Charbel Ackermann

Charbel Ackermann Dead Cat photo: Thierry Bal


An ode to inspired experimenters like Tatton’s last Lord, Maurice Egerton, an early radio and flight enthusiast.

Ackermann's work reflects Egerton’s radio experiments. Resembling a boom microphone of extraordinary proportions, the work plays a selection of tracks designed to heighten the ambience of the Arboretum: from the 1942 BBC recording of nightingales, which inadvertently picked up the sound of Allied bombers on their way to Mannheim, to the laughter and clinking glasses of a garden party.


Charbel Ackermann lives and works in London. He has shown at Youkobo Art Space/Zempukuji Park, Tokyo; Banner Repeater/Platform 1 Gallery, London; The Launch Pad, Building Centre, London; Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham; Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC, The Drawing Center, New York; Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland; Pasadena Museum of California Art/Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Stanford University Art Gallery, Palo Alto; Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco and Manes Gallery, Prague. His work has featured in Art Week, The Washington Post, Blueprint Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Map As Art, Princeton Architectural Press and Tokyo Shinbun. He has participated in panels at Tate Britain and was an assistant professor at University of California (UCSC). He holds an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London and a BA in Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.