Gudrun Kemsa (*1961, Datteln) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. Her artistic work has received many scholarships and awards, including a travel grant from the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (1989), a New York Grant awarded by Ernst Poensgen Foundation (1995), a Grant at the Villa Massimo, Rome (1996-97), a Project Grant at the ZKM, Karlsruhe (1999) and the Special Grant at the 9th Marler Video Art Prize awarded by the Skulpturenmuseum Marl and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, (2000). Since 2001, Gudrun Kemsa has been professor for "Moving Images and Photography" at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld. Her photographs and video installations are shown internationally at exhibitions, fairs and festivals and are represented in many collections. Gudrun Kemsa lives and works in Düsseldorf.