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Social & individual artworking


Agricola de Cologne’s art creating can be divided into two sections – social artworking, manifested in the processes and results of curating and networking related to the numerous platforms and related projects on one hand, and on the other hand his individual artworking manifested in static images like photography, moving images like video and interactive images like netart.

The social art creations are listed in detail on
http://agricola-de.cologne/networked/
http://agricola-de.cologne/curatorial/

Individual art creations are listed in detail on
http://agricola-de.cologne/art-creations/
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In 2004, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne started curating “art & moving images” in the beginning for – VideoChannel – international platform of art & moving images – which was launched at a part of the Internet based project [R][R][F] – @ Biennale of Electronic Art 2014 in Perth/Australia.
Agricola de Cologne was running this platform exactly 10 years and finalized it at the end of 2013.

  • VideoChannel – video project environments
  • In 2005, Agricola de Cologne founded artvideoKOELN is a new curatorial platform and started afterwards a new online project “CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival” – which was actually only meant to act on the net, but hardly online, there were so many requests to show selections from this festival curated by Agricola de Cologne, that he re-named this project to
    CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival and re-designed its progressive delevoping experimental curatorial and artistic concept.

  • CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival
  • In 2009, Agricola de Cologne re-designed CologneOFF again profoundly as a worldwide acting nomadic festival project realized in collaboration with networkiing partners all over the world
    entitled: “CologneoFF 20XX – videoart in a global context” paying also attention to the aspect of videos as a global medium of art.

    Since 2012, artvideoKOELN; directed by Agricola de Cologne extended CologneOFF about some new formats

    1#minute Cologne – Cologne One Minute Film Festival –
    animateCologne – Cologne Art & Animation Festival and –
    exDox – Experimental Documentary Film Festival
    artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences
    d/i/light – Darkness Into Light Festival
    The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival

    At the end of 2014, Agricola de Cologne finalized Cologne International Videoart Festival as an active platform after 10 years, which was an enormous artistic and curatorial achievement.
    During these 10 years, he was not only part of the development of digital art, but also part of the development of digital video, in particular. From his global networking, he received many impulses for his work as a curating artist, but he gave also many impulses to his networking partners and the audience.

    As a dynamic enterprise, in 2015 CologneOFF was transformed into CologneOFF – International Festival Network, consisting of networks on different levels – the internal and the external network, incorporating the global festival partners. Run by artvideoKOELN, the festivals act also as exhibition formats in the framework of major presentations of “art & moving images”.

    The curated programs are characterized by their individual compositions, apart from some exceptions each venue is and was screening the curated program exclusively. Thus, regarding the travelling aspect, the festival is travelling, but not the programs. In terms of curating as Agricola de Cologne’s specific art expression, the individual composition under an individual topic becomes an individual time based, eg. temporarily limited art work.The curated program does also not represent just a compilation of some individual videos, but follows the curators philosophical ideas around the topic. Even if certain programs are screened occasionally more than once, the art work gets another meaning through the difference of the venue and its audience and how the individual is interpreting the individual videos and the entire composition. Since Agricola de Cologne started working as a curator like that, an huge curatorial work arised during more than 15 years.

    Many of the events listed below are documented on The Blog @ The New Museum of Networked Art
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    WOW.12 / India 5.0
    @ TransArt ” Kolkata/India -21 January 2018

    WOW.13 / Russia
    @ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 7-16 February 2018

    WOW.14 / Ukraine
    @ National University Kharkiv/Ukraine 10-12 April 2018
    National House of Cinema/Say By Body Art Festival – Kiev/Ukraine 13-15 April 2018

    WOW.15 / Greece 2.0
    @ ADAF – Athens Digital Art Festival – 24-27 May 2018

    WOW.16 / Finland
    @ VAFT – Videoart Festival Turku/Finland – 23 – 27 May 2018

    WOW.17 / Greece 3.0
    @ Eyes Walk Digital Festivakl syros/Greece – 27-29 July 2018

    WOW.18 / USA
    @ Torrence Art Museum (Los Angeles/CA) – 21 July – 14 December 2018

    WOW.19 / Bulgaria
    @ Quarantine Film Festival Varna/Bulgaria – 12-14 July 2018

    WOW.20 / Mexico
    @ Codec International Festival of Experimental Film & Video – Mexico City – 10 September 2018

    2017
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    WOW.01 – India @ Video Vortex XI @ Kochi Muziris Biennial 2016/2017
    Kochi/Kerala/ India – 23-26 February 2017 –

    WOW.02 / Brazil @ TimeLine Video Art Festival
    Belo Horizonte/Brazil – 5-7 May 2017 –

    WOW.03 / India @ Alliance Francaise du Bengal
    Kolkata/India – 28 April 2017 –
    Dharmasala/India – 5-7 May 2017 –

    WOW.04 / Greece @ TWIXTlab Athens
    Athens/Greece – 6-7 May 2017 –

    WOW.05 / Cyprus @ 4th International Motion Festival Cyprus 2017
    Nicosia/Cyprus – 11-14 May 2017 –

    WOW.06 / Ecuador @ MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte @ Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
    Quito/Ecuador – 23-25 August 2017

    WOW.07 / India @ Calcutta Diaries
    Kolkata/India – 23 September

    WOW.08 / Venezuela @ noDOCS – Videoart Festival
    Caracas/Venezuela – 20-22 October 2017

    WOW.09 / Ethiopia – @ Addis Video Art Festival – Addis Ababa/Ethiopia
    24 Dec 2017 – 4 Jan 2018

    WOW.10 / India 4.0 – @ 4th TENT Little Cinema International Festival
    8-10 December 2017 – Kolkata/India

    WOW.11 / Ukraine – @ @ International BarCamp – KARAZIN MEDIA SYMPOSIUM – December 16, 2017
    V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

    2016
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    CologneOFF 2016 Italy @ Syracuse International Film Festival –
    Siracusa/Italy – 20-28 December 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Mexico – @ Codec Videoart Festival 2016 –
    Mexico City /MX – 1-3 December 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Argentina @ FIVA – Festival Internacional de Videoarte –
    Buenos Aires/Argentina – 2-4 December 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Russia @ Now & After 2016 – International Videoart Festival Moscow – @ State Darwin Museum
    Moscow/Russia – 27 October – 9 November 2016

    artvideoKOELN 2016 UK – @ Festival x 24 –
    Gainsborough/UK – 16-17 July 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Chile – @ “Proceso de Error” – 3rd International Experimental Video Festival –
    Valparaiso/Chile – 31 May – 4 June 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 India II @ Momentum – Experimental Art Festival – @ Range Art Gallery
    Kolkata/India – 1-3 April 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 USA @ Torrance Art Museum
    Los Angeles/CA – 2 April – 28 May 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Germany artvideoKOEN – audio-visual experiences 2 – @ Novo artspace
    Cologne/Germany – 1 April 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 Austria – @ Danube Videoart Festival –
    Grein/Austria – 18-21 February 2016

    CologneOFF 2016 India – @ CeC – Carnival of eCreativity –
    Shillong/Meghalaya/India – 26-28 February 2016

    2015
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    2015-year

    Parachute Light Zero II Paris/France – 21 & 22 March 2015
    Now & After Videoart Festival Moscow @ Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow /Russia 21 April – 21 June 2015
    CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity – North-Eastern Hill University Shillong/India – 01-03 May 2015
    TENRI – German-Japanese Cultural Center Cologne /Germany- 16 May 2015
    FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Coimbra/PT – @ Santa Clara Gallery, Coimbra/Portugal – 15 May 2015
    11th Athens Digital Arts Festival/Greece – 21-24 May 2015
    Now & After Videoart festival Moscow – @ Museum of Moscow/Russia – 1-23 August 2015
    MIVA International Videoart Festival – Casa de la Cultura Ecuadoriana Quito/Ecuador – 20 August 2015
    Linoleum – Internation Festival of Animation and Media Art Kiev/Ukraine- 3-6 September 2015
    Zona de Morana Avila (Spain) – 11-13 September 2015
    Konvent Festival Cel-AV – Barcelona/Spain – 18-19 September 2015
    MIVA _ Centro de las Artes – La Ronda – Quito/Ecuador – 2 October – 8 Nov 2015
    VIII Muestra Cortos de la Polis Joven UNED 2015 San Josè / Costa Rica – 30 October 2015
    InShadow Festival Lisbon/portugal – 26 Nov -6. Dec 2015
    FIVA _ Festival Internacional de Videoarte – – Buenos Aires/Argentina – 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2015
    VideoBabel – International Audio-Visual Festival Cuzco/Peru – 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2015
    Addis Videoart Festival Addis Abeba /Ethiopia- 23 DEec 2015 – 3 January 2016
    Siracusa International Film & Media Festival/Italy – 18-30 December 2015

    2014
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    2014 – 10 Years Cologne International Videoart Festival

  • Florina School of Visual Art (Greece) – 19 January 2014
  • A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014 – @ [BOX] – videoart Project Space Milan/Italy – 25-27 January 2014
  • A Virtual Memorial Jaffa 2014 – @ Muza Plus – a space for art Tel-Aviv/Israel – 25 January 2014
  • A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014 – @ German Cultural Center Timisoara/Romania- 27 January 2014
  • 1st International Festival of Artistic Film Lublin/Poland – 27 March – 2 April
  • A Virtual Memorial Moscow 2014 @ State Museum of Gulag Moscow @ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 2-30 April 2014
  • RIA The Research & Innovation Ashram, Guwahati/india – 19 April 2014
  • FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Portugal – 17 May 2014
  • Direct Action Festival Berlin /Germany- 23-25 May 2014
  • Fonlad Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Portugal – 21 June 2014
  • Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 3-5 July 2014
  • ARES International Film and Media Arts Festival Siracusa/Italy 5-7 August 2014
  • Waterpieces Video &Art Festival Riga/Latvia – 15-17 August 2014
  • International Videoart Festival – Quito/Ecuador – 23 August – 14 September 2014
  • Institut fuer Alle Moegliche Berlin – 4 September 2014
  • Muza Pluz – a space for art Tel-Aviv (Israel) – 13 September 2014
  • Onomato e.v. Düsseldorf/Germany – 25 September 2014
  • 10th Athens International Videoart Festival/Greece – 3-5 October 2014
  • Damen & Herren – Düsseldorf/Germany – 10 October 2014
  • Proyector Videoart Festival Madrid/Spain – 25 October – 14 November 2014
  • Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles/USA – 6 Nov – 6 December 2014
  • Euro Shorts Film Festival Gdansk/Poland – 25 November 2014
  • Euro Shorts Film Festival Warsaw/Poland – 26 November 2014
  • Parachute Light Zero Paris/France – 21 November 2014
  • VideoBabel Festival Cuzco/Peru – 24-27 November 2014
  • ARES International Film and Media Arts Festival Siracusa/Italy 26-30 December 2014
  • 2013
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  • ArtFilm Guwahati/India – 26 January 2013
  • Nordic House Reykjavik/Iceland – 7-10 February 2013
  • Aferro Gallery Newark/NJ – USA – 23 Feb – 30 March 2013
  • CeC- Carnival of eCreativity – Sattal/India – 22-24 February 2013
  • 2nd International Motion Festival – Nicosia/Cyprus – 22-24 March 2013
  • Be There! – Corfu Animation Festival/Greece- 4-7 April 2013
  • Now & After – Videoart Festival Moskow/Russia – 22 April – 5 May 2013
  • Contemporary Art Centre Tbilisi/Georgia – 16-18 May 2013
  • FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Pt – 25 May 2013
  • Mudas Fest Madeira/Portugal – 24-26 May 2013
  • Detmold International Shortfilm Festival/Germany – 31 May- 9 June 2013
  • Athens International Videoart Festival/Greece – 7-9 June 2013
  • Videoart Festival Miden /Kalamata/Greece – 4-7 July 2013
  • Ares Film Festival – Siracusa/Italy – 11-14 July 2013
  • Quest Europe Film festival Zielona Gora/Poland – 17 July -25 Aug 2013
  • Strata Foundation Finland- 24 August 2013
  • Vetlanda Museum/art:screen Sweden – August/September 2013
  • JICC Vilnius – 23 Sept – 27 Oct 2013
  • Regional Museum Kedianiai/Lithuania – 02-29 October 2013
  • The Scientist Videoart Festival Ferrara/Italy – 11-13 October 2013
  • Ionian International Digital Film Festival Levkas/Greece- 9-12 October 2013
  • The Museum of the History of Polish Jews Warsaw/Poland – 25-31 Oct 2013
  • Alternative Film Festival Tirgu Mures/Romania – 6-10 November 2013
  • VideoBabel – Videoart festival Cuzco/Peru – 25 Nov-19 Dec 2013
  • Florina School of Visual art – Florina/Greece – 3 Dexcember 2013
  • 2012
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  • Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Minsk/Belarus – 16-18 January 2012
  • Bangkok Experimental Film Festival/Thailand – @ Goethe Institute Bangkok – 1 February 2012
  • CeC – Carnival of eCreativity Sattal/India- 24-26 Februray 2012
  • Generation Loss Festival Manila/Philippines – 2-16 March 2012
  • International Short Film Festival Prokuplje/Serbia – 13 March 2012
  • Anemic: Festival of Independent Film and New Media Prague/Czech Republik – 20 March 2012 @ Alliance Francaise Prague
  • FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Pt – 14-28 April 2012
  • 8th Festival Internacional de la Imagen Manizales/Colombia- 16-20 April 2012
  • ARTchSo Video Festival Rennes/France – 26 April – 9 May 2012
  • Athens International Video Art Festival/Greece – 5-8 May 2012
  • Urban Culture and Fire Festival Minsk/Belarus – 18-20 May 2012
  • One Shot – International Film Festival Armenia – May 2012
  • Culture and Arts Project NOASS Riga/Latvia – 1-30 June 2012
  • Now & After Festival Moscow – Museum of Contemporary Art/Russia – 3 June 2012
  • Polytechnical University Valencia/Spain – 21-26 June 2012
  • Fundacion FIART @ Electrocuciones Madrid/Spain – 1#minuteCologne – 5 July 2012
  • Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 5-7 July 2012
  • A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012 @ Meta House Phnom Penh /Cambodia- 12-15 July 2012
  • Generation Loss Festival Manila/Philippines – July 2012
  • VideoBabel Festival Cusco/Peru – 18 July 2012
  • Linoleum Animation & Media Art Festival Moscow /Russia- 10 July – 09 September 2012
  • Ares Film & Media Festival Siracusa/Italy – July/August 2012
  • National Cinematheque Quito/Ecuador – 24 August 2012
  • XI International Kansk Video Festival/Russia 17-25 August 2012
  • Waterpieces Conemporary Art and Video Festival 2012 Riga/Latvia – 16- 19 August 2012
  • Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival Hungary – 4-9 September 2012
  • Ionian International Digital Film Festival /Greece- September 2012
  • art:screen Festival Orebro/Sweden – 4-7 October 2012
  • Fine Arts Film Festival Szolnok – Szolnok/Hungary – 11-14 OctoberOctober 2012
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival – Warsaw/Poland- 25-30 October October 2012
  • ExTeresa Art Actual Mexico City/MX – 18 & 19 October 2012
  • Anima – International Animation Festival Banja Luka /Bosnia-Herzegovina -23-28 October 2012
  • FIVA – Videoart Festival Buenos Aires/Argentina -5-7 November 2012 – @ Biblioteca Nacional Buenos Aires
  • EuroShorts Film Festival Gdansk/Poland – 21-25 November 2012 – @ Laznia – Contemporary Art Centre Gdansk
  • Digital Marrakesh Festival/Morocco – 5-7 Decembern 2012
  • Proyector Videoart Festival Madrid /Spain – 14-23 December 2012
  • 2011
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    • Rotterdam Film Festival/Netherlands – 26 Jan – 6 Feb
    • Arctic Film Festival Jyväskylä /Finland – 10 February
    • Keuruu Art Museum /Finland 11 Feb – 31 March
    • CeC – Carnival of eCreativity Sattal/India – 19-21 Feb
    • Goethe Institute Ukraine Kiev – 14 March
    • Institute for Contmeporary Art Kiev/Ukraine- 15 March
    • Kharkiv City Art Gallery Kharkiv/Ukraine- 16-20 March
    • ArtChSo Festival Rennes/France – 18 March – 1 April
    • Arad Art Museum Arad/Romania – 30 March – 2 April
    • Cafecultour 2011 Festival Timisoara /Romania- 11-17 April
    • Timisoara Shortfilm Festival/Romania – l4-8 May
    • Vientianale – Vientiane Short Film Festival Laos – 12-15 May
    • Cultural Observatory Szczecin /Poland – 2016 – Baltic Sea I -Szczecin12-14 May
    • Smolny UniversityBaltic Sea II- St. Petersburg I /Russia – 19- May
    • Pro Arte – Baltic Sea II- St. Petersburg II /Russia – 20 May
    • NCCA -National Centre for Contemporary Art – Baltic Sea II- St. Petersburg III /Russia – 21 May
    • One Shot – International Film Festival Yerevan – 17-24 May
    • Arteles – Baltic Sea III- Tampere/Fi – 26-27-28 May 2011
    • Galerija Rajatila – Baltic Sea III- Tampere/Fi – 28 May 2011
    • Athens Video Art Festival – 20-22 May
    • Estonian Academy of Arts – Baltic Sea IV- Tallinn (Estonia) – 1-2 June 2011
    • Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata /Greece – 7-9 July
    • Proyector Festival 2011 Madrid /Spain- 11-17 July 2011
    • Shams The Sunflower Art Centre Beirut/Lebanon – 30 August- 3 September
    • BuSho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival (Hu) – 1-5 September
    • Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Video Festival Riga/Latvia -8-10 September –
    • Arte Video Rome Festival 2012 /Italy – 21-23 October
    • InOut Festival – Laznia – Contemporary Art Centre Gdansk/Pl – 22-23 October
    • ExTeresa Arte Actual Mexico City – 10-11 November
    • Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Mexico City- 14-18 November
    • International Videoart Festival Camaguey/Cuba – 25 Nov – 2 Dec
    • Centro de las Artes San Luis Potosi/Mexico – 8 December
    • Digital Marrakech 2011/Morocco – 13-15 Dec
    • 2010
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    • Delhi International Arts Festival – Edhelogue – CologneOFF 2011 preview – 12-13 December 2010
    • Simultan Festival Timisoara/Ro – 29 Sept- 2 Oct 2010- CologneOFF VI
    • BuSho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival 1-5 September 2010 – CologneoFF VI
    • Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece – 5-7 July 2010 – VideoChannel/Cinematheque
    • 4th Gaza International Videoart Festival – Gaza – Jerusalem – Ramallah – Rafah – Jabalia – Bethlehem- 19-24 June 2010 – CologneOFF V
    • AllArtNow Intern. New Media Art Festival Damascus/Syria – 25-30 May 2010
    • Fonlad – Digital Art Festival- 15-28 May Coimbra/PT
    • One Shot – Intern. Shortfilm Festival Yerewan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2010
    • Athens Video Art Festival – 7-9 May 2010 – CologneOFF V
    • Manipulated Images@The Complex Santa Fe USA – 12 March 2010
    • Oslo Screen Festival 12-14 March 2010 – CologneOFF V – 14 March
    • CeC- Carnival of e-Creativity Sattal/India – 19-21 February 2010 – CologneOFF V
    • 2009
      2009

    • Art Video Exchange Norway – Rauland Kunstforeningen (Norway) – 30 December – CologneOFF IV
    • unCraftivism Arnolfini Bristol/UK – 12-13 Dec’2009 – CologneOFF V – CologneOFF – One Minute
    • FONLAD – Digital Art Festival Guarda/PT – 14 Nov ’09 – 03 Jan 2010 – CologneOFF V & VideoChannel
    • Microwave – New Media Arts Festival Honkong – 13-30 November 2009 – VideoChannel & CologneOFF V
    • OK Video Festival Jakarta/Indonesia – 28 July -6 August 2009 – CologneOFF – several selections
    • VideoArt Festival Miden/Kalamata-Greece – July 2009 – CologneOFF IV – VideoChannel-WDC 13:13:13
    • Video Festival Celje/Slovenia – 2-5 July 2009 – “CologneOFF invites…”
    • Image Contre Nature – Experimental Film Festival – Marseille/F – 7-11 July 2009- CologneOFF IV
    • Crosstalks Videoart Festival Budapest/Hu – 23-27 June 2009 – Women Directors Cut- 13:13:13
    • MUV – Music and Digital Art Festival – 9-14 June 2009 – CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    • 7th Intenational Film Festival Yerewan/Armenia – 17-24 May 2009 – CologneOFF IV
    • ColognOFF IV selection on ” Nothing Than Images” Goethe Institute Rabat/Morocco – 1-4 April 2009
    • CologneOFF IV – selection on 700IS Reindeerland Film Festival Iceland 27-28 March 2009
    • CologneOFF – 2 selections on Videoformes Festival Clermont-Ferrand/F – March 2009
    • VideoChannel – 4 Videos by Unnur A. Einarsdottir – Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/F – 11-28 March 2009
    • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
      Sattal -Himalaja/India – 27 Feb – 1 March 2009
    • 2008
      2008

    • CologneOFF IV OFF, CologneOFF IV LAB – 24 Hours of Nuremberg Filmfestival – 11/12 Nov 2008
    • The Best of CologneOFF I-III – OPTICA Video Festival Gijon/ES – 8 November 2008
    • Identity of Time – 1st Intern. Videoart Festival Orebro/Swe – 24-26 Oct 2008
    • Women Directors Cut – 13:13:13 – 2nd AZA Digital Cinema Festival Thessaloniki/GR – 25-27 Sept’08
    • CologneOFF IV OFF, CologneOFF IV LAB & CologneOFF IV Mother
      CologneOFF III – Art Cartoon & Animates Narratives
      CologneOFF III – Feature Nick Fox-Gieg
      Cinematheque – Slowtime/Dreamtime
      VideoChannel – Videoart from Ukraine
      6th Salon de Arte Digital – Museum of Contemporary Art MACZUL Maracaibo/Ve – 1-8 October 2008
      VIII World Meeting of Intellectuals & Artists Caracas/Ve – 13-18 October 2008
    • The Best of Cologne (I-III)
      Busho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival 5-7 September 2008
    • CologneOFF II
      Yeosu Art Festival (Yeosu/South Korea) – 30 August – 20 September 2008
    • The Best of CologneOFF
      Video Festival Celje/Slovenia – 2-6 July 2008
    • The Best of CologneOFF
      Athens Video Art Festival 2ßß9 – 11-13 April 2008
    • Slowtime/Dreamtime & “The Best of CologneOFF”
      French Cultural Centre André Maraux Sarajevo/Bosnia-Hercegovina – 8-21 March
    • Slowtime/Dreamtime & CologneOFF III
      3rd CeC & CaC – India International Centre New Dehli/India -11-13 Feb
    • CologneOFF I
      Les Inattendus – Film Festival Lyon/France – 21-27 January
    • The Best of Cologne OFF
      Videoart on Kinolevchuk Lviv/Ukraine – 12 January
    • 2007
      2007

    • Slowtime/Dream Time & Cologne OFF III
      3rd Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina – 15-17 November 2008
    • CologneOFF I & II
      6th Digital Art Festival Maracaibo/Venezuela – 7-17 Oct
    • CologneOFF I & II
      1st Digital Art Festival Bahia Blanca/Argentina 13-14 Sept
    • CologneOFF I
      VIP Art Gallery Belgrade/Serbia – 19 Nov
    • CologneOFF I
      Mobile Institute Brussels/Belgium – 24 AUg
    • CologneOFF I & II
      ENTER Caravansarai Festival Istanbul/Turkey 29/30 June
    • CologneOFF I & II
      Dutch Electronic Art Festival – unDEAF – Rotterdam/NL 15 April
    • CologneOFF I & II
      2nd CeC & CaC – India International Centre New Dehli/India 11/12 Feb
    • 2006
      2006

    • CologneOFF I
      2nd Festival International Arte Digital Rosario/Argentina – 16-18 Nov
    • CologneOFF I
      Chroma – Festival de Arte Audiovisual Guadalajara/Mexico – 11-17 Nov
    • CologneOFF I
      PI 5 InterMedia Festival National Museum Szczecin/Poland – 20-22 Oct
    • Unexpectedly Real – VideoChannel
      *Play VideoFestival Junin/Buenos Aires/Argentina – 24-27 August
    • violence inc – VideoChannel
      Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela – 1-9 October 2006
    • VideoChannel – selection for CUBA
      8th Digital Art Festival Havanna/Cuba – presentation at Cuban Film Institute 22 June
    • Selection03
      CeC & CaC – India International Center New Dehli/India – 27-29 January
    • Selection 01
      MAF’06 -New Media Art Festival Bangkok/Th – 02/05-04/05 2006
    • VideoChannel – complete collection
      Art Gallery of Knoxville (USA) 1 January – 30 Janaury 2006
    • 2005
      2005

    • VideoChannel – complete collection
      Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago/Chile November 2005
    • VideoChannel – complete collection
      Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon – University Pittsburgh/USA
      14 October – 10 Decembe 2005
    • VideoChannel – Secret Memories
      Select Media 4 Festival Chicago/USA http://selectmediafestival.org/ – 20 October – 13 November 2005
    • VideoChannel – Rhythms of Memory
      PI five – short video and film festival National Museum Szczecin/Poland, Swinoujcie/Poland and Berlin/Germany 7-17 October 2005
    • Selection’07
      Body Image – curated by Carrie Ruckel at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.Chicago/USA 21 October 2005
    • VideoChannel – Selection’06
      That Uncomfortable Place Between Beginning and Ending. Curated by Lee Wells – CINEMAscopeHamptons New York/NY – 15-17 July 2005
    • VideoChannel – Selection 01
      MAF’05 -New Media Art Festival Bangkok/Th – 02/05-04/05 2005
    • VideoChannel- Selection2
      Israeli Digital Art Lab Holon/Israel 16April-16 July
    • VideoChannel – Selection03
      Hic et Nunc”- San Vito a/Tagliamento/Italy 11/06 – 17/07
    • VideoChannel – Selection03
      prog:me New Media Art Festival Rio de Janeiro – July/August
    • VideoChannel – Selection 04
      EAST’05 – Norwich Gallery Norwich/UK 02 July – 20 August –
    • VideoChannel – complete collection
      Al Kahf Gallery Bethlehem/Palestine – 17 February -15 April2005
    • VideoChannel – Selection01
      CeC & CaC – Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave – 27-29 January India International Center New Dehli
    • 2004
      2004

    • VideoChannel – complete collection
      Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia 1 September – 10 November 2004

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      The 7 Memorials for Humanity
      http://a-virtual-memorial.org

      2017

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      The W:OW Project – We Are One World
      http://wow.engad.org

      CologneOFF 2017 Russia – videoart in a global cotext

      http://artvideo.koeln/cologneoff-2017-russia/

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      CologneOFF2016 – videoart in a global context
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/nomadic-2016-events/

      artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences 02
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/artvideokoeln-audiovisual-experiences-02/

      artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences 03
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/artvideokoeln-audiovisual-experiences-03/
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      http://artvideo.koeln/ave01/
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      CologneOFF2015 – videoart in a global context
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=4533

      ://self~imaging
      artists show face against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia & Antisemitism
      http://self.engad.org/2016/

      PARIS 2015 Memorial
      http://paris2015.a-virtual-memorial.org

      “REFUGEE!”
      http://refugee.engad.org

      Never More! Hiroshima-Fukushima

      http://hiroshima.engad.org/

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      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=3897
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      A Virtual Memorial Jaffa 2014
      A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014
      A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014
      under the Patronage of the European Parliament
      http://milan2014.a-virtual-memorial.org
      .
      A Virtual Memorial Moscow 2014
      http://moscow2014.a-virtual-memorial.org
      .
      2013


      A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2013

      under the Patronage of European Parliament
      25-31 October 2013
      http://warsaw2013.a-virtual-memorial.org

      A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
      under the Patronage of European Parliament
      23 Sept – 27 oct 2013
      http://vilnius2013.a-virtual-memorial.org

      .
      CologneOFF2013 – videoart in a global context
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=3177

      CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections
      http://ctf.engad.org

      [Global Art & Moving Images Awards] removed
      http://glamia.newmediafest.org
      .

      2012


      CologneOFF 2012 – videoart in a global context

      1 January – 31 December 2012
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=1953

      SFC – Shoah Film Collection
      http://dts.engad.org

      A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 – Commemorative Interventions featuring SFC – Shoah Film Collection
      in partnership between Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum, the association “SHAMIR” – Jewish Community of Latvia, Culture & Arts Projects NOASS Riga and artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative “art & moving images” Cologne/Germany
      http://downloads.nmartproject.net/AVM_CI_SFC_RIGA2012_en.pdf
      http://riga2012.a-virtual-memorial.org

      A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012
      http://phnompenh2012.a-virtual-memorial.org

      A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
      http://warsaw2012.a-virtual-memorial.org

      2011

      CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context
      1 January – 31 December 2011
      http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=1110

      2010

    • Celebrate! – netart features on JavaMuseum
      http://2010.javamuseum.org
    • One Minute Film Collection 2 on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=893
    • Flash & Thunder – Flash as a tool & medium for artistic creations on Cinemathque
      http://cinema.nmartproject.net/cinema_d/index.html
    • [self]~imaging on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=1007
    • Shoah Film Collection on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=669
    • French Videoart on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=695
    • NewMediaFest’2010
      http://2010.newmediafest.org

      2009

    • CologneOFFV – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival
      http://coff05.newmediafest.org
    • Found Footage! on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=667
    • German Videoart on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=709
    • Videoart from Taiwan on VideoChannel –>
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=280
    • “Body and Soul” on VideoChannel –>
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=614
    • CologneOFF – Comedy – special selection for
      OK Video Festival – National Gallery Jakarta/Indonesia – 28 Juli – 9 August 2009
    • One Minute Film Collection on VideoChannel –>
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=242
    • German Video Art- Johanna Reich on VideoChannel
      http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=273
    • 2008

    • Identity of Time – video selection for
      1st Orebro Videoart festival Orebro/SWE – 24-26 Oct 2008
    • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
      4th edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

      World premiere on Salon de Arte Digital at Museum of Contemporary Art Zulia MACZUL Maracaibo/VE 2-9 Oct 2008
    • Mother – videoart on the theme “Mother”
      special program of CologneOFF IV – Here we Are!

      Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela – 2-9 October 2008
    • Women Directors Cut – 13:13:13 for VideoChannel
      AZA – Digital Cinema Festival Thessaloniki/GR – 25-28 Sept 2008
      Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela 2-9 October 2008
    • soundOBJECTS exhibition of sound objects curated for Int. Digital Art Show La Nau Valencia/Spain – 17 April – 13 May 2008
    • 2007

      NewMediaFest2007
      NEW
      NewMediaFest2007
      launch on 1 November in cooperation with 3rd Int. Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina

      a + b = ba ? – art + blog = blogart ?
      JavaMuseum – launch on 1 November 2007 in the framework of NewMediaFest2007

      Slowtime 2007 ? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
      Cinemathque – launch on 1 November 2007 in the framework of NewMediaFest2007

      CologneOFF III – Toon! Toon! – art cartoons & animated narratives
      Cologne Online Film Festival launch on 1 November 2007 in the framework of NewMediaFest2007

      soundSTORY – sound as a tool for storytelling
      SoundLAB Edition V launch on 1 November 2007 in the framework of NewMediaFest2007

      2006

      *://selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem

    • *MACRO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rosario/Argentina 2 February – 30 March 2007
    • *MAC – Contemporary Art Museum Santa FE/Argentina December ’06
    • *Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Naples/Italy/December ’06
    • *Officyna Art Space Szczecin/Poland 20/10 – 20/11
    • *Al Kahf Art Gallery International Center Bethlehem – July ’06
    • *RRF v.3http://rrf200x.newmediafest.org/
      launch on occasion of

    • Festival Arte Digitale Rosario/Argentina – November 2006
    • *SoundLAB edition IV – “memoryscapes” http://soundlab.newmediafest.org/

    • FILE Hipersonica Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil August 2007
    • Festival Arte Digitale Rosario/Argentina – November 2006
    • PI 5 Festival Szczecin/Poland – 20-22 Oct 2006
    • Unexpectedly Real – VideoChannel

    • *Play VideoFestival Junin/Buenos Aires/Argentina – 24-27 August
    • *Cologne Online Film Festival – curator & director – edition I “identityscapes” – launch 11 April

      *Cologne Online Film Festival – curator & director – edition II “image vs music” – launch 16 October

      Cologne OFF II – image vs music

    • Chroma Audiovisual Festival Mexico – 12 – 17 Nov 2006
    • Festival Arte Digital Rosario/Argentina 16-18 Nov 2006
    • Pi 5 Video Festival Szczecin/Poland 20-22 Oct 2006
    • Cologne OFF I – identityscapes/genderscapes

    • Chroma Audiovisual Festival Mexico – 12 – 17 Nov 2006
    • Festival Arte Digital Rosario/Argentina – 16-18 Nov 2006
    • Pi 5 Video Festival Szczecin/Poland 20-22 Oct 2006
    • *“violence inc.”
      special VideoChannel selection for

    • Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela – 1-9 October 2006
    • *“selection for CUBA”
      special VideoChannel selection for

    • 8th Digital Art Festival Havanna/Cuba – 17-24 June
      presentation at Cuban Film Institute 22 June
    • *JIP – JavaMuseum Interview Project for JavaMuseum

    • FILE – Electronic Language Festival Sao Paulo/Brazil August 2007
    • *gender identity – selection for VideoChannel -http://videochannel.newmediafest.org – 3 April

      *On totalitarism – selection for VideoChannel – http://videochannel.newmediafest.org – 3 April

      *Identity of colour – selection for VideoChannel – http://videochannel.newmediafest.org – 3 April

      2005

      * Selection 01 – VideoChannel – curated for MAF’05 presentation Bangkok/Thailand – http://cinematheque.le-musee-divisioniste.org/
      and co-curator of MAF’05 Bangkok/Thailand

      * [R][R][F] 2005–>XP for [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne – 1 January

      *Extasy – Final Show of 1st phase – http://www.javamuseum.org/ – launch on 10 February

      *Tsunami – the inevitablehttp://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/ & http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org/ – launch on 10 February

      *”Project Features” – by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne – January-December

      *Selection01 – VideoChannel – curated for MAF’05 presentation Bangkok/Thailand

      *Selection 02 – VideoChannel- for Israeli Digital Art Lab Holon/Israel 16April-16 July

      *Selection03 – VideoChannel –

    • CeC & CaC – Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave – 27-29 January India International Center New Dehli
    • Hic et Nunc”- San Vito a/Tagliamento/Italy 11/06 – 17/07
    • *prog:me New Media Art Festival Rio de Janeiro – July/August
    • *Selection04 – VdeoChannel –

    • EAST’05 – Norwich Gallery Norwich/UK 02 July – 20 August –
    • http://cinematheque.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      2004

      *Netart from Great Britain and Ireland for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      *Violence Online Festival 2003 – NewMediaFest – http://www.newmediafest.org/
      +version 10.0 –
      5th Digital Art Festival – Museum of Contemporary Art Maracaibo/Venezuela
      VAD – Video and Digital Art Festival Girona/Spain 2005
      [R][R][F] 2004 —> National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest/Romania – http://www.mnac.ro/
      Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts Bergen/Norway – http://www.bek.no/
      +version 9.1 – Globalization —>Wigged.net – http://www.wigged.net/
      New Media Festival Bangkok 2004 – http://thailand.culturebase.org/

      *Netart from all Asia and Pacific area for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/
      launch on 20 March [R][R][F] 2004–>XP –>New Media Festival Bangkok 2004 – http://thailand.culturebase.org/

      *Netart from Spain for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/
      launch on 8 May [R][R][F] 2004–>XP on occasion of Basics Festival Salzburg/Austria – http://www.basics-festival.net/

      *Netart from the Nordic countries for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/
      launch on 19 May on [R][R][F] 2004–>XP on occasion of Electronic Art Meeting Pesacra/Italy – www.artificialia.com/peam2004

      *[R][R][F] 2004–>XP for [NewMediaArtProjectnetwork]:||cologne – www.newmediafest.org/rrf2004/

      —>*[R]-[R]-[F] – Festival Version 2.0 – A Virtual Memorial – www.newmediafest.org/
      1. National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti/Romania – http://www.mnac.ro/
      2. Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts Bergen/Norway – http://www.bek.no/
      3. New Media Art Festival Bangkok 2004 – http://thailand.culturebase.org/

      *Rainforest Memorial – A Virtual Memorial – [R][R][F] 2004–>XP – http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/, www.newmediafest.org/rrf2004/
      launch on [R][R][F] 2004–>XP at National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti/Romania – http://www.mnac.ro/

      *VideoChannel – Cinematheque/[R][R][F] 2004–>XP – http://nmart.project.net/

      *SoundLab Channel – ConcertHall/[R][R][F] 2004–>XP – www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/concerthall/ launch on Biennale for Electronic Art Perth/Biennale – http://www.beap.org/

      2003

      *Winter Streams part I+II- artists working with streaming media – http://nmartproject

      *Who are the pioneers? – for A Virtual Memorial – http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      *Featured artists Edition 06 – le Musee di-visioniste http://www.le-musee-disioniste.org/

      *Violence Online Festival 2003 – NewMediaFest – www.newmediafest.org/violence

      Versions 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 8.0
      +Version 4.0 New Media Nation – Festival of Festivals Bratislava (Slovakia) – http://www.nmn.sk/

      +Version 4.1 Spotlight on Turbulence www.turbulence.org/spotlight/agricola

      +Version 5.0 Videoformes – 18th International Video and Multimedia Festival Clermont-Ferrand (France) – http://www.videoformes.com/

      +Version 6.0 1st New Media art Festival Chiang Mai (Thailand) – http://iceca.chiangmai.ac.th/events

      +Version 6.1 Net Art Open 2003 – Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin

      +Version 7.0 PEAM 2003 – Pescara Electonic Art Festival http://www.artificialia.com/peam2003/

      +Version 7.1 Web Biennial 2003 Istanbul Museum (Turkey) – http://www.istanbulmuseum.org/webbiennial.html

      +Version 7.2 Fibreculture Conference – Digital Literacies – Brisbane/Australia (11-13 July)

      +Version 8.0 Open-air at Royal Gardens (Copenhagen/Demark) curated by Pio Diaz and Eva Sjuveby

      FILE 2003 – Electronic Language Festival – Sao Paulo (Brazil) – http://www.file.org.br/

      Nonetart Festival – Arte Digital Rosario 2003(Argentina) – http://www.nonetart.com/

      *[R]-[R]-[F] – Festival – A Virtual Memorial – www.newmediafest.org/rrf

      +Version 1.0 – InteractivA’03 – Biennale of New Media Art at Museum of Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)

      *Guest curator of InteractivA’03 – Biennale of New Media Art at Museum of Contemporary Art Merida (Yucatan/Mexico)

      *LatinoNetarte.net – Netart from Spain, Portugal and Latin American countries – JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      *I-highway – Netart from Canada – www.javamuseum.org/2003/canadafeature/

      *Perspective’03 – Show and competition for JavaMuseum http://www.javamuseum.org/
      + Computer Space Festival 2003 Sofia/Bulgaria

      *’[self]_representation’ for le Musee di-visioniste – http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      *Netart from German speaking countries for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      *Slowtime?….. Quicktime (.mov) as an artistic medium – for MediaCentre at le Musee divisioniste http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      2002

      Solo Show MEZ – Mary Anne Breeze (Australia) – solo exhibition on JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      ‘Visions up and down’ – six net artists for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      5 editions of – ‘Featured Artists’ series for Le Musee di-visioniste – http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      Mirror at the Bottom – artists portraiting themselves – for A Virtual Memorial and Le Musee di-visioniste http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      Actual Positions of Italian Netart for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      LMD MediaCentre Summer Festivalwww.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre.html

      Violence Online Festivalhttp://www.newmediafest.org/

      Fundamental Patterns – Peripheral Basics – for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      Focus:x {self}_presentation – four features – for Le Musée di-visioniste – http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      Actual Positions of French NetArt for JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      Just positive! – for A Virtual Memorial http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      2001

      ‘Fields of Identity’ – online exhibition on A Virtual Memorial- http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      ‘The Artist’s Studio’ – online exhibition on A Virtual Memorial- http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      ‘Perspectives on New Media’ – competition and online show on JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      Solo Show of Jody Zellen (USA) – online exhibition on JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      Solo Show Tiia Johannson (Estonia) – online exhibition on JavaMuseum – http://www.javamuseum.org/

      ‘Memorial for the Victims of Terror’ – online show on A Virtual Memorial- http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      ‘Memorial for the Victims of AIDS’ – online show on A Virtual Memorial- http://www.a-virtual-memorial.org/

      ‘Featured Artists’ series on Le Musee di-visioniste – http://www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/

      1990-1994

      curator and organizer of different art related conferences and exhibitions in the framework of ARCHA Society

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      For Agricola de Cologne, curating, as well as networking forming the basis for curating, is representing his specific kind of art expression, it is virtual and physical art alike. Curating is no “job” and does not represent an institutional task based on scientific research, but an artistic action based on the need to approach art from a different point of view, but like doing any other kind of art, exclusively from his very personal point of view.

      In fact, he started curating in 1990. Although he was following courses of art history during his university studies in Munich (1971-1974), he had, however, no education in curating, courses in curating did not exist, yet. He did it, like anything else, by doing, because the given situation required from him to curate. In this sense, he did it rather like a museum curator without the ambition to do an artistic action via curating.

      Agricola de Cologne’s curatorial activities can be divided in two parts 1990-1994 and 2000-

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      In 1989, he started the Project “German Re-unification” on 9 November 1989 by founding ARCHA Society Foundation (ARCHA e.V. – Archives and Research for Contemporary Humanism and Art), which he was running as its President and curator until 1994.

      He organised and curated three major projects for ARCHA Society

    • 1. International ARCHA Conference in Görlitz/Germany 1991
    • Patronage The Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony – Prof. Dr. Kurt Biendenkopf

    • 2. Stig Danielson (Sweden) 2002-2004 – EXILE – drawings from war in Afghanistan
    • 3. Retrospective Josef Presser (Poland/USA) 2003-2004
    • .

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      Starting in 2000 his third life from point zero, dedicated to the new artistic (electronic) media, using the Internet as an artistic medium was automatically enforcing curating as a primary activity. Agricola de Cologne was combining all kinds of responsibility in one person, the programmer, the designer, the director, the artist, the curator, the public relations manager, thus the entire staff of a production company or museum etc. This aspect that everything Agricola de Cologne was doing since 2000, was exclusively the work of one single person, whereby his project, as typically Internet specific works, were, differently from usual art works, ongoing after their initialization, so the creator was always running different projects and platforms, at the same time, influencing each other progressively.

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      When Agricola de Cologne initiated himself as a brand and virtual artist, he had no idea about the consequences. In one way, he actually wanted to continue his ideas of an artistic commemoration on a virtual level in Internet, which had started in physical space years ago. On 1 January 2000, he released as his first artistic manifestation on the net ” A Virtual Memorial”, the counter part to his physical project “A Living Memorial” (1995-1998), but expanded to a global level adressed to the online audience on all parts of globe. He started a kind of diary posting at first daily, later weekly and monthly his reflections about incidents global-wide which he was thinking to be worth to be commemorated by creating smaller Internet based interactive works. He initiated his first calls for artists participations, not being aware that he was starting curating by inviting the first artist to participate and contribute.

      Projects like “JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, A Virtual Memorial or The New Museum of Networked Art give evidence of the ambition to simulate in Internet such established cultural structures by doing it in an Internet specific way via partcipatory and networking aspects, by including curators, artists and cultural institutions. Curating was not restricted to take responsibility for a physical art collection or an exhibition, but the contents, the artists, the curators, artworks, networking partners – institutions or organisations and not to forget, the virtual and physical space.

      By realising his projects by inviting artists, curators and institutions he was continuously creating and generating virtual and physical artworks visually and sensually perceivable by the users. Via the interactivity of these projects, the users became curators, as well. In this sense, curating means for Agricola de Cologne also basically activating the user or viewer and eliminate the passive consumer position.

      Although the curatorial activities during the first phase (1990-1994) had retrospectively seen, also highly interactive components by encouraging the audience and enforcing dialogue on different levels, they were nevertheless quite conventional compared with that kind of curating which the Interet was generating, enabling and enforcing, and Agricola de Cologne did that kind of curating not define, yet, as an art creating of itown, which he became aware only later. So, curating became part of his artistic concepts born from the necessity the Internet as a medium of art was generating.

      One has to consider, when Agricola de Cologne started in 2000, only short time before, the Internet had become only popular, the computer was not recognized, yet, as a serious art tool, and the established cultural structures like art museums, were generally refusing the computer, the Internet and new technologies and the artists using these tools.. The Internet connection was at the lowest speed of 28 Kb-56 Kb, streaming video was still an utopia, nevertheless, Agricola de Cologne recognized immediately the relevance of streaming video, and generated from his own digital video sources a kind of low-tech streaming video by programming, which became obsolete when the technology became more advanced some years later.

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      Of course, Agricola de Cologne was not the only artist or cultural activist, who was dealing with the virtual art works in virtual space, nevertheless projects like “JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art” were pioneers in many concerns, as a new cultural structure such a project was curated in any concern, by designing a museum acting in virtual space for virtual art, designing interfaces and curating virtual space, developing the projetcs (departments) incorporating Internet based art works by active artists, keeping close contacts to the artists and encouraging them to continue, creating and maintaining networks. Until 2005, he curated in total 18 projects for JavaMuseum to be followed by two big shows in 2007 and 2010 . All of them are still running online, but were many times installed on monitors as a part of physical exhibitions. As a designer of culture, Agricola de Cologne got many privileges because he was dealing with the artists directly and it was obvious that the project of the museum or platform was representing an art project itself.

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      In 2003, Agricola launched on the day when the Iraq War began, his project “Violence Online Festival”, a curatorial challenge running until 2005. The global-wide effects of the manifestations of violence were representing an occasion to deal with violence and war, but the real cause was, of course, to reflect the own affection of violence via the art works by other artists and curating.

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      A particular mark is representing the year 2004 for Internet based art, it was a high time and cumulation point before its decline, and 2004 was for Agricola de Cologne a changing point, as well, because invited by Biennale of Electronic Art in Perth (Australia) he created the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP – featuring different plafforms for different digital art media like VideoChannel – video project environments and SoundLAB – sonic art project environments.

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      While he realizsed in the context of SoundLAB until 2010 annually in total 7 huge sonic art projects, featuring the best sonic art works by the most prestigeous sound artists – giving evidence of his privileges compared with institutional instances, in VideoChannel he was realising dozens of curatorial projects, whereby Agricola de Cologne started curating curators from the beginning in 2004. which was at that time an enormous provocation, while it is usual nowadays. VideoChannel was also the starting point for a new type of curatorial activities in a new field “art and moving images, resulting in 2005 CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival , to be renamed in 2007 to CologneOFF _ Cologne International Videoart Festival, a kind of mobile festival without a static festival location – a consequence was the multi-dimensional CologneOFF – International Festival Network – http://coff.newmediafest.org – consisting of a wide range of internal festivals run by artvideoKOELN and the global-wide network of festival partners, so curating meant in trhis context also curating the festival partners.

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      Focussing his activities after 2005 on CologneOFF was representing also that big change and new challenge in the curatorial activities, realising projects in an exchange between virtual and physical space, generating that kind of dualism, which made Agricola de Cologne’s projects so successful on long term. It became also evident, that not all artists were following the open structures of the Internet, also because institutional instances and major festival structures were demanding a kind of exclusivity.

      While during the first years (2000-2004) the virtual space of the Internet was the basic medium for Agricola de Cologne’s curatorial activities, the exchange between virtual and physical space required new curatorial strategies by including physical networking partners, so the new curatorial aspect became – curating networks, curating curators, festivals, organistions and create and generate new type of virtual & physical “images”.

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      Consequently, Agricola de Cologne established in 2005 his own publishing platform, named: “netEX – networked experience”, curating & promoting selected activities of “Third Parties”.

      One of the major projects, created for an exchange between virtual and physical space was entitled: ://Selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem – a show for Peace,
      a media art exhibition incorporating different digital media like video, photography, soundart, multi-media etc.

      In 2009, he also launched, the project “Draft title: Shoah” and in this context “Shoah Film Collection” and as a result of it “Collective Trauma Film Collections”http://dts.engad.org – world-wide unique merdia art contexts.

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      In 2005, artvideoKOELN international” was launched as an idea for the curatorial platform running all projects “dealing with art& moving images”, releasing later in 2009, CologneOFF as a nomadic pfestival roject in collaboration with networking partners around the globe, in this way and due its experimental character, CologneOFF became not only an artistic and curatorial, but also a networking challenge.

      By starting his projects in 2000, Agricola de Cologne established his social network long before Mr. Zuckerberg estalished Facebook. Differently than Zuckerberg, Agricola de Cologne had never commercial ambitions, instead of this he created artistic structures for artistic purposes. Although the Internet as such was generating social networks through itself, Agricola de Cologne has to be considered as a pioneer in creating at the early stage of 2000, already his network, which ist still ongoing and growing, despite of countless followers on the artistic and commercial field.

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      A special relevance got the nomadic festival project “CologneOFF 20XX – videoart in a global context”, an experimental tour around the globe on the search for the ideal form of presenting videoart to an audience. It was an extraordinary curatorial challenge preparing and creating for each of the numerous annual venues an individual screening program, showing the artist’s/curator’s ambition to create virtual images inside of the audience via curating and activating the audience, this way.. In these terms, curating had not the intention to present the best films or videos or promote the most famous artists, but those videos and artists which fit at best into the artistic concept behind the respective screening program. It was intentional to disturb the audience this way, as well as giving unknown talents a chance to enter a most complicated art system. In 2012, he extended CologneOFF about some new formats like One minute films, animations and experimental documentary.

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      In 2012, Agricola de Cologne restructured and redesigned his project environment “A Virtual Memorial” as a foundation and a center for commemorative interventions – http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org, an experimental event framework for “Draft title: Shoah”, with manifestations in Riga, Warsaw, Vilnius, Phnom Penh, Milan, Timisoara, Tel-Aviv between 2012 and 2014.

      After 10 years rapid and exciting media development, after 10 years being an active part and witness of new technologies in art, Agricola de Cologne transformed CologneOFF as an individual festival into the International Festival Network of the same name – consisting of an internal and external network – generating new curatorial platforms and event structures like artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences, d//light Darkness Into Light Festival or The W:OW Art Film and Video Festival.

      Agricola de Cologne’s artistic/curatorial activities, and in this ways a carreer in this field, was not planned, but came up by actively doing following an internal creative necessity. It is now the task of “artvideoKOELN international” to work in future as an “operating system”, and as such a new challenging art work.

      Many of his curated projects incorporate artists and other instances from many countries on the globe, and one might call Agricola de Cologne the first virtual and global curator, since he uses the communicating media for creating a world wide net of art activities and projects of different kind.

      His projects are presented and realised in cooperation with numerous art institutions and organisations and he is also invited to join external networks by co-organize and co-curate festivals and media art exhibitions in different parts on the globe.

      As his specific type of art working, curating takes a particular influence on the perception of the artworks through the audience, since they follow the classical idea of the “collage” resulting most complex and dynamic constructions of different identity and authenticity in the framework of an interactive context. But the way, he was curating during the past 15 years, eg. taking responsibility for art from a continuously changing point of view, means also consequently to return to his own physical art works one day under a completely different point of view., this is good for the art creations before 2000, as well as for those after 2000.

      And a final note. Agricola de Cologne started operating from point zero in 2000, this means also in material terms.. Behind all activities is and was standing one single person, which was not paid to do a job, but was organising its own survival as an artist. While other artists were continuing painting, sculpturing or creating installations, Agricola de Cologne was exploring his abilities, possibilities and opportunities in new kinds of artistic fields. He used technology and exploring unknown territory in the same way as a tool, as a painter is using brush and colour for making a painting.
      While after the initiatization of Agricola de Cologne as a brand on 1. January 2000, nobody knew what would come, and at least the artist hinself, now after more than 15 years, it can be stated, that “Agricola de Cologne” made an unusual carreer as a virtual artist and curator, and only now actually one can speak of “Agricola de Cologne” as a project itself – and consequently – the artist was curating himself very successfully.

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