lino heissenberg


Lino Heissenberg is a German-based artist and writer specializing in digital and interactive media, nerd culture and language/text-based artworks. He works eclectically with media like video and drawings as well as board and video games with a focus on different concepts of storytelling and memorization as well as the commentation and deconstruction of seemingly hermetic narrative structures and systems and, moreover, how those systems shape their audiences' idea of the world around them.


March 21: Harzerland to be screened at ZK/U Berlin. Also at Skalvija Cinema Center in Vilnius on April 26 and at the 9th Bayamón International Film Festival in Puerto Rico from March 21 to 24.

January 11: Vernissage of "Hand & Auge" in collaboration with Hendrik Heissenberg at Kunsthaus BBK in Braunschweig, showing Fundamente, UTOPIA, Games Against Happiness, and a bunch of works not yet online.


October 26: solo show "Handarbeit" at Allgemeiner Konsumverein, debuting a bunch of stuff.

August 18: solo show "Found Footage" at einRaum 5-7, debuting The Comet, Enjoy Them, and ACAA.

April 21: part of "Trick 4" at One Trick Pony in partnership with Yannick Averdiek, debuting "Opus Magnum".

April 14 to May 28: Exhibition "Hand & Auge" at Zehntscheune Stadthagen in partnership with Hendrik Heissenberg.
The exhibition will feature Künstlerhaus Untertrörstein, UTOPIA, The Abusive Relationship Simulator, Fundamente, Dual System Story, and debut Games Against Happiness as well as a new collection of interactive drawings and paintings. Hendrik Heissenberg will show his films "What in the world?!" and "Meeple City".


September 10 to October 30: Exhibition Zuversichten: Salon Salder 2022 at Schloss Salder, screening the projects UTOPIA and presenting Künstlerhaus Untertrörstein in collaboration with Yannick Averdiek.

September 9 to 11: Festival JUSTAMENTE in Braunschweig, debuting Fundamente.

June 15 to June 19: Exhibition IDEE & ABDRUCK at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, debuting the projects PREDATE and Alias.


August 28, 29: Kleines Monster will be screening at Calling In 2021 with a new English translation.

Part of this year's GAP* THE MIND by Kunstverein Die H_lle, debuting my upcoming film UTOPIA on August 27.

Participated in the "This is Germany" episode "Menschen witn Nazihintergrund" (People with nazi backgrounds), available on YouTube and Instagram.
Trigger warnings: References to mass murder, artists being assets of the rich, much on-brand.


Mar 7: I am the new curator and webmaster of the Förderkreis Malerkapelle. Inquiries regarding the art club please go to this e-mail address.


Dec 31: Goin' out with a bang: Art Bullshit Bingo released.

Autumn: Published in Leibliche Praxeologie vs. Iconic Turn, Fink-Verlag, Ed. Dr. Thomas Becker. Writing on the experience of being a hole in the video game Donut County and what that has to do with narrative perspective and gentrification.

Oct 5: What's Love Got To Do With It will be screening at Calling In 2019 in Busan, South Korea. The location is Hansung 1918 and the screening will take place on October 5 from 11 a.m. (+9GMT) to 5 p.m.

Mar 24: More mobile-friendly re-design of the entire website. Some things might still be wonky and will be fixed soon-ish.

Jan 28: "Every artist's favourite joke" has been added to the list of works of 2019.

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