Douglas Henderson is a sound artist whose work spans all aspects of the medium, from electroacoustic sound compositions to sculptural works and installations. He harnesses the energies of sound both as a sensual medium and as a culturally charged fabric of social implication. He is particularly interested in the dialogue between Sound, form, and motion, and the transformative power they can unleash when combined.



Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 Galeria Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): The Last Refuge
  • 2022 Stadtgalerie Backnang (Stuttgart, GER): Artificial Horizon
  • 2022 Galeria Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): Flash - Redux
  • 2021 Saarland Museum Galerie Moderne Saarbruecken, GER): The Sea Is A Big Green Lens
  • 2020 Stadtgalerie Saarbruecken: Bodies of Sound

  • 2020 Galeria Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): On the Bottom of the Sky

  • 2019 Galeria Mazzoli (Duesseldorf, GER) summer of love
  • 2018 Finstral Studio (Augsburg GER) Douglas Henderson  |  Sammlung Finstral
  • 2018 Galerie am Klostersee (Lehnin GER): Audiochromatography
  • 2015 Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): summer of love

  • 2014 Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen (Magdeburg, GER): Sonderausstellung: Douglas Henderson
  • 2013 Studio 10 (New York City): The Sea Is A Big Green Lens
  • 2013 Galerie Mario Mauroner (Vienna, AT): IN ORDER
  • 2012 Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): Poets and Superheroes
  • 2010 Museo San Francesco, Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, (San Marino, Italy): "GUEST"
  • 2009 The Boiler @ Pierogi Gallery (New York City, USA): Music for 100 Carpenters
  • 2009 Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): Dukatenscheißer
  • 2007 daadgalerie (Berlin, GER): playback. no rewind button
  • 2007 Galerie Rachel Haferkamp (Cologne, GER): 4 Parts in an Immense Disorder of Truths
  • 2006 Hudson Opera House (Hudson, NY): Icebreaker
  • 2006 Diapason Gallery (New York City): Polyconic Projections
  • 2005 vertexList space (New York City): A Dream Like She Loves You


  • 2018 Arbeitsstipendium für Neue Musik und Klangkunst Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

  • 2015 PrixArs Award of Distinction, Ars Electronica, Linz
  • 2013 Deutscher Klankunst Preis / European Soundart Award
  • 2012 Gigaherz Preis für elektronische Musik
  • 2008 Rockefeller Foundation MAP Award for “Music for 100 Carpenters”
  • 2007 DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm
  • 2007 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Individual Artist Grantee
  • 2005 The Rockefeller Foundation MAP Award (with Luis Lara Malvacias)

  • 2005 The Whitney Museum of American Art – Commission


Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe GER) "Writing the History of the Future"
  • 2019 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe GER) "Negative Spaces"
  • 2018 Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen (Magdeburg, GER): AMBITUS: Kunst und Musik Heute
  • 2018 Kuehlhaus Berlin (Berlin GER) Preparing for Darkness Vol. 3
  • 2017 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe GER) "inSonic Festival"
  • 2017 The Drawing Center (NYC) with David Scher and Guests. “Does It Fold?”
  • 2017 Ars Electronica, (Linz, AT) "Das andere Ich"
  • 2017 Villa Brandolini, (Veneto, Italy) "Sound Art"
  • 2016 Floating Sound Gallery, (St. Petersburg, Russia). "Dark Sounds in White Nights Festival"
  • 2016 Stadtmuseum Bruneck (Süd Tirol, I) "Dreamstream"
  • 2015 OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, (Linz, A). "Cyber Arts 2015"
  • 2015 Floating Sound Gallery, (St. Petersburg, Russia).  "Diapason: Douglas Henderson / Sergey Filatov"
  • 2015 Humboldforum | Berliner Schloß (Berlin, GER). “Richtfest”

  • 2015 t27 (Berlin, GER). “Zyklisch”

  • 2014 Darb Contemporary Art and Culture Center (Cairo, EGYPT). “Ritornello”

  • 2014 Kanepes Kulturas centrs SIA (Riga, Latvia). “Metamorphilia - Metamorphobia”
  • 2014 Museo La Pelanda (Rome, IT). “Digital Life (Romaeuropa Festival)” 

  • 2014 Pierogi Gallery (Booklyn, NY). “20th Anniversary Show” 

  • 2014 Ethan Cohen Fine Arts (NYC) “BBBBBreeze”

  • 2013 Akademie der Künste (Berlin, GER). “50th anniversary festival of the Berliner 
 Künstlerprogramm des DAAD”
2013 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe GER) "Festival IMAtronic"

  • 2013 Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (Marl, GER). 
 “Deutscher Klankunst Preis zum European Soundart Award / Marler Videokunst-Preis Exhibition”
2013 Akademie der Künste (Berlin, GER). “poesiefestival berlin”

  • 2013 Galerie im Saalbau, (Berlin, GER). “Metamorphosen” Exhibition 

  • 2013 TRANSART Festival, (Bolzano, IT). “Audition” Exhibition 

  • 2012 MARTa Museum (Herford, GER). “Asche und Gold”

  • 2012 ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe GER) "Klang als Medien der Kunst"

  • 2012 CitySonic Festival (Mons, BE)
2011 Pierogi Gallery (Booklyn, NY). “Twin twin” 

  • 2011 Club Transmediale (Berlin, GER). “The Sound of No-One”

  • 2010 TONSPUR_expanded, (Vienna, AT). “Eine Hommage an den Lautsprecher”

  • 2010 TRANSART Festival, (Bolzano, IT). “Under One Roof” Exhibition
2009 Galerie Ute Parduhn (Düsseldorf, GER): "ganz kleines Kino"

  • 2009 Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin, GER): "Anlage"

  • 2008 Pierogi Leipzig (Leipzig, GER): – Disobey This Command
  • 2008 Galerie Ute Parduhn (Düsseldorf, GER): “INTERIEUR”

  • 2008 LIMN Gallery (San Francisco, CA): “Zoom+-”

  • 2007 singuhr – hoergalerie / TU Berlin (GER): “fünf+1”
  • 2007 Gigantic Art Space (New York City): “Silence”

  • 2005 The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City): “Resonant Spaces”

  • 2005 Art in General at Bloomberg LP (New York City): “Passing Through”


  • 1991 Ph.D. Music Composition, Princeton University, Princeton NJ
  • 1982 B.A. Music Composition, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
  • 1981 Certificate of Audio Recording, Aspen Music Festival Audio recording Institute/University of Colorada, Aspen CO


  • SOUNDART - SOUND AS A MEDIUM OF ART/Klang als Medien der Kunst. ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe. 2019 ZKM Karlsruhe ISBN 978-0-262-02966-7
  • AMBITUS.  ed. Dr. Annegret Laabs Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg Germany 2018. ISBN 978-3-9816665-6-4
  • does it fold? ed. David Scher, Plaster of Paris Press, New York, and Labyrinth Books, Princeton
  • Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis. eds. S. Emmerson & L. Landy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 266-287: ‘Analysing Sound Art: Douglas Henderson’s Fadensonnen (2009)’ by Dr. Kersten Glandien
  • CyberArts 2015. Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. 2015 Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern.
  • Marler Medienkunst-Preise 2013-2014. Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. 2014 Wienand Verlag, Köln
  • Metamorphilia - Metamorphobia.  2014 WerkStadt, Berlin
  • Douglas Henderson | Poets and Superheroes: Works 2010 - 2012  Solo Catalogue. 2013 Galerie Mario Mazzoli GmbH (with DVD)
  • Asche und Gold - eine Weltreise.  MARTa Museum, Herford. 2012 Wienand Verlag, Köln
  • Guest.  Museo San Francesco, San Marino. 2011 Grafiche Damiani, Bologna
  • Dukatenscheisser.  Solo Catalogue. 2009 Galerie Mario Mazzoli GmbH, Berlin (with Audio CD)
  • playback. no rewind button  Solo Catalogue. 2008 Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg (with Audio CD)
  • Sound Art Resonance Supplement 2005 London Musician’s Collective, London
  • Failure. Cabinet Magazine Issue #7. 2002 Brooklyn, NY.


  • 2017 Doctoral Thesis Supervisor, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden.
  • Ongoing: Lectures and Workshops, 2009 - 2017: Hochschule der Künste Bern, Brighton Arts College, Universität der Künste Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, FAMU Prag, Edinburgh College of the Arts, Napier University Philadelphia, SUNY New York City, among others.
  • 2009 Guest lecturer, Saarbrücken HBK.

  • 2000 - 2002 Department Chairman, Sound Art Dept., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston