Verena Friedrich | Short Biography

Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Short Bio | No Comments »

Verena Friedrich is an artist working in various disciplines such as installation, video, sound and biological practice. She holds degrees from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and the University of Art and Design Offenbach, both in Germany. Besides creating installations in which organic and biological media come into play she is interested in the direct interaction with scientists and the hands-on work in the bioscientific laboratory. Over the past years she undertook research stays at the “Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering” at the EPF Lausanne in Switzerland and at “SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts” at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Her projects have been presented internationally in the context of media art festivals, exhibitions and conferences and have been granted the International Media Award for Science and Art from ZKM Karlsruhe, a Sponsorship Award of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts and a special mention in the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards. Currently, she is an artist in residence at the Max Planck Institute of Biology of Ageing in Cologne, where she also lives.

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