Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2010

Jan, Feb, Mar

Agnes Meyer-Brandis | Artist

Agnes Meyer-Brandis
Agnes Meyer-Brandis
born in Aachen, Germany
1992 – 1993
studied mineralogy
1993 – 1995
Art Academy in Maastricht, NL
1996 – 2000
Düsseldorf Art Academy
2000 – 2003
Cologne Media Art Academy

In cooperation with the KunstSalon Köln Agnes Meyer-Brandis is invited for a three months fellowship in Villa Aurora.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, born 1973 in Aachen, Germany, studied mineralogy for a year, then transfered to the Art Academy in Maastricht, the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the Cologne Media Art Academy.

She comes from a background of both sculpture and new media art.

Her work, exhibited worldwide, is at the experimental edge of art and science, exploring the zone between fact and fiction, fantasy and technology. She is working with participatory urban interventions. Her current research focus is on public places and situations as well as imaginary ones. Agnes Meyer-Brandis is the founder of the “Forschungsfloss FFUR / Research Raft for Subterranean Reefology”, a small institute whose chief aim is to explore and confirm subterranean phenomena and unknown lifeforms.



Masters Degree Audio Visual Media Postgraduate studies, Art Academy of Media Arts [KHM], Cologne, Germany
Masters Degree (Akademiebrief + Meisterschülerin), Düsseldorf Art Academy, Germany • Prof: Magdalena Jetelovà
Art Academy Maastricht, Netherlands • study: sculpture
RWTH, University Aachen, Germany • study: mineralogy


Awards and grants (selection)

• Hartware MedienKunstVerein, HMKV grant for media artists of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW)
• Artist in Residence, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) Jekaterinburg, Russland, Stipendium
• HMKV, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, NRW (project: “Moon Goose Experiment”), grant
• Culture Award Rhineland, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rhineland, emerging artist award
• Artist in Residence, Schöppingen, 3 months NRW, grant
• Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, At, (project: “Iceberg-Probe”), Honorary Mention
• Transmediale Award 2006, Berlin, (project: “Iceberg-Probe”), winner First Prize
• Artist in Residence, Goethe Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil
• Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Honorary Mention
• Science & Cite Award, Kunstraum Aarau, Switzerland, winner First Prize • Kunststiftung NRW, (project: “SGM-Iceberg-Probe”), grant
• Award for Media Art of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
• CynetArt Award 2004, (project: “Corral Reef-Detector”), distinction award
• Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, At, (project: “Elf-Scan”), Honorary Mention 2000
• Artist in Residence, New York, DAAD grant


Solo exhibitions

• “In The Tropospheric Laboratory”, Schering Foundation, Berlin
• “Impakt – Studies on cause and effect”, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Jekaterinburg, Russia
• “Bambu-Scan”, Torreau, Goethe Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil
• “Tools To Search”, Kunstraum Aarau, Switzerland
• “Iceberg-Probe, Fieldtest Düsseldorf”, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, De
• “Earth-Core-Laboratory and Elf-Scan”, Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• “Flöhtüh, Flöhtah !”, Parkhaus Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, De


Group exhibitions (selection)

• “Art On Site”, 3rd Moscow Biennale, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) Moskau, Ru
• “Expedition to the Total Eclipse”, Finnish National Gallery KIASMA, Helsinki, Fi
• “2nd Biennale at the End of The World”, Ushuaia, Argentina
• “Space #4”, White Club, Salzburg, At
• “Shift”, Festival of Electronic Arts, Basel, Ch
• “Magical Systems”, Kunstverein Tromsø, No
• “Intervened Nature. Thoughts on Nature, Environment and New Technologies”, Church of Santa Lucía, Sevilla, Es
• “CynetArt08”, Kunsthaus Dresden, De
• “Rauma Biennale Balticum”, Rauma Art Museum, Fl
• “Tiefenrausch”, OK Zentrum / Linz09, Dachstein-Glacier, At
• “Bild Macht Wissen” (“Image-Knowledge-Power”), Gallery 5020, Salzburg, At
• “Workflow”, DASA Dortmund, De
• “Media Art Awards”, Sculpture Museum Glaskasten Marl, De
• “EMAF”, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, De
• “Space Art”, ESA/DLR Space Exploration Conference, Berlin, De
• “Taxonomies”, COMAFOSCA, Allela-Barcelona, Es
• “CyberArts”, Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, O.K Centrum, Linz, At
• “The game is up”, Arts Centre Vooruit, Gent, Be
• “Interface and Society”, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, No
• “Kombi Ticket”, Museum Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, De
• “Paraflows”, Annual Convention for Digital Arts and Cultures, Vienna, At
• “Transmediale” und „Smile Machines”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, De
• “Japan Media Arts Festival”, Tokyo Metroplitan Museum of Photography, Jp
• “Biennale of Electronic Arts in Perth” [BEAP 2004], Australa
• “Monitoring”, Kulturbahnhof Kassel, De
• “Unter Strom”, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, De
• “Transmitter“, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, De
• “CyberArts”, Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, O.K Centrum, Linz, At 2002
• “Carte blanche“, Gallery Lab, Strasbourg, Fr
• Gallery Gaby Kraushaar, Düsseldorf, De
• “Reality bites”, Gallery Walbröl, Düsseldorf, De
• “Verweildauer”, Kunstverein Gütersloh, De


Performance / Lectures (selection)

• “Less Remote”, The Futures of Space Exploration: an Arts & Humanities Symposium, Glasgow, parallel to IAC (The International Astronautical Congress), organised by The Arts Catalyst, Flis Holland und Leonardo, Oct.’08, UK
• “CYNETart08”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Nov.’08, De
• “Shift”, Festival of Electronic Arts, Basel, Oct.’08 CH
• “The Drilling Consortium”, Kunstverein Tromsø, Nov.’08, Norway
• “Tools To Search”, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, May’08, At
• “Biorama”, Digital Research Unit, Huddersfield, ‘07, UK
• Comafosca, Centre de Arte y Pensamiento, Allela-Barcelona, ‘07, Es
• Vooruit, Media and Kunstzentrum Gent, Be, 2007
• Goethe Institut Porto Alegre, Br, 2006
• UFRGS [Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul], Br, 2006
• Pro Mata, Research Station of University PUCRS Porto Alegre in cooperation with the University of Tübingen, Br, 2006
• Transmediale, international Festival for Art and digital Media, Berlin, De, 2006
• Kunstraum Aarau, CH, 2005


Cooperations (selection)

• NASA / JPL Laboratory
• DLR, German Aerospace Center
• Geological Service of NRW / Geologischer Dienst NRW
• Zoo of Novosibirsk, Ru
• NPI, Norwegian Polar Institute