Will Pappenheimer
Since 2005
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Will Pappenheimer is an artist and professor at Pace University, NY and a founding member of the Manifest.AR collective. Individually and as part of Manifest.AR he has exhibited in solo shows at the ICA in Boston, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, the DUMBO Arts Festival, Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA, Pace University and Pocket Utopia Gallery in New York, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, MI. Together with the Manifest.AR collective, he staged two highly publicized interventions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the 54th Venice Biennial. His work has been included in numerous group shows nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Exit Art, Florence Lynch, Postmasters, Vertexlist, DUMBO Arts Festival in NY, San Jose Museum of Art in ISEA 06/ZeroOne, Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland for ISEA 09, FILE 2005 at the SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paulo and Xi’an Academy of Art Gallery in China. His grants include an NEA Artist Fellowship, Traveling Scholars Award from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Turbulence.org, Rhizome,org at the New Museum, Lights On Tampa 2009, and FACT, Liverpool. His work and participation in Manifest.AR has been reviewed in Art in America, New York Times, WIRED, the Boston Globe, EL PAIS, Madrid, Liberation, Paris, NY Arts International, Art US, the New, Magazine Électronique du CIAC, Montreal, MSNBC.com and ZedTV, Canadian Broadcasting. The artist’s works are discussed in Christiane Paulʼs recent historical edition of “Digital Art” and a chapter of Gregory Ulmerʼs theoretical book “Electronic Monuments.” He has presented his work at the Eyebeam Atelier, the New Museum, the ITP Graduate Program, New York University and the College Art Association, empyre online discussion list, and ETH Computer Systems Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. For March, 2013, he is organizing a solo exhibition of the ManifestAR collective at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Technology in Liverpool, UK.
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Fri Apr 22, 2011 15:00 - Fri Apr 08, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts
United States of America

Manifest.AR is an international artists collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects and artworks. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture of the real and the hyperreal. Manifest.AR has created a virtual exhibition in and around Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.


gradually melt the sky

Fri Apr 08, 2011 20:00 - Sun May 01, 2011

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

a curatorial project by Mark Skwarek + Will Pappenheimer
“augmented reality” as overlay, intervention and challenge to the material world

The title of this
exhibition takes its cue from the 1964 artwork-poem “Tunafish Sandwich” by Yoko
Ono. The text imagines a performance event which is at once cosmic and mundane,
an action painting and a protest. The artworks in this exhibition employ a
recent developing technology dubbed “augmented reality” to overlay, intervene
and challenge the physical world in much the same conjectural spirit as
preceding Fluxus and Conceptual works.
As the influence of the
virtual expands, integrates and maps itself across the material, strange
objects, banal byproducts, ghost imagery and radical events appear in our homes
and spatially across the landscape. Closed social systems lodged in physical
hierarchies are layered, then pried open by popup media available to armies of
networked creatives. AR, as this technology is abbreviated, invites artists and
viewers to consider coexistent spacial realities in which anything is possible
anywhere. Subliminal, aesthetic and political suggestions play themselves out
as techno-disturbances in a substratasphere of online and offline experience.
The cell phone or the CRT, are immaterial witness to these ephemeral
dimensional objects and relational post-sculptural events. The fact that this
current technology is primitive, amplifies its potency, with the extra
possibility of actualization tacked on to the conceptual gesture.
Will Pappenheimer, Jan 14,
Artists participating:
eteam, Jeremy Bailey, Kristin
Lucas, Sander Veenhof, Tamiko Thiel, LoVid, Christopher Manzione, Geoffrey Alan
Rhodes, Lily Honglei, Will Pappenheimer, Virta-Flaneurazine, 4 Gentleman, John
Cleater, John Craig Freeman, Mark Skwarek, Phoenix Perry, Patrick Lichty, Alan
Sondheim, Damon Baker, Arthur Peters
Opening night live performances
by Jeremy Bailey and Mark Skwarek at approximately 8pm.

Weekly excursion
performance tours to augmented reality sites in Chelsea, Newtown Creek,
Greenwich Village and Union Square. 
Info, times and itineraries to be published on the two websites below:


AR Art Manifesto

Thu Jan 27, 2011 23:38 - Thu Jan 27, 2011

An international art movement writes and launches its manifesto, Manifest.AR. The group collects around Augmented Reality or the Augmentation of Reality. Founding members at this moment are Mark Skwarek, Sander Veenhof, Tamiko Thiel, Will Pappenheimer, John Craig Freeman, Christopher Manzione, and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes.


VF betaAR

Sun Nov 14, 2010 00:00 - Wed Nov 10, 2010


November 14, part of BUSHWICK AUGMENTED REALITY INTERVENTION 2010 at BETA Spaces 2010 organized by Mark Skwarek and hosted by Nurture Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn (NY)

A new variant of Virta-Flaneurazine, VF betaAR, has been successfully developed which is produced from the skin secretions of bio- engineered and programmed hybrid Bufo toads. When areas of these toads are touched, the resulting reaction causes a wandering viewer to see things appearing from itinerant virtual worlds and other sources on the Internet. This perception can be simultaneously viewed on an iPhone or Android device using Layars or other augmented reality software. Though the parameters of the effects are somewhat limited at this point, this appears to be a very important step towards an integrated and compelling psychic experience.




Sun Nov 14, 2010 00:00 - Wed Nov 10, 2010


The BUSHWICK AUGMENTED REALITY INTERVENTION — is an augmented reality take over of Bushwick, Brooklyn NY organized by Mark Skwarek. It will take place November 14 as part of BETA Spaces 2010. Artists will rework physical space with computer generated 3d graphics. A wide variety of works ranging from a virtual drug which has broken free of its internet constraints and is now effecting people in the real world, to a unicorn park, to serious commentary on the state of United States veterans will be free for the public to view [with correct mobile device].

BETA Spaces 2010: http://artsinbushwick.org/beta2010/

This project will be hosted by NURTURE ART which will be the projects central hub.

Artists include:
Fatemah Baharith
Damon Baker, Amir Baradaran, Peter Chen, John Craig Freeman, Joseph Hocking, Cooper Holoweski, Lily & Honglei, Yuichi Irimoto, Patrick Lichty, Iris Lin, Chris Manzione, Will Pappenheimer, Phoenix Perry, Nikkisha Persad, Nathan Shafer, Mark Skwarek, Alan Sondheim, Zhi Wei Tan, Tamiko Thiel, Sander Veenhof