Johannes Winkler

artist. composer. researcher.


The artwork of Johannes Winkler (* 1984) includes compositions of contemporary music, visual and conceptual arts, software prototypes, instrumental experiments and 'aesthetic learningcontexts'. Basis of his recent works is his ongoing project SAC (subjective autocollages), a 'recursive interaction' between individual experiences and a simple software that supports to condense subjectivity. Questioning his own relations to languages, logics, dreams and social acts. Since 2019, he is re-composing his wide oeuvre in audiovisual stories. In his format 'aesthetic learningcontexts' he composes and presents the results of his artistic research, including lecturing and performing guests as 'intermezzi' (currently, 2020: with Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany and Anushaant N. Wijayan (see: He works as artist, composer and docent - based in Essen, Germany.


winning soundart-piece at 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder' international composition competition, 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance)
First prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)

recent events

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, (2020): 'aesthetic learningcontexts' - 'Think and Practice Tanks 1, 2, 3', Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen. Further screenings, concerts, 'aesthetic learningcontexts' done at: ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos Center Athen, Musica Acoustica Peking, Pact Zollverein, Folkwang Udk Essen, C.A.R. - Contemporary Art Ruhr, Atelierfrankfurt, Altstadtherbst Düsseldorf - Frischzelle/Cologn, Landesmusikakademie NRW


Composition (Dipl.) - Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, Germany
Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany (lessons, grade4)
Autodidactly-free research at home: art, music, science - visual learning-collages & techniques, see: SAC)

instagram / metagram

Since 2019 he is (re-) composing his works as sequenced image/audiovisual stories. They are telling, anticipating and modular - as metagrams as well as empiricgrams. Presented on his website and on instagram - as interwoven 10-slide compositions/posts:

They will be available for ordering at end of 2021 as
catalogs, digital prints (single, series), screening-videos
For pre-orders or special formats, contact me via e-mail.

aesthetic learningcontexts

In 2018, he initiated 'Netzwerk Konnakol' with Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan and 'Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany'. Teaching and researching advanced rhythm-techniques with south-indian vocal time-speaking (konnakol). See Instagram for recent activities: |

Mr. Winkler also gives online-lessons in: 'tetralemmatic-creativity/aesthetics', composing & sound-coding, konnakol, piano:

selected work list

compositions, visual works (conceptual), aesthetic learningcontexts, software, other: list of selected works (1997 - 2020) [under construction, 08/2020]



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