Augmented Reality Biennale


digital sculpture park Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne

August 22 2021 – February 20 2022


Studio Above&Below
Jeremy Bailey
Banz & Bowinkel
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Tim Berresheim
Louisa Clement
Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf
Lucie Freynhagen
Shawné Michaelain Holloway
Lauren Lee McCarthy
David Lobser
Andy Picci
Sarah Rothberg
Manuel Rossner
MengXuan Sun
Theo Triantafyllidis
Lola Zoido

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the most exciting presentation formats for contemporary art today. With the world’s first AR Biennale the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is offering a prominent platform to this young art form. Digital sculptures by 20 international artitst will be shown throughout Ehrenhof and Hofgarten.

Additional works will be shown at satellite projects in Cologne and Essen, made possible by Tourismus NRW and its partners in the projekts urbanana.

Using your own smartphone or tablet, you will explore the outdoor exhibition space and interact with the works in real time. You will make fairies dance, witness an art theft, communicate with digital characters, play virtual chess and much more...

How it works

Download free app AR Biennale at the appstore (from august 21).

Markers are set up in the park. Scan them using the app's scan function and the AR works appear on your display.

The app also offers site plans and descriptions of the works and artists.

Privacy Statement App


The app includes 13 free works, to be immediately scanned and explored. Via an in-app-purchase the remaining 23 works can be activated for 4,80 Euro.

Opening hours

In general, all artworks in Düsseldorf, cologne and Essen are accessible at any time. Please regard, the app is functional only during daylight.

Operating systems

Make sure your smartphone supports the app, as do Android from Version 8.X and
iOS from version 12.X.

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