Malte Bruns (*1984 in Bielefeld, lives in Düsseldorf) studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He graduated as a „Meisterschüler“ of Georg Herold at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2014. In 2017, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel showed Bruns’ works in a comprehensive solo exhibition.
He participated in group exhibitions such as “Grim Tales“, 2017, Cassina Projects, New York, and “The One Minutes: The Pack – Impressions from OUR Family“, 2016, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam. He was shortlisted for the Nam June Paik Award in 2016.
In his first solo exhibition at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, the German artist Malte Bruns presents new sculptural works, photographs, and videos, dealing with the autarchic body and an independent existence of human limbs and organs. The title of the exhibition ‘Autobody' is ambiguous: initially, it signifies the shell of a vehicle, the outer bodywork that covers the technical inner workings and makes them invisible to the outside world. Furthermore, ‘Autobody' also refers to the ‘autonomous body', which leads to a - more or less visible - automatized life of its own, beyond the awareness of the human being.