Jan Nikolai Nelles is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin. He graduated from Offenbach University of Art and Design.
His work was featured at The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La Informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge amongst others.
His works got granted by several institutions like Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Goethe-Institut, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), German Federal Foreign Office and European Cultural Foundation (ECF), Senate of Berlin City.
He has exhibited in the Viktoria and Albert Museums' Applied Arts Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, 3rd Design Biennal Istanbul, ZKM Karlsruhe, Science Gallery, Dublin, NRW Forum, Space Fundacion Telefonica, Berliner Herbstsalon - Gorki Theater, Ars Electronica, Abandon Normal Devices, The Influencers, Gray Area Festival etc.
The artist regularly gives classes and lectures at universities and museums all over the world such as Techne Institute at the University of Buffalo, MassArt Boston, Warburg Institute and Central Saint Martins College London, UCL London, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Migros Foundation, Mozilla Festival and many more.
He is a jury member for the annual Chaos Communication Congress, Arts & Culture Track.
Since 2009 he collaborates with Nora al-Badri in some of his works.
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