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Born in Germany in 1938, Manfred Mohr is a pioneer of the digital art genre and programmed his first computer drawings in 1969. Known for his groundbreaking exhibitions and computational work of the early 1970s, he was an early member of the “Art et Informatique” seminar at University of Vincennes. Recently the subject of a retrospective at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Mohr’s work has also been featured in solo exhibitions at the ARC - Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; Art Basel, Switzerland; the Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Museum for Concrete Art, Ingolstadt; Kunsthalle Bremen; Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg; and the Grazyna Kulczyk Foundation, Poznan. Mohr is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship, the Camille Graesser-Preis, Zurich; the ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art; the D.velop Digital Art Award, and a Golden Nica from Ars Electronica.