Mario Klingemann is an artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in the human perception of art and creativity, researching methods by which machines can augment or emulate these processes. Thus, his artistic research spans a wide range of areas like generative art, cybernetic aesthetics, information theory, robotics, feedback loops, pattern recognition, emergent behaviors, neural networks, cultural data, and storytelling. Klingemann is the creator and guardian of Botto, an autonomous decentralized AI artist that, steered by its community, has created and sold NFTs for over 2 million dollars since its inception in fall 2021 and currently ranks among the top-10 artists on SuperRare.
He was the winner of the Lumen Prize Gold 2018, received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2020, and won the British Library Labs Creative Award 2015. He was an artist in residence at the Google Arts & Culture Lab and has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of AI art.
His work has been shown in international museums and at art festivals like Ars Electronica, the Centre Pompidou, ZKM, the Barbican, the Ermitage, the Photographers' Gallery, Colección Solo Madrid, Nature Morte Gallery New Delhi, Residenzschloss Dresden, Grey Area Foundation, MediaCity Biennale Seoul, the British Library, and MoMA.