(*1975, Mainz, Germany) http://www.cces-claudiaschmitz.de
“My work starts where the media intersect.”
After several semesters of film studies, art history and mathematics in Mainz and Cologne, Claudia Schmitz studied at the KHM Cologne (Academy of Media Arts Cologne): diploma in media art.
She is internationally active artist and has received many awards – including Reload Grant by Kulturstiftung des Bundes / German Federal Cultural Foundation with UnStumm (2020); Award: Digital Performance with Nicola L. Hein, NRW Kultursekretariat (2020); „Begrenzt – Entgrenzt Zeit für eine Zeitenwende?“ Special Fund by Kuturstiftung NRW (2020); Residency Gyodong Museum of Art Jeonju dedicating her research to the Inner Korean border and the production of Hanji (traditional Korean paper which she uses for her projection sculptures and book projects) (2019), Zontaprize Mainz 2018; the scholarship for Korea (2017) from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul and the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral; Kunst Kommunikation DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (2017), Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (2012) und (2014), a.o.
With the support of the Goethe Institute and many other institutions her work has been developed and exhibited in more than 20 countries.
Work as an educator (a selection): 2020 Lecture at LIMME, FaMus, UNAM, CdMX, Mexico; 2019 Lecture and artist talk at Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Rep. of Korea; 2019 Lecture at Universidad de Narino, Pasto, Ecuador 2019 Lecture at Centro Cultural Recolata, Buneos Aires, Argentina; Since 2016-2019 Lecturer at European-University Flensburg, new media and art; 2016 Guestlecturer at LaSALLE school for the Arts, Singapore for „Irish Circus; WS 2015/16 Lecturer at Tecnology Art Sciences TH Cologne Information Science and Communication Studies, Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication; 2012 Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences – Hochschule Niederrhein, Design Department
exhibitions | projects | performances (a selection):
Kepler’s Gardens, UNATC Garden | Ars Electronica 2020, Bucharest, Romania; BIM Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento 2020, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paper Positions Berlin, Germany einBuch.haus Berlin, Germany; Inter_Section, Berlin, Germany; A L‘ARME FESTIVAL with UnStumm, Berlin (postponed to 2021), Germany; Image_Between History and Human – Totalmuseum Seoul, Rep. of Korea; Light, Art, Humanity – Daegu Art Factory, Rep. of Korea; UnStumm – conversation of moving image and sound: Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Taiwan a.o.; Projekt ON, gallery damdam - Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Berlin, Germany; 18° Festival International de la imagen ‚Humanismo Digital‘, Manizales, Colombia; Dictionary of Evil, Gangwon International Biennale, Rep. of Korea; The Internal Machine, New York Center for Book Arts, New York City, US; Artists‘ Books for Everything, Museum Weserburg, Germany; art cologne; Love at first sight, MMCA
Residency-National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art Seoul, Rep. of Korea; It takes time, It‘s risky, It might last forever, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Germany;
Her work is present in international public and private collections.
“I am not interested in the modernity of technology as such but in its capacities for creating new imaginary dimensions. My arrangements constantly assume temporary states, reject and re-invent themselves, exploring the space-time continuum, rendering visible and questioning its borders. They investigate the limitations of media arrangements and modes of participation.”