rubén d'hers

Rubén D’Hers (Venezuela). Lives and works in Berlin.

Acoustic guitars, zithers, piano strings, cable, stones, hanging motors, pliers, waving cords, bird feathers and refrigerators parts are some of the material I currently use to produce sound installations, sound objects and music. The works usually operate as flat chord-based compositions resulting in sound atmospheres that diffuse notions between music and sound art.

In recent works I examine stationary sounds from the domestic environment , thus trying to unveil their potential as found musical material and inquiring into how they can appeal to our involuntary aural imagery. 

He is a recipient of the Senat Berlin Cultural exchange stipend Berlin - Tokyo 2021, Stiftung Kunstfonds working stipend 2020, the emerging artist award grant Cisneros Fontanals Foundation CIFO 2018 and the visual arts research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe 2017. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues like Tokyo Arts & Space, Funkhaus Berlin, Centro Cultural Metropolitano Quito (EC), Artica Svalbard (NO), Interstice - Rencontres des Inclassables (FR) Klangraum Krems (AT), Cashmere Radio (DE), Netwerk Center for Contemporary Arts (BE), Heart of Noise Festival (AT), The Empty Gallery (HK), Donau Festival (AT), Le Bon Accueill (FR), Autres Mesures - festival de musique contemporaine in situ (FR), Ohrenhoch (DE), City Sonic Sound Art Festival (BE), Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT), Kontejner (HR), Oficina #1 (VE), ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), Neues Museum Weimar (DE), SeaM Weimar (DE) & LAB 30 (DE).

He holds an MFA in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of Arts, a BFA in Media Art & Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar.


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>> SEE PORTFOLIO 2013 - 19


MaerzMusik - A Garden of Forking Paths – Finale - 26 - 27.03.22 - Cahsmere Radio

Open Studio - TOKAS Tokyo Arts & Space Residency 10 - 12.12.2021

Chords tunnel #2 at KIKK festival 04 - 07.11.2021 Belgium

Faint Music.  Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection. Harn Museum of Art. 09.09.21 - 24.04.22

Kulturaustauschstipendien des Landes Berlin - Bildende Kunst: Tokyo 2021

Residency Arts & Space Tokyo. 01.09 - 31.11.21. 

Sehsaal Projektraum Wien, Austria. 15.01.2021

Album release: Objetos Musicais - Homage to Walter Smetak. Buh Records 30.04.2021


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At Cashmere Passage concert series. Cashmere Radio. 19.06.20

Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn. Work stipend 2020. 

Residency at Villa Sträuli, swizerland. 15-02.2019

In Cashmere Radio with Wanderlust Winter Special by Katharina Schmidt. 03.02.2020

In Borealis - festival for experimental music, Bergen, Norway with Wanderlust by Katharina Schmidt. 4.–8.03.2020

Performing at Giegling at Funkhaus Berlin: Gegen Die Schwerkraft, 05.10.19

 Arctica Svalbard. Longyearbyen, 06 - 09.06.2019

Review- Bolero Transparente by Brian Olewnick

Review - Bolero Transparente by TJ Norris at Toneshift 

Curating concert series: Siganling Distances : Alternative paradigms in radiophonic performance. Cashmere Radio 01.04 - 20.07.2019

Performing at Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastrße 18. Giegling at Funkhaus . 03.03.2018

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Grants & Commissions 2018. Centro Cultural Metropolitano. Quito, Ecuador. 06.10.2018

Festival ]interstice[ 13. Caen. Normandy, France - 9 - 20.05.2018

Recherchestipendium Bildende Kunst 2017 - Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa - Berlin.

Music for feature film. Jasminez del Lídice. Dir. Rubén Sierra Salles, Cine Cercano, Tumbarrancho Films, MX -VE. 2017

Solo exhibition. Le Bon Accueil,. 20.02.2017. Rennes, France

Concert. Autres Mesures - festival de musique contemporaine in situ 22.01.2017, Rennes.

"Sound observations of indoor space 1- 2016" at Sol Calero´s “La Sauna Caliente” 22.10.2016 - 15.01.2017, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.

City Sonic Sound Art Festival ,Transcultures - Centre Interdisciplinaire des cultures numériques et sonores,  14.09 - 25.09.2016, Mons, Belgium.

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