Bio


Max Dovey [UK] can be described as 28.3% man, 14.1% artist and 8.4% successful. He is also an artist, researcher and lecturer specialising in the politics of data and algorithmic governance. His works explore the political narratives that emerge from technology and digital culture and manifest into situated projects – bars, game-shows, banks and other participatory scenarios. He holds a BA Hons in Fine Art: Time Based Media and a MA (MDes) in Media Design from Piet Zwart Institute. He is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures and regularly writes for Open Democracy, Imperica & Furtherfield. His work has been performed his work at Ars Electronica Festival, Art Rotterdam & many U.K based music festivals.


Education


2015

Masters Media Design & Communication Piet Zwart Institute (WDKA) Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2011

First Class BA Hons Fine Art: Time Based Media at University Arts London


Awards


2016

Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie Talent Development fund for Proof of Work

CBK O&O research and development grant for Banking with Grandad

2012

Catlin Art Prize shortlist (out of 10 finalists)


Shows


2017

Baking with Grandad - a site specific screening and performance in ABN Amro bank vaults, Rotterdam

A Hipster Bar at Art Rotterdam 2017


2016

The Gig is Up: Cloud Labour Night at V2_Institute for Unstable Media

Summer Sessions pop-up exhibition at Ars electronica Festival 2016

Data in the 21 Century at V2_Institute for Unstable Media

Shifting Optics 3 at Upstream Gallery

Gym of Obsolete Technology at W139

2015

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2015 at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Netherlands

Tempted by Tomorrow at Hofport, Netherlands

Yami-ichi at De Brakke Grond, Netherlands

I Don’t Want To Be Another Paperclip at Suburban Projection Space, Netherlands

Make Sense at Euro BG, Netherlands

2014

My Creativity Sweatshop at Trouw, Netherlands

Anti- Social Media Protest at Transmediale, Germany

Ver uit de Mat at Worm, Netherlands

Back to the Future by Secret Cinema, U.K.

Radio Calling 2 at Tent, Netherlands

USB Shuffle show, Germany

2013

Radio Calling 1 at Tent Rotterdam, Netherlands

Peckham Palazzo at Venice Biennale, Italy

Brazil by Secret Cinema, U.K.

Transition at Red Gallery, U.K.

2012

Digital Sizzle presents ‘Hackathon’ at Whitechapel Gallery, U.K.

Café Curio at Camden Arts Centre, U.K.

Catlin Art Prize at Londonewcastle Project Space, U.K.

Final Broadcast Collective at Russet Gallery, U.K.

Mileskm 2012 at Bussey Building, U.K.

2011

A Limited Engagement at The Arts Gallery, U.K.

University Arts London Summer Show, U.K.

Collaboration at LaTabacalera, Spain

MicroNations at SHUNT, U.K.

A Public Reading screening at HMV Curzon, U.K.

2010

Late at Tate – The Story of Grizedale Arts Centre – at Tate Britain, U.K

Tourists at Accidental Festival BAC, U.K.


Festivals


End Of The Road Festival

Nova Festival

No Direction Home Festival

Secret Garden Party Festival

Shambala Festival

Wilderness Festival


Education & Talks


2017

The Hmmm | May Edition

API Art and Situated Fictions | Workshop at St.Joost, Breda

2016

Blockchain. Fact. Future. Fiction | Imal

STUDIUM GENERALE AKV | St. Joost 2016

2015

Unmasking Computer Vision | Node and Code

Real-Time Wind Data | OCADU Canada

2014

Augmented Reality | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Designing Experience With Locative Media | Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012

Social Media Week | Berlin, Germany


Publications


2017

Technology and Autonomy (working title)

Artists Re-thinking Blockchain (Furtherfield, Torque)

2016

From Data to Dada by MOTI

2015

Real Projects for Real People Vol.4


Selected Reviews


The Sunday Telegraph

The Guardian

BBC Radio 4 (audio)