Net art

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Online exhibitions and databases[edit]

  •, online-only exhibition of the early (and continuous) history of Internet art.
  •, a premiere web site for net art. From 1996-2016, commissioned over 220 original net, web and hybrid art works and hosted over 20 real-time, multi-location performances.
  • Rhizome ArtBase, founded 1999. Catalog.
  • Net Art Anthology. Presented by Rhizome, 2016-2018. Retelling the history of Net Art from the 1980s through the present day by restaging and contextualizing one key net art project per week.
  • project.Arnolfini, curated by Geoff Cox, 2010.
  • contextualizing early net-based art, research project realized at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz, 2007–2009. Book published.
  • Artport. Whitney Museum's portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for commissions of net art and new media art. Originally launched in 2002, Artport provides access to original art works commissioned specifically for artport by the Whitney; documentation of net art and new media art exhibitions at the Whitney; and new media art in the Museum's collection.
  • Tate Intermedia Art, contain the archive of Tate's netart projects from 2000-2011.
  • netart_latino database, a database of Latin-American net artists. Edited by Brian Mackern.
  • Histories of Internet Art: Fictions and Factions, an online-only exhibition of the early history of Internet art; produced by students of digital art at the University of Colorado's Art and Art History Department, in conjunction with the Alt-X Online Network, ATLAS and blurr.
  • Net.Specific, internet art exhibition platform of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark. Launched Oct 2012.

Selected recent works[edit]

2007 subvertr by Les Liens Invisibles. 2008 fuckflikr by Theo Watson, Jamie Wilkinson, and Greg Leuch; China Channel by Aram Bartholl, Evan Roth and tbx (; Pirates of the Amazon by tbx and Timo Klok. 2009 Web 2.0 Suicide Machine by moddr; Seppukoo by Les Liens Invisibles; Give Me My Data by Owen Mundy. 2010 Repetitionr by Les Liens Invisibles; Firesheep by Eric Butler; FaceLeaks by Dušan Barok. 2011 Newstweek by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasilev; Piratebox by David Darts; motivo astratto by &; Love Machine by Julien Deswaef.


Resources, documentation[edit]


Books, catalogues, journal issues[edit]

  • Tilman Baumgärtel, Materialien zur Netzkunst, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 1999, 179 pp. [2] (German)
  • Tilman Baumgärtel, 2.0. Neue Materialien zur Netzkunst / New Materials on art on the internet, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2001, 263 pp. (German)/(English)
  • Julian Stallabrass, Internet Art: The Online Clash Between Culture and Commerce, London: Tate Publishing, 2003, 168 pp. Review: Stimson (NLR).
  • Marco Deseriis, Giuseppe Marano, L'arte della connessione, Milan: ShaKe, 2003, 218 pp. [3] (Italian)
  • Rachel Greene, Internet Art, London: Thames & Hudson, 2004, 224 pp. [4]
  • Joanne Richardson (ed.), An@rchitexts: Voices from the Global Digital Resistance, New York: Autonomedia, 2005.
  • Tatiana Bazzichelli, Networking. La rete come arte, pref. Derrick de Kerckhove, Milan: Costa & Nolan, 2006, 333 pp. (Italian)
  • Inclusiva-net, 3 vols., Madrid: Medialab Prado, 2007-2009. Proceedings. (English)/(Spanish)
  • Artnode, Jacob Lillemose, Nikolaj Recke (eds.), Vi elsker din computer. En antologi om netkunst, trans. Andreas Brøgger, Copenhagen: Artnode & The Royal Art Academy Copenhagen, 2008, 429 pp. An anthology of writings on net art. TOC. [5] [6] (Danish)
  • terminal 101: "Net art, technologie ou création?", Paris: Harmattan, May 2008, 176 pp. [7] (French)
  • Dieter Daniels, Gunther Reisinger (eds.), Net Pioneers 1.0: Contextualizing Early Net-Based Art, Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, 2010, 240 pp.
  • Josephine Bosma, Nettitudes: Let's Talk Net Art, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2011, 272 pp. Introduction. [8]
  • Markus Schwander, Reinhard Storz (eds.), Owning Online Art: Selling and Collecting Netbased Artworks, Basel: FHNW, 2010.
  • Anne Roquigny (ed.), WJ-SPOTS 1: 15 ans de création artistique sur internet / 15 years of web creation, 2011, 132 pp. [9] (French)/(English)
  • Anne Roquigny (ed.), WJ-SPOTS 2: Les artistes s’emparent du réseau / Artists take over the network, 2011, 132 pp. [10] (French)/(English)
  • Rasa Smite, Creative Networks: In the Rearview Mirror of Eastern European History, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2012. First published in Latvian, 2011.
  • xtine burrough (ed.), Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, Routledge, 2012, xx+242 pp.
  • Juan Martín Prada, Prácticas artísticas e internet en la época de las redes sociales, Madrid: Akal, 2012, 248 pp; 2nd ed., 2015, 271 pp. (Spanish)
  • Art and the Internet, ed. Phoebe Adler, et al., London: Black Dog, 2013, 240 pp. [11]
  • Marie Meixnerová (ed.), #mm net art, Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz (PAF Edition), 2015. Anthology. [12] (Czech)
  • Lauren Cornell, Ed Halter (eds.), Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, MIT Press, 2015, 528 pp. Anthology. [13]
  • Annet Dekker, Collecting and Conserving Net Art: Moving beyond Conventional Methods, New York: Routledge, 2018, x+192 pp.
  • Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, ed. Eva Respini, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018, 316 pp. Exh. held at ICA Boston, 7 Feb-20 May 2018. Review: Federici (CAA).

Book chapters, articles, talks, discussions[edit]




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