Who’s Afraid of Face Recognition?

9th December 2023

Martin Asbæk Gallery is proud to present the exhibition “Who’s Afraid of Face Recognition?” by Niels Bonde, a pioneer within digital art in Denmark. As a result of the large-scale mosaic on the gallery’s windows, the space inside shimmers as a jewel, or maybe more specifically as a flickering screen. The artist’s interest in light […]

95% Sure Facial Recognition and other works.

5th October 2018

“Since 1992 Niels Bonde has worked with the theme of surveillance through his art, which ranges wide over sculpture, painting, textile, video, installation and classic as well as new digital media. Three decades ago very few people would have considered surveillance a central factor in their everyday life. In 2018 it has become an inevitable […]

The Garden

22nd August 2016

The Garden LED object, 184,5 x 283 cm, animation 10 min looped. Contemplations on the course of the Earth, during a walk through the lush garden of the (former Benedictine) San Cataldo monastery overlooking the city of Scala and the gorgeous Amalfi bay in southern Italy. The garden is one of humankinds  first manifestations of […]

Summer in the City

25th July 2015

“Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then”

26th September 2014

Quote from Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. The tin foil helmet is the last defence of the paranoid schizophrenics, wrapping their heads in foil as protection against evil radiowaves and wireless control. Each helmet have been named after the NSA spy programmes each made for specific purposes, one to log your google search history, one […]

Peter Emil’s Room

26th September 2014

Installation view – left: Tin Foil Helmet, podium Installation view – middle: Peter Emil’s Room, door spy hole, scale model 25 x 25 x 20 cm “Kids/youth room. My old room from around my communion. A room where the radiator was a recorder. Every time it made a squeaky sound/ the squeaky sound was that […]

Tin Foil Helmet

26th September 2014


17th September 2013

Ourobouros. LED object 2 x 2 m, 6 min 25 sec.  

1.7 Billion Views

14th September 2013

45 million views

2nd February 2013

Reductio ad Hitlerum

11th July 2011

Understanding animals as a sideeffect of YouTube and social media. Since 2005 YouTube has given us Keyboard Cat, Skateboarding Dog, and Christian the Lion which have been the most shared, viewed and loved video material on the net. Obviously Temple Grandin and Jane Goodall will not learn anything from this, but for people whose main […]

Paris, Adolf, Britney & Cho

7th March 2010

This work explores how the meaning and interpretation of images has changed considerably the last 20 years, caused by the radical change of two factors: production with ubiquitous cameras and distribution via internet, mms, twitter etc. And how the dramatic change of these two factors, has affected the hierachy of human expression and communication forms. The […]

Bad Days

7th March 2006

Catalogue for the exhibition: Bad Days “There’s not a problem that I can’t fix, ‘cause I can do it in the mix.” – Indeep, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” (1982) “Contemporary art thus presents itself as an alternative editing table that shakes up social forms, reorganizes them, and inserts them in original scenarios. The […]

Lost in Tomorrow

1st March 2003

An Art Lovers Home Centro Cultural Andraitx Spain 2003 Installation views of carpet and wall installation. Together, a series of 3 carpets comprise the mapping of a selfproclaimed “Art Lovers” home. The carpets is a critical comment on art as a commodity, a commodity that gives the owner a particular status, as well as expensive […]

Come On Feel the Noise

1st March 2001