Knut Aufermann – artist CV

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Radio work

Organisation/Curatorship (selection)

  • Feedback: Order from Noise, curator for CMN/LMC music tour and subsequent CD/DVD release with a.o. Alvin Lucier and Otomo Yoshihide, UK, 2004
  • Radia, co-founder of international radio art network including curation of more than 40 Radia productions, 2005 – ongoing
  • Radia Art Camp, organiser of radio art production conclave and subsequent series of ORF Kunstradio programmes, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010
  • Mobile Radio BSP, co-organiser and producer of 2400 hours of radio art for 100 day radio station at 30th Art Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil, 2012
  • Dubbelradio, co-organiser of 24h dual frequency radio art festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
  • Radio Revolten, artistic director of month-long international radio art festival with 100+ artists in performance, radio and exhibition, Halle, Germany, 2016
  • Ortsgespräche, artistic director of the sound and radio art project of Goethe Institut Warsaw in five Polish cities, 2018 – 2019
  • Radio Art Zone, artistic co-director with Sarah Washington of 100 day radio art celebration as part of European Capital of Culture Esch2022, Luxembourg, 2022

Improvised Music

Composition (selection)

Installation (selection)

  • Feedback Siesta, on air sound installation for Kunsthof, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007
  • Lee De Forest night loops, on air sound installation for AV Festival, Newcastle, UK, 2008
  • The Filling Station, on air sound installation for transmediale09, Berlin, Germany, 2009
  • Klingelpütz Parkuhr, radios in inner city park trees for Art Special, Cologne, Germany, 2010
  • Dune o’Din, live on air silence detector installation for 30th Art Biennial of São Paulo, Brasil, 2012
  • Changing of the Guard, live on air silence detector installation for Radio Revolten, Halle, Germany, 2016, represented in Radiophonic Spaces exhibition, Museum Tinguely, Basel, HKW, Berlin and Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, 2018/2019
  • when all else fails, live on air silence detector installation for SAVVY Contemporary/documenta 14, Berlin, Germany, 2017


  • Dubbelradio, documentary of the world’s first dual frequency radio art festival, Stockholm, 2013

Teaching (selection)

  • Introductory courses for postgraduate students at Central Saint Martins, London (instrument design, 2004) and Dutch Art Institute, Enschede (sound art, radio art & performance, 2005 & 2006)
  • Circuit Bending, Radio Hacking, Radio Art or Electronic Music workshops in Copenhagen, Munich, Cologne, Stockholm, Barrow, London, Prague and Luxembourg
  • Guest lectures at Bath Spa University, the University of Brighton, London College of Communication, the Academy of Media Art Cologne as well as talks and presentations for conferences, festivals and institutions
  • Visiting lecturer for full semester postgraduate course module (Radia & Slow Radio – developing and producing experimental radio) at the chair of Experimental Radio at Bauhaus University, Weimar, 2018

Writing (selection)

  • Feedback, editor and contributor for Resonance 9.2 magazine plus CD, London Musicians’ Collective, 2002
  • Breaking the Airwaves, survey of contemporary radio art, The WIRE magazine #320, 2010
  • Art through the Ether / Kunst, die über den Äther geht, radio art dossier in English and German for the Goethe Institut, 2018
  • Radio Revolten – 30 days of radio art, co-editor and contributor for book about the international radio art festival Radio Revolten, Spector Books, 2019
  • Feet First Into The Ether, survey of contemporary radio art, The WIRE magazine #449, 2021

Residency & stipend (selection)

  • Open Studios Prague Dolni Pocernice, Czech Republic, 2006
  • FAAP Residencia Artistica, São Paulo, Brasil, 2012
  • Wave Farm residency, Acra, NY, USA, 2015
  • Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt work stipend, Halle, Germany, 2016
  • Agosto Foundation residency, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
  • Villa Waldberta Artist in Residence Munich, Germany, 2021
  • Bridderhaus residency, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 2022


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