Paul Kolling, born 1993 in Kandel, DE, studied Fine Art at the Berlin University of the Arts and completed his master’s studies in Fine Art at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Kolling has held a teaching position at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2020 and has participated in the Berlin Programme for Artists since 2021. His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions, including group shows at The Shed, New York, USA (2021), Kunstverein in Hamburg, DE (2021), the German Pavilion, 17th International Architecture Biennale, Venice, IT (2021), and the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT (2019), and solo shows at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE (2020) and the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum, Fujian, CHN (2020). His work is currently on view at the Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna, AT and at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, CHN, as part of the Beijing Art and Technology Biennale.
Through projects rooted in technology and research, Paul Kolling’s artistic practice explores current questions concerning economics, ecology, and infrastructure. Working with complex technical and digital systems, he creates installations, sculptures, and hybrid pieces that move between analogue and digital space. His multimedia works aim to provide a better understanding of these often abstract and complicated topics while opening up new perspectives on them.