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Stephan Dillemuth is an artist and a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

His work looks into recent changes in the idea of the public sphere that exists against the backdrop of globalized and fragmented publics. He is interested in seeing how historical trajectories of liberation—bohemia, Lebensreform, self-expression—intersect with new technologies of surveillance and control in order to establish a new ideology of “freedom” as a totalitarian rule. Recent exhibitions include: Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel, Secession, Vienna, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010; The Hard Way to Enlightenment, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2010; Everything in the Future Will Necessary Come: Corporate Fairytales and Other Sculptural Maneuvers (with Nils Norman), Galerie fur Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, 2009; You Have Been Misinformed (with Nils Norman), Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York City, 2008; and Stephan Dillemuth, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, 2007. Dillemuth lives in Bad Wiessee and works in Munich.