After graduating from the academy of fine arts in Berlin, Joachim Sauter studied at the 'German Academy for Film and Television', Berlin. Since mid of the 1980s, he has been working as a media artist and designer. From the beginning, he has focussed on digital technologies and is experimenting how they can be used to express content, form, and narration. Fueled by this interest, Joachim founded ART+COM in 1988 together with other artists, designers, scientists, hackers and technicians. Today, he leads the interdisciplinary group’s innovative experiments, using new technologies to convey complex topics while exploring their potential for spatial communication and art.

In the course of his work he was invited to participate on many exhibitions. Beside others he showed his work at 'Centre Pompidou' Paris,'Venice Biennial’, 'Stejdilik Museum' Amsterdam, 'Museum for Contemporary Art' Sidney, 'Deichtorhallen Hamburg' , Kunsthalle Wien,'ICC' Tokyo, 'Getty Center' Los Angeles, MAXXI Rom.
He received several awards like the 'Golden Lion, Cannes', the 'D&AD Black Pencil', the 'Ars Electronica Interactive Award', the 'British Academy for Film and Television Interactive Award', ADC New York and ADC Germany Gold, the 'Grand Clio', the 'Red Dot Grand Prix', the "Designaward of the Federal Republic of Germany" and many other national and international awards'.
Since 1991 he is full professor for "New Media Art and Design" at the 'University of the Arts' Berlin and since 2001 adjunct professor at UCLA, Los Angeles.


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Selected Exhibitions

"Manifeste”" Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992 | "ArsElectronica" Oberöstreichisches Landesmsuem Linz 1992 | "Artec" Museum of Modern Art, Nagoya, 1993 | "“A new Europe”" Venice Bienale, 1995 | "Under the Capricorn”" Steijdilik Museum, Amsterdam, 1996 “| "Wunschmaschine - Welterfindung”" Kunsthalle Wien, 1996 |“ "Portable Sacred Grounds"” ICC, Tokyo, 1998 | "“Invisible"” Museum of Modern Art, Porto, 2001 “|“ "Future Cinema”" ZKM, Karlsruhe, Lille, 2004 “| "Composing the Lines " Jewish Museum, Berlin 2003 | "Berlin Flags" Getty Center Los Angeles, 2005 | "Navigator"”, National Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan, 2004 | "Sao Paulo Architectural Bienale", 2005 | "“Digital Transit"”, ARCO, Madrid, 2006“ | “Shanghai Bienale, 2006 “| Venice Architectural Bienale”, German Pavillion, 2006 | "Future of Museum" MAXXI Rom, 2006 | "From Sparc to Pixel"” Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2007 | "on cities" National Architecture Museum Stockholm, 2008 | "20 Years of ART+COM" Ars Electronica Center Linz, 2009 | "Brit Design Award Exhibition" London Design Museum, 2009 | "Movin' Space" KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg 2010 | "Mobility - Reflective Kinematronic II", World Expo Shanghai 2010 | "Matter - Light" Borusan Center for Culture and Arts Istanbul, 2011 | Les Bains, Paris 2013 | Hansol Museum, Jeonju 2013 | MADE Space Berlin 2013 | "À La Recherche", Les Bains, Paris 2014 | "SónarPLANTA", Barcelona, 2015 | "Pendulum Casa V", Mexico City 2015 | "Tectonics", Asian Art Center, Gwangju 2015 | "Poetic Structures" ICC Tokyo, 2016 | "Chronos" Martin Gropius Bau Berlin 2017 | "Raphael´s Pendulum" Roche Penzberg 2018 | "Drehmomente" Kulturregion Stuttgart, Germany 2018 | "100 Meisterwerke mit und durch Medien“ ZKM Karlsruhe 2018 |

Selected Awards

Black Pencil D&AD, Golden Lion Cannes, red dot communication design grand prix, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany Gold, Prix Pixel INA - Institute National des Audiovisuell, Britisch Academy of Film and Television Award, Swiss Design Award, Ars Electonoica Interactive Award, Clio Grand Prix, One Show Best of Show Award, London International Awards Gold, Art Directors Club New York Gold, Art Directors Club Europe Gold, Art Directors Club Germany Gold, Grand Design Christal, iF design awards gold, Max Ophüls Kurzfimpreis, Lissitzky Preis des Deutschen Künstlerbundes