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Henrik Nieratschker works in the field between art and design, technology and science, fiction and theory. Using a wide variety of media, he crafts narratives that inspect the present and often extrapolate it into alternative nows or possible futures. Looking at contemporary, designed environments (from big systems down to single products), he conducts research across and beyond disciplines. By using modes of reflection, speculation, craft and prototyping, he designs new environments and reconfigures existing ones in cultural and philosophical inquiries. His work is particularly concerned with technological impacts, scientific potentials and the contemporary complexity of a globalised, connected world.

So far, he has worked on topics such as digital utopianism, long-term technological thinking, the datasphere, space exploration, democratized technology, the technologized everyday, and more.

Henrik is cofounder of experimental design studio proto/meta and curatorial collective Research and Waves, and is currently teaching as a visiting lecturer for Artistic Research at University of Arts Bremen / Germany.

While creating personal work for Exhibitions, Festivals and Residencies, he is also freelancing as a graphic and interaction designer .



Heal the World
Neues Museum Weserburg / Bremen / Germany



GAK / Bremen / Germany

Tracking Tracks ∞
Galerie fuer Gegenwartskunst / Bremen / Germany

Heavy Listening ∞
Galerie Herold / Bremen / Germany

Hochschultage 16
HfK / Bremen / Germany


Domshof 9-12 / Bremen / Germany

African Robots ∞
Machines Room / London / UK

What is Luxury?
Victoria & Albert Museum / London / UK

Fashion Space Gallery Late ∞
Fashion Space Gallery / London / UK

LifeLogging Lab
Science Gallery / Dublin / Ireland


Buy, buy, buy, put it down!
Hockney Gallery / London / UK

Design Interactions
HAND Online Gallery / Online

The New Digital Archaeologists
Brighton Digital Festival 2014
Brighton Media Centre / Brighton / UK

Next Brave New World
Icon Design Trail
Arebyte Gallery / London / UK

A Stroll Through A Fun Palace
Swiss Pavillion / Architecture Biennale / Venice / Italy

Show RCA 2014
Royal College of Art / London / UK

WIP Show
Royal College of Art / London / UK


WIP Show
Royal College of Art / London / UK

Best of HfK Design
Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus / Bremen / Germany

Hochschultage 13
HfK / Bremen / Germany


Hochschultage 12
HfK / Bremen / Germany


Hochschultage 11
HfK / Bremen / Germany


Hochschultage 10
HfK / Bremen / Germany

Education :

@University of Arts
Bremen / Germany
Meisterschueler Fine Arts

@Royal College of Art
London / UK
MA Design Interactions

@University of Arts
Bremen / Germany
BA Digital Media


Core 77 Design Award 2015
Speculative Concepts Category
Student Runner Up

Output Design Award 2013
Honorary Mention

Output Design Award 2012
Honorary Mention

Digital Media Award 2012
University of Arts / Bremen / Germany

Digital Media Award 2011
University of Arts / Bremen / Germany
Honorary Mention

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
(German National Merit Foundation - Art & Design)



taz 02/05/16 / Germany

Weserkurier 16/04/16 / Bremen / Germany

Rauchwolken und Luftschloesser. Temporaere Raeume
Dennis Paul, Andrea Sick, ed.
Textem Verlag / Hamburg / Germany

Form #249 / Germany

No.One Magazine #2 / Germany

Weave 05/12 / Germany

Designreport 02/12 / Germany


Fast Company
Wall Street International
The Glass Magazine
Science Gallery
Pasta & Vinegar
We Are Visual Animals
The Londonist
The Argus
and more...


BBC Click (16/09/2014)
BBC Radio / UK


Next Brave New World - Dinner Discussions
Arebyte Gallery + The Yard/ London / UK
Evening Event with Food & Debate

Brighton Digital Festival 2014
Brighton / UK
Arts and Tech Commission

A Stroll Through A Fun Palace
Swiss Pavillion / Architecture Biennale / Venice / Italy
Short Term Residency


California Dreaming
HfK / Bremen / Germany

Digital Futures: DeLuxe Edition
Victoria & Albert Museum / London / UK

Show RCA Industry Night Pechakucha
Royal College of Art / London / UK

Tsinghua University / Beijing / China

Media Theory Talks
University of Arts / Bremen / Germany


Visiting Lecturer
Artistic Research and Project Development
Digital Media Department
University of Arts / Bremen / Germany