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Born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1970.

Marc Behrens works with electronic and concrete music, installation, performance, photography, text and video. He exhibited artworks or performed in many European countries, in South Africa, Chile, USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Israel and Palestine.

Since 1989 Behrens has released more than 30 music albums. Besides field recording-based radio works like «Bushdesertrainforest» (2009) for WDR 3 or hr2-kultur, Behrens composed the German-language radio drama «Progress» for Deutschlandradio Kultur in 2013, in which rituals serve to connect the artist’s family history with technical and political developments. In 2014, Atom™ and Marc Behrens released the Album «Bauteile» on Editions Mego, a mind-fuck mix of diverse music styles. In 2016–2017 Behrens wrote short stories for Colönia (Portugal), Wrong Wrong (Portugal) and Fylkingen #Tongues_ magazine (Sweden).

2006–2010: lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany (HBKSaar)
2007–2009: lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Darmstadt-Dieburg, Germany
2003–2007: co-director of the music label Sirr
2006–2009: co-director of the Frankfurt Association
of Contemporary Music (FGNM)
2010–2013: member of Granular (Lisbon)
since 2018: mentor for the flausen+ young artists in residence program

Behrens is a member of the German Association for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM), and a citizen of The Kingdoms of Elgaland~Vargaland. Between 1989 and 1993 he ran the music label «Animal Art», and his own imprint «Availabel» since 2014.

Selected collaborators: Atom™, Annesley Black, Miguel Carvalhais, Maile Colbert, Steve Van den Bosch, Bernhard Günter, Nikolaus Heyduck (Behrens Heyduck), Yôko Higashi, Francisco López, Julia Mihály, profikollektion, Paulo Raposo, Pedro Tudela, Ho. Turner, Achim Wollscheid
Selected solo shows
2021 «Mask Behrens», Kunstraum Traube, Mühltal, Germany
2019 «Alexa, Cargo, Clould», Atelier Orbit24, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2018 «hyperMOODbox», by Annesley Black, Marc Behrens and Julia Mihály, main train stations of Frankfurt a.M., Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, Germany
2016 «Phantoms», MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2015 «Fantastication», Fenstergalerie Will, Darmstadt, Germany
2015 «noissiM», Eschborn K/Galerie K, Eschborn, Germany
2015 «A Magnet Between Proteins and Sugar», Sismógrafo, Porto, Portugal
2010 «Phonebox 9/12, Apparatus», IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 «GGAAFFISEC», Weißfrauen Diakoniekirche, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2005 «Video Works», Space–Galéria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2004 «Of Mouths and Explosions», Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, U.K.
2003 «Correnti Sonore», with Alessandro Fogar, Centro europeo di arte e cultura Luciano Ceschia, Tarcento/UD, Italy
2003 «Foto- und Videoarbeiten», with Stephen Fenton, Galerie Station/Mousonturm, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2002 «tenyearsofart», Wacker Kunst Galerie, Mühltal, Germany
2001 MAMÜ Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
2000 «Tokyo Circle», Galerie t-u-b-e, Munich, Germany
1999 «Experiment in Scale», Kunst.verladehalle, Rüsselsheim, Germany
1999 «Keyholes», INM-Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1998 «Environment», rraum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1994 «Objekte», with Ho. Turner, Galerie Gartners, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1989 «Virgo», Kunstfabrik Arheilgen, Darmstadt, Germany

Selected group shows
2022 «Frankfurter Sport & Kunst Kasino – Argobay», Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2021 «Klangkunst in Industriekultur», Kunstkeller des Weinguts Georg Müller Stiftung, Eltville am Rhein, Germany
2021 «Mirrored», MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Finland
2020–2021 «Audiosphere: Sound Experimentation 1980–2020», Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
2019 «Bits and Pieces 2.0», Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2019 «Osterspaziergang 2019», Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2017 «Bits and Pieces», Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2017 «Il Suono in Mostra 2017», Udine, Italy
2016 «0°C», blanClass, Yokohama, Japan
2015 «Klang der Städte», Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig, Germany
2015 «Serralves em Festa 2015», Museum and Park Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2013 «Tsonami, Festival de Arte Sonoro», Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile
2012 «God Factor», Mosteiro de Tibães, Braga, Portugal
2012 «Ultrabody, 208 opere tra arte e design», Castello Sforzesco, Sale Viscontee, Milano, Italy
2011 «Rencontre avec le maître dans l’abîme», Navio Vazio, Porto, Portugal
2011 «Paivascapes #1», Binaural, along the Paiva river, Portugal
2010 «SoundArt 2010», Praetorium, Cologne, Germany
2010 «Deutscher Klangkunstpreis 2010», Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany
2008 «The Third Guangzhou Triennial», Time Museum/Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2007 «Sleppet», Galleri 3_14, Bergen and Møllergata 13, Oslo, Norway
2006 «Weather in my Brain», eslite Gallery, Taipei and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2005 «Mülheimer Profile 2005», Kulturbunker Mülheim, Cologne, Germany
2005 «B!AS International Sound Art Exhibition», Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 «Observatori 2004», Museu de las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain
2003 «Electrograph», Athens Sound Media 03, Bios, Athens, Greece
2003 «Stazione di Topolò», Grimacco (UD), Italy
2002 performance with Achim Wollscheid, at «Frequenzen», Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2001 «Sound in Art», Space–Galéria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2000 «Erlanger Hörkunstfestival», Markgraphentheater, Erlangen, Germany
2000 «hEXPO – International Festival of Self-Organized Forms», Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000 «Hörgänge», Völksen, Germany
2000 «Sound Art – Sound as Media», ICC-InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
1998 «Stazione di Topolò», Grimacco (UD), Italy
1998 «Salon Vireal», INM-Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1992 «Slaughterhouse», Wiesbaden, Germany

Residencies, grants
2022 GEMA-Stipendium grant, Germany
2021 Stipendium 2021 grant, Stadt Offenbach am Main, Germany
2021 Brückenstipendium grant, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Wiesbaden, Germany
2020–2021 project grant, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Wiesbaden, Germany
2020 working grant, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Wiesbaden, Germany
2018 PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany (with Alma Toaspern, Rocio Marano, Susanne Grau)
2010 Binaural, Nodar, Portugal
2008 Mamori Artlab, Brazil
2008 Qinghai Province (Goethe-Institut China), China
2004 Hull Time-Based Arts, Hull, U.K.
2002 Lampo, Chicago, USA
1999–2000 INM-Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

2013 finalist at Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010 Production Award of WDR 3 Culture Radio (featured in German Sound Art Award 2010)
2009 nominated for Qwartz 6 Music Award (Anthologies category)
2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3)

Selected productions for radio
2021 «Nachtsprache» – hr2-kultur, The Artist’s Corner
2018 «Our Tongues in Your Ears» – hr2-kultur, The Artist’s Corner
2015 «SoundCard Porto» – hr2-kultur, The Artist’s Corner
2013 «Progress» – Deutschlandradio Kultur, Klangkunst
2012 «Bauteile» (Atom™ & Marc Behrens) – Deutschlandradio Kultur, Klangkunst
2012 «Crowd» – WDR 3 open: Studio Akustische Kunst
2010 «20 Zonen» – hr2-kultur, The Artist’s Corner
2009 «Bushdesertrainforest» – WDR 3 open: Studio Akustische Kunst
2008 «Sleppet/A Narrow Angle» – Deutschlandradio Kultur, Klangkunst

Sound and production for theatre
2020 «Nach dem Ende der Versammlung» – by andpartnersincrime, ada_kantine/Römer/Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (digital), Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2020 «Soundtracking the Stage» – by Özlem Alkis, TanzFaktur, Cologne and tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 «Auto-nomie» – by andpartnersincrime, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a.M./zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany
2019 «(das) heim» – by profikollektion, Villa Gründergeist, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2018 «Burn Warehouse Burn» – by profikollektion (Marc Behrens, Jan Deck, Katja Kämmerer), city centre, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2018 «Boundaries – Ein Archiv zukünftiger Fundstücke» – by andpartnersincrime, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2017 «Horkheimers Geist – Übungen in Demokratie» – by profikollektion (Marc Behrens, Jan Deck, Michaela Filla-Raquin, Katja Kämmerer, Tim Schuster), Studierendenhaus der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Selected discography
2020 Breaking the Elephant’s Legs – 12" (Entr’acte, Belgium/Stellage, Russia), digital (Availabel)
2018 Mut Att Narc Imm – CD (Auf Abwegen, Germany)
2016 The Aesthetics of Censorship – digital (Availabel)
2015 The Religion of Toxins – digital (Availabel)
2014 Recurrent – digital (Impulsive Habitat)
2014 Bauteile, with Atom™ – CD/digital (Editions Mego, Austria)
2013 Queendom Maybe Rise – CD/digital (Crónica, Portugal)
2013 Irregular Characters – CD/booklet (Serralves/Soopa, Portugal)
2012 Unit/Cutting Qinghai – CD/book (and/OAR, USA)
2012 Final Final Ballet – 12"/digital (Entr’acte, U.K.)
2011 Apparatus – CDR (??????????, Greece)
2011 20 Zonen – CD (Auf Abwegen, Germany)
2009 Sleppet – CD/digital (Crónica, Portugal)
2009 A Narrow Angle – CD (Entr’acte/U.K.)
2009 Compilation Works 1996–2005 – digital (Crónica)
2007 Architectural Commentaries 4&5 – CD (Entr’acte, U.K.)
2007 Entity Mülheim – double DVD (Auf Abwegen, Germany)
2006 Hades, with Paulo Raposo – CD (and/OAR, USA)
2005 Kosovski Rekvijem-Requiem i Kosovës-Kosovo Requiem – 3?CDR (Oblast, USA)
2005 Plastic Metal, with Nikolaus Heyduck – double CD (Antifrost, Greece)
2004 Further Consequences Of Reinterpretation, with Paulo Raposo – CD (Crónica, Portugal)
2004 Animistic (for Donatella) – CD (Auf Abwegen, Germany)
2004 A Szellem Álma, with Francisco López – double CD (.absolute.[koblenz], Germany)
2003 Security vs. Freedom – double 3?CD (edition..., USA)
2002 Architectural Commentaries – CD (CMR, New Zealand)
2001 Elapsed Time – CD (intransitive, USA)
2001 Transition – double 3?CD (edition..., USA)
2001 Integração – CD (Sirr, Portugal)
1999 Contraction – CD (Digital Narcis, Japan)
1998 Final Ballet – CD (Rastermusic/Noton, Germany)
1995 Advanced Environmental Control – CD (trente oiseaux, Germany)
1990 The Housewife – cassette (Animal Art, Germany)
1990 Entomo – cassette (Animal Art, Germany)
1990 Virgo – cassette (Animal Art, Germany)

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