works and projects

Residence at ThoughtWorks, NYC

since February 2016
Organizer and initiator of the project “SEAing Breath”
Organization: Miami-Dade County and University of Miami (UM)
Creation of virtual reality biofeedback program collaboration with the UM

Sept-Dec 2016
Organizer and initiator of the project “Youniverse”
Organization: Cultural institution non-profit organization apexart in New York City
Event series with 50+ international contributors focused on contemplative and creative practices, scientific/educational outreach and transformative technologies

Visiting scholar at the Quantum and Nanoscale Physics Alemán Lab and artist-in-residence at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon (UO)
Realization of the art/science project “metaverses,” selected by the UO from an international call. To create a virtual reality program focused on mindfulness with game-like biofeedback interaction
First phase included an EEG study with 44 subjects of over 20,000 visual stimuli / images and an EEG study on different meditation techniques in the lab of Professor Edward Vogel
Second phase included an fMRI study on meditation techniques with Professor Dr. Michael Posner
Creation of game-like mindfulness virtual reality program “mYndful” with heart rate biofeedback, nanoscale microscopy transfer (collected at CAMCOR/UO) into VR, guided meditations
EEG study/analysis with Matlab, fMRI, virtual reality (Unity) with heart rate biofeedback (via Bluetooth), AgiSoft Photoscan, Photoshop, Word, OpenOffice

Position:Advisor and initiator of the project “Reef ReCreation” as a graduate program
Organization: University of Michigan
Creation of a virtual artificial reef solution
Internationally conducted research on ecosystems and artificial reefs
Development: Artificial reef solutions as a thesis
Technology: Rhinoceros 3D, website building (wordpress)

2001-2007 Visuals Arts Diplom (MFA-equivalent before MFA system was established in Germany) Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in Berlin, Germany

selected exhibitions and projects
Harvard University Science Center
World Maker Faire, Hall of Science, NY
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA
FluxBuddha, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami/Florida
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
"Blue Mind Life: The Seven Ages of Water" at Frost Museum of Science, Miami
"Disarming Geometries" at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs NY
"SEAing Breath" at HistoryMiami Museum
"SEAing Breath" at Miami Center for Architecture & Design
“E.T.A – Experiments in Art and Technology Salon” at Bell Labs, NJ
“Jamaica Flux 2016” of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
“in syn<3” performance at the Anderson Contemporary Art Museum, Roswell (New Mexico)
“AIM Biennale,” Bronx Museum; “Food Sculpture,” Bronx River Art Centre
“The Global Backdrop,” Mills Art Center, University of Oregon, Eugene
“Under-Parallel-Alter-Multi-Outer-Inner-Other-WORLDS,” Michael Thibault Gallery, LA
“IN & OUT, 2004/2013,” Souterrain Berlin (solo)
“eclipse,” Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami (s)
“Agency of Unrealized Projects,” DAAD Galerie, Berlin
“Situation Range,” LegalArt Miami 2011
“Deutsch,” Galerie Crone, Berlin
“Shifting the Everyday,” Galerie Levy, Berlin
“endlich,” Half Gallery, New York (s)
“Satellites,” Freies Museum Berlin
“Bestiary,” Mill, Wassaic Project, New York
“The Product of Exchange,” Texas Firehouse, New York
“Earthly Delights,” Tape Modern, Berlin
“Never Late Than Better,” Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
“The Guy Debord Show,” New General Catalog, New York
“b00d,” curator and artist of the group show, Rudolfhalle, Berlin

contemplative practices
Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructor, Vipassana meditation (ten-day courses in Myanmar and US), gui-dance of Wim Hof Method and other breathing techniques:

lectures, papers, presentations
"Awere" and "SEAing Breath" at Science & Nonduality Conference, San Jose, CA
“Blue Mind Life” at Frost Museum of Science, Miami
“Disarming Geometries” at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs NY
“Awere” and “SEAing Breath” at World Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science, NY
“Awere” and “SEAing Breath” at PeaceBoat US, NY
“SEAing Breath” at HistoryMiami Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
“SEAing Breath” at Miami Center for Architecture & Design
"SEAing Breath," Rubin Museum of Art, NY
Presentations and moderation of panel on virtual reality and cybernetics at Jump into VR Fest, NY
Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference, San Jose, CA (presentation)
TransTech Conference, Paolo Alto, CA (presentation)
AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Spring Symposia, panel “Wellbeing Computing: AI meets Health and Happiness Science,” Stanford University (paper, poster, presentation)
“Science of Consciousness 2016” conference, University of Arizona (poster and paper)
New Mexico Tech (presentation)
“a2ru GroundWorks” Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities National Conference, Virginia Tech (presentation, published paper)
“Neolife,” SLSA conference 2015, Rice University, Houston (presentation, paper)
“Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015” conference, University of Helsinki (presentation, paper); “CITL 3rd Annual Conference: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene,” Boston University (presentation)
“Constraints” conference, University of Madison-Wisconsin (presentation)
Society for Literature, Science and Arts (SLSA) conference, Dallas

“Youniverse” at apexart, NY
“Satellites,” initiator and co-curator of the group show, Freies Museum Berlin
Co-founder and curator of the art space TOTAL Art Space in Berlin-Neukoelln
“b00d,” initiator/curator of group show, Kunsthochschule Berlin, Rudolfhalle, Berlin

Mindful educator for the nonprofit Mission Be in Middle and High Schools in the State of New York
“Mindfulness” class with virtual reality program for kids and teenagers (10-17y) at Beam Center Summer Camp
Seminar “Art Meets Science: Making the Invisible Visible,” University of Oregon
Two-year graduate program, School of Natural Resources and Environment (University of Michigan)

public art projects
“SEAing Breath” project for the Sea Level Rise program of Miami-Dade County and University of Miami
“Bronx Bit(e)s / sweet streets” project for the Bronx Museum Biennale
“metaverses” project at the University of Oregon (UO), UO and Oregon Arts Commission

residencies, grants, awards
“Best Presentation Award,” panel “Well-Being Computing,” AAAI SS, Stanford University;
Miami-Dade County grant for “Reef ReCreation” project (in collaboration with University of Michigan)
National Science Foundation Grant; Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities; SLSA Travel Grant for independent scholars; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant
Project for “Third Culture Projects,” University of Oregon; National Science Foundation Grant
National Science Foundation Grant
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grant; AIM Program Bronx Museum; Max Kansas City Grant; Legal Art Miami Residency
Fountainhead Residency Miami
ArtSlant Golden Frame Award; Wassaic Residency, New York

selected publications, papers, press
– Miami Herald, ”It’s not a construction project — it’s public art.”, by George Fishman, January 28, 2018
– The Art Newspaper, “As waters rise, artists answer a call to action,” by Ben Luke, December 8, 2017
– Van Alen Institute, “Emergency Contact: New Ideas for Neighborhood Mental Health Centers,” 2017
– Reality Sandwich, “Making Art Conscious: A Discussion About Youniverse, Reality,” 2016
– “Mindful Technologies – Research and Developments in Science and Art” (lead author), 3-paged paper published in the technical reports AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Spring Symposia 2016, panel “Wellbeing Computing: AI meets Health and Happiness Science,” Stanford University
– “Seecular – visual stimuli in cultural contexts and their present relevance in an art-science project” (lead author), published in catalogue for the 'Toward a Science of Consciousness' conference 2015, Helsinki University
– “Attended Breathing In Virtual Reality (VR) – Mindfulness research a the Institute of Neuroscience (University of Oregon) And Egi Lab,” abstract published in catalogue for the “Science of Consciousness 2016” conference, University of Arizona
– Huffington Post, 'Hannes Bend Links Ultra Treehugger And 3,500-Year-Old Tree In 'Essence' by Amanda McCorquodale, June 1, 2012
– Inhabitat, 'Hannes Bend’s ‘Eclipse’ Opens Eyes to the Artificial Reef Catastrophe,' by Allison Leahy, April 2012
– Knights Arts, 'Of tires, reefs, and the human condition' by Anne Tschida, April 20, 2012
– Miami Rail, 'Hannes Bend: ECLIPSE' by Alpesh Patel, June 1, 2012 2012/hannes-bend-eclipse/?doing_wp_cron=1363800458.4938879013061523437500
– Miami Herald, 'Failed Florida reef now the star of Wynwood art exhibition' by Patricia Sagastume, April 8, 2012
– WLRN, 'How Dozens Of Tires Went From Being At The Bottom Of The Ocean To The Center Of An Art Show' by Patricia Sagastume, March 27, 2012
– art:21 blog, 'Miami Vortex of “Yes” (Going & Coming, Part 3)' by Bill Bilowit, July 6, 2012
– Miami Art Exchange, March 29, 2012
– Whitehot Magazine, 'Hannes Bend @ Charest-Weinberg Gallery,' by Shana Beth Mason, April 2012
– The Art Newspaper, 'Candy-insky to show new sculptures,' January 2, 2010
– W Magazine Online, 'Just sweet enough: Hannes Bend' by Venessa Lau, January 15, 2010
– Whitewall Magazine, 'New Artist' by Ana Finel Honigman, Fall 2009