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Agnes Meyer-Brandis

 Curriculum Vitae  / Short

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 and awarded, is at the experimental edge of art and science, exploring the zone between fact and fiction. 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. Since 2007 her focus of investigation moved into higher altitude with their connected realities. She realized an artistic experiment in weightlessness in cooperation with the German Space Agency DLR. In 2011 she started to breed Moon Geese in Italy. For a more detailed description of her work, please go to her homepage: www.ffur.de

Selection of grants and awards

Vida 15. Award, International Art and Artificial Life Award, winner second prize, 2013 // Videonnale14 Audience Award, 2013 // Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, AT, 2012 // Award for Performance of North Rhine-Westphalia NRW, DE, 2011 // artist in residence, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, USA, 2010 // Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences, UDK, Berlin, research grant 2010-12 // Artist in Residence, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) Ekaterinburg & Moscow, Russia, 2009 // Hartware MedienKunstVerein, HMKV grant for media artists of North Rhine Westphalia, DE, 2009 // Culture Award Rhineland, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rhineland, emerging artist award 2008 // artist in residence, grant, Goethe Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2006 // transmediale06 winner first price, DE, 2006 // Japan Media Arts Festival, honourable mention, Japan, 2006 // Kunstraum Aarau, Science & Cite Award, winner first price, Switzerland, 2005 // Art Foundation NRW , Kunststiftung NRW, grant, 2005 // Prix Ars Electronica, honorary mention, Linz, Austria, 2011, 2007 and 2003 // artist in Residence, New York, DAAD grant, NY, USA, 2000

Selected Exhibitions

“Republic of the Moon”, Oxo Tower London (2014), The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart (Museum for Contemporary Art) Berlin (2013/2014), Marrakesh Biennale (2014), California Museum of Photography, Los Angeles (2013), Hongkong Microwave Festival, City Hall, Hongkong (2013), Artplay, Moscow (2012), Great North Museum, Newcastle, UK (2012),  FACT- Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool (2011)