fremantle, Australia
  • 09 2018: Funding from Goethe-Institut for workshop and exhibition at "Meeting Place 2018", Alice Springs, Australia
  • 01–12 2014: KunstKommunikation 2014 grant at DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst for the project "Die Auflösung des Sehens" with Jovana Komnenic
  • 01–12 2014: Project grant by Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) for production of a tactile map with audio output
  • 09 2013: QF2 grant by Quartiersmanagement Schiller-Kiez, Berlin-Neukölln for "Body↔Bilder" with Jovana Komnenic
  • 12 2010–06 2011: Scholarship from Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China for research on "The image of China in German Media"
  • 09 2010–01 2011: DAAD travel grant for China
  • 02 2009–07 2009: NICA travel grant for Australia
Exhibitions and festivals:
  • 2018: “Call and Response: Journeys through a multi-sensory landscape”, interactive installation, DADAA Fremantle, Australia
  • 2018: “Many things melt in the desert - Station One”, interactive Installation, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
  • 2018: "expo2001∞", group exhibition curated by Daniel Kupferberg, Argh!, Berlin
  • 2017: "From Inclusion to Partnership", group exhibition, The Gallery for Social Art, The David Yellin Academy of Education, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2017: "metronomics", group exhibition curated by Adam Nankervis, Another Vacant Space, Berlin
  • 2016: "FULL HOUSE 10", anniversary exhibition of DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Kreis Steinfurt
  • 2015: Video screening at media art festival SIMULTAN #11 "Talking to Strangers", Timisoara, Romania
  • 2014: "Die Auflösung des Sehens", solo exhition, DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Kreis Steinfurt
  • 2014: "ROTROTROT", group exhibition curated by Daniel Chluba SCHAUFENSTER, Berlin
  • 2013: "Antennae", group exhibition curated by Daniel Kupferberg, Another Vacant Space, Berlin
  • 2013: "Greenwashing", group exhibition curated by Tom Albrecht,, Group Global 3000, Berlin
  • 2013: "Klein Kunst Party", group exhibition curated by Yena Gim, PLATOON, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2013: "body | border | body", group exhibition curated by Aisuke Kondo for Tokyo Wonder Site, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
  • 2012: "Blicke wechseln – Sinne wandeln", group exhibition about photography and visual disability, Fincan, Berlin
  • 2011: "Leistungsschau", group exhibition, Kunsthalle Berlin
  • 2011: "Vor mir, hinter mir, neben mir, ...", group exhibition curated by Valeria Schwarz and Peer Golo Willi, Volkspark Hasenheide, Berlin
  • 2010: "OSTRALE 010", group exhibition, Ostragehege, Dresden
  • 2010: "Lichtbilder", group exhibition, Jentower, Jena
  • 2010: Video screening at "plattform #8" media festival, Tübingen
  • 2010: "SIX DAYS OF NEW MEDIA", group exhibition, Linienstrasse 127, Berlin
  • 2009: "Christmas Palm", exhibition curated by Marcin Kowalik, Freies Museum and Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin
  • 2009: "Glücksspiel für Vernünftige", lottery performance at "magistrale 09 – Kunst ist unser Kapital", Berlin
  • 2008: "Paint it Black", tattoo performance at "magistrale 08 – Kunst im Brennpunkt", Berlin
  • 2008: "Is it a frog?", group exhibition about art and science, tmp.deluxe, Berlin
  • 2007: "Steady State", group exhibition in the catacombs of an old brewery, Berlin
  • 2007: "Laufwerk.tmp.Datarescue", group exhibition at Medienprojektraum slash-tmp, Berlin
  • 2006: "AUSSER HAUS", protest exhibition of students from UdK, Uferhallen, Berlin
Projects / work experience:
  • 10–12 2018: Freelance arts educator for “Das ist auch unsere Baustelle! 176 Kinder erobern das Humboldt Forum”, Humboldt-Box, Berlin
  • 06 2018: Freelance arts educator for the art festival “48 Stunden Neukölln”, Berlin
  • 04–08 2018: Freelance arts educator for the temporary exhibition "Die Schönheit der großen Stadt", Ephraim-Palais, Berlin
  • since 01 2018: Freelance arts educator for Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
  • 03 2017–03 2018: Museum educator for the temporary exhibition "Gesten – gestern, heute, übermorgen" at Industriemuseum Chemnitz in cooperation with Technical University Chemnitz and Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria as part of BMBF-project "MANUACT"
  • since 10 2017: Freelance arts educator for the permanent exhibition at Berlinische Galerie
  • 10 2017: Speaker at conference "Meeting Place", as part of Australia-Berlin Arts Exchange Project by Arts Access Australia and Berlinklusion, Podewil, Berlin
  • 2017: Founding member of Berlinklusion – Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture
  • 10–12 2016: Freelance arts educator for family workshops at Altes Museum, Berlin
  • 08–10 2016: Freelance arts educator for the temporary exhibition "Dada Afrika. Dialog mit dem Fremden" at Berlinische Galerie
  • 08 2013–07 2016: Student research assistant for BMBF Project “Anthropofakte – Schnittstelle Mensch“ at TU Berlin (www.anthropofakte.de)
  • 05–06 2016: Project coordinator for "BlindWiki" by Antoni Abad at 9th Berlin Biennale
  • 12 2015: Conducting workshop for conference “Inklusion ist schön” at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin with Constanze Thielecke
  • 11 2015: Conducting workshop for blind and visually impaired visitors at Museum Nikolaikirche as part of “Neue Perspektiven gewinnen!” by Förderband e.V. with Dr. Silke Feldhoff
  • 05–09 2015: Conducting workshop for blind and visually impaired visitors at Deutsches Historisches Museum as part of "Neue Perspektiven gewinnen!" by Förderband e.V. with Andreas Ziepa
  • 07–12 2014: Project coordinator for "Kultur all inclusive in Berlin", at society for the blind and visually impaired (ABSV)
  • 07 2014: Conducting workshop "Lokale Entdeckung – Globale Vorstellung" at Carl-von-Linné-School for the physically impaired in Berlin-Lichtenberg with Valentina Sartori
  • 11 2013: Conducting multi-sensory workshop at 30th Biennale of Graphic Arts „Interruptions“ in Ljubljana, Slovenia with Jovana Komnenic
  • 09–10 2013: Conducting "Body↔Bilder", a workshop between seeing and touching at Schillerpalais, Berlin with Jovana Komnenic
  • 11 2012: Curating exhibition and art program "Sehr ansprechend! Künstlerische Positionen zur Sprache" for the 52nd Students' Conference on Linguistics at Technical University and Free University Berlin
  • 03+06 2012: Conducting lecture and workshop on participatory art education "How to Get Involved with Art?" for "COoperate Together in the field of culture" in Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia with Jovana Komnenic
  • 06–07 2010: "Werkzeug Wahrnehmung", experimental art mediation walk at 6th Berlin Biennale with Birgit auf der Lauer, Jovana Komnenic, Silja Korn and Anja Winter
  • 11 2007–03 2010: Working as tutor in the class of Prof. Lothar Baumgarten at UdK Berlin