2016—2021 Media Art / Media Design M.F.A., Bauhaus-University Weimar

2017 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

2011—2015 Intermedia Design B.A., University of Applied Sciences Trier

2014 Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University


Winter 18/19 »Algorithmic Art«, Graphical Programming with Processing and HGPs (Human Graphical Processors), Bauhaus-University Weimar

2016—present Student Assistant/Tutor, Creative Coding (openFrameworks, Processing, p5.js, three.js), Bauhaus-University Weimar

Winter 16/17 »Decode«, Graphical Programming with Processing, BTU Cottbus


2021 »Medienkunstpreis 2021«, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar, DE

2021 »Me, Myself and I«, Saint-Ex culture numérique, Reims, FR

2021 »Identical Walk«, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar, DE

2019 »100 Jahre Intermedia Design«, Hochschule Trier, DE

2017 »Shared Habitats«, Art Center NKNU, Kaohsiung, TW

2017 »True Lies / 20.000!«, ACC Galerie, Weimar, DE

2016 »Share Festival – House Guests«, Casa Jasmina, Turin, IT

2016 »Extra Fantômes«, La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, FR

2015 »TR:15«, Hochschule Trier, DE

2015 »Post – Electric«, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, IR

2015 »#watch22«, Essenheimer Kunstverein, Bonifaziusturm A, Mainz, DE

2014 »Haptic Interface«, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, HK

2014 »Datenbank«, KulturKiosk Bühne, Trier, DE

2013 »Ewige Unruhe«, Hochschule Trier, DE

Residencies / Grants / Awards / Publications / Talks

2021 »Identical Walk« nominated for Medienkunstpreis 2021, Bauhaus-University Weimar

2021 Generation A=Algorithm Residency at Goethe Institute Sofia

2020 Bauhaus Graduation Scholarship for »Identical Walk«

2017 »Food Data« featured in "Food Futures - Experimental Food Design", PROMOPRESS 2017

2016 »Food Data« nominated for Share Prize, Share Festival, Turin

2015 »Data Vis Talks – On The Edge«, 10/19/2015, Betahaus, Berlin

2015 Mediafund Rhineland-Palatinate, for »Food Data«

2014 Mediafund Rhineland-Palatinate, for »Database«

2014 »Best Camera« award for shortfilm »Leben GmbH«, 99 Fire-Films, Berlin


Tobias Zimmer (*1990) is an artist working with algorithms, carried out by machines as well as by humans. He studied Media Art and Design (MFA) at Bauhaus-University Weimar, after having completed a degree in Intermedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany. In his work, he deals with the question how algorithms are paralleled by repetitive behaviour and automatisms of human life. His work addresses how the quantification and visualization of daily experiences can be accompanied by a feeling of contentment and safety. The computer – as a programmed machine – plays a vital part in most of his works, though the outcome is frequently placed in the physical world.

His works have been shown in museums and galleries for contemporary art, such as Saint-Ex culture numérique (Reims, 2021), La gaîté lyrique (Paris, 2016) and VISUAL (Ireland, 2015) among others. He also held teaching positions at Bauhaus-University Weimar and BTU Cottbus, conveying his approach to algorithmic art.