Lukas Truniger is a media artist, composer and electronic musician. His work is driven by the intangible, the invisible, the inaudible and the complex in nature – such as emergence and biological interactions – and in society in the form of language, (artificial) intelligence, and human infrastructure. To explore their inherent aesthetics, he uses hijacked tools and everyday objects to create singular experiences challenging the modalities of perception, pinpointing unseen connections of artificial intelligence, natural and social systems. These explorations can take the form of multimedia installations, sculptural objects, performances and the creation of new musical instruments.
Born in Zürich (CH), he lives and works in Lille in northern France. He obtained a music degree from the Institute for music and media (IMM) in Düsseldorf (D) and a post gradual diploma in fine arts from Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing (F).
His work has been shown internationally in institutions such as the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, Harvestworks in New York City, Arsenal in Montreal and La Villette in Paris as well as at various festivals: Ars Electronica in Linz, City Sonic in Louvain-la-Neuve, Mapping Festival in Geneva, Mirage Festival in Lyon, Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, Lethargy Festival in Zürich, Dark Circuits Festival in New York, Variation Media Art Fair in Paris, Sonica in Glasgow, International Digital Arts Biennal (BIAN) in Montreal, International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA) in Hong Kong, PrixCube in Paris, Festival 100% in Paris, Marrakech Biennale and E-Fest in Tunis.
He is represented by Bipolar, a production and distribution agency for digital art located in Montpellier (F).
Burning Man Black Rock City Art Honoraria
DICRéAM – Centre National du Cinéma (CNC)
Le Cube, centre de création numérique
Les Pépinières Européennes de Création
Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council