Bio

Luke Munn uses the body and code, objects and performances to activate relationships and responses. His projects have featured in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Fold Gallery London, Causey Contemporary Brooklyn and the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, with commissions from Aotearoa Digital Arts, and TERMINAL. He is a Studio Supervisor at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design and a current PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University.

 

Education:

Master of Creative Technologies, Colab AUT University
2015-2016, Supervisor: James Charlton
First Class Honours

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2000-2003
Major in Time-Based Design

 

Teaching:

2016:

Studio Supervisor, Year 4, Graphic Design, Whitecliffe College of Art & Design
Teaching Assistant, Studios I and II, Colab, AUT University

2015:

Studio Supervisor, Year 4, Graphic Design, Whitecliffe College of Art & Design
Lecturer, Experimental Imagery, Year 2 and 3, Colab, AUT University
Lecturer, Mediated Performance, Year 2 and 3, Colab, AUT University
Mentor, Artist Alliance Mentorship Programme

 

Awards / Commissions:

Packet Songs
Commissioned by Colab for the Aotearoa Digital Arts ‘Mesh Cities’ symposium

Month of Performance Art Berlin Award
Best Performance Piece, ‘Touch Piece’

Public Sound
Single day workshops with major funding from Initiativ Neue Musik Berlin
Sonic Arts Research Centre Belfast, STEIM Amsterdam, Q-O2 Brussels

Sounding Memory
Terminal Awards commission from Austin Peay State University, USA

Screens
Online art series at screens.org.nz with major funding from Creative New Zealand

Big Room
Commission and online residency from The Big Idea

Klanggang / Soundwalk
Commission by Aotearoa Digital Arts as part of the ElectroSmog Festival
Hosted at Eyebeam New York, De Balie Amsterdam, and Medialab Prado, Madrid, amongst others

 

Press:

Critic Magazine review of ‘swfer’
In Conversation with Matt Galloway
‘Timeline’, Eliza Rusca
‘Movement in the Air’, Michelle Menzies
‘Memorial’, Will Gresson
Interview with Prolonged Exposure
‘Is there Such Thing as Dead Air’, Milica Pekić

 

Solo Exhibitions:

swfer
Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
May 5-30 2015

SR / DPR
Split Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand
February 25 2015

Cloud
Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
April 3-27 2014

5 Pieces for Bodies / 5 Pieces for Subjects
Die Kunstapotheke, Berlin, Germany
28 June 2012

Sounding Memory
ON Galerie, Leipziger Straße 66, Berlin, Germany
6 May – 8 May 2011

 

Group Exhibitions:

2016

New Anxieties, Transhuman Motivation exhibition
Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
8pm-1am, October 22 2016

Stratigraphic Sound, Art and Future exhibition
Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
October 10-21 2016

SEO Story
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
February 13-April 3 2016

Siren Song
Patch 14: Crisis, series curated by Radius for Free Music Archive
January, February 2016

 

2015

Packet Calls
BioPresence – Bioacoustic Urbanscapes, Ohio State University, USA
December 9-16 2015

Siren Song
radioCona, Ljubljana, Slovenia
February 16 2015

 

2014

Timeline
Oblivion, LaRada, Lugano, Switzerland
December 21 2014 – January 18 2015

Gazemaps in collaboration with Gretta Luow
Platform, Munich, Germany
3 November – 31 December 2014

Last Television Broadcast
Artweek, Auckland, New Zealand
October 14 2014

Packet Pluck
Space, Network, Memory Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
September 12-14 2014

Four Minute Tweet and Cron Jobber
Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 18-August 3 2014

XY
Unclean, SomoS Art House, Berlin, Germany
June 6-June 29 2014

Timeline
Oblivion, Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany
May 5-24 2014

Sent Mail Sheet, Booster Bag
221a Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada
February 1-March 21 2014

Screen Striater
Auckland Speed Show
January 2014

 

2013

Siren Song
Radius, Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 2013

1 : 1 / Re-calculating Virtual Ratios
Body double performance/presentation, Import Projects, Berlin, Germany
October 23 2013

Work Which Loses Value Upon Being Viewed
Digital Art Live interactive space, Auckland, New Zealand
August 5-16 2013

Low Lives in the Vault
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
May 17-July 19 2013

Participatory Piece
USB Shuffle Show
Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany
April 4-6 2013

Doublegoer exhibition with Will Gresson
Window, Auckland, New Zealand
January 26-February 23 2013

 

2012

Empire(s)
Prolonged Exposure (Interview)
Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York
November 3-11 2012

A Present Absence exhibition with Will Gresson
Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
November 1-30 2012

In Her Image, performed by Sue-Li Tasker Yeo
BGMERC exhibition
Satellite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
26 October – 4 November 2012

Empty BODY
Web Biennial
Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
October 11 2012, ongoing

Timeline
Bridges exhibition
Fold Gallery, London, United Kingdom
August 11-25 2012

Volkspost
Time Machine exhibition
Serial Space, Sydney, Australia
18-29 July 2012

Extended Space, Touch Piece, Prayer Position / Stress Position
Direct Action Performance Festival
Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin, Germany
20 May 2012

Dead Air
Radio Arts Space on Kunstradio Austria
15 April 2012, 23:03 – 23:59

Empire(s)
Work presented on Radia radio network (Vienna, Montreal, Dublin, New York, Berlin, and other cities)
2 January 2012

 

2011

Dead Air
Radio Arts Space exhibition
ŠKUC Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia
7 – 16 December 2011

Toxic Body
Kaleidoskop Galerie, Berlin, Germany
17 December 2011

Half the Available Light in a Space
Mono No Aware Festival
Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, New York
Dec 3 2011

Tracing the Invisible
Solo exhibition, Galerie Kollaborativ, Saarbrücker Straße 25, Berlin, Germany
18 August – 18 September 2011

Public Sound
Single day workshops given in 3 cities with Johnny Chang:
Sonic Arts Research Centre Belfast, STEIM Amsterdam, Q-O2 Brussels
July – September 2011

Black Pit (site-specific installation)
Kunstfestival Begehungen
JVA Chemnitz, Germany
18 – 21 August 2011

Rim Shivers
Phono:Graphic group exhibition curated by SoundFjord
Galerie8, London
14 August, 6-9pm

Unfolded
Resound Falmouth Fest 2011
Falmouth, UK
March 25 – 28 2011

 

2010

Composition for Walker and Two Points
Instructions for Initial Conditions exhibition, Drift Station
Lincoln, NE, USA
5 – 29 November, 2010

Rim Shivers
SoundGate exhibition, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art
Aalborg, Denmark
15 October – 14 November, 2010

Send and Receive
Exhibition / concert series
Able Kulturverein, Berlin, Germany
8 October, 16 October, 2010

SCREENS
Online art series at screens.org.nz
Concept, curation, writing, production
With works from Stella Brennan, John Ward Knox, Seung Oh, Kah Bee Chow, Jae Hoon Lee, and William Boling
With major funding from Creative New Zealand

Sounds in Space
Residency and performance / installation with Johnny Chang
Q-02 Werkplaats, Brussels, Belgium
21 – 26 September, 2010

100 Objekte
Exhibition / performance action
Galerie R31, Berlin, Germany
10 September, 2010

Deepwater Suite
Spill >> Forward exhibition, MediaNoche
1355 Park Avenue, New York City, USA
30 July – 14 September, 2010

Bringing the Outside In
Residency and performance / installation with Johnny Chang
Ohrenhoch die Geräuschladen, Berlin, Germany
14 – 19 January, 2010

 

 

Selected Performances:

Kollaborativ
Saarbrücker Str. 25
10405 Berlin
August 18 2011

Grimmuseum
Fichte Strasse 2
10967 Berlin
February 3 2011

Quiet Cue: performance and discussion, with Johnny Chang
Flughafenstr. 38, Berlin
October 1 2010

Q-02 Werkplaats with Johnny Chang
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34, Brussels, Belgium
September 26 2010

Irgendwo / Nirgendwo project @ Spiel Festival
Andorf, Austria
August 5-7 2010

The Joy Gallery
2 Rutland Place, Dublin
June 6 2010

Online performance for Low Lives Exhibition
Streamed simultaneously at galleries in New York, Miami, Houston, Minneapolis, and Austin, U.S.A.
May 2, 2010

Archer Gallery
Archer Ave, Chicago, USA
April 9 2010

Ausland / Process Festival
Lychener Straße 60, Berlin
March 20 2010

K77, with Meredith Bove and Michael Vorfeld
77 Kastanienallee, Berlin
March 13 2010

Staalplaat
Flughafen Straße 38, Berlin
November 18 2009

Labor Sonor, KuLe
August Straße 10, Mitte, Berlin
September 7 2009

Le Placard Festival
Rue Stendhal 50, Paris
July 26 2009

Te Tuhi Gallery, with Will Gresson (DEU)
13 Reeves Road, Auckland, New Zealand
April 25 2009

Visitors with Phil Dadson, Sarah Watkins, Justine Cormack and Ashley Brown
The Wine Cellar, 183 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
August 26 2008