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, cages and refrigerators parts comprise his works to move between composition, sculpture and sound installations. His work operates from chord based compositions that become sound spaces exploring the vertical and the static.

Recent works examine the ubiquity, the stationary and imperceptible quality of sounds in interior spaces related to ventilation & cooling systems, thus trying to unveil their potential as found musical material while inquiring into how closed spaces sound like and how they can appeal to our involuntary aural imagery.

His work has been awarded by Berlin Senate Deparment of Culture and Europe (2017), Cisneros Fontanals Foundation CIFO (2018) and Kunstfonds Stiftung (2020), exhibited and performed at venues like 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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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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