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UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by Lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, a founder of etoy. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclast – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixelpainting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. UBERMORGEN.COM’s work is unique not because of what they do but because how, when, where and why they do it. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. The permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials, that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” or “super-tomorrow”. www.ubermorgen.com

Lizvlx (A, *1973)
Lizvlx is a Vienna- and St. Moritz-based artist, designer and technologist, producing both artistic and commercial work for companies, collectors and institutions. Lizvlx is a founding member of and UBERMORGEN.COM. She studied fine art and economics in Vienna. Lizvlx is a professional artist and creative thinker, focusing on digital art projects, exhibitions and travelling the world lecturing at conferences and universities.

Hans Bernhard (A/CH/USA, *1973)
Hans Bernhard is a Vienna- and St. Moritz-based artist working in the fields of digital and fine Art, using technology, computers and the internet as a medium since 1994. Hans is a founding member of the legendary etoy.CORPORATION and of UBERMORGEN.COM. He studied visual communication, digital art, art history and aesthetics in Vienna, San Diego, Pasadena and Wuppertal. Hans is a professional artist and creative thinker, working on art projects, researching digital networks, exhibiting and travelling the world lecturing at conferences and universities.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Fabio Paris Art Gallery Brescia, “Lilly controls my foriginal”
Hartware HMKV Dortmund, “Foriginal ART FID”
Overgaden Contemporary Art Institute Copenhagen, “Foriginal Seals”
Gosia Koscielak Studio & Gallery Chicago, “AnuScan”
PLATTFORM - Raum für Kunst, Vienna, “Amazon Noir, Drawings”

Plugin Basel, Switzerland, “[F]original - BANKSTATEMENTGENERATOR”
The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA, “GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself”

Kunsthaus Graz, medien.KUNTLABOR Gallery, *THE*AGENCY*

THE PREMISES, Johannesburg, “[V]ote-auction”

Kunsthalle St. Gallen, “Frequently Asked Questions”

Selected Group Shows

Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin “Smile Machines - Transmediale”
NTT ICC, Tokyo „Connecting Worlds - GWEI“

Ars Electronica, “Hybrid - Living in Paradox”
NTT ICC, Tokyo, “Open Nature - Psych|OS”
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, “Just do it!”
Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, “Update”

Malmö Konsthall, “Electrohype” Computer Biennale

expo.02 Switzerland, “amj.ch”

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, USA, “Art at the edge of the law”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, “The Archaeology of the Future City”

Secession, Vienna, “Junge Szene '96”

Selected Bibliography

Springerin, “Google Will Eat Itself”, interview
ArteeCritica, “Lewitts Ideal Children, Part II”

read_me - Software Art & Cultures Edition 2004, Aarhus University Press

Leaving reality behind: etoy vs etoys.com & other_battles to control
cyberspace, Regula Bochsler and Adam Wishart, HarperCollins
Net.Art - L'arte della connessione, Marco Deseriis/Giuseppe Marano, etoy,
ubermorgen, Toywar

BORDERLINE - Strategien u. Taktiken f. Kunst u. soziale Praxis, interview

“Netzpiraten. Die Kultur des elektronischen Verbrechens” Armin Medosch & Janko Röttgers, Heise / Telepolis
Rem Koolhaas (ed), Mutations, Actar, “Breakthrough to the World Code. etoy's Concept of Net Architecture”
“Literatur im Netz”, Christine Boehler, Vienna: Triton, interview

Net Art Guide, Frauenhofer – FhG, ubermorgen – etoy

Secession, Vienna, Catalogue Junge Szene '96
etoy, Nico Piro, Roma: Castellvecchi

Domus, Vol.: 1996, Nº.: 787, November, 1996, etoy. Anarchia nella rete

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