Art Exhibition Shows Paintings Of People’s Tinder Profiles


An art exhibition is being held in Berlin that aims to capture the different ways people present themselves online.

Called “City of Singles — Portraits of Tinder“, the exhibition is a collection of Jiyeon Kim’s work and looks at how people are using the internet to share self-portraits and express themselves and their personalities.

His work stems from a fascination with the new opportunities people are being given to showcase themselves on social media platforms like Tinder, Instagram and Snapchat.

The event will display 50 paintings of people Kim has come across on Tinder.

A Facebook page for the event explains: “Tinder images shed light on how we represent ourselves, allowing deep insights about subconscious motivations, desires or dreams.

“Tinder is used by more than 50 million people every month. In this virtual world many important things manifest themselves: new forms of relationships, lifestyles, or local trends and ways of using personal information.

“The app incorporates many contradictions such as the frequently visualized desire for lasting and meaningful human connection and the almost negligible amount of time users spend on an individual counterpart.

“A swipe takes not more than the fraction of a second. How do we portray ourselves in order to not get “swiped away” by peers?

“Probably, the dating application Tinder can be seen as an ideal type of how we initialize modern relationships, which are driven by the almost desperate need for community while the share of non-connective interactions is increasing.”

City of Singles — Portraits of Tinder is a free event and will be held from the 25th February to the 1st March, from 12:00 to 18:00 each day.

To find out more about this event please click here.