barosphere is a multimedia cycle of works by Maix Mayer on modernism with a focus on urbanism. In his audiovisual compositions he examines different narrative models of fiction and reality. As a matrix that is always recomposed, he uses the interplay of media / arts and architecture. Referring on his scientific education, his arrangements build up a context to perceive time / space and history. Under special regard he deals with the transformations of our society, the given examples based on urban spaces and the related aspect of symbolization of architecture as social utopia. What happens when we think history and place together?


(see also pages 12-17 in the book)




Maix Mayer works as a media- and conceptual artist in Leipzig. After earning a diploma in Marine Ecology at the University of Rostock, he also finished his studies at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig with a diploma in Fine Arts. At the University of the Arts in Poznan, Faculty of New Media, he successfully completed his PhD in the relationship between media and urbanism.

Maix Mayer is represented by Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin.


e.g. at MocA Sydney, GEMAK Geementemuseum Den Haag, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, MocA Praha, Ernst Museum Budapest, MAK Museum of Applied and Contemporary Art Vienna, GRASSI Museum Leipzig, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kunstverein Frankfurt, National Museum Szczecin, Lindenau-Museum Altenburg, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Cobra Museum Amsterdam, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Leopold-Hoesch Museum Düren, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Museum Schaffhausen, Kunsthalle Ostrava, Center for Contemporary Art Warsaw, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Leonhardi-Museum Dresden, Hans Arp Museum, Kunsthalle Rostock, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin and Museu Brasileiro da Escultura Sao Paulo.

Works in Public Collections

e.g. in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, German Bundestag, Federal Collection Bonn, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt, National Gallery Szczecin, DZ Bank Frankfurt/Main, Kunsthalle Rostock, Museum Junge Kunst Frankfurt/Oder, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Collection Essl Vienna and in the National Library Leipzig.  

Awards & Scholarships

Awards e.g. Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation, International Competition Sport and Art Frankfurt, Photography as Art of the Sparkasse, Art and New Media of the German Volksbanken, International Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand and Art for the Federal Council Berlin.

Scholarships e.g. German Academy Rome Villa Massimo, Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Jürgen-Peill-Foundation, Kunstfonds Bonn, Kulturfonds Berlin and Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Berlin.