Inner School of Open Studies

by Protey Temen

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Protey Temen

Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist.

Protey Temen’s practice is centered around using drawings, videos, books, and installations to create abstract visuals that explore and visualize the intersections between science and visual data. By utilizing the poetry of everyday life processes, he can create a deeper understanding and connection to the world around us. He sees science as a universal language, expressed through the synthetic methods of written text, calculations, and drawing. The goal of his practice is to bridge the gap between science and everyday life, encouraging viewers to question their understanding of the world and their place in it.

List of Exhibitions, Talks, and Publications


“Preserving Clouds”, Edizioni Corraini, Teresiana Library, Mantova, Italy, 2023
“Soft Links”, Galerie Watson, Paper Positions Art Fair, Berlin, Germany, 2023
“Now. After. What”, Corraini Gallery, ARTISSIMA Art Fair, Torino, Italy, 2021 
“Joint Studies”, Galleria Maurizio Corraini, Mantova, Italy, 2021
“Probability of Chance”, Corraini Gallery Bookstore, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMBo), Bologna, Italy, 2020 
“Observatory in Trafohaus”, Trafohaus, Kasseler Woche der Museen, Kassel, Germany, 2020
“Total Timeline”, Corraini Gallery, ArtVerona Art Fair, Verona, Italy, 2019
“Total Timeline”, Corraini Gallery, +121, Milan, Italy, 2019
“Everything is Gonna Be Fine”, Social Club Creative Space, Los Angeles, California, 2018
“Uncertain praxis”, pop-up exhibition and residency, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2018
“Shaders”, Open Studio, Berlin, Germany, 2009
“Breakfast Heroes”, Open Studio, Berlin, Germany, 2009


Selection of works, λ1 – Natur&Technik, Galerie Watson, Hamburg, Germany, 2023—2024
“Unknown Unknowns”, 23rd Triennale Milano, Milan, Italy, 2022—2023
Exhibition 2, The Ballery Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2023
The Sensation of Biting a Peach, ENTKUNSTKUNG & Herwig Scherabor, Dock 11, Berlin, Germany, 2022
“Uncertain Praxis”, CADAF (Contemporary and Digital Art Fair), New York, USA, 2019
Aperto Raum, Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM / transmediale, Berlin, Germany, 2019
ARTE LUCE, extended mind, Light Art Weekend, Alte Münze Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2018
First Person exhibition / Magazijn, Amsterdam Art Weekend, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017
“Horror Vacui”, Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2018
“Knowledge of”, with Lucas Gutierrez, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2017
META – The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, 180 Creative Camp, Abrantes, Portugal, 2014
“Passion the Movie”, Nova Festival, Auditório MIS, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2012
Internet Pavilion, Bring Your Own Beamer, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2011

Talks & Publications

“Relative Explanations”, “Pages Series” selection, FUKT Magazine #21 – The Unknown Issue, Germany–Norway, 2023
Anthropogenic Markers: Stratigraphy and Context, Max Planck Institute, Haus der Kulturen der Welt,  Germany, 2022
Slanted Magazine #34—Europe, Slanted Publishers, Germany, 2019—2020
ARTE LUCE, extended mind, Light Art Weekend, catalogue, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Flaneur Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Performativer Dialog, Protey Temen & Fabian Saul, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2019
Artworks exhibition, FLANEUR Magazine, Berlin, Germany, 2017
FLANEUR Magazine, Issue 06, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Berlin Independents Guide 3Pigs, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Los Logos 6, Gestalten, Germany, 2012
Porträt der Woche, Page Online, Germany, 2011
Precursor: The Creativity Watchlist, Gestalten, Germany, 2011
Pictoplasma Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2009

“…a starting point for his works – real clusters where a multitude of micro-themes, connecting with each other, give substance to new considerations.”

by Chiara Spagnol for Galeria Corraini

“…By evoking the visual structure of formats that embody the knowledge frontier and produce credibility such as atlases and maps, he questions the prerogative of interpretation that is embedded in such.”

by Kurt Bille for 42 Magazine

“…gives life to an articulated cosmology on paper and on wood where the black background is studded with signs and symbols, clearly referencing the iconography of celestial cards.”

by Yulia Yousma