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Upcoming Exhibitions

Laboratory of Electronic Ageing (male grooming) (2019). Installation as part of group exhibition ‘Zero Waste’
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. 25/6 – 8/11/2020

The Grass Smells So Sweet (2018). VR installation as part of group exhibition ‘Real Feelings’
Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel. 27/8 – 15/11/2020

COZY LAND (Struggle and Expand) (2018-19). Short film made with Hava Carvajal and Max Packman-Walder
Film by the Sea, Vlissingen, NL. 19/9/2020

A New Middle of Nowhere (2020). Installation and video performance as part of residency project awarded by the Mondriaan Fund (NL)
Ujazdowksi Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. 30/9-1/10/2020

B-hind. Intimate innovation (2020). Installation and video performance as part of ‘Manifestations’
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL, 17-25/10/2020

OUR VALUES (2019). Installation as part of group exhibition ‘Bon Voyage’
Ludwig Forum Aachen. 13/11/2020 – 11/4/2021

A Space War Monument (2020-21). Land art performance and 3D printed object for the Kuwait Pavilion
Venice Architecture Biennale. 22/5 – 21/11/2021


Dani Ploeger’s work is shown in museums, galleries and festivals, such as ZKM Karlsruhe, Ludwig Forum Aachen, transmediale, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Venice Architecture Biennale, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, WRO Media Art Biennale, V&A Museum London and The New Institute in Rotterdam. He has received commissions from ZKM, the New Society for Fine Arts (NGbK) Berlin, V2_Lab for the unstable media in Rotterdam and the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, among others. His VR installation The Grass Smells So Sweet (2018) was awarded the jury prize at the VRHAM Festival for art and Virtual Reality in Hamburg. His work ASSAULT (2016), encompassing an iPad shot with an assault rifle, led to a preliminary investigation for terrorist activities by the Dutch public prosecution service.

In his eclectic body of critical writing, Dani has discussed technology consumerism as reflection of a ‘symbolic order of technological progress’ (Leonardo, 2017), presented a critical history of computer operating system sounds (The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, 2019) and critiqued English Higher Education as a form of objective violence (Ice Hole Journal, 2016).

After studying music at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, Dani lived in Palestine for two years, where he worked as a music and performance teacher. Upon his return to Europe he changed career and completed a practice-based PhD in media studies and performance at the University of Sussex, UK. He is currently a Research Fellow at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Fellow at V2_Lab for the unstable media in Rotterdam and Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester. He lives and works between London, Berlin and Flushing (NL).


Dani Ploeger
Born in Middelburg, Netherlands
Studied at Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (BMus), Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic (PG), University of Sussex, UK (PhD)
Works in London, Berlin and Flushing (NL)

Selected exhibitions/performances



V2_Lab for the unstable media, Rotterdam, NL


Zeeuws maritiem Muzeeum, Vlissingen, NL

Bruthaus Gallery, Waregem, B (with Peter Puype)


Import Projects, Berlin (with Aram Bartholl)

panke.gallery, Berlin (with Yvon Chabrowski)


arebyte Gallery, London


Watermans Art Centre, London
ruimteCAESUUR, Middelburg, Netherlands

Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago


Kuwait Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale


Ludwig Forum, Aachen, D

Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, D

Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, CH


ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, D

Het Nieuwe Instituut (The New Institute), Rotterdam, NL

WRO Media art biennale, Wroclaw, P

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, D


Bibliothèque Polonaise, Paris

VRHAM Festival, Hamburg, D

'Walls of Silence', Platforme Paris


Odessa Biennale, Ukraine
WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
Creative Studio, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
Zona Maco art fair, Mexico City

MU Art Space/Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
Celeste Prize shortlist 2016, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
Utopia Fair, Somerset House, London
Institute of Contemporary Art cinema, London

WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
RIXC Gallery, Riga, Latvia
VARIATION Paris Media Art Fair
KEEPitREAL!, Bayt Al-Sinnari – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo, Egypt
Trancend.t, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

transmediale, Berlin
London Design Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum
Interval, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany

CYNETART Festival for Computer Based Art, Dresden
Arse Elektronika – A festival of sex and technology, San Francisco


Research and teaching positions

2020- Fellow, V2_Lab for the unstable media

2019- Associate Research Fellow, De Montfort University, Leicester

2016- Research Fellow, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

2018-20 Artistic Researcher, Leiden University

2014-16 Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Performance Arts, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

2012-14 Lecturer in Theatre and Digtial Arts, Brunel University London

2011 Lecturer in Performing Arts, De Montfort University, Leicester










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