Keller/ Kosmas (Aids-3D) Daniel Keller born in 1986 in Detroit, USA, Nik Kosmas born in 1985 in Minneapolis, USA | Lives and works in Berlin


Nik Kosmas

Nik Kosmas
Foto: Axel Schmidt

The duo,DanielKeller/Nik Kosmas (Aids-3D)describe themselves as “prosumers,” meaning consumers, who, at the same time, produce. Both artists are concerned with issues that arise at the point where art, technology, ecology, economics, and social activism intersect.

Aids-3D produced four new World Community Grid Water Features (2010/2012) for the MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI exhibition. These objects are a series of room water fountains, purchased on the internet, with a mini computer attached underneath each one. When the computer is on, the fountains light up. The unused computer time is donated to the internet platform Community Grid, which supports a variety of international aid and research projects that can access this computer time. So Keller/Kosmas are donating the complete runtime of the exhibit to the Community Grid; thus their work—Room Water Fountains Computer Sculptures—is making a contribution to a non-profit charitable project.

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2012 NAK - Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Kraupa-Tuskany, Berlin
2011 NIMK-Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam
T293, Napoli
2010 Autocenter, Berlin
0047, Oslo
2009 YAMA, Istanbul
Galeria Stereo, Poznan

Group exhibitions (selection)

2012 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
New Order, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2011 Based in Berlin, Berlin
The New Psychedelica, Mu, Eindhoven
2010 Smart Frrridge, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz

Enchanted, School of Development, Berlin
2009 Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York

The World is Flat, X Initiative, New York